Lorsque j’avais six ans j’ai vu, une fois, une magnifique image, dans un livre sur la Forêt Vierge qui s’appelait « Histoires Vécues ». Ça représentait un serpent boa qui avalait un fauve. Voilà la copie du dessin.
On disait dans le livre : « Les serpents boas avalent leur proie tout entière, sans la mâcher. Ensuite ils ne peuvent plus bouger et ils dorment pendant les six mois de leur digestion. »
I would like to provide famous and interesting books in French to read and listen at the same time.
The real aim however is to improve your French vocabulary and grammar in an interesting way.
The vocabulary is chosen in its context, according to its relevance (I tend to choose only the most important and frequent words, ) so that you can learn almost naturally without too much of tedious explanations.
I sometimes add the infinitive form of an important verb, just to help you better understand the French language.
Some of the expressions, especially towards the end of the text, have not been translated since you can deduce the meaning on your own basing yourself on your knowledge of the previous expressions.
Some of the expressions in the exercises might be modified to be simpler and easier to understand.
There are some interesting grammatical aspects that are also explained. If you are in doubt, you can leave a comment and I will try to explain it to you.
But visiting all these magnificent places without the slightest knowledge of French can be dull. Wouldn’t it be great to get more from your visit to the Louvre for example if you could exchange in French a little with another tourist or a guide about a particular work of art ?