Facon de Parler 2 5ED

Facon de Parler 2 5ED : Coursebook

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Now in a brand new full colour edition, Facon de Parler 2 is the perfect follow-on from Facon de Parler 1 or any other beginner's French course, and is specially designed for adult learners at intermediate level.

The coursebook has been revised and updated to cover a wide range of topics. Layouts have been streamlined and simplified to improve readability, while use of English is kept to a minimum in line with modern trends. Each unit contains:

- lively, illustrated dialogues and comprehension questions
- structured pair-work and group-work activities
- basic vocabulary and useful expressions
- grammar notes
- listening comprehension fully referenced to audio tracks (for work with the recordings)

There are also regular revision sections to consolidate the main topics and grammar points, and a grammar summary at the end of the book.

Facon de Parler 2 is ideal for group work and will also be invaluable for individual study and revision purposes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 186 x 248 x 20mm | 819.99g
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • colour illustrations throughout
  • 144418122X
  • 9781444181227
  • 264,799

Table of contents

Premiere unite Introductions and personal details. Revision of the present tense; habiter + a + en. Use of depuis + present tense. Agreement of adjectives. Deuxieme unite Activities in the past. Invitations and formal letters. Revision of the perfect tense with avoir, regular and common irregular verbs; several verbs with etre. Agreement of preceding object. Il y a meaning 'ago'. Troisieme unite Giving details of an area. Location of accommodation. Use of qui, que and dont. More adjectives. Quatrieme unite Ordering meals, stating preferences and making complaints. Lequel/Laquelle? Celui/Celle? Cinqieme unite Supermarket, post office and bank. The perfect tense with etre. Sixieme unite Describing a holiday. Making enquiries, writing a letter. More on the perfect tense with etre. Septieme unite Making plans to go out. Personal experiences in the past. Perfect tense of reflexive verbs. Huitieme unite Discussing jobs, working hours and conditions of service. Answering ads and making job applications. Neuvieme unite Planning the future. Making comparisons. Enquiring about places of interest. The future tense. Dixieme unite Weather bulletins. A DIY website. More on the future tense. The present participle. Onzieme unite Business phone calls. Conditions of work, safety issues. Douzieme unite Describing continuous activities in the past. Means of transport. The imperfect tense. Reported speech. Treizieme unite Making comparisons. Stating preferences. The comparative and superlative. Possessive pronouns. Quatorzieme unite Reporting accidents and dealing with difficulties. The perfect and imperfect contrasted. Quinzieme unite Accommodation problems. Saying what has happened. Pros and cons of forms of transport. More perfect and imperfect tenses. The perfect passive. Seizieme unite Saying what you would like to do. The conditional tense and some uses of the subjunctive. Dix-septieme unite Cars. Medical problems. The pluperfect and conditional perfect. Dix-huitieme unite French history and culture. Writing an extended narrative. The past historic. More use of the passive. Grammaire
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Packed with loads of useful exercises and a very good price * Amazon user * This is an excellent book, with plenty of exercises and examples * Amazon user *
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About Angela Aries

Angela Aries has many years' teaching experience in French and EFL at Colleges of Further Education and Adult Education Institutes, in London and Essex. She has been an examiner for both written and oral French.

Dominique Debney is a former lecturer at Seevic, Essex FE College. She has taught evening classes preparing for the Intermediate Diploma of the Institute of Linguists. She also has many years' experience teaching at secondary level and as an examiner for French GCSE (writing) and A level (oral).
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