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Sur le vif: Niveau intermédiaire, 6th Edition

  • Clare Tufts Duke University
  • Hannelore Jarausch University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • ISBN-10: 1133311261  |  ISBN-13: 9781133311263
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

Designed for one-semester intermediate French courses, SUR LE VIF offers a contextualized review of the fundamentals, adding just enough new material to expand the language skills of students without overwhelming them. The text is divided into an in-class conversation manual and an out-of-class grammar reference, giving instructors the flexibility to choose among readings, activities, and grammar practice to meet the varied needs of intermediate students. In nine short chapters, SUR LE VIF encompasses a full-length intermediate course with its provocative readings, active grammar review, and updated cultural notes. The program also takes into account the importance of audio and visual elements: the "Prélude" (before Chapter 1), two "Interludes" (after Chapters 3 and 6), and "Postlude" (after Chapter 9) contain new songs and follow-up activities. The accompanying video program, featured on the new Premium Website, adds a visual component. By skillfully weaving grammar review into thought-provoking chapter themes, SUR LE VIF provides a solid review of first-year French while adding refinements for improved skills in reading, listening, composition, and conversation.

Features and Benefits

  • Each chapter features two readings: a short selection that contextualizes vocabulary and grammar presentation and practice, and a longer selection that is used as the basis for more communicative, open-ended activities.
  • The second half of SUR LE VIF contains a grammar review in reference format, with explanations in English and examples drawn from chapter themes, facilitating study outside of class and freeing class time for communicative application of the structures to express opinions.
  • New and updated readings, songs, and cultural material encourage deeper exploration of chapter themes, as well as lively discussions about cross-cultural comparisons.
  • Consistent use of the "Rappel" boxes, a careful evaluation of grammar explanations, and additional "Cherchez la forme" activities add to the clarity and accuracy of the grammar presentation and review.
  • Combining a natural progression from basic to open-ended exercises with a personal application, the sixth edition of SUR LE VIF offers engaging activities that enable students to build on what they already know and express increasingly complex thoughts and ideas in French.
  • All activities, both in-class and at-home, weave together the chapter topic and grammatical structures. For example, a look at French and American systems of higher education in Chapter 1 starts the book on a familiar note and logically demands the review of the present tense.
  • "Hot topics" provoke classroom discussion and encourage spontaneous expression while presenting a complex picture of the French-speaking world.
  • The songs on the audio program represent a current and diverse array of musical styles in the Francophone world and enhance the cultural richness of the student experience.
  • The QUIA™ online Student Activities Manual allows students to complete their homework anytime, anywhere, and instructors the flexibility to manage their courses at their own convenience.
  • The Premium Website is an online suite of digital resources, making it easy for you to access all the eResources available with SUR LE VIF, Sixth Edition, through this one-stop online portal. You'll have access to all of the resources from the Book Companion Website, plus premium password-protected content that includes multimedia resources such as the SAM audio program, Heinle playlists, grammar podcasts, the complete SUR LE VIF video program with accompanying exercises, as well as audio-enhanced flash cards. Students gain access to the Premium Website's content via this printed access card that can be packaged with new copies of the text or online at iChapters.com.
  • An expanded testing program offers more options and flexibility for instructors.

