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Preface

Bienvenue à Vis-à-vis     2

      Les blogueurs             2

      Les commentateurs 3

Les pays francophones  4

Bienvenue en France (video)      5

Chapitre 1          

Une nouvelle aventure  6

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Les bonnes maières 8

      L’alphabet français; Les accents          10          

Leçon 2: Paroles              

      Les nombres de o à 60             12

      Quel jour sommes-nous?       14

      Quelle est la dae d’aujourd’hui           15

Le blog de Léa   

      Un jour exceptionnel               18

      Reportage     Bisous!   19

      Le micro-trottoir        19          

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Dans la salle de classe 20
  2. Les articles indéfinis et le genre des noms 21          

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

Prononcez bien!     

Avant de lire     Recognizing cognates      25

      Lecture          26

      Écriture          27

      Pour s’amuser            27

      Le vidéoblog de Léa (video)  28

               

Chapitre 2          

Nous, le étudiants           30

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Les lieux        32

      Les matières 33

      Les pays et les nationalités    35

      Les distractions          37

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Les articles définis 38
  2. Les verbes réguliers en -er 41

Le blog de Léa   

      Salut tout le monde! 46

      Repartage     Quartier latin: le quartier général des étudiants

      Le micro-trottoir        47

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Le verbe être 48
  2. La négation ne…pas 51

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

      Prononcez bien!     

      Avant de lire    Predicting from context            54

      Lecture          55

      Écriture

      Sondages Les disciplines les plus populaires   56

      Le videoblog de Léa (video)  57

Chapitre 3          

Elles ont l’air chic!            60

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Quatre personnalités différentes       62

      Les vêtements et les couleurs              64

      Les amis d’Anne et de Céline 66

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Le verbe avoir 67
  2. Les adjectifs qualificatifs 70

Le blog de Léa   

      En jupe ou en pantalon?         74

      Reportage

      Le micro-trottoir        75

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Les questions à réponse affirmative ou negative 76
  2. Les prépositions à et de 79

Leçon 4: Perspectives

      Prononcez bien!       

      Avant de lire    Gaining confidence in your reading skills            84

      Lecture          85

      Écriture          86

      Le videoblog de Léa (video)  87

Chapitre 4          

À la maison         90

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Clarisse, Justin et la voiture   92

      Deux chambres d’étudiants  94

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Les articles indéfinis après ne…pas 96
  2. Les mots interrogatifs 98

Le blog de Léa   

      Chez moi       102

      Reportage    Montréal: vivre en français

      Le micro-trottoir        103

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Les verbes en -ir 104
  2. La place de l/adjective qualificative 106

Leçon 4: Perspectives

      Prononcez bien!       

      Avant de lire    Predicting content from titles 111

      Lecture          111

      Écriture

      Sondages La colocation           113

      Le videoblog de Léa (video)  114

Chapitre 5          

De génération en génération      118        

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Trois générations d’une famille           120

      Chez les Chabrier       122

      Quel temps fait-il?  Les saisons et le temps    123

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Les adjectifs possessifs 125
  2. Le verbe aller et le future proche 129

Le blog d’Hassan             

      Un marriage franco-marocain              132

      Reportage    Le famille au Maroc: une valeur sûre

      Le micro-trottoir        133

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Le verbe faire 134
  2. Les verbes en -re 136

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

      Prononcez bien!     

      Avant de lire    Identifying a pronoun’s referent           139

      Lecture    Giverny: le petit paradis de Monet 140

      Écriture          142

      Le videoblog d’Hassan (video)             143

Chapitre 6          

À table! 146

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Les repas de la journée           148

      Le verbe préférer      150

      À table           152

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Les verbes prendre et boire 153
  2. Les articles partitifs 156

Le blog d’Hassan             

      Miam-miam!               160

      Reportage    Mangez, bougez!

      Le micro-trottoir        161

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. L’impératif 162
  2. L’heure 165

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

       Prononcez bien!     

       Avant de lire    Scanning (Part 1)         169

      Lecture    Saveurs du monde francophone     170

      Écriture

      Sondages Les aliments essentiels selon les Français    171

      Le videoblog d’Hassan (video)             172

Chapitre 7          

Les plaisirs de la cuisine 174

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Les magasins d’alimentation 176

      Au restaurant             177

      Les nombres supérieurs à 60 179

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Les adjectifs interrogatifs 182
  2. Les adjectifs démonstratifs 184        

Le blog d’Hassan             

      Marché ou cybermarché?      186

      Reportage    Comment voyager dans son assiette?

