Deux Mondes: A Communicative Approach / Edition 3

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Deux mondes is widely regarded as the most communicative text available for beginning French courses. Based on the Natural Approach developed by Tracy Terrell and Stephen Krashen, this text offers beginning language students a way to develop language proficiency (especially in listening and speaking) that allows them to participate in real conversations at a very early stage. The Natural Approach in general, and Deux mondes, Fifth Edition in particular, present material inductively (so that the activities drive the grammar), students quickly become excited about their rapid growth in comprehension and vocabulary acquisition and enjoy speaking in the non-threatening environment made possible by the activity formats.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070646902
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3

Meet the Author

Tracy D. Terrell (late) received his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and published extensively in the area of Spanish dialectology. Professor Terrell’s publications on second-language acquisition are widely known in the United States and abroad.

Mary Bassett Rogers holds her undergraduate and graduate degrees in French from Vanderbilt University. She taught French at Wichita State University for many years, where she became coordinator for foreign language education and supervised teaching assistants. She served as president of the Kansas Foreign Language Association and was a certified tester for the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview for several years. She has given numerous presentations and workshops on second language teaching and has also taught French and second language pedagogy at Friends University (Kansas). Professor Rogers is co-author of ¡Bravo!, a Natural Approach program for teaching Spanish in secondary and middle schools.

Betsy J. Kerr is an Associate Professor of French at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She received her Ph.D. in French linguistics from Indiana University and has published in the areas of French syntax and pragmatics, specializing in the analysis of spoken French discourse. At the University of Minnesota, Professor Kerr (formerly Barnes) teaches courses in French language and linguistics. She also serves as advisor to the director of the Lower Division French Program, a position she has held for many years.

Born and raised in Marseille, Guy Spielmann (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is Associate Professor of French at Georgetown University. He was also Associate Director, then Director of the French School, Middlebury College. He has done research, lectured, and published extensively on second language acquisition and performing arts in Early Modern Europe. He has also pioneered work in the scholarly and pedagogical use of information technology. Visit La Page de Guy at

