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1 Get Talking FRENCH Audio course Jean-Claude Arragon in ten days Jean-Claude Arragon was born and educated in France. His extensive experience in teaching French at all levels, from beginner to postgraduate, has enabled him to pinpoint the language needs of learners and to guide them towards success.

2 Hodder Education 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH. Hodder Education is an Hachette UK company First published in UK 2012 by Hodder Education. First published in US 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Based on original conversations from Teach Yourself French Conversation and Speak French with Confidence. Copyright 2012 Jean-Claude Arragon The moral rights of the author have been asserted Database right Hodder Education (makers) The Teach Yourself name is a registered trademark of Hachette UK. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing of Hodder Education, or as expressly permitted by law, or under terms agreed with the appropriate reprographic rights organization. Enquiries concerning reproduction outside the scope of the above should be sent to the Rights Department, Hodder Education, at the address above. You must not circulate this book in any other binding or cover and you must impose this same condition on any acquirer. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data: a catalogue record for this title is available from the British Library. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: on file The publisher has used its best endeavours to ensure that any website addresses referred to in this book are correct and active at the time of going to press. However, the publisher and the author have no responsibility for the websites and can make no guarantee that a site will remain live or that the content will remain relevant, decent or appropriate. The publisher has made every effort to mark as such all words which it believes to be trademarks. The publisher should also like to make it clear that the presence of a word in the book, whether marked or unmarked, in no way affects its legal status as a trademark. Every reasonable effort has been made by the publisher to trace the copyright holders of material in this book. Any errors or omissions should be notified in writing to the publisher, who will endeavour to rectify the situation for any reprints and future editions. Hachette UK s policy is to use papers that are natural, renewable and recyclable products and made from wood grown in sustainable forests. The logging and manufacturing processes are expected to conform to the environmental regulations of the country of origin. Cover image Elena Schweitzer Fotolia Typeset by Integra Software Services Pvt. Ltd., Pondicherry, India.

3 Day 1 Introducing yourself Track 3 Today you will learn how to do the following: introduce yourself talk about who you are and what you do talk about marital status and greet people and say goodbye Part 1 Here are the key phrases you ll hear in today s conversation. Listen to the English meaning. Then, listen to the French words and phrases and repeat. Hello! Are you from Bordeaux? Are you married? No, I m single. What s your profession? I m an architect. Are you on holiday? Excuse me, I m late! I m sorry! Goodbye! Bonjour! Vous êtes de Bordeaux? Vous êtes marié? Non, je suis célibataire. Profession? Je suis architecte. Vous êtes en vacances? Excusez-moi, je suis en retard! Désolée! Au revoir! Track 4 Part 2 Listen carefully to a conversation between and a market researcher he met on the street. Then answer the question. 1. Where s from? Part 3 Listen to the conversation again and answer the questions. Track 5 1. Is married? 2. What does he do for a living? Track 6 Part 4 Now listen to the conversation again. Answer the questions about the meanings of certain words. Then, practise using the expressions. 1. What does Bonjour mean? 2. What does je suis mean? 3. What does Désolée mean? Language tip! The expression bonjour is used during the day. In the evening, it changes to bonsoir meaning: good evening. 1

4 Track 7 Part 5 Now it s time to learn some more ways to talk about jobs and marital status. Listen to the English words and repeat the French expressions. I m a civil servant. I m a teacher. I m a manager. I m a bank clerk. I m a secretary. I m married. I m single. I m divorced. Je suis fonctionnaire. Je suis professeur. Je suis directeur. Je suis employé de banque. Je suis secrétaire. Je suis marié. Je suis célibataire. Je suis divorcé. Now listen and respond to the market researcher s questions. Use the new words you just learned or words from the original conversation. You should be able to tell where you re from, if you are married, and what you do. 1. Woman: Bonjour. Vous êtes de Bordeaux? 2. Woman: Vous êtes marié? Track 8 3. Woman: Profession? Learning Plus! Saying hello and goodbye and talking about where you live First, let s learn some expressions for saying hello and goodbye. These will serve you well in your dealings with French people. hello goodbye pardon or forgive me please Thank you very much. bonjour au revoir pardon s il vous plaît Merci beaucoup. or Merci bien. Next, let s learn some expressions for talking about where you live. I live I live in the city centre. I live in the suburbs. I live in the country. J habite J habite dans le centre. J habite dans la banlieue. J habite à (or dans) la campagne. 1. Now, answer the question about where you live. Man: Où habitez vous? 2