     Micro-trottoir              187

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Les verbes vouloir, pouvoir et devoir 188
  2. Le passé compose avec l’auxiliaire avoir 191

Leçon 4: Perspectives

      Prononcez bien!       

      Avant de lire    Using titles and visuals               196

      Lecture    Les grandes occasions          196

      Écriture          197

      Le videoblog d’Hassan (video)             198

Chapitre 8          

Vive les vacances!            200

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      En vacances

      Les points cardinaux 202

      Le verbe acheter       203

      Au magasin de spots 204

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Quelques verbes irréguliers en -ir 208
  2. Le passé compose avec l’auxiliaire être 212

Le blog d’Hassan             

      Partir!             216

      Reportage   France: Le pays des grandes vacances

      Le micro-trottoir        217

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. L’expression impersonnelle il faut 218
  2. Les prepositions devant les noms de lieu 220

Leçon 4: Perspectives

      Prononcez bien!       

      Avant de lire    Skimming for the gist 225

      Lecture    Des vacances au Maroc       225

      Écriture

      Sondages Les destinations les plus recherchées des Français  227

      Le videoblog d’Hassan (video)             228

Chapitre 9          

En route!             232

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      À l’aéroport 234

      À la gare        235

      En route!      237

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Depuis et pendant 239
  2. L’imparfait 241

Le blog de Juliette           

      La Rolls du vélo          244

      Reportage

      Le micro-trottoir        245

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Les adverbs affirmatifs et négatifs 246
  2. Les pronoms affirmatifs et négatifs 249

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

     Prononcez bien!     

     Avant de lire    Using background knowledge and knowledge   of text type to predict content   253

      Lecture    Vélib’ et Autolib’: mois de CO2         254

      Écriture          255

      Le videoblog de Juliette (video)           256

Chapitre 10        

Comment communiquez-vous? 258

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Les nouvelles technologies   260

      Les médias et la communication         261

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Quelques verbes de communication 266
  2. Les pronoms d’objet direct 270

Le blog de Juliette           

      Ordinateur, mon amour!        274

      Reportage    Les accros du texto

      Le micro-trottoir        275

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. L’accord du participe passé 276
  2. Les verbes voir, croire et recevoir 278

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

      Prononcez bien!     

      Avant de lire    Identifying a text’s logical structure     282

      Lecture    Rencontres en ligne: rendez-vous avec le bonheur  282

      Écriture

      Sondages La confiance dans les réseaux sociaux          284

      Le videoblog de Juliette (video)           285

Chapitre 11        

Vivre en ville      288        

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Une petite ville           290

      Les arrondissements de Paris               292

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Le passé composé et l’imparfait 294
  2. Les pronoms d’objet indirect 299

Le blog de Juliette           

      <<Ajoutz deux lettres à Paris: c’est le Paradis>>           302

      Reportage    Jolis villages de France

      Le micro-trottoir        303

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Les verbes savoir et connaître 304
  2. Les pronoms y et en 307

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

      Prononcez bien!     

      Avant de lire    Reading poetry (Part 1)             313

      Lecture    <<Le chat abandonné>>     314

      Écriture          315

      Le videoblog de Juliette (video)           316

Chapitre 12        

La passion pour les artes               318

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Le patrimoine historique        320

      Les oeuvres d’art et de littérature      323

      Les verbes suivre et vivre       325

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Les pronoms accentués 327
  2. La place des pronoms personnels 330

Le blog de Juliette           

      Pour les amateurs d’art           334

      Reportage   

      Le micro-trottoir        335

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Les verbes suivis de l’intinitif 336
  2. Les adverbs 339

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

      Prononcez bien!     

      Avant de lire    Reading poetry (Part 2)             345

      Lecture    <<Déjeuner du matin>>      346

      Écriture

      Sondages Les musées parisiens dans le classement mondial des musées          346

      Le videoblog de Juliette (video)           34

Chapitre 13        

La vie quotidienne           352

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      L’amour et le mariage              354

      Le corps humain        355

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Les verbes pronominauex (première partie) 358
  2. Les verbes pronominaux (deuxième partie) 360

Le blog d’Hector              

      Discipline!     364

      Reportage     Le Bon Coin: les bonnes affaires près de chez vous

      Micro-trottoir             365

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Les verbes pronominaux (troisième partie) 366
  2. Les verbes pronominaux (quatrième partie) 368

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

      Prononcez bien!     

