Living French

Living French : 7th edition

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This 7th edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs.

Do you want to learn French or brush up what you know already? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you.

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
- exercises
- 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.

There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference.

The accompanying audio will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages and dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in French, together with model answers.

Download our free app, Teach Yourself Library, from the App Store or Google Play to access the free audio.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 384 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 25mm | 311g
  • John Murray Learning
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Bilingual edition, Revised
  • 7th
  • 1444153978
  • 9781444153972
  • 58,912

Table of contents

Lesson 1 Le salon Lesson 2 La salle a manger Lesson 3 En ville Lesson 4 Au bureau Lesson 5 La maison et le jardin Revision Lessons 1-5 Lesson 6 Au parc Lesson 7 Les collectionneurs de timbres Lesson 8 Le cambrioleur Lesson 9 Les habitudes des Dubois Lesson 10 Au restaurant Revision Lessons 6-10 Lesson 11 La France Lesson 12 Une erreur d'identite Lesson 13 Un grand magasin a Paris Lesson 14 Une lettre de Paris Lesson 15 Une lettre de Londres Revision Lessons 11-15 Lesson 16 Le Tour de France Lesson 17 Les vendanges Lesson 18 Le professeur distrait Lesson 19 Un chien intelligent Revision Lessons 16-19 Lesson 20 Le choix d'une carriere Lesson 21 La chasse au canard Lesson 22 Une histoire de lion Lesson 23 Le perroquet Lesson 24 Le cimetiere hante Revision Lessons 20-24 Self-assessment tests The subjunctive: Reading passage: Conversation Correspondence Table of Verbs Idioms and Phrases Useful Word Lists Key to the Exercises French-English Vocabulary English-French Vocabulary
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Living French gives one that basic knowledge in a very clear and easy to understand way * user review * I have recommended [it] to everybody who has asked me for advice on learning to speak French ... and still do * user review * an excellent course, giving a well-organised, in-depth background to the French language * user review *
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About Thomas William Knight

T W Knight, Revised by Jean-Claude Arragon.

Jean-Claude Arragon, who has updated T.W. Knight's original course, was 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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