Do you have a working knowledge of French, but find that embarrassing mistakes still creep into your language? Allow this book to come to your rescue and eliminate basic errors and slips of the pen. Each one of 50 common mistakes is presented and analysed across a whole double page, with explanations as to why it's wrong and examples of correct usage. The mistakes are grouped into grammar, spelling, false friends, pronunciation and cultural faux pas sections. There's even free downloadable audio content available to help you with your pronunciation. Polish your French with this brand new series from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. 50 common mistakes in French and how to avoid them touches all essential bases and is divided into the following easily digestible sections: Only got a minute? A 60-second introduction to French to get you started. Only got five minutes? Get to grips with French and its common pitfalls even if you're short of time. Only got ten minutes? Use your free time wisely to learn something about the French language. Insights Instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on Lorna Wright and Marie-Jo Morelle's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests online to keep track of your progress. Articles Extra information to keep you motivated, including facts about French food and culture, French people and French dialects. Summaries Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Grammar Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. Pronunciation Don't sound like a tourist - polish your pronunciation before you go. Audio Downloadable audio support online to help with key areas - iPod/MP3 compatible - clear track markers throughout the book.