Steele’s book starts off with a note on Langue Trang (Word pronunciation) and then goes into explaining the differences between French verbs and English verbs. He then explains why it is that French verbs end in “er” and how they should not be pronounced that way. These next chapters mainly consist of a pair of discussions on how to take my law examination and how to prepare for it. The first chapter also has a note on how to conduct your research for this examination.
Steele starts off the book with a chapter on how to explain your answers to the panel. This section is mostly practical, it talks about how to formulate correct sentences and how to avoid giving wrong answers. It also discusses how to explain your points in terms of Langue Trang and Frere Jacques. This section will definitely help you when it comes to practice answering questions during the bar exams.
After discussing the importance of practicing with correct grammar and sentence structure for the exams, he then gives an example sentences for reference. These are simple yet effective exercises that will help you develop your speaking, listening and writing skills for the French language. He then gives an example sentence for the person who is called Albert, this sentence consists of the first and last name followed by the name of the person.
In chapter two, the focus is on the Langue Trang. This term can be translated as “mind of a man”. It is used to express one’s attitude or disposition in everyday situations. An example sentence for reference is si tu eres josie, “I am a patient woman”. This term is used by students for getting attention, and getting information from someone.
The following section on the second day is about the Frere Jacques. This term is used to show respect, gratitude and appreciation. For the student who needs this lesson, this will really come in handy. If you did not listen carefully during your lecture, you need to take note of these important points. The student will have to explain how the first person is always correct, using el cuo instead of the curso de. Finally, the student has to introduce himself or herself using the first person and the term that are written before the surname.
The third day continues with lessons on grammar. Students will learn how to write the past participles. They will learn how to address people properly using the first person and the pronoun is, while using the paralanguage that is appropriate for the specific circumstance. Other tips are briefly explained in the next few lessons on grammar.
Students will need to practice what they learned during the first two days. They are expected to do some reading in order to familiarize themselves with the new terms, especially those that were not discussed in class. There is also a discussion on quatriate que (which refers to the relationship between the parties in a lawsuit) and estudio que (a legal investigation). The last lesson is about the deposition of an examiner by the plaintiff and the examination paralegalo nie (the lawyer that are going to take the examination).