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Table of Contents

PREMIERE ETAPE Premières rencontres 1Activités 2La communication en classe 2Qui est-ce? Les camarades de classe 3Comment sont-ils? La description des personnes 4Les vêtements et les couleurs 5Les nombres (0–34) 6Rencontres 7Grammaire et exercices 11A.1 Giving instructions: Commands with vous 11A.2 Identifying people: C’est… , je m’appelle… 12A.3 Gender and articles 13A.4 Describing people: Être, subject pronouns, and ne… pas 15A.5 Plural nouns and articles 17A.6 Addressing others: Tu and vous 18 DEUXIEME ÉTAPE Le monde étudiant 21Activités et lecture 22Qu’est-ce qu’il y a dans la salle de classe? 22La date et l’alphabet 24Les nombres de 40 à 100 et l’heure 25Les cours 27La description des autres 29Les Francophones sur le vif Éloïse Roux 31Grammaire et exercices 34B.1 Expressing existence: Il y a 34B.2 Asking questions 35B.3 Spelling in French: The French alphabet 36B.4 Telling time: Quelle heure est-il? 37B.5 Expressing possession: The verb avoir 39B.6 Describing with adjectives: More on gender 40B.7 Irregular plurals 42 CHAPITRE 1 Ma famille et moi 45Activités et lectures 46La famille 46À propos… Familles en évolution 48Goûts personnels 48Origines et renseignements personnels 52À propos… Qui sont les Français? 54La vie de famille 54À vous de lire «Dur, dur d'être bébé!» 59Grammaire et exercices 631.1 Expressing relationships: Possessive adjectives 631.2 Expressing likes and dislikes: Aimer + infinitive 651.3 Talking about dates and personal data: Numbers beyond 100 661.4 Stating origin: The verb venir 681.5 Talking about actions: Present tense of -er verbs 691.6 Expressing relationships and possession: Contractions of de 71 CHAPITRE 2 La vie quotidienne et les loisirs 73Activités et lectures 74Le temps, les saisons et les loisirs 74À propos… Sport: La France au sommet 76Les activités quotidiennes 77Les Francophones sur le vif Salem Haji 79Les habitudes et les projets 80Aptitudes et rêves 82À la rencontre des arts Le coq sportif, symbole de la France 83À vous de lire «Mots croisés» 86Grammaire et exercices 912.1 Talking about activities and weather: The verb faire 912.2 Talking about everyday activities: Reflexive verbs 922.3 Going places and future actions: The verb aller, contractions of à 942.4 Making general statements: The subject pronoun on 962.5 Abilities and desires: The verbs pouvoir, vouloir, and savoir 96 CHAPITRE 3 En ville 99Activités et lectures 100S’orienter en ville 100À propos… La Casbah d'Alger 101La ville et les transports 103La langue en mouvement L'anglais et le français: les mots apparentés 105Les achats 106Les distractions 110À vous de lire «Montréal, c'est toi ma ville» 113Grammaire et exercices 1183.1 Saying where things are: Prepositions of location 1183.2 Asking questions: Interrogative words 1193.3 Verbs like prendre 1213.4 Expressing necessity: Il faut and the verb devoir 1223.5 Pointing things out: Demonstrative adjectives 1243.6 Expressing quantities: Partitive articles 1243.7 The verbs courir, sortir, and dormir 126 CHAPITRE 4 La maison et le quartier 129Activités et lectures 130Les pièces et les meubles 130Le logement 133À la rencontre des arts Une coïncidence bizarre 135Les tâches et les loisirs 136Les Francophones sur le vif Josette Mathieu 139La vie de quartier 140À propos… Vous habitez où? 141À vous de lire «Venez chez nous… On a fait la place» 143La langue en mouvement Les sigles 144Grammaire et exercices 1474.1 Describing: Placement of adjectives 1474.2 Making comparisons 1484.3 Regular -ir verbs 1514.4 Regular -re verbs and mettre 1524.5 Direct object pronouns 1544.6 Talking about knowing: The verb connaître 1574.7 Describing states of being: Expressions with avoir 158 CHAPITRE 5 Dans le passé 161Activités et lectures 162La vie quotidienne 162À propos… Toussaint-Louverture 165Les expériences 165La langue en mouvement Mots américains d’origine française 167Le week-end et les loisirs 169Faits personnels et historiques 172À la rencontre des arts «Déjeuner du matin» 173À vous de lire Les mémoires de Jacques Cartier 175Grammaire et exercices 1795.1 Saying what you did: Passé composé with avoir 1795.2 Irregular past participles 1815.3 Saying what you did: Passé composé with être 1845.4 Passé composé of reflexive verbs 1865.5 Negative expressions 187 CHAPITRE 6 L’enfance et la jeunesse 191Activités et lectures 192Les activités de l’enfance 192La jeunesse 194À la rencontre des arts Le griot de la World Music: Youssou N'Dour 196La langue en mouvement Le français québécois 197Les rapports avec les autres 197Souvenirs et événements du passé 201À propos… Carnavals d'Amérique 203À vous de lire «Le jour où je suis devenu grand» 204Grammaire et exercices 2086.1 Saying what you used to do: The imperfect 2086.2 The verbs dire, lire, and écrire 2116.3 Describing past states: More on the imperfect 2126.4 Linking ideas: Relative pronouns 2126.5 Indirect object pronouns 2146.6 Idiomatic reflexive verbs 2166.7 The verbs voir and croire 2176.8 Different perspectives on the past: Summary of passé composé and imperfect 218 CHAPITRE 7 À table! 