Table of Contents

PRÉLUDE: Le français dans le monde.
LECTURE: Lynda Lemay: "Les maudits Français".
1. Les Etudes.
VOCABULAIRE: les lieux, les gens, les choses, les activités; LECTURES: Faïza Guène: Kiffe kiffe demain; L'étudiant: J'ai étudié un an à Vancouver; STRUCTURES: Verb review: payer, s'ennuyer; Present indicative; Infinitives; Imperatives; Faire causative.
2. Les Jeunes.
VOCABULAIRE: les vêtements et les accessoires, les activités et les passe-temps quotidiens; LECTURES: Le Figaro: Les jeunes plébiscitent le service civique; Diam's: "Jeune demoiselle"; STRUCTURES: Verb review: décrire, s'asseoir; Descriptive adjectives; Comparative and superlative of adjectives; Tout; Interrogatives; Il (Elle) est vs. C'est.
3. Les Immigrés.
VOCABULAIRE: Présent ou passé?, l'immigration, questions sociales, la vie active; LECTURES: Francis Bebey: A la recherche d'un travail; J.M.G. Le Clézio: Printemps. STRUCTURES: Verb review: accueillir, mourir; Imperfect (Imparfait); Passé composé vs. imperfect; Pluperfect (Plus-que-parfait); Past infinitives; Le mot juste: manquer à, rendre, partir, sortir, quitter.
INTERLUDE 1: Loukoum et Camembert.
LECTURE: Les Escrocs: "Loukoum et Camembert."
4. En Route!
VOCABULAIRE: les moyens de transport, les gens qui se déplacent, le déplacement, les activités, les problèmes et les solutions; LECTURES: Le Figaro: Le service de vélos en libre-service affiche un bilan mitigé en 2011; Fernand Raynaud: La 2 CV de ma sœur STRUCTURES: Verb review: conduire, mettre; Articles; Object pronouns, y and en; Order of pronouns; Disjunctive pronouns; Le mot juste: se moquer de.
5. Les Voyages.
VOCABULAIRE: pourquoi?, comment?, où?, quoi?; LECTURES: Marcel Pagnol: Le château de ma mère; Didier Tilman: Voyage autour du monde; trois ans de vagabondage; STRUCTURES: Verb review: Verbs in -ger, prendre, découvrir; Prepositions with geographical names; Future tense and conditional forms; Future perfect and past conditional; If-clauses; Passé simple.
6. Ciné et Télé.
VOCABULAIRE: le cinéma, la television; LECTURES: Albert Robida: La télévision--un rêve du XIXe siècle; Albert Camus: Le Premier homme; STRUCTURES: Verb review: préférer, projeter; Negative expressions; Relative pronouns; Le mot juste: il s'agit de.
INTERLUDE 2: T'étais pas né.
LECTURE: Frasiak: "T'étais pas né."
7. Traditions.
VOCABULAIRE: les personnages, les contes; LECTURES: Jean de La Fontaine: La Grenouille qui veut se faire aussi grosse que le Boeuf; Un conte corse: La fleur, le miroir et le cheval. STRUCTURES: Verb review: croire; What is the subjunctive? Formation of the subjunctive; Usage of the subjunctive.
8. En Famille.
VOCABULAIRE: la famille moderne, les amis, les rapports, des traits de caractère, au foyer; LECTURES: Femme Magazine: "Géneration Tanguy" ou l'indépendance tardive»; Simone de Beauvoir: Mémoires d'une jeune fille rangée; STRUCTURES: Verb review: vivre, venir; Adverbs, Comparison of adverbs, Comparison of nouns; Demonstrative pronouns.
9. Sans Frontiers.
VOCABULAIRE: le monde, l'environnement, des demarches; LECTURES: Pierre Perret: "Je suis vert de colère"; Terre de liens: Deux jeunes agriculteurs; STRUCTURES: Verb review: atteindre; What is a function? Requesting information; Hypothesizing; Describing; Expressing opinions or reactions; Disagreeing; Narrating.
POSTLUDE: Les Cajuns.
LECTURE: Bruce Diagrepont: "Disco et fais-do-do."

What's New

  • Several new readings and one new song provide high-interest, engaging material supporting and expanding on the chapter theme. New topics include a humorous perspective on the typical comments made on a French report card; the popularity of civic service for young people; the success and problems of the Vélib program; the effects of technology on the behavior of young people; and the phenomenon of young people living longer in their parents' home than those in the United States.
  • Updated and streamlined, the "Saviez-vous que…?" boxes in the margins provide students with relevant and up-to-date current background information pertaining to the content at hand.
  • Thoroughly revised content in Chapter 9 now focuses on environmental issues, a problem that goes beyond borders. The vocabulary in this chapter will allow students to discuss an issue that they confront on a daily basis.
  • Vocabulary lists have been reviewed and refreshed, as have the subsequent corresponding activities.
  • New, unscripted video material is incorporated into the end of each chapter for additional listening practice related to chapter theme.