5 Conversation Script French conversation English translation Market researcher Bonjour! Vous êtes de Bordeaux? Market researcher Hello! Are you from Bordeaux? Oui, je suis de Bordeaux. Yes, I am from Bordeaux. Market researcher Vous êtes marié? Market researcher Are you married? Non, je suis célibataire. no, I am single. Market researcher Profession? Market researcher Profession? Je suis architecte. i m an architect. Market researcher Vous êtes en vacances? Market researcher Are you on holiday? Non. Excusez-moi, je suis en retard! no. Excuse me, I m late! Market researcher Désolée! Market researcher Sorry! Au revoir! Goodbye! Audio Track Information Track 3 Conversation 1, Part 1 Track 4 Conversation 1, Part 2 Track 5 Conversation 1, Part 3 Track 6 Conversation 1, Part 4 Track 7 Conversation 1, Part 5 Track 8 Conversation 1, Learning Plus! Day 2 Booking a room Today you will learn how to do the following: indicate the type of room you want give the date of your arrival give the length of your stay and ask for and describe things at the hotel 3

6 Track 9 Part 1 Here are the key phrases you ll hear in today s conversation. Listen to the English meaning. Then, listen to the French words and phrases and repeat. Hello. Is this the hotel du Louvre? Allô. L Hôtel du Louvre? Do you have a room? Vous avez une chambre? For one person? Pour une personne? For when? Pour quand? For the second of July. Pour le deux juillet. For one night? Pour une nuit? No, for nine nights. Non, pour neuf nuits. I have a room available. J ai une chambre libre. Track 10 Track 11 Part 2 Listen carefully to the conversation between and the manager of a Paris hotel situated close to the Louvre Museum. Then answer the question. 1. What sort of a room does want? Part 3 Listen to the conversation again and answer the questions. 1. When will arrive at the hotel? Language tip! Whilst English uses the second, the third, etc. to indicate a date, French speakers use the equivalent of the two, the three, and so on for that purpose: le deux, le trois. But for the first day of the month, French speakers use le premier. Track 12 Track How long will he stay? Part 4 Now listen to the conversation again. Answer the questions about the meanings of certain expressions. Then, practise using the expressions. 1. What does pour une personne mean? 2. What does vous avez mean? 3. What does libre mean? Part 5 Now it s time to learn some more useful words to book a hotel room. Listen to the English words and repeat the French expressions. a bathroom a shower a double bed television une salle de bains une douche un grand lit la télévision Now let s learn some words for items you may need in a hotel room. a hair dryer a cot a bath towel un sèche-cheveux un berceau une serviette de bain Now try asking for items you would like in the room. Use the new words you ve just learned or words from the original conversation. 1. First, let s ask, Do you have a television? 2. Next, let s try asking Do you have a hairdryer? 4

7 Learning Plus! Describing a hotel Listen to English adjectives for describing a hotel and repeat the French expressions. Track 14 comfortable peaceful pleasant clean noisy affordable expensive cheap Conversation Script French conversation confortable calme agréable propre bruyant abordable cher bon marché English translation Allô! L Hôtel du Louvre? Hello! (Is this) the Hotel du Louvre? Allô, oui? Hello, yes? Vous avez une chambre? Do you have a room? Pour une personne? For one person? Oui, pour une personne. Yes, for one person. Pour quand? For when? Pour le deux juillet. For 2nd July. Pour une nuit? For one night? Non, pour neuf nuits. No, for nine nights. Oui, j ai une chambre libre. Yes, I have a room available. Audio Track Information Track 9 Conversation 2, Part 1 Track 10 Conversation 2, Part 2 Track 11 Conversation 2, Part 3 Track 12 Conversation 2, Part 4 Track 13 Conversation 2, Part 5 Track 14 Conversation 2, Learning Plus! 5

