The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains:
- clear grammar explanations
- vocabulary lists
- reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter
- questions for speaking practice
This new, 7th edition comes with a brand new 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning.
The accompanying CD will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the coursebook, followed by comprehension questions in French, together with model answers.
About the Author
Jean-Claude Arragon, who has updated T.W. Knight's original course, is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Huddersfield. Educated in France, he has taught French in English schools and universities for over 30 years. He was Chief Examiner for French A/AS Level Speaking Examinations for AQA from 1988 until 2001. He has also been a member of the inter-board development team for the new generation of AS and A-level language examinations and was responsible for the recruitment of students from French institutions within and outside the ERASMUS SOCRATES scheme. He has written French course materials for the Open University and dramatic material for the BBC television French Beginners' course 'Ensemble'.
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UK, France & Europe: Living French: A Grammar-based Course