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Deux Mondes / With Cassette

Deux Mondes / With Cassette - 4th edition

Deux Mondes / With Cassette - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780072434019

ISBN10: 0072434015

Deux Mondes / With Cassette by Tracy D. Terrell, Mary B. Rogers, Betsy J. Kerr and Guy Spielmann - ISBN 9780072434019
Edition: 4TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
International: No
Deux Mondes / With Cassette by Tracy D. Terrell, Mary B. Rogers, Betsy J. Kerr and Guy Spielmann - ISBN 9780072434019

ISBN13: 9780072434019

ISBN10: 0072434015

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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, Deux mondes, Fourth Edition offers beginning language students a way to develop language proficiency, especially in listening and speaking, that allows students to participate in real conversations at a very early stage. The Natural Approach in general, and Deux mondes, Fourth Edition in particular, present material inductively (so that the activities drive the grammar) and in the context of culturally rich themes and topics. This text clearly sets itself apart from the competition: with Deux mondes, students quickly become excited with their rapid growth in comprehension and vocabulary acquisition, and enjoy speaking in the non-threatening environment made possible by the activity formats.


  • The organization and use of the white-page activities are presented more clearly with a new system that facilitates lesson planning. They are now categorized into 14 rubrics. In the student edition, each has a title indicating its rubric. The suggested methodology and purpose for each rubric are clearly explained in the Instructor's Manual, along with sample lesson plans for each rubric, based on specific activities in the Fourth Edition student text.
  • There is a more lively look-and-feel within the white pages, with more color, graphics and art to stimulate visual learning. And, every chapter in the Fourth Edition has richer variety of white-page activity types.
  • All chapters are updated in content and subject matter.
  • Chapitre 11, Les moyens de communication, has also undergone strong revision to accommodate the technological advancements in society in general.
  • More realia-based activities.
  • Two new in-text web-based features:

    • Cliquez là! (click there) is a unique new web feature that enhances several activities and readings in each chapter. This feature guides students to do basic research on their own, often to meet a simple need such as finding a hotel or making a purchase. Cliquez là! activities can be assigned as homework or used for personal browsing.
    • Le Web vous attend! (The web awaits you!) are new end-of-chapter web activities which refer students to the McGraw-Hill website in order to complete the activities. Different from Cliquez là!, they function as realia. Here one finds activities keyed to chapter themes, additional readings and realia, self-tests, additional grammar exercises, and more.

  • The readings in the Fourth Edition are even more culturally interesting and focus on real people. There is now one Info per chapter and two new reading features have been added.

    The first, ''Les francophones sur le vif''!, (Francophones in daily life) offers short interviews with native speakers from around the world.
    The second, ''La langue en mouvement''!, (Language in motion) is also a short text highlighting particular aspects of the French language which ties them into current Francophone culture.

  • Several Grammaire sections have been rearranged to accommodate new fourth-edition functional needs.
  • The ATE margin notes for instructors in the Grammaire have been enriched and expanded.
  • The Student Text margin notes for student use have been revised and improved.
  • There is a new student CD-ROM that correlates with the text that contains a large selection of interactive activities, cultural notes and the Vocabulaire sections. It also includes the MHELT, verb charts, and a useful talking dictionary.
  • A New Website offers cultural links and the opportunity for students to self-quiz with additional vocabulary and grammar practice.


  • The Natural Approach is based on the premise that students develop language in stages.
  • Because the comprehension stage precedes the production stage, Deux mondes focuses first on receptive skills (listening and reading) by incorporating large amounts of comprehensible input (TPR, teacher talk, pre-text oral activities) before asking students to produce the language (speaking and writing). Rather than using topics and culture as background for teaching grammar, the organization of Deux mondes makes them central.
  • Activités et lectures (Activities and Readings), found on the white pages, is the first part of each chapter and the heart of the text. This section introduces students to vocabulary and key structures through chapter-opening drawings and lively, targeted activities. By asking students about themselves and their interests, the oral activities are extraordinarily successful in getting students involved, talking, and using key structures in natural and meaningful communication.
  • The success that instructors have had with its oral activities is, in large part, the key to the success Deux mondes has enjoyed.
  • The second part of each chapter, easily located on the blue pages, contains Grammaire et exercices (Grammar and exercises). The clear, straightforward grammar explanations and self-correctable grammar practice in this section are particularly designed for students to study on their own, although instructors may cover the material in class, if they prefer. Within this two-part chapter organization, the study of grammar takes its place as one part--meaningful and important, but only one part--of learning to be a successful communicator.
  • All parts of Deux mondes are designed to be covered in class--the activities and readings on the white pages--are in French, including nearly all of the marginal glosses for the readings. The student need not encounter any English at all in class. Only material intended for students to cover at home--grammar explanations and translated examples that appear in the blue pages--are in English. For this reason, many advocates of the Direct Method or All French approach use Deux mondes.
  • The two worlds of the title reflect the importance in Deux mondes of reaching the student's world and linking it to France and the Francophone world. Therefore, the cultural material in Deux mondes is not anecdotal or decorative but carefully designed as an integral part of the activities in the text and the course. The richly diverse cultural information is carefully selected to enhance the chapter themes and to provide content for discussion in class.

