From: Marie-Claire Rivière
Rocket French Tutor
Dear French learner,
Bienvenue! Never has there been a better time to boost your French!
Even as a beginner or intermediate Rocket French learner, you can learn to speak French at a more advanced level in situations that you encounter regularly, and about topics that interest you, and are important to your life and work.
How? It's simple. We've designed Rocket French Platinum, Level 3 of the Rocket Express Learning System, so that you can focus on the topics that interest you most.
Because you have your own unique reasons for wanting to speak French, we give you a choice; you can follow the recommended learning path through your course, or pick and choose the lessons from any level of Rocket French, in the order that suits you.
This is where the final level of the Rocket Express Learning System comes in - Rocket French Platinum (Level 3).
By extending your vocabulary, and strengthening your understanding of the language, these more advanced lessons will allow you to speak and understand French in more complex situations, and express yourself with more flexibility.
Whether you're interested in traveling; living in a French-speaking country; speaking with French-speaking family, friends or colleagues; or mastering French for any other reason, Rocket French Platinum (Level 3) is packed with even more great conversations that you can take part in to give your French speaking that extra boost
Platinum gives you seven additional topics to choose from, which cover traveling, getting settled in France, celebrations, relationships, business, current affairs, and more.
“Rocket Languages is our Editors’ Choice for language-learning.”
With Rocket French Platinum (Level 3) you will cover seven practical topics that include:
Socializing (you will be able to help with party preparations, and get the most out of special events with these lessons. Learn how to speak in French about music, leisure activities, your working life and more)
All About Food (your mouth will be watering by the time you're done visiting French bakeries and supermarkets... You'll even go out for lunch and dinner in French!)
Relationships (get to know your French-speaking neighbours and locals better, and learn how to express yourself with French-speaking friends and family)
French Culture (everything from French jokes to French etiquette, and insights into French history and literature)
Travel Destinations (become master of the internet cafes, learn about holiday homes, currency exchange and some 'must see' spots!)
When Things Go Wrong (we all hope it never happens to us, but just in case it does... learn what to say in an emergency, if you've lost your passport, scratched the rental car, or need to visit a dentist!)
Everyday Communication (these lessons will boost your French speaking abilities in the office, and enable you to talk about everything from current events to religion..)
The 32 Interactive Audio tracks in this third level of the Rocket Express Learning System average 25 minutes in length - that's over 13 hours of audio lessons that you can listen to and practice speaking with as often as you need to feel confident.
Each conversation is broken down into easy to manage parts, and you get written transcripts of each conversation, so that you can keep up with the lesson and get comfortable with written French.
Become the French speaker you've always dreamed of with this super-effective and ever-popular conversational learning tool!
Audio Track 18.0 Preparing a Party / Préparer une Fête (24:48)
Bonne Fete everyone! Grab your party hats and join us for a French birthday extravaganza! Be sure to R.S.V.P, this is one party you certainly don't want to miss.
Audio Track 18.1 The Party / La Fête (22:59)
The party is in full swing as the guests start to mix and mingle. In this lesson you'll learn how to converse with your new found friends, and before you know it you just might be making your debut on the dance floor!
Audio Track 18.2 All About Music / Tout sur La Musique (27:28)
Have a common interest you want to share? Stick with Eric and Julie - they'll show you how to chat about your favorite music and give you a few tips about the most popular French music artists.
Audio Track 18.3 Leisure and Pastimes/ Loisirs et Passetemps (26:42)
Fancy a game of golf? A hike? Or perhaps a trip to the museum? Whatever it is you like to do, this lesson will teach you how to discuss your hobbies with your new French friends. You'll learn new vocabulary related to popular leisure activities in France, and watch your relationships blossom as you are able to invite friends to spend time with you… be it at the movies, playing tennis, or enjoying fine food.
Audio Track 18.4 Working Life / La Vie Active (21:55)
Whether we like it or not, most of us spend the hours between 9am and 5pm at the office. In this lesson we'll learn how to discuss what we do for a living, and better yet, talk about what we'd like to do for a living, if you can decide what that is!
