French Grammar in Context presents a unique and exciting approach to learning grammar.
Authentic texts from a rich variety of sources, literary and journalistic, are used as the starting point for the illustration and explanation of key areas of French grammar. Each point is consolidated with a wide range of written and spoken exercises. Grammar is presented not as an end in itself, but as a tool essential to enjoying French, understanding native speakers and communicating effectively with them.
Literary texts and poems are taken from renowned French authors such as Albert Camus, Zola, André Malraux, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Stendhal and Jacques Prévert. News sources include Libération, Le Point, Marianne, and Le Monde Diplomatique, in addition to articles from regional papers such as Ouest-France and La Voix du Nord. Lifestyle articles are included from magazines such as Elle.
This fourth edition has been updated to include new extracts from writers such as Christiane Rochefort , Raymond Queneau and Roch Carrier. In addition to extra exercises within the book, this new edition is supported by a companion website that offers a wealth of additional interactive exercises to practise and reinforce the material covered.
French Grammar in Context is aimed at intermediate and advanced students and is ideal for both independent and class-based study.