Higher Education

Interaction: Révision de grammaire française, 7th Edition

  • includes Audio CD
  • Susan St. Onge Christopher Newport College
  • Ronald St. Onge College of William and Mary
  • ISBN-10: 1413016472  |  ISBN-13: 9781413016475
  • 448 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003, 1999, 1995
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.25

About

Overview

INTERACTION is a complete program offering unparalleled support for the study of culture, literature, and language at the intermediate level. This edition offers a broad range of cultural and literary content, and concise, yet thorough grammar explanations. INTERACTION combines the best of a complete grammar text and a literary and cultural reader in one convenient, one-book format. Each theme-based chapter encourages students to expand linguistic and cultural knowledge through readings and communicative activities. The Seventh Edition makes even greater use of different applications of technology to learning-both in and out of the classroom-including a new video program and iLrn™ French, a powerful all-in-one online solution that helps you level the playing field and manage your course.

Features and Benefits

  • The most fundamental principle underlying INTERACTION is to accommodate students of virtually every background and level of preparation. A complete, clear review is provided of all basic structures in French, and all activities are contextualized and are graded from discrete point exercises through very open-ended activities that allow students to use the language in realistic contexts. All four skills are addressed, and in this edition, cultural material is included, and readings in each chapter both enhance the cultural theme of each unit and focus on reading skills development. Today's INTERACTION represents the only text that users need in order to create a complete intermediate program.
  • Long lauded for the clarity and thoroughness of its grammar presentation, INTERACTION 's grammar explanations (Structures) are clear enough to be used communicatively in class or to be assigned outside of class for self-review. Accompanying activities move students from discrete-point practice to more communicative situations in which they can practice using what they have learned.
  • "Rappel!" sections contain concise explanations to help clarify the more difficult grammar points. These sections give students added guidance where concepts may be a bit more challenging.

