Author(s): Sylvia Honnor
This title provides full coverage of the New National Curriculum requirements. It contains a rigorous and systematic approach to grammar with more activities. New features include ICT activities, differentiation of exercises with full references in the teacher's book, "Reading for pleasure" sections. It includes complete chapter-by-chapter assessment in all four skills. It contains Copymasters and Assessment Pack with differentiated additional practice materials and extension activities. It includes comprehensive and detailed teacher's materials.
They have been involved with the two previous editions of the course. Sylvia Honnor has taught French to a variety of students from schools and universities. She has also been an oral examiner and a member for many years of the Modern Languages committee of a major examining board Heather Mascie-Taylor is a French teacher and an educational writer, who has extensive experience in writing French course materials.
Part 1 Jeunes sans frontieres: talking about yourself and your family; exchanging letters with a French-speaking penfriend; sending greetings and messages; finding out about posting letters and cards; exchanging telephone numbers; discussing family life in France and at home; talking about everyday life; describing someone's physical appearance and personality; making arrangements to meet and go out; grammaire. Part 2 En ville et a la campagne: talking about towns, neighbourhood and region; giving and seeking directions to places in town; describing a visit to a theme park; talking about past events; giving and exchanging opinions about living in the countryside; describing accommodation; talking about environmental issues; grammaire. Part 3 Bon voyage!: talking about different forms of transport; describing an event in the past; understanding traffic and road information; talking about travel issues in cities and public transport; giving and seeking information about rail travel; describing an accident; talking about air travel; grammaire. Part 4 Un sejour en France: talking about future plans; preparing for an exchange with a French family; giving and exchanging opinions about TV programmes and personalities; making comparisons between home country and France; talking about household tasks; reporting and describing lost property items; expressing possession; thanking someone for their hospitality; grammaire. Part 5 Une semaine typique: talking about daily routine; giving and exchanging opinions about school life; saying what must and mustn't be done; describing what you did at the weekend; planning a shopping trip and changing money; shopping for clothes, souvenirs etc; describing faulty goods and obtaining a refund etc; exchanging opinions about fashion trends; grammaire. Part 6 Bon appetit!: talking about meals and eating habits; discussing healthy eating; shopping for food; exchanging opinions about jobs in the food industry; ordering and paying for drinks and snacks in a cafe; exchanging opinions on fast food; choosing a restaurant and ordering a meal; dealing with problems when buying drinks or meals; expressing opinions about picnics; grammaire. Part 7 Ca m'interesse: talking about leisure activities; exchanging opinions about music and listening to the radio; talking about sport and sporting events; discussing reading and describing a book; talking about newspapers and magazines; finding out what's on; making arrangements to go out; apologizing and making excuses; exchanging opinions about films; describing an event or performance in the past; grammaire. Part 8 Nouveaux horizons: exchanging opinions about different types of holiday; describing an ideal holiday or weekend; finding out information at the tourist office; booking in at a hotel and describing and understanding problems; understanding and describing weather conditions; exchanging opinions about camping and booking into a campsite; finding out information about youth hostels a