The Textbook contains the complete script of the continuing story of Mireille and Robert, along with more than 1,000 explanatory paragraphs, drawings, cartoons, and diagrams to explain new linguistic material. More than 200 new authentic documents are provided in the second edition. These maps, charts, literary excerpts, and other documents help teach reading and introduce students to French culture. Also new to the second edition are great learning activities, including writing and reading exercises to expand students' ability to communicate through writing and to understand by reading contextually. Extensive questions for monitoring students' comprehension of the story are are are also included.