221Activités et lectures 222Les aliments et les boissons 222On fait les provisions 226Les Francophones sur le vif Xavier Roy 228L’art de la cuisine 229À propos… Une spécialité culinaire du Maghreb: le tajine d'agneau 232La langue en mouvement Emprunts de la gastronomie 232Au restaurant 233À propos… Le repas gastronomique français immortalisé 235À vous de lire «Le Corbeau et le Renard» 237Grammaire et exercices 2427.1 Review of articles 2427.2 The verb boire 2447.3 Expressing quantities: The pronoun en 2457.4 Expressing all and everything: Using tout 2467.5 More on asking questions: Qui, que, quoi 2477.6 Ongoing actions: Être en train de 2497.7 Ordering events: Avant, après 250 CHAPITRE 8 Parlons de la Terre! 253Activités et lectures 254En France et ailleurs 254À propos… La France dans sa diversité 255La géographie et le climat 258Questions écologiques 261À la rencontre des arts La Terre vue du Ciel 264La langue en mouvement Mots raccourcis 265Les Francophones sur le vif Anabel Brujes 266À vous de lire «Rondeau» 267Grammaire et exercices 2718.1 Expressing location, destination, and origin: Prepositions + place names 2718.2 The verb vivre 2728.3 Review of direct and indirect objects: More on object pronouns 2738.4 Expressing should: More on devoir 2758.5 What was going on: More on the imperfect 276 CHAPITRE 9 L’enseignement, les carrières et l’avenir 279Activités et lectures 280L’enseignement et la formation professionnelle 280À propos… Passe ton bac d’abord! 284Le travail et les métiers 285La langue en mouvement La féminisation des noms de métier 287Les Francophones sur le vif Flavien Puig 289L’avenir 290À propos… Le foulard islamique à l’école 293À vous de lire «Premier boulot» 294Grammaire et exercices 2999.1 Other uses of y: J’y pense 2999.2 Emphatic pronouns 2999.3 Identifying and describing: C’est vs. il/elle est 3019.4 Saying what you’ve been doing: Present tense + depuis 3029.5 Saying what you will do: The future tense 303 CHAPITRE 10 Les voyages 307Activités et lectures 308Voyages à l’étranger 308À la rencontre des arts Le train et les artistes 311En voiture! 312Comment se débrouiller 315À propos… Se loger en voyage 317Les achats, les produits et les matières 318La langue en mouvement Le français dans le monde 320À vous de lire «L’arrivée en ville» 321Grammaire et exercices 32610.1 Expressing obligation: Il faut que + subjunctive 32610.2 More about the subjunctive: Irregular-stem verbs 32810.3 Verbs for traveling: Conduire and suivre 33010.4 Double object pronouns 33210.5 Expressing extremes: The superlative 33310.6 Making distinctions: Lequel and celui 335 CHAPITRE 11 Les moyens de communication 339Activités et lectures 340Mon électronique 340La langue en mouvement Le langage SMS 342À propos… La France high-tech 344On se distrait, on s’informe 344À propos… L'amour en texto 346Les pièges de l’inforoute 348À vous de lire «Mon amie Juliette» 352Grammaire et exercices 35711.1 Saying what you would do: The conditional 35711.2 The relative pronoun dont 35911.3 More on relative pronouns: Ce qui, ce que, ce dont 36011.4 Giving orders: Commands with pronouns 36111.5 Talking about hypothetical situations: More on the imperfect 364 CHAPITRE 12 La santé et les urgences 365Activités et lectures 366La santé et le bien-être 366La langue en mouvement Le latin: Lien entre le français et l’anglais 367Les maladies et les traitements 370À propos… Vivre bien, vivre bio 371Les Francophones sur le vif Anne-Claire Allard 373À propos… Le Vaudou 374Les accidents et les urgences 375À vous de lire «Le Malade imaginaire» [extrait] 378Grammaire et exercices 38312.1 Saying what you want others to do: More on the subjunctive 38312.2 Changes of state: Passé composé vs. imperfect 38512.3 The present participle 38612.4 Expressing events in the recent past: Venir de + infinitive 38712.5 Narrating in the past tense: Passé composé vs. imperfect 387 CHAPITRE 13 La famille et les valeurs en société 389Activités et lectures 390L’amour, l’amitié et la famille 390Les Francophones sur le vif Jérome Dubois 393La vie de famille 394À propos… Au pays où MacDo est roi 398Valeurs et décisions 398La langue en mouvement Le verlan 400À propos… L’exclusion et la solidarité 401À vous de lire «Le Monde de Baptiste» 403Grammaire et exercices 40813.1 Reciprocal actions: More on reflexive pronouns 40813.2 Describing actions: Adverbs 40913.3 Expressing feelings: More on the subjunctive 41013.4 A past in the past: The plus-que-parfait 41213.5 More on expressing possession: Possessive pronouns 413 CHAPITRE 14 Les enjeux du présent et de l’avenir 415Activités et lectures 416L’intégration sociale 416À propos… Le «Printemps arabe» a commencé en Tunisie 419L’héritage du passé 420La langue en mouvement Le français en Louisiane 422À propos… Femmes en vue 424Les enjeux du XXIe siècle 424À vous de lire «Le voyageur du temps» 427Grammaire et exercices 43214.1 Should have: The past conditional of devoir 43214.2 Saying what you would have done: The past conditional 43214.3 Conjunctions: More on the subjunctive 43414.4 Expressing doubt and uncertainty: More on the subjunctive 435Appendix A: Verbs ending in -er with spelling changes A-1Appendix B: Verb + verb constructions A-2Appendix C: Conjugations of regular and irregular verbs A-3Appendix D: Answers to grammar exercises A-11Lexique: Vocabulaire français–anglais V-1Index: I-1

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