Audio Track 19.1 The Bakery / La Boulangerie (23:05)
Watch out! This lesson's hot out of the oven, as we make one of the most difficult decisions of the day: what to buy at the bakery. Eric's stomach leads the ways as we learn all the essential words for delicious French baked goods!
Audio Track 19.2 At the Supermarket / Au Supermarché (22:43)
Grab your shopping cart! It's time to hit the aisles of a French grocery store. We'll get all the essentials, and cross off some new vocabulary on our shopping list.
Audio Track 19.3 Out for Lunch / Sortir déjeuner (24:09)
Today's lunch special is fresh vocabulary with a side of grammar! Let Eric guide you through the lunch-time dining experience in a Parisian café. You'll learn all the tastiest menu items, as well as some phrases to use if you find yourself chatting to the wait staff.
Audio Track 19.4 Out for Dinner / Sortir diner (27:54)
We're seated for dinner and with napkins in place, it's time to order. Let Julie and Eric show you how it's done. You'll order a bottle of wine, find out the specials, and maybe even uncover the secret recipe of a succulent Swiss chard gratin! Be sure to leave room for dessert.
Audio Track 20.1 Locals / Les gens du Pays (25:53)
Learn the lingo to ask what makes your friends tick, en francais! Find out how to ask about people's life passions, hobbies, loves and hates. You'll be making friends for life in no time.
Audio Track 20.2 Neighbors / Le Voisin (26:59)
A stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet… in this lesson you'll learn how to converse with your French-speaking neighbor. Learn to talk about the weather, how family and friends are keeping and the usual chatter that is often exchanged when you're getting to know someone.
Audio Track 20.3 My Best Friend / Mon Meilleur Ami (26:31)
Time spent with good friends often makes for great memories. Take part in a trek to the Pyrenees mountains, where Eric and an old friend catch up on the good ol' days.
Audio Track 20.4 My Family / Ma Famille (29:07)
There's no place like home! In this lesson Eric and Julie play house, where father Eric keeps his young "angel" in line. Watch out for flying comic books!
Audio Track 21.1 French Jokes / Les Blagues Françaises (26:28)
Eric works on his stand-up material as we discuss what characterizes French humor. Get ready for some one-liners, as a heated debate erupts about what is and isn't funny!
Audio Track 21.2 French Etiquette / Les Coutumes Françaises (33:31)
Mind your Ps and Qs – it's time for a lesson in French etiquette! Eric will be on his best behavior as he guides you through what it takes to be the ideal French guest.
Audio Track 21.3 French Literature / La Littérature Française (25:48)
Get lost in a book, but not your French vocabulary! Today Julie and Eric will share some of their top picks in French literature.
Audio Track 21.4 French History / L'Histoire de France (28:38)
The heat is on as Eric and Julie go head-to-head on some of the most memorable events of French history. It's a French class and history lesson all rolled into one! Take note of some of the most infamous dates of the past, as Eric shows off his excellent memory.
Audio Track 22.1 The Internet Café /Les Cybercafés (28:23)
The world of cyberspace can be a challenging place to navigate in any language. Lucky for us we have our two language savvy experts Julie and Eric, to guide the way. It will be as easy as the click of a mouse.
Audio Track 22.2 Holiday Home / Louer une Maison de Vacances (24:13)
Accommodation can make or break a holiday. Our skeptic Eric makes a few inquires as to what's involved in renting a holiday home. In this lesson you'll learn all about important things like booking and paying the rent on your home-away-from-home.
Audio Track 22.3 Currency Exchange / Changer de l'Argent (23:05)
Today Julie and Eric will lead the way to the closest currency exchange centre. Here we'll sort out how to get all of our coins and dollar bills in the right currency, as well as enquire about the exchange rate and request money transfers.
Audio Track 22.4 Must See / Les Endroits à Visiter (24:29)
Eric is on holiday and what a better place to go than Paris! Our travel savvy Julie gives us the inside scoop on city travel, including the best route and mode of transport.
Audio Track 23.1 Lost Passport / Perte de Passeport (23:52)
It's the worst feeling when you realize you've lost something, worse still when it's your passport AND you're in a foreign country! Follow Julie and Eric's advice, they'll show you how to manage a situation like this in French.
