C'est la vie!, A French Reader

Paperback | November 5, 2004

byEvelyne Amon

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This collection of four original short stories brings the Francophone world to life through the experiences of students and young professionals in France, Guadeloupe, Belgium, and Canada. Accompanied by activities, the stories are written specifically for high-beginner and intermediate learners of French. In each story the characters are portrayed in authentic, everyday situations and cultural settings that will pique student interest and offer a glimpse of daily life in different French-speaking countries, encouraging students to read for pleasure in French and thereby further develop their language skills.

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This collection of four original short stories brings the Francophone world to life through the experiences of students and young professionals in France, Guadeloupe, Belgium, and Canada. Accompanied by activities, the stories are written specifically for high-beginner and intermediate learners of French. In each story the characters a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.3 × 5.4 × 0.5 inPublished:November 5, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0072824123

ISBN - 13:9780072824124

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Table of Contents

Nouvelle 1: Porte ouverte (Open Door)

Intrigue: Carole Tradin, incoming law student at the Faculté de Droit, attempts to find an apartment in Paris . and the perfect roommate.

Activités pour les étudiants
  • A. Avez-vous compris?
  • B. Langage: «Le parler jeune»
  • C. Prenez la parole!
  • D. Qu'en pensez-vous?

    Nouvelle 2: Tu danses? (Do you want to dance?)

    Intrigue: Antoine and Magali, the perfect couple, tempted by a last-minute Internet deal, decide to spend their vacation on the beautiful island of Guadeloupe. Find out what happens to their relationship during their trip.

    Activités pour les étudiants
  • A. Avez-vous compris?
  • B. Langage: «Le parler jeune»
  • C. Prenez la parole!
  • D. Qu'en pensez-vous?

    Nouvelle 3: Voilà! (There it is!)

    Intrigue: Mathieu Gerberon, a successful Belgian architect, tells his family an extraordinary story about his college roommate Louis Seignez, an avid book collector, and the dilemma that he faced because of his friend's hobby.

    Activités pour les étudiants
  • A. Avez-vous compris?
  • B. Langage: «Les expressions idiomatiques et les proverbes»
  • C. Prenez la parole!
  • D. Qu'en pensez-vous?

    Nouvelle 4: C'est moi (It's me)

    Intrigue: Lucette Godon, an illustrator of French children's books, who lives in Nice and Raphaël Joubert, a computer specialist from Montreal, develop their transatlantic relationship via the Internet.

    Activités pour les étudiants
  • A. Avez-vous compris?
  • B. Langage: «Les expressions idiomatiques et les proverbes»
  • C. Prenez la parole!
  • D. Qu'en pensez-vous?

    Notes et suggestions pour les professeurs
    Vocabulaire français/anglais