Table of Contents

1. LE COMMERCE ET LA CONSOMMATION.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. La zone euro. Petites et grandes surfaces. Notes culturelles. Le commerce réel et virtuel. Les petits commerces de quartier. Le cabas. L''héritage culturel. Boutiques de commerçants et galeries marchandes. Les grands magasins. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. The Present Tense of Regular -er Verbs. Stem-Changing -er Verbs. The Imperative. The Irregular Verbs être, avoir, faire, aller. Aller and faire with Infinitives. Nouns. Articles. Voilà and il y a. A l''écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Phillipe Delerm: Le croissant du trottoir (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine Document de l''Institut acadien de biotechnologie.
2. MODES DE VIE.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Qui habite où? Sarcelles: une cité de banlieue (Boileau et Labourdette, architectes). Place de Catalogne: logements sociaux (Ricardo Bofill, architecte). Notes culturelles. Rats des villes ou rats des champs? Les HLM. Les Français chez eux. L''héritage culturel. Le vieux Paris. Le Paris du baron Haussmann. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Regular -ir Verbs. Regular -re Verbs. Negation. Basic Question Patterns. Reflexive and Reciprocal Verbs. Irregular -oir Verbs. Idioms with être and avoir. Depuis + Present Tense. A l''écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Annie Ernaux: Les Armoires vides (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine Je m''en vais!
3. LA VIE DES JEUNES.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Le sport collectif et individuel. Notes culturelles. La génération des quinze à vingt-quatre ans. L''argent de poche. Le profil des jeunes gens. L''héritage culturel. L''Impressionnisme. Renoir: Le Déjeuner des canotiers. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Irregular -ir verbs. Descriptive Adjectives. Il / Elle est and c''est. Possessive Adjectives. Demonstrative Adjectives. Adverbs. The Comparative and Superlative of Adjectives. The Comparative and Superlative of Adverbs. Numbers. A l''écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Arthur Rimbaud: Roman (poème). Texte de culture contemporaine Coup de blues.
4. LES TÉLÉCOMMUNICATIONS.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Petit lexique de base de l''informatique, anglais / français. La nétiquette. Le courrier électronique. Notes culturelles. La télévision. Le multimédia. L''héritage culturel. La circulation des idées. La politique face à la radio et à la télévision. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Irregular -oire Verbs. Irregular -re Verbs. The passé composé with avoir and être. Basic Question Patterns with the passé composé. Placement of Adverbs with the passé composé. Uses of the passé composé. A l''écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Jean Philippe Toussaint: La Télévison (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine Simple comme un clic?.
5. LA PRESSE ET LE MESSAGE.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. La bande dessinée. La presse traditionnelle en baisse. Notes culturelles. La presse quotidienne. Les magazines. Le kiosque. L''héritage culturel. Le dix-huitième siècle et l''Encyclopédie. Le dix-neuvième siècle et l''Affaire Dreyfus. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Formation of the Imperfect (l''imparfait). Uses of the Imperfect. The Pluperfect (le plus-que-parfait). Choosing Past Tenses. Dates. A l''écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Guy de Maupassant: Bel-Ami (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine Kiosquier et Philosophe.
6. LE MOT ET L''IMAGE.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Le Festival de Cannes. Le Festival de Cannes vu par un acteur. Notes culturelles. Des renseignements pratiques sur le cinéma. La situation mondiale du cinéma français. Le cinéma français et le Ministère des Affaires étrangères. L''héritage culturel. Les pionniers du cinéma français. Le mot et l''image: Cyrano de Bergerac. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Interrogative Adverbs. Expressing Time. Interrogative Pronouns. Quel and lequel. A l''écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire François Truffaut: Donner du plaisir ou le plaisir du cinéma, Le plaisir des yeux (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine La Ville lumière se met en scène.
7. LES TRANSPORTS ET LA TECHNOLOGIE.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Dans l''air: Airbus. Dans l''espace: Ariane. Sur les rails: Le TGV et le tunnel sous la Manche. Notes culturelles. Les transports ferroviaires et aériens. Les transports urbains: mode d''emploi. L''héritage culturel. Vers la technologie des transports modernes. Fernand Léger (1881�1955), peintre des temps modernes. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Object Pronouns. Disjunctive Pronouns. Possessive Pronouns. Demonstrative Pronouns. A l''écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Pierre Boulle: La Planète des singes (extrait).Texte de culture contemporaine L''avion du futur ne fait pas rêver.
8. A LA FAC.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Les Universités de Paris. L''Université française hors de la France métropolitaine. Le Système de Transfert de Crédits Européens (ECTS) et le LMD. Notes culturelles. Pour s''inscrire. Le cursus. Etablissements privés et l''apprentissage. L''héritage culturel. L''Université d''Etat. La Sorbonne. Jules Ferry et l''école républicaine. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Formation of the Present Subjunctive. Formation of the Past Subjunctive. Uses of the Subjunctive. The Subjunctive after Certain Conjunctions. The Subjunctive after Indefinite Antecedents. The Subjunctive in Superlative Statements. A l''écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Guy Tirolien: Prière d''un petit enfant nègre (poème). Texte de culture contemporaine Les Centres de Formation des apprentis.
9. LA FRANCOPHONIE.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Qui parle français actuellement? TV5 monde. Haïti. Notes culturelles. La francophonie et la littérature. L''écrivain et sa langue. L''héritage culturel. Histoire de l''expansion de la langue française dans le monde. Répartition de la population francophone aux Etats-Unis. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Prepositions with Infinitives. Other Uses of Prepositions. The Present Participle. Relative Pronouns. A l''écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Tahar Ben Jelloun: Interview with Le Monde; L''Enfant de sable (extrait). Texte de culture contemporaine Le Canada: la francophonie.
10. DÉCOUVRIR ET SE DÉCOUVRIR.
Culture. Un peu de culture contemporaine. Les vacances et le voyage. Le tourisme vert. Voyages dans une réalité virtuelle. Notes culturelles. Les congés et la semaine de 35 heures. Les vacances d''hiver. Les grandes vacances. L''héritage culturel. Exploration et utopie. Gauguin et l''exotisme océanien. Magritte et l''art surréaliste. Structures et vocabulaire. Vocabulaire actif. Lexique personnel. Formation of the Future and the Future Perfect. Uses of the Future and the Future Perfect. Formation of the Conditional and the Past Conditional. Uses of the Conditional and the Past Conditional. Tense Sequences. A l''écoute. A lire. Texte littéraire Charles Baudelaire: L''Invitation au voyage (poème et poème en prose). Texte de culture contemporaine Comment détecter les extraterrestres.
Appendice A.
The Passive Voice.
Indirect Discourse.
Literary Tenses.
Special Uses of the Definite Article.
Appendice B.
Verb Charts.
Lexique français-anglais.
Indice.
Credits.