      Avant de lire    Scannin (Part 2)            372

      Lecture    <<Pour toi mon amour>>   372

      Écriture          373

      Le videoblog d’Hector (video)              374

Chapitre 14        

Sur le marché du travail 376        

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Au travail      378

      À la banque 381

      Le budget de Marc Convert   382

      Le verbe ouvrir           383

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Le futur simple (première partie) 358
  2. Le future simple (deuxième partie) 360        

Le blog d’Hector              

      Pas facile, la vie d’artiste!      390

      Reportage     Étudiants: la chasse aux stages et aux petits boulots

      Le micro-trottoir        391

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Les pronoms relatifs 392
  2. La comparaison de l’adjectif qualificative 397

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

      Prononcez bien!     

      Avant de lire    Using the dictionary    402

      Lecture    Des métiers pas ordinaires 403

      Écriture

      Sondages Le bonheur du travail           404

      Le videoblog d’Hector (video)              405

Chapitre 15        

Les loisirs             408        

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      Quelques loisirs          410

      Les verbes courir et rire          412

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Les pronoms interrogatifs 413
  2. Le present du conditionnel 417

Le blog d’Hector              

      Le temps de vivre      422

      Reportage     Le Raid des Alizé: le sport au féminin à la Martinique      423

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. La comparaison de l’adverbe et du nom 424
  2. Les adjectifs et les pronoms indéfinis 427

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

      Prononcez bien!     

      Avant de lire    Reading journalistic texts         432

      Lecture          432

      Écriture          433

      Le videoblog d’Hector (video)              434        

Chapitre 16        

Qu’en pensez-vous?       436

Leçon 1: Paroles              

      L’environnement      438

      Les problèmes de la société moderne              355

Leçon 2: Structures        

  1. Le subjonctif (première partie) 442
  2. Le subjonctif (deuxième partie) 448

Le blog d’Hector              

      Moi d’abord?              452

      Reportage    La France multiculturelle

      Le micro-trottoir        453

Leçon 3: Structures        

  1. Le subjonctif (troisième partie) 454
  2. Le subjonctif (quatrième partie) 457

Leçon 4: Perspectives   

      Prononcez bien!     

      Avant de lire    Inferring an author’s point of view       461

      Lecture    La Réclusion solitaire            462

      Écriture

      Sondages Les Français à la recherché du bien-être      463

      Le videoblog d’Hector (video)              464

About the Author

Evelyne Amon

Evelyne Amon studied at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne. She holds a DEA in modern literature, a Diplôme de didactique des langues in French as a second language, and a CAPES in modern literature. She has taught French language and literature at the secondary and college levels, and for many years has led a training seminar in Switzerland for professors on advances in methodology and pedagogy. Lately, she has conducted several training sessions in teaching French as a second language for teachers at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York. As an author, she has written many reference volumes, textbooks, and academic studies for French publishers such as Larousse, Hatier, Magnard, and Bordas, and she is currently working on a project for Hachette. She is the author of the McGraw-Hill French reader C’est la vie! and has written for successive editions of Vis-à-vis. She lives in Paris and New York.

Judith Muyskens

Judith A. Muyskens, Ph.D., Ohio State University, is Provost and Professor of French at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She was recently a Professor of Humanities at Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire, where she served as Vice President for Advancement. She continues to teach French language courses when time allows, especially first- and second-year language classes. For many years, she taught courses in methodology and French language and culture and supervised teaching assistants at the University of Cincinnati. She has contributed to various professional publications, including the Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, and the ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series. She is a coauthor of several other French textbooks, including Rendez-vous: An Invitation to French and À vous d’écrire.

Alice C. Omaggio Hadley

Alice C. Omaggio Hadley, Ph.D., Ohio State University, is a Professor Emerita of French at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a coauthor of the French text Rendez-vous: An Invitation to French and is the author of a language teaching methods text, Teaching Language in Context. Her publications have appeared in various professional journals, and she has given numerous workshops throughout the country.

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