8 Day 3 Checking into a hotel Track 15 Track 16 Track 17 Today you will learn how to do the following: check into a hotel give your name and confirm the type of room you booked get the number of your room and your key and describe the hotel and the staff Part 1 Here are the key phrases you ll hear in today s conversation. Listen to the English meaning. Then, listen to the French words and phrases and repeat. What can I do for you? I have booked a room. In what name? Here we are. Here is the key. Thank you. See you later. Part 2 Listen carefully to the conversation between and the hotel manager. Then answer the question. 1. What s the number of s room? Part 3 Listen to the conversation again and answer the questions. 1. What s s surname? Vous désirez? J ai réservé une chambre. A quel nom? Voilà. Voilà la clé. Merci. Au revoir. Language tip! Note that you can say here is or here are two different ways in French. You can say voilà, and this is very common in casual speech. Or you can use the more sophisticated voici. You may have noticed that the French equivalent of is est or are sont does not appear in these expressions. Track What sort of room has he booked? Part 4 Now listen to the conversation again. Answer the questions about the meanings of certain expressions. Then, practise using the expressions. 1. What does J ai réservé une chambre mean? 2. What does Voilà la clé mean? Language tip! Remember that when you address a man formally, use this word for Sir, or for Mr with his surname: Monsieur. When you address a woman formally, you can use this word for Madam or for Mrs with her surname: Madame. And for Miss, use: Mademoiselle. 6

9 Track 19 Part 5 Now it s time to learn some helpful expressions for talking about people and activities in the hotel. Listen to the English and repeat the French expressions. breakfast the restaurant the manager the staff the service le petit-déjeuner le restaurant le directeur le personnel le service Now let s learn some expressions for asking where places in the hotel are. Where is the dining room? Where is the lift, or in American English, the elevator? Où est la salle de restaurant? Où est l ascenseur? Track Now ask the hotel manager a question about the hotel facilities. Begin your question with Excuse me, where is and finish your question using a new word or expression you just learned. Learning Plus! Describing the hotel and the staff Here are some adjectives to help you talk about the hotel and the staff. Listen to the English and repeat the French adjectives. English adjectives excellent welcoming noisy deplorable likeable charming c French adjectives excellent accueillant bruyant déplorable sympathique charmant 1. Now describe the staff of a hotel you ve been in. Remember that after the word staff, the French use is and not are: le personnel est. Say your description about the staff. 7

10 Conversation Script French conversation English translation Bonsoir, monsieur, vous désirez? Good evening, sir, what can I do for you? Bonsoir. J ai réservé une chambre. Good evening. I have reserved a room. A quel nom? In what name? Monsieur Dumont. Mr Dumont. Une chambre pour une personne? A room for one person? Oui, pour une personne. Yes, for one person. Voilà, la chambre six. Here (there) we are, room six. Bon. Good. Voilà la clé. Here is the key. Merci. Au revoir. thank you. See you later. Audio Track Information Track 15 Conversation 3, Part 1 Track 16 Conversation 3, Part 2 Track 17 Conversation 3, Part 3 Track 18 Conversation 3, Part 4 Track 19 Conversation 3, Part 5 Track 20 Conversation 3, Learning Plus! Day 4 Asking for directions Today you will learn how to do the following: ask for directions to a place and find out how far away it is check you have got the instructions correct, using left and right say the names of places you want to visit and use more expressions asking for directions 8

