Using French Vocabulary

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Overview

This textbook provides a comprehensive and structured vocabulary for all levels of undergraduate French courses. It offers a broad coverage of the concrete and abstract vocabulary relating to the physical, cultural, social, commercial and political environment, as well as exposure to commonly encountered technical terminology. The book is divided into twenty thematic sections for easy integration into modular courses. Within each section, words and phrases have been grouped into units and broadly "graded" according to likely usefulness and difficulty. There are 750 accompanying exercises for private study and classroom use.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521578516
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 6.65 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Towns and buildings; household; gardens; 2. The physical world; the animal world; weather; 3. The human body and health; the Health Service and medicine; 4. Physical appearance; gesture and movement; 5. Personality; human behaviour; 6. Clothes and footwear; food and drink; 7. Perception; colour and light; materials and texture; 8. Shapes and patterns; size and quality; containers; 9. Visual and performing arts; media and popular culture; 10. Literature and literary criticism; speaking, reading and writing; 11. Leisure and sport; 12. Tourism, travel and transport; 13. Family, birth, death and marriage; religion; 14. Education and science; 15. Agriculture and industry; 16. Business, commerce and employment; 17. The office and computing; post and telecommunications; 18. Geography, history and war; 19. Politics and international relations; public services; social and environmental issues; Key to exercises.

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