Access French 2
An Intermediate Language Course (BK)
Routledge – 2005 – 248 pages
Access French 2 consolidates previous language skills, using the familiar framework of Language Focus panels, learning tips and assessment checklists. It looks at different topic areas in greater depth and goes on to cover more practical matters such as dealing with your finances, methods of communication, buying a property in France and the world of work. A wide range of activities based on realistic resources and situations affords plenty of opportunities for reading and writing authentic French, enabling learners to communicate at a higher level.
Each of the 10 units begins with a variety of revision activities and there is frequent consolidation of important grammar points, giving learners the confidence to move forward. Units end with a DÃ©couverte de la Francophonie section exploring the customs and traditions of French-speaking countries.
Access French 2 covers all the necessary topics, grammar and vocabulary for GCSE, LLAS OCR Intermediate Level (the new Language Ladder scheme) and Level 2 (National Language Standards).
Students who have completed the course will have achieved the necessary entry requirements for AS and DELF level.
1 Les retrouvailles
Yourself and others; Describing people; Arranging to meet up; DÃ©couverte de la Francophonie
2 On n'est bien que chez soi!
Daily routine; Talking about your region; Talking about your origins; DÃ©couverte de la Francophonie
3 L'argent ne fait pas le bonheur
Banks and opening an account; Post office and services; How you spend your money; DÃ©couverte de la Francophonie
4 A vendre
Describing your home; Your ideal house; Adverts, forms, official documents; DÃ©couverte de la Francophonie
Telephone skills; E-mails; Informal correspondence; DÃ©couverte de la Francophonie
6 Si jeunesse savait …
Talking about what you did; What you used to do as a child; DÃ©couverte de la Francophonie
7 Une santÃ© de fer!
Describing symptoms; At the vet's; Healthy lifestyle; Describing an accident; DÃ©couverte de la Francophonie
8 A temps perdu
Travelling; Hobbies; DÃ©couverte de la Francophonie
9 Merci pour le cadeau
Arranging a wedding; Buying presents; Describing things (materials and shapes); DÃ©couverte de la Francophonie
10 Tout travail mÃ©rite salaire!
Work placements and company training; Careers and employment; Job adverts and correspondence; DÃ©couverte de la Francophonie
Bernard Grosz, Lecturer in French, Brasshouse Language Centre, Birmingham
Series Editor: Jane Wightwick, former Editorial Director, Macmillan and Berlitz.
Series Consultant: Brasshouse Centre, Birmingham