11 Track 21 Part 1 Here are the key phrases you ll hear in today s conversation. Listen to the English meaning. Then, listen to the French words and phrases and repeat. Do you have a minute to spare? Yes, of course! Where is the Hôtel des Invalides, please? You go down the street. On the left? Straight down to the crossroads. And then on the right. Is it far? No, twenty to twenty-five minutes! Vous avez une minute? Oui, bien sûr! Où est l Hôtel des Invalides, s il vous plaît? Vous descendez la rue. A gauche? Tout droit jusqu au carrefour. Et ensuite à droite. C est loin? Non, vingt - vingt-cinq minutes. Part 2 Listen carefully to the conversation between and the hotel receptionist. Then answer the question. Track 22 Track Where does want to go? Part 3 Listen to the conversation again and answer the questions. 1. Which way must turn when he walks out of his hotel? 2. Which street must he follow to reach the crossroads? 3. How far is the Hôtel des Invalides? Language tip! Did you notice at the end of his question Où est l Hôtel des Invalides, s il vous plaît? uses the polite expression for please, S il vous plaît? If you are talking to a friend, you can also use the more familiar form: S il te plaît. Track 24 Track 25 Part 4 Now listen to the conversation again. Answer the questions about the meanings of certain expressions. Then, practise using the expressions. 1. What do à gauche and à droite mean? 2. What does Oui, bien sûr! mean? 3. What does tout droit mean? Part 5 Now it s time to learn the names of some places you may wish to get to when you visit France and some more direction words. Listen to the English and repeat the French expressions. Where is the cathedral, please? Where is the museum, please? Where is the monument, please? Where is the station, please? Where is the hospital, please? It s very near. It s quite far. Où est la cathédrale, s il vous plaît? Où est le musée, s il vous plaît? Où est le monument, s il vous plaît? Où est la gare, s il vous plaît? Où est l hôpital, s il vous plaît? C est tout près. C est assez loin. 1. Now ask if the cathedral is far. Use the new words you ve just learned. 2. Now imagine that you answer: No, the cathedral is quite near. 3. This time say: The station is far. Language tip! You may have noticed the words for the le, la that are placed before some of the nouns you just learned. Both words mean the, but le indicates that the noun is masculine, and la indicates that the noun is feminine. 9

12 Track 26 Learning Plus! More expressions asking for directions The expressions which follow will be very useful when asking for directions. Listen to the English and repeat the French expressions. I wish to go to the museum. I m on foot. I m in a car. Conversation Script French conversation Je désire aller au musée. Je suis à pied. Je suis en voiture. English translation Hotel receptionist Bonjour, monsieur Dumont. Hotel receptionist Good morning, Mr Dumont. Bonjour, mademoiselle. Vous avez une minute? Good morning, Miss. Do you have a minute (to spare)? Hotel receptionist Oui, bien sûr! Hotel receptionist Yes, of course! Où est l Hôtel des Invalides, s il vous plaît? Where is the Hôtel des Invalides, please? Hotel receptionist Vous descendez la rue du Louvre. Hotel receptionist You go down Louvre Street. A gauche? On the left? Hotel receptionist Oui. Tout droit jusqu au carrefour, et ensuite à droite. Hotel receptionist Yes. Straight down to the crossroads, and then on the right. Bon. C est loin? Good. Is it far? Hotel receptionist Non, vingt vingt-cinq minutes! Hotel receptionist No, minutes! Audio Track Information Track 21 Conversation 4, Part 1 Track 22 Conversation 4, Part 2 Track 23 Conversation 4, Part 3 Track 24 Conversation 4, Part 4 Track 25 Conversation 4, Part 5 Track 26 Conversation 4, Learning Plus! 10

