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This beginning French text balances a four-skills approach with communicative-oriented instruction. It emphasizes everyday life and culture in France and Francophone countries through explanations, cultural notes, authentic cultural readings, and authentic documents linked to the author web site. Program components are integrated with the student text and are flexible enough to be adapted for a variety of different class schedules.

Table of Contents

Language and Francophone Culture
Chapitre pr?liminaire
Bonjour! Commen?ons: St?phane et Am?lie
Laurent et Madame Dumas Prononciation: Some basic information
Lecture culturelle: Le fran?ais: c'est util?
La vie universitaire Commen?ons: A l'universit?, en cours d'anglais
Prononciation: The International Phonetic Alphabet
The French alphabet
Accent marks and punctuation Grammaire
Nounsand definite articles
Subject pronouns and -er verbs
Yes-or-no questions
Numbers from 0 to 20
Communiquons: Commencer et terminer les conversations
Lecture culturelle: L'universit?
La famille et les amis Commen?ons: Au caf?
Devant une bo?te Prononciation: Word stress in French Grammaire
The verb ?tre
Descriptive adjectives
Numbers from 21 to 69
Ordinal numbers Communiquons: Faire les pr?sentations
Lecture culturelle: La famille
Au restaurant Commen?ons: A La Goulette
Prononciation: Silent consonants Grammaire
Indefiniteand partitive articles
The irregular verb avoir
Expressions with avoir
Use of articles
The imperative Communiquons: Exprimer des quantit?s
Lecture culturelle: La cuisine cajun et cr?ole
Revision A. Chapitres 1 ? 3
Les voyages
Commen?ons: A Nice, au Syndicat d'Initiative Prononciation: Encha?nements et liaisons Grammaire
Aand de with definite articles
Aller / The futur proche
Articles and prepositions with place names
Numbers from 70 to 1,000,000,000 Communiquons: Demander son chemin
Lecture culturelle: Gauguin et Tahiti
Le monde francophone
Commen?ons: Lise et Ga?tan
Morin font leur bagages Prononciation: Vowel tension Grammaire
TheVerb faire
The pass? compos?
Possessive adjectives
Stressed pronouns Communiquons: Demander des reseignements
Lecture culturelle: La Francophonie
Les transports Commen?ons: Dans le m?tro
Au bureau des objets trouv?s
Prononciation: The sounds /y/, /u/ and /u/ Grammaire
Thepass? compos? with ?tre
Inversion and interrogative adverbs
Verbs ending in -re
Telling time Communiquons: Utiliser l'heure officielle
Lecture culturelle: Les trains ? grande vitesse (TGV)
Revision B. Chapitres 4 ? 6
Au t?l?phone Commen?ons: C'est une erreur!
Prononciation: Nasal vowels Grammaire
Interrogativeand demonstrative adjectives
Verbs ending in -ir
Interogative pronouns
Pouvoir and vouloir Communiquons: Donner un coup de t?l?phone
Lecture culturelle: Le t?l?phone mobile
Paris Commen?ons: Deux cartes postales
Prononciation: Oral vowels and nasal consonants Grammaire
Theweather (La m?t?o)
Suivre / suivre des cours
Direct object pronouns: Third person
Voir Communiquons: Aller au bureau de poste
Lecture culturelle: Les sc?nes de la Seine
La cuisine Commen?ons: Au march? d'Antibes
Prononciation: The French /R/ Sound Grammaire
Le calendrier
Indirect object pronouns: Third Person
Prendre Communiquons: Prendre les repas Lecture culturelle: Michelin-le
Guide Rouge Revision C. Chapitres 7 ? 9
En voiture Commen?ons: On loue une voiture
Prononciation: The mid vowels /e/ and /E/ Grammaire
Savoirand conna?tre
Le pass? compos? (review)
The imperfect
Verbs conjugated like venir
Venir de + infinitive
Communiquons: Conna?tre le code de la route
Lecture culturelle: La voiture et les avances technologiques
La t?l? Commen?ons: Une interview avec
Simone Trudeau
Prononciation: The vowel sounds /o/ and / / Grammaire
Directand indirect object pronouns: First and second persons
The subjunctive of regular verbs and of avoir and ?tre
Uses of the subjuctive Communiquons: Exprimer l'impr?cision
Lecture culturelle: La t?l?vision francophone--TV5
Les achats
Commen?ons: A la charcuterie
Prononciation: The vowel sounds / / and /oe/ Grammaire
Boire/ recevoir / devoir
Irregular verbs in the subjuctive
Negatives Communiquons: Parler d'argent
Lecture culturelle: L'euro: une nouvelle monnaie en
France Revision D. Chapitre 10 ? 12
La sant? Commen?ons: Chez le m?decin
Prononciation: Initial and final consonant sounds
Grammaire: I. Stem-changing verbs
Reflexive verbs: Present tense, futur proche, and the infinitive
Reflexive verbs: Pass? compos? and Imperative
Communiquons: Parler de sa sant?
Lecture culturelle: Le tabagisme
Les sports Commen?ons: Chez Ernest ? l'heure du
Tour de France
Prononciation: The Sounds /s/, /z/, /sj/, and /zj/ Grammaire
Verbsending in -ire
Demonstrative pronouns
Possesive pronouns Communiquons: Utiliser le syst?m m?trique
Lecture culturelle: Le foot
Les arts Commen?ons: Le fran?ais en p?ril?
Prononciation: Intonation Grammaire
Verbsfollowed by infinitives
Verbs followed by nouns
The pronouns y and en Communiquons: Ecrire des lettres
Lecture culturelle: La bande dessin?e
Revision E. Chapitres 13 ? 15
Le fran?ais aux
Etats-Unis Commen?ons: R?ponse ? une petite annonce
Prononciation: Mute e Grammaire
Therelative pronouns qui, que, and o?
The conditonal mood
Expressing time with pendant, depuis, and il y a
Communiquons: Consulter la presse francophone
Lecture culturelle: De Tocqueville
Le fran?ais au Qu?bec
Commen?ons: Neige
Prononciation: Liaisons Grammaire
Thefuture tense
Si clauses
Mettre / Verbs conjugated like mettre
Communiquons: Exprimer des ?motions
Lecture culturelle: Montr?al souterrain
Les immigr?s
Commen?ons: La Pri?re du
Chacal Prononciation: Des mots difficiles Grammaire
The French equivalents of good and well, bad and badly
The comparative and superlative Communiquons: S'exprimer en fran?ais familier
Lecture culturelle: Les minorit?s ethniques ? la t?l?vision
Revision F. Chapitres 16 ? 18
InternationalPhonetic Alphabet
Les Etats-Unis et le Canada
Double object pronouns
Le pass? simple
Conjugaisondes verbes
Vocabulaires Fran?ais-anglais
Index Credits
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