Deux mondes: A Communicative Approach (Student Edition) + Listening Comprehension Audio CD

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-05-02
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Deux mondes is widely regarded as the most communicative text available for beginning French courses. Based on the Natural Approach, developed by Tracy Terrell and Stephen Krashen, Deux mondes, Fourth Edition offers beginning language students a way to develop language proficiency, especially in listening and speaking, that allows students to participate in real conversations at a very early stage. The Natural Approach in general, and Deux mondes, Fourth Edition in particular, present material inductively (so that the activities drive the grammar) and in the context of culturally rich themes and topics. This text clearly sets itself apart from the competition: with Deux mondes, students quickly become excited with their rapid growth in comprehension and vocabulary acquisition, and enjoy speaking in the non-threatening environment made possible by the activity formats.

Table of Contents

Première étape Premières rencontres

  • Activités
  • Qui est-ce? Les camarades de classe
  • Comment sont-ils? La description des personnes
  • Les vêtements et les couleurs
  • Rencontres
  • Grammaire et exercices
    • A.1 Commands with vous
    • A.2 Identifying people: C'est..., Je m'appelle...
    • A.3. Gender, agreement, and articles
    • A.4 Describing people: Subject pronouns and être; ne... pas
    • A.5 Plural nouns and articles
    • A.6 Addressing others: Tu and vous

Deuxième étape Le monde étudiant

  • Activités
  • Qu'est-ce qu'il y a dans la salle de classe?
  • La date et l'alphabet
  • Les nombres de 40 à 100 et l'heure
  • Les cours et la semaine scolaire
  • La description des autres
  • Grammaire et exercices
    • B.1 Expressing existence: Il y a
    • B.2 Asking questions
    • B.3 Spelling in French
    • B.4 Quelle heure est-il? Telling time
    • B.5 Expressing possession: The verb avoir
    • B.6 Recognizing the gender of nouns
    • B.7 Describing with adjectives: More on gender agreement
    • B.8 Irregular plural forms of nouns and adjectives

Chapitre 1 Ma famille et moi

  • Activités et lectures
  • La famille
  • Info / Société: La famille française
  • Goûts personnels
  • Origines et renseignements personnels
  • Info / Société: Qui sont les Français?
  • La vie de famille
  • Info / Vie quotidienne: La pétanque
  • Lecture: Familles d'aujourd'hui
  • Grammaire et exercices
    • 1.1 Expressing relationships and possession: Possessive adjectives
    • 1.2 Expressing likes and dislikes: The verb
    • aimer + infinitive
    • 1.3 Stating origin: The verb venir
    • 1.4 Talking about dates and personal data: Numbers beyond 100
    • 1.5 Talking about actions: Present tense of -er verbs
    • 1.6 Expressing relationships and possession: De + noun and contractions of de

(From this point, only grammar points will be shown.)

Chapitre 2 La vie quotidienne et les loisirs

  • 2.1 Talking about activities and weather: The verb faire
  • 2.2 Talking about everyday activities: Reflexive verbs
  • 2.3 Going places and future actions: The verb aller, contractions of à, and aller + infinitive
  • 2.4 Making general statements: The impersonal subject on
  • 2.5 Abilities and desires: The verbs pouvoir, vouloir, and savoir

Chapitre 3 En ville

  • 3.1 Saying where things are: Prepositions of location
  • 3.2 Asking questions: Interrogative words
  • 3.3 Irregular -re verbs like prendre
  • 3.4 Expressing necessity: il faut and devoir + infinitive
  • 3.5 Pointing things out: Demonstrative adjectives and -ci/-là
  • 3.6 Expressing quantities: Partitive articles and other expressions of quantity
  • 3.7 Verbs like sortir and dormir

Chapitre 4 La maison et le quartier

  • 4.1 Describing: Adjectives that come before the noun
  • 4.2 Making comparisons
  • 4.3 Regular -ir verbs (finir)
  • 4.4 Regular -re verbs (prendre)
  • 4.5 Direct object pronouns
  • 4.6 Talking about knowing: The verb connaître
  • 4.7 Describing states of being: Idioms with avoir

Chapitre 5 Dans le passé

  • 5.1 Saying what you did: The passé composé with avoir
  • 5.2 The passé composé with être
  • 5.3 The passé composé of reflexive verbs
  • 5.4 Past participles of irregular verbs conjugated with avoir
  • 5.5 Negative expressions

Chapitre 6 L'enfance et la jeunesse

  • 6.1 The irregular verbs dire, lire, écrire
  • 6.2 Saying what you used to do: The imperfect
  • 6.3 Describing past states: More on the imperfect
  • 6.4 Linking ideas: The relative pronouns qui, que, où
  • 6.5 Indirect object pronouns
  • 6.6 More on reflexive verbs
  • 6.7 Seeing and believing: The verbs voir and croire
  • 6.8 Different perspectives on the past: The passé composé and the imparfait

Chapitre 7 À table!

  • 7.1 Review of articles: Definite, indefinite, and partitive
  • 7.2 Expressing quantities: Using the pronoun en
  • 7.3 Asking questions: Review of qui, que, and quoi
  • 7.4 Ongoing actions: Etre en train de + infinitive
  • 7.5 Ordering events: avant de + infinitive, après + past infinitive

Chapitre 8 La Terre

  • 8.1 Expressing location, destination, and origin: Prepositions + place names
  • 8.2 Expressing extremes: The superlative
  • 8.3 Making distinctions: The question lequel? and the answer celui
  • 8.4 Ought to and should: More on the verb devoir
  • 8.5 What was going on: Another use of the imparfait

Chapitre 9 L'enseignement, les carrières et l'avenir

  • 9.1 J'y pense: More on y
  • 9.2 Emphatic pronouns
  • 9.3 Identifying and describing: C'est versus il / elle est
  • 9.4 Saying what you've been doing: The present + depuis
  • 9.5 Saying what you will do: The future tense

Chapitre 10 Les voyages

  • 10.1 Expressing all and everything: Using tout
  • 10.2 Expressing obligation: Il faut que + subjunctive
  • 10.3 More about the subjunctive
  • 10.4 Verbs for travelling: conduire and suivre
  • 10.5 Giving orders: The imperative with pronouns
  • 10.6 Double object pronouns

Chapitre 11 Les moyens de communication

  • 11.1 Saying what you would do: The conditional tense
  • 11.2 The relative pronoun dont
  • 11.3 The indefinite relatives ce qui, ce que, and ce dont
  • 11.4 Review of object pronouns: direct and indirect objects
  • 11.5 Talking about hypothetical situations: More on the imparfait

Chapitre 12 La santé et les urgences

  • 12.1 Saying what you want others to do: More on the subjunctive
  • 12.2 Changes of state: rendre + adjective; passé composé versus imparfait
  • 12.3 The present participle
  • 12.4 Expressing events in the recent past: venir de + infinitive
  • 12.5 Narrating in the past tense: More on the passé composé and the imparfait

Chapitre 13 La famille et les valeurs en société

  • 13.1 Each other: Reciprocal use of reflexive pronouns
  • 13.2 Describing actions: Adverbs
  • 13.3 Expressing feelings: More about the subjunctive
  • 13.4 A past in the past: The plus-que-parfait
  • 13.5 More on expressing possession: Possessive pronouns

Chapitre 14 Les enjeux du présent et de l'avenir

  • 14.1 The verb vivre
  • 14.2 Should have: The past conditional of devoir
  • 14.3 Saying what you would have done: The past conditional
  • 14.4 The subjunctive with conjunctions
  • 14.5 Expressing doubt and uncertainty: More on the subjunctive

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