13 Day 5 Getting in touch with an old friend Track 27 Today you will learn how to do the following: ask who is speaking and say you are pleased to hear from your friend ask how your friend is and if they are free make a plan for where and when to meet and use more expressions for talking with an old friend Part 1 Here are the key phrases you ll hear in today s conversation. Listen to the English meaning. Then, listen to the French words and phrases and repeat. It s me! Who is speaking? What a nice surprise! How are you? I m fine, and you? Me too! Where are you at the moment? Excellent! Are you free tomorrow morning? nine o clock! Agreed! C est moi! Qui est à l appareil? Quelle bonne surprise! Ça va? Ça va bien, et toi? Moi aussi! Tu es où en ce moment? Excellent! Tu es libre demain matin? neuf heures! D accord! Track 28 Part 2 Listen carefully to the telephone conversation between and his long-time friend. Then answer the question. 1. When and where do and agree to meet? Part 3 Listen to the conversation again and answer the questions. Track How do you know is pleased to hear from? Track What does she ask him about tomorrow morning? Part 4 Now listen to the conversation again. Answer the questions about the meanings of certain expressions. Then, practise using the expressions. 1. What does Ça va? mean? 2. What does Tu es où en ce moment? mean? 3. What does A demain matin, neuf heures! mean? 11

14 Track 31 Part 5 Now it s time to learn some more useful expressions to help you catch up with an old friend. Listen to the English words and repeat the French expressions. Not bad Very well How are the children? Are you still single? Pas mal Très bien Comment vont les enfants? Tu es toujours célibataire? Track Now a friend asks if you are married. Reply that you are still single and ask: and you? Man: Tu es marié? 2. Now ask a female friend if she has any children. Learning Plus! Language tip! Note the familiar form of address to use when talking to people you know well: tu. It s the equivalent of the old English thou and must be followed by the appropriate form of the verb. In the case of you are, you have and you go, you should say: tu es, tu as, tu vas. More expressions for talking with an old friend The expressions which follow will be very helpful for you to get in touch with an old French friend. Listen to the English and repeat the French. It s on the phone. Where are you? Conversation Script French conversation C est à l appareil. Tu es où? English translation Allô? Lestage? Hello? Lestage? C est moi! Qui est à l appareil? It s me. Who is it (speaking)? C est. It s. qui? who? Dumont de Bordeaux. Dumont from Bordeaux. Quelle bonne surprise! Ça va? What a nice surprise! How are you? Ça va bien, et toi? (I m) fine, and you? Moi aussi! Tu es où en ce moment? Me too! Where are you at the moment? A Paris, à l Hôtel du Louvre. In Paris, at the Hotel du Louvre. Excellent! Tu es libre demain matin? Excellent! Are you free tomorrow morning? Oui, bien sûr! Yes, of course! Alors, à demain matin, neuf heures à l hôtel! Then, see you tomorrow morning, nine o clock at the hotel. D accord! A demain! OK / Agreed! See you tomorrow! 12

15 Audio Track Information Track 27 Conversation 5, Part 1 Track 28 Conversation 5, Part 2 Track 29 Conversation 5, Part 3 Track 30 Conversation 5, Part 4 Track 31 Conversation 5, Part 5 Track 32 Conversation 5, Learning Plus! Day 6 Meeting an old friend for a coffee Track 33 Today you will learn how to do the following: greet an old friend and ask if they want something to drink order drinks for both of you ask the waiter how much you owe and use more expressions for ordering drinks Part 1 Here are the key phrases you ll hear in today s conversation. Listen to the English meaning. Then, listen to the French words and phrases and repeat. Do you want something to drink? A hot chocolate! Waiter! Good morning sir, madam. Fine! And for you? A small black coffee. Very good. One moment! How much is it? Ten euros. (Pay) at the till, please! Tu désires prendre quelque chose? Un chocolat chaud! Monsieur! Bonjour messieurs-dames. Bien! Et pour vous? Un petit noir. Très bien. Un moment! C est combien? Dix euros. A la caisse, s il vous plaît! Track 34 Part 2 Listen carefully to the conversation between and at a café in the hotel lobby. Then answer the question. 1. How much does s order cost? 13

