Over the weekend, I finished reading Short Stories in French for Beginners! 😀
To celebrate finishing the book, I made a video where I attempt to talk about it in French. You can check it out here:
Lol, I had a really hard time making this video because my brain was stuck in “Ukrainian mode” that day – it took several takes before I got something where I didn’t completely trail off into nothingness because I couldn’t remember the words I wanted to say!
I’m still defaulting to English at times, especially when I get frustrated with trying to remember words, but I felt like I got a lot more French out in this video than in my other two French videos, so that’s nice to see. 🙂
My next French book is going to be French: Short Stories for Beginners and Intermediate Learners by Language Guru. It’s a smaller book with only eight chapters (I think each chapter is one story), so I’m hopeful that it won’t take me too long to get through. Like Short Stories in French for Beginners, it’s got vocabulary and comprehension questions. But as an added bonus, each story seems to have an English translation, so that’ll be interesting to see how close my understanding of the French versions were to the English!
I’ve also read a few Robert Munsch stories in French (I took a book out from the library, L’heure de Munsch, which collects 5 Robert Munsch books that were translated into French). That’s been a lot of fun too – while I’m not understanding every word, I’ve understood enough to figure out what was going on. I got a real laugh out of the second book in the collection (Tire le bouchon, fiston! or Down the Drain in English), and am looking forward to reading the last three. 🙂