Audio Track 23.2 An Emergency / Une Urgence (23:38)
Oh no! You've broken a leg whilst on a ski holiday in the French Alps! Imagine how difficult a situation like this could be if you didn't know the right words and phrases to communicate with medical authorities! Julie and Eric are talking insurance, medical care and emergency numbers today. It's a grim topic, but good to know…just in case!
Audio Track 23.3 Scratching the Rental / Egratignure sur la Voiture de Location (25:41)
Sometimes it's good to leave an impression; but it's very different when its car - especially a rental! Because accidents happen, let Julie and Eric be your guides as we learn what the French say in these types of ‘delicate' situations.
Audio Track 23.4 Going to the Dentist / Visite chez le Dentiste (18:55)
While a visit to the dentist can be painful, today's lesson has happy endings all round: healthy teeth, new vocabulary, and a handsome dentiste...
Audio Track 24.1 Office Communication (21:51)
You'll surely find something to relate to in this lesson about 'office communication'. Slow computers, document-chewing printers, and tight budgets push Julie's patience to the limit!
Audio Track 24.2 Discussing Current Events (26:06)
Julie and Eric are tackling a very controversial issue today: global warming. Listen to our two speakers passionately discuss some scientific facts about this potential disaster.
Audio Track 24.3 Talking about Religion (19:31)
How many different religions are there in France? How do people live their beliefs? Listen to Eric and Julie and find out.
All Conversations (24:44)
In this super convenient track, we've assembled all of the conversations from the entire course into one streamlined lesson. Sit back, relax and enjoy...
All Reviews (45:44)
To test how well you remember what you learned we've compiled all of the Rocket Reviews into one streamlined track. Do you think you can still correctly answer each question? Let's find out!
Role Play Tracks (50:22)
In these super convenient tracks, we've assembled all of the conversations from the entire course into one single lesson. But there's more to this lesson than sitting back and passively absorbing what Julie and Eric are saying. You are going to participate in the conversations yourself!
Here's how it works. First, you will be hearing ONLY Julie's voice, and YOU will be playing the role of Eric. When you hear the pause it's your turn to reply. You may have to look at the written transcript to know what to say - unless you have an uncannily accurate memory! Think you can do that? Next, you will only hear Eric's voice, and you will be playing the role of Julie!
Want to hear one of these lessons for yourself?
In Rocket French Platinum (Level 3), you'll be joined by native French speakers Eric and Julie, and your host John.
Rocket French Platinum (Level 3) Lesson 18.0: Preparing a Party / Préparer une Fête
Remember, every interactive audio lesson in Rocket French Platinum (Level 3) comes with transcripts of the conversation in French and English, so you can keep up with the lessons and get comfortable with written French.
|Julie:||Quelle sorte de surprise as-tu prévu et dont tu ne pouvais parler au téléphone?|
|Eric:||Isabelle était juste à côté de moi et c'est une surprise pour elle.|
|Julie:||Allez, dismoi! De quoi s'agitil?|
|Eric:||Tu sais qu'Isabelle aura quarante ans samedi prochain? Et bien je veux organiser une fête pour elle.|
|Julie:||C'est une très bonne idée. Je serais très contente de pouvoir aider. Qu'estce que tu as en tête ?|
|Eric:||Je pensais que l'on pourrait faire la fête dans le jardin et inviter tous ses amis et la famille. Le seul problème c'est qu'il faudra l'attirer ailleurs pendant quelques heures de manière à tout préparer.|
|Julie:||Je m'en occupe. Qu'estce que tu veux comme boissons et nourriture ?|
|Eric:||Je pensais que l'on pourrait avoir une plancha et des toasts.|
|Julie:||Super! Maintenant, il ne reste plus qu'à trouver un cadeau approprié!|
|Julie:||What type of surprise have you planned about which you could not talk on the phone?|
|Eric:||Isabelle was right next to me and it's a surprise for her.|
|Julie:||So tell me what is it about?|
|Eric:||You know that Isabelle will be forty next Saturday? Well, I want to organize a party for her.|
|Julie:||That's a very good idea. I'll be very happy to be able to help. What do you have in mind?|
|Eric:||I thought that we could have a party in the garden and invite all her friends and family. The only problem is that it will be necessary to lure her elsewhere for a few hours so that we can prepare everything.|
|Julie:||I'll deal with it. What do you want as far as drinks and food are concerned?|
|Eric:||I thought we could have a barbeque and hors d'oeuvres.|
|Julie:||Great! Now we only have to find a present for the occasion.|
If you want to speak French naturally, it helps to understand the culture and how the French language works...