16 Part 3 Listen to the conversation again and answer the questions. Track What does ask after he says Good morning? Track 36 Track 37 Track What does want to drink? 3. What does order for himself? Part 4 Now listen to the conversation again. Answer the questions about the meanings of certain expressions. Then, practise using the expressions. 1. What does Bien! Et pour vous? mean? 2. What does Très bien. Un moment! mean? 3. What does Dix euros. A la caisse, s il vous plaît! mean? Part 5 Now it s time to learn the names of some more drinks you might wish to order in a French café. Remember that in France cafés also usually sell alcoholic drinks. Listen to the English words and repeat the French expressions. tea herbal tea espresso with milk whisky gin vodka brandy beer cocktail the bill le thé la tisane le café-crème le whisky le gin la vodka le cognac la bière le cocktail la note 1. Now let s practise ordering different drinks. First, listen to the waiter s question. Then order a drink you d like. Let s try: a brandy, please. Man: Vous désirez? Learning Plus! Language tip! Although the words in the list appear with the equivalent of the, when ordering a drink, you should use the French word for a. Here are the masculine and feminine forms: un, une. More expressions for ordering drinks in a café The phrases which follow will be very useful when ordering drinks and talking to a waiter. Listen to the English and repeat the French expression. I would like something to drink. The beer is excellent! The waiter is very friendly. Where is the waiter? Wait a minute, please. Je désire prendre quelque chose. La bière est excellente! Le garçon est très sympa! Où est le garçon? Un moment, s il vous plaît! 1. Now, say on your own: I would like a whisky: 2. Now remark that the waiter is very friendly. 14

17 3. OK, the waiter wants to take your order, but you aren t ready. Tell him to wait a little. Conversation Script French conversation English translation Bonjour,! Hello,! Bonjour! Tu désires prendre quelque chose? Good morning! Do you want anything to drink? Euh oui, un chocolat chaud. Er yes, a hot chocolate. Monsieur! Waiter! Waiter (Oui.) Bonjour messieurs-dames. Vous désirez? Waiter (Yes.) Good morning sir, madam. What can I do for you? Un chocolat chaud pour mademoiselle. A hot chocolate for the young lady. Waiter Bien! Et pour vous? Waiter Fine! And for you? (Pour moi) Un petit noir (s il vous plaît). (For me) A small black coffee (please). Waiter Très bien. Un moment! Waiter Very good. One moment! *** *** Waiter Voilà: un chocolat et un petit noir! Waiter Here you are: one chocolate and a small black coffee! Merci. C est combien? Thank you. How much is it? Waiter Dix euros. A la caisse, s il vous plaît! Waiter Ten euros. (Pay) at the till, please! Audio Track Information Track 33 Conversation 6, Part 1 Track 34 Conversation 6, Part 2 Track 35 Conversation 6, Part 3 Track 36 Conversation 6, Part 4 Track 37 Conversation 6, Part 5 Track 38 Conversation 6, Learning Plus! Day 7 Booking a table at a restaurant Today you will learn how to do the following: book a table at a restaurant by telephone say the number of people give the day and time and use some question words 15

18 Track 39 Part 1 Here are the key phrases you ll hear in today s conversation. Listen to the English meaning. Then, listen to the French words and phrases and repeat. I d like to book a table. For when? Sorry, we re fully booked! For how many people? Smoking or non-smoking? For what time? There we are, it s done! Je voudrais réserver une table. Pour quand? Désolée, c est complet! Pour combien de personnes? Fumeurs ou non-fumeurs? Pour quelle heure? Voilà, c est fait! Track 40 Part 2 Listen carefully to the telephone conversation between and the restaurant manageress. Then answer the question. 1. For what date does book the table? Part 3 Listen to the conversation again and answer the questions. Track How many people will there be at s table? Track 42 Track For what time is the table reserved? Part 4 Now listen to the conversation again. Answer the questions about the meanings of certain expressions. Then, practise using the expressions. 1. What does Je voudrais réserver une table mean? 2. What does Désolée, c est complet! mean? 3. What does Voilà, c est fait! mean? Part 5 Now it s time to learn some expressions which will be useful when booking a table at a restaurant. Listen to the English words and repeat the French expressions. Monday or Tuesday evening Friday afternoon Saturday or Sunday morning seven o clock half past eight nine o clock lundi ou mardi soir vendredi après-midi samedi ou dimanche matin sept heures huit heures et demie neuf heures 1. Now the restaurant manager asks For when? Say: For Saturday evening. Man: Pour quand? 2. The restaurant manager asks What time? Answer him: For half past eight. Man: Pour quelle heure? 3. Now when you are asked if the reservation is for seven o clock, reply No, for eight o clock. Man: La réservation est pour sept heures? 16

