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Pardon my French :)
on 5 July 2014
Yes, I really this pocket BBC French Phrase Book. I don't speak French, didn't get French at school, so I found this book really very helpful for a beginner like me. Sections in the book are colour coded: eg. The basics, Food & Drink, Sightseeing & Activities, Accommodation, Travel & Transport, Shops & Services, Health & Safety, Pronunciation Guide, Basic Grammar, A French-English-French dictionary is at the back of the book. Also all these section have about 9-10 sub-sections, 1-2 pages for each sub-section. For example under 'Travel & Transport there is... [Arriving in the country, Directions, Information & Tickets, Trains, Buses & Coaches, Underground, Boats & Ferries, Taxis, Hiring Cars & Bicycles, Driving, Mechanical Problems, Car parts. Each sub section.
Words/sentences are also in phonetic spelling/sounding, and other handy little helps.