This is where your 29 Rocket French Platinum (Level 3) Language & Culture Lessons come in!
Featuring Rocket Record voice comparison, Rocket Language Testing Tools, quizzes, and extra vocabulary, these lessons will help you to speak French with more flexibility, and will also give you more confidence reading and writing in French.
Learning about French culture isn't just a great way to get inspired, it's also a good way to understand the French language.
It's not just about what to say, it's about knowing when to say it. And just because a certain expression is polite in English, doesn't mean the French translation will be appropriate – or even makes sense!
Rocket French Platinum (Level 3) will give you insights into a wide variety of situations you're likely to encounter in a French-speaking country, including French wine, the delights of bakeries and supermarkets, birthdays, French music, public holidays, working life, French etiquette, dining out, tipping, French people, relationships, families, French jokes, internet in France, the French medical system, holiday houses, currency exchange, French literature, Paris, French history and more...
We've also broken French grammar down into easy-to-manage parts, so you can practice each part individually and then put it all together.
Learn to talk about what HAS happened, what HAD happened, what WILL HAVE happened, and what WOULD HAVE happened...
Get tips on how and when to give formal and indirect commands, use the subjunctive and indicative mood, and the passive voice...
Speak French more fluently after mastering the art of the conditional, present perfect, future perfect, and pluperfect tenses...
Learn all kinds of expressions for speaking hypothetically, hoping and wishing for something, and voicing your feelings and doubts, and refresh your memory of the reflexive verbs in your language toolkit!
...And it doesn't matter what level you are currently at, because it’s a part of the Rocket Express Learning System, which means the Rocket French Platinum (Level 3) Language and Culture lessons are packed full of step-by-step explanations to rapidly advance your French!step-by-step explanations to rapidly advance your French!
Now all Rocket Languages members can have their learning in their pocket wherever they go, with the Rocket Languages app for Android and iOS.
With virtually all the functionality of the full site, the Rocket Languages app will let you listen to the audio lessons, learn the vocab, take some tests, earn some points and badges, and really get your language learning going when you just have to be away from your computer.
And everything you do using the app is happening in your actual member’s area, it’s seamless.
Once you’re a member, just download the FREE app and keep on learning wherever you are.
And it gets better! Get your members' discount on Rocket French Platinum (Level 3) (Level 3) today and you'll also get a Rocket French Survival Kit worth $49.95, absolutely FREE with your order!
Increasing the number of French words you know is always a fast way to boost your confidence. Even if you don't know a complete sentence in French, knowing a few essential words will help to get your point across.
This tailor-made Survival Kit for Rocket French members is specially designed to be fun, flexible and easy to use. No boring vocabulary lists or heavy phrasebooks for you!
Your Survival Kit is made up of 7 Rocket French Vocab Sessions with interactive audio that focus on essential French words and phrases and their pronunciation.
You can use them online, download them to your computer, or transfer them to your iPod/mp3 player, so you can use them anywhere, anytime. All together you'll get over 1 extra hour of top-quality Rocket French interactive audio FREE!
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Vocab Session 1: Current Events
Vocab Session 2: French Humor
Vocab Session 3: The Body
Vocab Session 4: Socializing
Vocab Session 5: Religion
Vocab Session 6: Hobbies and Entertainment
Vocab Session 7: Feelings
I am really looking forward to getting an email from you, telling me about how much you have learned using the Rocket Express Learning System, and how much you are enjoying speaking French! I am always happy to get constructive feedback on Rocket French Platinum (Level 3), so that we can make the learning experience even better for you!
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