19 Track 44 Learning Plus! More question words You will find question words very useful when you want to book a table at a restaurant or make other plans when you visit France. Here are some expressions which will serve you well if you wish to enquire about identity, dates, duration, or numbers. They all involve the word for, which in French is: pour. Listen to the English and repeat the French expressions. For when? For what time? For how many people? For whom? For how many days? Pour quand? Pour quelle heure? Pour combien de personnes? Pour qui? Pour combien de jours? 1. Imagine you want to book a table in a restaurant for Monday evening at about seven thirty. Listen to the manager ask: For when? Then make the reservation. Man: Pour quand? 2. Now let s imagine that you re booking into a hotel for eight days. Give your reply to the manager who asks: Man: Pour combien de jours? 3. Now reply: For me, Mr Dumont to the manager s question: For whom is the reservation? Man: La réservation est pour qui? 4. Your friend has suggested going to a restaurant one evening. Wanting more information, ask: where and when? Conversation Script French conversation English translation Allô. Je voudrais réserver une table. Hello. I d like to book / reserve a table. Pour quand? For when? (Pour) Mercredi soir. (For) Wednesday evening. Le six? Désolée, c est complet! The sixth? Sorry, it s / we re fully booked! Et le sept? And the seventh? Pour combien de personnes? For how many people? Trois personnes. Three people. Oui, c est possible. Fumeurs ou non-fumeurs? Yes, it s possible. Smoking or non-smoking? Non-fumeurs. Non-smoking. Pour quelle heure? For what time? Vers huit heures. At about eight o clock. A quel nom? In what name? Monsieur Dumont. Mr Dumont. Voilà, c est fait! A jeudi soir! There you / we are, that s done! See you on Thursday evening! 17

20 Audio Track Information Track 39 Conversation 7, Part 1 Track 40 Conversation 7, Part 2 Track 41 Conversation 7, Part 3 Track 42 Conversation 7, Part 4 Track 43 Conversation 7, Part 5 Track 44 Conversation 7, Learning Plus! Day 8 Arriving at a restaurant for dinner Track 45 Today you will learn how to do the following: check that your table has been booked decide where you want to sit order pre-dinner drinks for yourself and your friends and talk about the weather and different times of day Part 1 Here are the key phrases you ll hear in today s conversation. Listen to the English meaning. Then, listen to the French words and phrases and repeat. We have booked a table for this evening. One second, I ll check. On the terrace or inside? It s a little cold this evening. In that case, you ll have to wait a moment. No problem, we ve got time! Shall we have something to drink while we wait? Why not? For me, a martini with some ice cubes. A draught beer. On a réservé une table pour ce soir. Une seconde, je vérifie. A la terrasse ou à l intérieur? Il fait un peu froid ce soir. Dans ce cas, il faut attendre un moment. Pas de problème, on a le temps! On prend quelque chose en attendant? Pourquoi pas? Pour moi, un martini avec des glaçons. Une bière pression. Track 46 Track 47 Part 2 Listen carefully to the conversation between the manageress of a restaurant and,, and Daniel as they arrive for dinner. Then answer the question. 1. Where does want to sit, on the terrace or inside? Part 3 Listen to the conversation again and answer the questions. 1. What does want to drink? 2. What does Daniel ask for? 3. What does order for himself? 18

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