What's New

  • The cultural material--both High-C and related aspects of contemporary culture�has been streamlined and distributed throughout the chapter. Each chapter now opens with the contemporary culture that students find most interesting (Un peu de culture contemporaine). The High-C cultural component (L'héritage culturel) and short cultural notes (Notes culturelles) appear at a variety of different junctures within the units in order to provide more manageable cultural segements and to provide more opportunity for rich discussion of culture throughout the units.
  • New CengageNOW (formerly iLrn™ French) provides students and instructors with an all-in-one online solution for the intermediate French course. With CengageNOW, everything students need to master the skills and concepts of the course is built right in to this dynamic audio- and video-enhanced learning environment, including: an audio-enhanced eBook with integrated activities; companion videos; an interactive VoiceBoard; an online workbook; an online lab manual with audio; interactive enrichment activities; diagnostic activities that generate a personalized study plan for each student; and access to online live tutoring with a French teaching expert through vMentor™.
  • A completely revised workbook provides new oral and written activities which progress methodically from comprehension to expression; it also offers a new section "Prononcez bien!" that focuses on a specific phonetic difficulty that students may encounter in each given chapter. The written activities offer practice on every point of structure in the unit, culminating in a suggested composition featuring a process-oriented writing approach that incorporates web-based research; a realia-based writing activity complete this section. In addition, the new section "A l'écran!" provides activities based on appropriate segments of the new video program that accompanies the book.
  • Many of the selections in the literary reading section, "A lire", have been replaced with readings of enhanced diversity and student interest level and to provide maximum instructional flexibility. "A lire" now features two different readings: "Text littéraire" and the new "Texte de culture contemporaine" which features a short contemporary reading focusing on the cultural theme of each unit and more closely ties the reading activities to the functional aspects of the chapters.
  • The "Exercices de vocabulaire" has been revised to ensure that students get more productive practice with key vocabulary items, and the popular Lexique personnel feature now immediately follows the vocabulary exercises to provide more open-ended practice with the vocabulary that is constantly recycled throughout each unit.
  • To synthesize the linguistic and cultural content of the chapter, a variety of new activities�more open-ended, creative, and challenging�are now interspersed throughout each chapter. Students pass immediately from practice with individual structures to usage of those structures. Many new types of activities have been created for each unit to augment the possibilities for pair and small group work.Grammar activities have been revised to enhance their effectiveness.
  • The important "Interactions" now follow almost every grouping of related grammar points to allow for immediate practice of concepts in realistic contexts and to provide frequent interactive material for pair and group work. The completely revised and enhanced activities, often accompanied by a realia, give students the opportunity for guided personal expression and encourage students to activate the material they've learned to that point.
  • Pre-listening activities have been added to the audio-based activities of the "A l'écoute" feature to parallel the pre-reading activities that precede the reading selections.
  • A brand new video program reflects both French and francophone lifestyles while modeling the functions, grammar, and vocabulary presented at the intermediate level. Each segment represents a complete teaching unit filled with drama, culturally authentic situations and culturally-appropriate language. Students are exposed to both the modern-day and historical situations that render France and the francophone world what they are today. Follow up activities in the new "A l'écran" segments of the Workbook/Lab Manual assess students' understanding of the situations and provide a starting point for cultural comparison and discussion.
  • The "Situations" have been separated into "Situations orales" and "Situations écrites" to clearly delineate activities with a focus on writing from those with a focus on oral communication. These activities continue to allow students further practice with the vocabulary and structures of each unit in both oral and written contexts.
  • The "Liens culturels" have been expanded to include a series of capstone discussion activities designed to help students make connections between the cultural information presented and the literary and contemporary readings that conclude each chapter.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"…the revisions to the Grammar and Workbook sections seem to be very well done. The grammar explanations have always been a strength of the INTERACTION text. I like a number of the revised exercises in the workbook. The audio program also seems much stronger."

— Ellen Thorington, Ball State University

"I like the changes that have been made to the 7th edition of INTERACTION. I think that the program is a good one, and the enhancements will make it even better."

— Debbie Bell, University of Georgia

"I like the topics and believe they are well distributed throughout the chapters. They are well supported by appropriate questions and activities. Essential structures are covered with clear explanations and contextualized exercises."

— Margaret C. McDiarmid, Xavier University

"Interaction is excellent. Structures are well-presented with excellent sections designed to get the student speaking in the target language."

— Judith Ann Baughin, University of Cincinnati

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Quia Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1424051789 | ISBN-13: 9781424051786)

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Answer Key (with Lab Audio Script)  (ISBN-10: 1413018092 | ISBN-13: 9781413018097)

This booklet contains answers to the Workbook/Lab Manual and the Lab Audio script for the Activités orales and A l'écran! sections.

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Lab Audio CDs  (ISBN-10: 1413018106 | ISBN-13: 9781413018103)

This new audio program was created specifically to correlate to the audio sections included in the workbook/lab manual.

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DVD Video  (ISBN-10: 1413018122 | ISBN-13: 9781413018127)

This completely new video introduces students to French and froncophone lifestyles as they follow the adventures of Élodie and her friends throughout Paris. Modeling the functions, grammar, and vocabulary presented at the Intermediate level, each video segment represents a complete teaching unit filled with drama, culturally authentic situations and culturally appropriate language. As students get to know the characters, they are exposed to both the modern-day and historical situations that render France and the francophone world what they are today. The video also includes useful "on-the-street" interviews with people of all ages from all walks of life, providing a nice balance between the impromptu and the Élodie à Paris storyline.

