French Vocabulary Lessons
This site was originally developed to demonstrate a vocabulary course taught by CD-ROM. This is no longer on sale but the site is still available for students wishing to improve their French vocabulary.
The courses are built around the British exam system (circa 1999) so if you are baffled by terms like ‘GCSE’ and ‘A Level’, you may want to read this quick guide to language learning in British Schools.
These word lists were developed for teaching basic French vocabulary and the tests are designed to see how much of the wordPROF® vocabulary you have learnt. You can take the tests without working through the lessons first but, if a word or phrase has several translations, you will have to guess which one we have used.
If you are from North America, you will soon realise that the English side of the vocabulary uses British spelling. Because the tests don't penalise you for spelling "mistakes" in English, you will earn a full mark for answers like "airplane" and "center" but not for "trunk" (= "boot") or "elevator" (="lift").
Until we have a localised site just look on it as a great opportunity to learn two foreign languages at the same time.
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Updated 25-Jul-2009 Copyright Brian Probert, 2000-2009 with scenes by Cleo Harrington