Author Bio

Terrell, Tracy D. :

Rogers, Mary B. : Friends University

Kerr, Betsy J. : University of Minnesota-Minneapolis

Spielmann, Guy : Georgetown University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Première étape Premières rencontres
Qui est-ce? Les camarades de classe
Comment sont-ils? La description des personnes
Les vêtements et les couleurs
Grammaire et exercices

A.1 Commands with vous
A.2 Identifying people: C'est..., Je m'appelle...
A.3. Gender, agreement, and articles
A.4 Describing people: Subject pronouns and être; ne... pas
A.5 Plural nouns and articles
A.6 Addressing others: Tu and vous

Deuxième étape Le monde étudiant
Qu'est-ce qu'il y a dans la salle de classe?
La date et l'alphabet
Les nombres de 40 à 100 et l'heure
Les cours et la semaine scolaire
La description des autres
Grammaire et exercices

B.1 Expressing existence: Il y a
B.2 Asking questions
B.3 Spelling in French
B.4 Quelle heure est-il? Telling time
B.5 Expressing possession: The verb avoir
B.6 Recognizing the gender of nouns
B.7 Describing with adjectives: More on gender agreement
B.8 Irregular plural forms of nouns and adjectives

Chapitre 1 Ma famille et moi
Activités et lectures
La famille
Info / Société: La famille française
Goûts personnels
Origines et renseignements personnels
Info / Société: Qui sont les Français?
La vie de famille
Info / Vie quotidienne: La pétanque
Lecture: Familles d'aujourd'hui
Grammaire et exercices

1.1 Expressing relationships and possession: Possessive adjectives
1.2 Expressing likes and dislikes: The verb aimer + infinitive
1.3 Stating origin: The verb venir
1.4 Talking about dates and personal data: Numbers beyond 100
1.5 Talking about actions: Present tense of -er verbs
1.6 Expressing relationships and possession: De + noun and contractions of de

(From this point, only grammar points will be shown.)
Chapitre 2 La vie quotidienne et les loisirs

2.1 Talking about activities and weather: The verb faire
2.2 Talking about everyday activities: Reflexive verbs
2.3 Going places and future actions: The verb aller, contractions of à, and aller + infinitive
2.4 Making general statements: The impersonal subject on
2.5 Abilities and desires: The verbs pouvoir, vouloir, and savoir

Chapitre 3 En ville

3.1 Saying where things are: Prepositions of location
3.2 Asking questions: Interrogative words
3.3 Irregular -re verbs like prendre
3.4 Expressing necessity: il faut and devoir + infinitive
3.5 Pointing things out: Demonstrative adjectives and -ci/-là
3.6 Expressing quantities: Partitive articles and other expressions of quantity
3.7 Verbs like sortir and dormir

Chapitre 4 La maison et le quartier

4.1 Describing: Adjectives that come before the noun
4.2 Making comparisons
4.3 Regular -ir verbs (finir)
4.4 Regular -re verbs (prendre)
4.5 Direct object pronouns
4.6 Talking about knowing: The verb connaître
4.7 Describing states of being: Idioms with avoir

Chapitre 5 Dans le passé

5.1 Saying what you did: The passé composé with avoir
5.2 The passé composé with être
5.3 The passé composé of reflexive verbs
5.4 Past participles of irregular verbs conjugated with avoir
5.5 Negative expressions

Chapitre 6 L'enfance et la jeunesse

6.1 The irregular verbs dire, lire, écrire
6.2 Saying what you used to do: The imperfect
6.3 Describing past states: More on the imperfect
6.4 Linking ideas: The relative pronouns qui, que, où
6.5 Indirect object pronouns
6.6 More on reflexive verbs
6.7 Seeing and believing: The verbs voir and croire
6.8 Different perspectives on the past: The passé composé and the imparfait

Chapitre 7 À table!

7.1 Review of articles: Definite, indefinite, and partitive

7.2 Expressing quantities: Using the pronoun en
7.3 Asking questions: Review of qui, que, and quoi
7.4 Ongoing actions: Etre en train de + infinitive
7.5 Ordering events: avant de + infinitive, après + past infinitive
Chapitre 8 La Terre

8.1 Expressing location, destination, and origin: Prepositions + place names
8.2 Expressing extremes: The superlative
8.3 Making distinctions: The question lequel? and the answer celui
8.4 Ought to and should: More on the verb devoir
8.5 What was going on: Another use of the imparfait

Chapitre 9 L'enseignement, les carrières et l'avenir

9.1 J'y pense: More on y
9.2 Emphatic pronouns
9.3 Identifying and describing: C'est versus il / elle est
9.4 Saying what you've been doing: The present + depuis
9.5 Saying what you will do: The future tense

Chapitre 10 Les voyages

10.1 Expressing all and everything: Using tout
10.2 Expressing obligation: Il faut que + subjunctive
10.3 More about the subjunctive
10.4 Verbs for travelling: conduire and suivre
10.5 Giving orders: The imperative with pronouns
10.6 Double object pronouns

Chapitre 11 Les moyens de communication

11.1 Saying what you would do: The conditional tense
11.2 The relative pronoun dont
11.3 The indefinite relatives ce qui, ce que, and ce dont
11.4 Review of object pronouns: direct and indirect objects
11.5 Talking about hypothetical situations: More on the imparfait

Chapitre 12 La santé et les urgences

12.1 Saying what you want others to do: More on the subjunctive
12.2 Changes of state: rendre + adjective; passé composé versus imparfait
12.3 The present participle
12.4 Expressing events in the recent past: venir de + infinitive
12.5 Narrating in the past tense: More on the passé composé and the imparfait

Chapitre 13 La famille et les valeurs en société

13.1 Each other: Reciprocal use of reflexive pronouns
13.2 Describing actions: Adverbs
13.3 Expressing feelings: More about the subjunctive
13.4 A past in the past: The plus-que-parfait
13.5 More on expressing possession: Possessive pronouns

Chapitre 14 Les enjeux du présent et de l'avenir

14.1 The verb vivre
14.2 Should have: The past conditional of devoir
14.3 Saying what you would have done: The past conditional
14.4 The subjunctive with conjunctions
14.5 Expressing doubt and uncertainty: More on the subjunctive

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