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Instructor's Resources CD-ROM (with Testing Program)  (ISBN-10: 1413018114 | ISBN-13: 9781413018110)

This CD-ROM contains banks of testing items allowing instructors to choose selectively material for active learning and to create tests in multiple formats. Also included in this customizable program are the answer keys and audio scripts, as well as mid-term and final exams.

Saint-Exupéry's Le Petit Prince, Revised Educational Edition  (ISBN-10: 0395240050 | ISBN-13: 9780395240052)

The Educational Edition of this contemporary masterpiece features full-color reproductions of Saint-Exupéry’s original drawings. The text is presented unabridged and includes John Richardson Miller’s introduction to the author’s life and works, notes, a bibliography, and a complete end vocabulary.

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Le Compagnon du Petit Prince Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0155504487 | ISBN-13: 9780155504486)

This exercise manual, written entirely in French, is the perfect complement to all three editions of Le Petit Prince. It features 23 groups of exercises as well as suggested topics for composition.

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Annotated Instructor's Edition (with Audio CD)  (ISBN-10: 1413018149 | ISBN-13: 9781413018141)

The AIE includes a detailed walk-through and Preface for professors as well as enhanced instructor annotations throughout the text. These annotations will facilitate presentation of new material, offer suggestions for warm-up and enrichment activities, and provide background information.

Student Supplements

Quia Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1424051789 | ISBN-13: 9781424051786)

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Workbook/Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1413018084 | ISBN-13: 9781413018080)

The completely revised workbook provides new oral and written activities which progress methodically from comprehension to expression. A new section, Prononcez bien!, focuses on a specific phonetic difficulty that students may encounter in each given chapter. The written activities in the manual offer practice on every point of structure in the unit and culminate in a suggested composition that features a process-oriented writing approach and also incorporates web-based research. A realia-based writing activity completes this section. In addition, new A l’écran! Sections provide activities based on appropriate segments of the new video program that accompanies the Seventh Edition.

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Answer Key (with Lab Audio Script)  (ISBN-10: 1413018092 | ISBN-13: 9781413018097)

This booklet contains answers to the Workbook/Lab Manual and the Lab Audio script for the Activités orales and A l'écran! sections.

List Price = $17.95  | CengageBrain Price = $17.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $13.25

Lab Audio CDs  (ISBN-10: 1413018106 | ISBN-13: 9781413018103)

This new audio program was created specifically to correlate to the audio sections included in the workbook/lab manual.

List Price = $87.95  | CengageBrain Price = $87.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $66.00

DVD Video  (ISBN-10: 1413018122 | ISBN-13: 9781413018127)

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Audio CD (Stand Alone Version)  (ISBN-10: 1413018173 | ISBN-13: 9781413018172)

This CD, packaged with each copy of the text (student and instructor's editions) at no additional cost, provides the audio input that accompanies the in-text listening activities. The Audio script for this CD can be found on the Interaction website.

List Price = $104.95  | CengageBrain Price = $104.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.75

Saint-Exupéry's Le Petit Prince, Revised Educational Edition  (ISBN-10: 0395240050 | ISBN-13: 9780395240052)

The Educational Edition of this contemporary masterpiece features full-color reproductions of Saint-Exupéry’s original drawings. The text is presented unabridged and includes John Richardson Miller’s introduction to the author’s life and works, notes, a bibliography, and a complete end vocabulary.

List Price = $75.95  | CengageBrain Price = $75.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.25

Le Compagnon du Petit Prince Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0155504487 | ISBN-13: 9780155504486)

This exercise manual, written entirely in French, is the perfect complement to all three editions of Le Petit Prince. It features 23 groups of exercises as well as suggested topics for composition.

List Price = $118.95  | CengageBrain Price = $118.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $89.50

Bundle: Interaction: Révision de grammaire française (with Audio CD), 7th + Jules et Jim Interactif DVD-ROM: An Interactive Film Companion to Your French Program  (ISBN-10: 1424088283 | ISBN-13: 9781424088287)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Susan St. Onge

Susan St. Onge is a distinguished professor of French at Christopher Newport University. In addition to INTERACTION, Susan and Ronald St. Onge are co-authors of LA CIVILISATION FRANÇAISE EN ÉVOLUTION, Volumes I and II.

Ronald St. Onge

Ronald St. Onge, a native French speaker, is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William and Mary. Both Ron and Susan are visible figures in the language community, well-respected for their successful and effective textbooks and their dedication to students. Ron is praised for his exceptional selection of cultural and literary readings for INTERACTION, while Susan’s grammatical explanations have been lauded as “practical and concise.”