Sur Le Vif

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
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Designed specifically for one-semester intermediate French programs, SUR LE VIF offers a contextualized review of the fundamentals, adding just enough new material to expand the language skills of French learners without overwhelming them. The book is divided into an in-class conversation manual and an out-of-class grammar reference, giving the flexibility to choose among readings, activities, and grammar practice to meet the varied needs of intermediate users. In nine short chapters, SUR LE VIF encompasses a full-length intermediate course with its provocative readings, active grammar review, and updated cultural notes. The program also takes into account the importance of audio and visual elements: the "Prélude" (before Chapter 1), two "Interludes" (after Chapters 3 and 6), and "Postlude" (after Chapter 9) contain new songs and follow-up activities. The accompanying video program, featured on the new Premium Website, adds a visual component.

Table of Contents

Carte de la France
Carte du monde francophone
Carte de l'Afrique francophone
Le fran?ais dans le monde
Lecture: Lynda Lemay: ?Les maudits Fran?ais?
Les Etudes
Vocabulaire: les lieux, les gens, les choses, les activit?s
Lectures: Nathalie Sarraute: Enfance
L'?tudiant: ?J'ai ?tudi? un an ?
Verb review: payer, s'ennuyer
Present indicative
Faire causatif
Les Jeunes
Vocabulaire: le corps, le caract?re, les v?tements et les accessoires, les activit?s et les passe-temps quotidiens
Lectures: Le Nouvel Observateur: ?Avoir 20 ans en 2008?
Diam's: ?Jeune demoiselle?
Verb review: d?crire, s'asseoir
Descriptive adjectives
Comparative and superlative of adjectives
Il (elle) est vs. C'est
Les Immigres
Vocabulaire: pr?sent ou pass??, l'immigration, questions sociales, la vie active
Lectures: Francis Bebey: ?Je suis venu chercher du travail?
J.M.G.Le Cl?zio: ?Printemps?
Verb review: accueillir, mourir
Pass? compos?
Pass? compos? vs. Imperfect
Past infinitive
Le mot juste: manquer ?, rendre, partir, sortir, quitter
Loukoum et camembert
Les Escrocs: ?Loukoum et camembert?
En Route!
Vocabulaire: les moyens de transport, les gens qui se d?placent, le d?placement, les activit?s, les probl?mes et les solutions
Lectures: La Lettre V?lib': ?V?lib': ? v?lo en toute libert?.?
Fernand Raynaud: ?La 2CV de ma s?ur?
Verb review: conduire, mettre
Object pronouns, y, en
Order of pronouns
Disjunctive pronouns
Le mot juste: se moquer de
Les Voyages
Vocabulaire: pourquoi?, comment?, o??, quoi?
Lectures: Marcel Pagnol: ?Le ch?teau de ma m?re?
Didier Tilman: ?Trip around the world?
Verb review: verbs in -ger, prendre, d?couvrir
Prepositions with geographical names
Future tense and conditional forms
Future perfect and past conditional
Pass? simple and pass? ant?rieur
Cine et Tele
Vocabulaire: le cin?ma, la t?l?vision
Lectures: Robida: ?Le vingti?me si?cle?
Albert Camus: ?Le premier homme?
Verb review: pr?f?rer, projeter
Negative expressions
Relative pronouns
Le mot juste: il s'agit de
Travailler plus
Tryo: ?Travailler plus?
Vocabulaire: Les personnages, les contes
Lectures: La Fontaine: ?La grenouille qui veut se faire aussi grosse que le boeuf?
Un conte corse: ?La fleur, le miroir, le cheval?
Verb review: croire
What is the subjunctive?
Formation of the subjunctive
Usage of the subjunctive
En Famille
Vocabulaire: la famille moderne, les amis, les rapports, des traits de caract?re, au foyer
Lectures: Marie-Clare Maison: ?Colocation, la solution?
Simone de Beauvoir: ?M?moires d'une jeune fille rang?e?
Verb review: vivre, venir
Comparison of adverbs
Comparison of nouns
Demonstrative pronouns
Le mot juste: plaire ?
Sans Frontieres
Vocabulaire: l'?cologie, les relations internationales
Lectures: Pierre Perret: ?Je suis vert?
M?decins sans fronti?res: ?T?moignage d'un m?decin?
Verb review: atteindre
What is a function?
Requesting information
Expressing opinions or reactions
Postlude: Les Cajuns
Lecture: Bruce Daigrepont: ?Disco et fais-do-do?
Present Participles
Verb Conjugations
Lexique fran?ais-anglais
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