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Premium Web Site, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access Code Code  (ISBN-10: 1133613039 | ISBN-13: 9781133613039)

The Premium Website is students' one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. Students have complimentary access to the text-portion of the audio program, auto-graded quizzes, web search activities and links, Google Earth™ coordinates, and an iTunes® playlist. Premium password-protected resources include the SAM-portion of the audio program, the video program and accompanying activities, grammar and pronunciation podcasts, grammar tutorial videos, audio-enhanced flash cards, and more! Instant access can be purchased via www.CengageBrain.com.

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SAM Audio Program  (ISBN-10: 1133936016 | ISBN-13: 9781133936015)

The Text/SAM Audio Program contains audio material for the entire SUR LE VIF program. The audio program consists of all the audio corresponding to the exercises in the workbook, as well as the audio to correspond to the textbook (including the music selections from the "Interludes"). The complete in-text and SAM audio program is also available on the Premium Website and in the Heinle eSAM. Students can purchase instant access via http://www.CengageBrain.com.

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SAM  (ISBN-10: 1133936024 | ISBN-13: 9781133936022)

The "Cahier" (SAM) provides support for the improvement of the student's written French through exercises that move from the discrete point, self-check variety, to the more open-ended ones, culminating in a choice of composition topics using the process-writing approach. The "Exercices de laboratoire" section follows the "Exercices écrits" section of the "Cahier" and offers practice of phonetics and listening comprehension and dictation.

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SAM Answer Key with Audio Script  (ISBN-10: 113393613X | ISBN-13: 9781133936138)

This printed supplement contains the complete Answer Key and Audioscript for the accompanying Student Activities Manual.

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Quia for Heinle eSAM, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133933181 | ISBN-13: 9781133933182)

Designed specifically for today's computer-savvy students, Heinle eSAM (powered by QUIA™) is an advanced and easy-to-use e-learning platform for delivering activities to you via the web. A complete online workbook and homework package with interactive exercises and web links, Heinle eSAM also is an integrated course-management system that automatically grades many types of exercises and then sends the results straight to a versatile cross-platform electronic gradebook that allows you to track your results. Heinle eSAM even has a floating accent bar for world languages! Instant access can be purchased via http://www.CengageBrain.com.

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Premium Web Site, 4 terms (24 months) Instant Access Code Code  (ISBN-10: 1133613039 | ISBN-13: 9781133613039)

The Premium Website is your one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. You will have complimentary access to the text-portion of the audio program, auto-graded quizzes, web search activities and links, Google Earth™ coordinates, and an iTunes® playlist. Premium password-protected resources include the SAM-portion of the audio program, the video program and accompanying activities, grammar and pronunciation podcasts, grammar tutorial videos, audio-enhanced flash cards, and more!

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SAM Audio Program  (ISBN-10: 1133936016 | ISBN-13: 9781133936015)

The Text/SAM Audio Program contains audio material for the entire SUR LE VIF program. The audio program consists of all the audio corresponding to the exercises in the workbook, as well as the audio to correspond to the textbook (including the music selections from the "Interludes"). The complete in-text and SAM audio program also is available on the Premium Website and in the Heinle eSAM.

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SAM  (ISBN-10: 1133936024 | ISBN-13: 9781133936022)

The "Cahier" (SAM) provides support for the improvement of your written French through exercises that move from the discrete point, self-check variety, to the more open-ended ones, culminating in a choice of composition topics using the process writing approach. The "Exercices de laboratoire" section follows the "Exercices écrits" section of the "Cahier" and offers practice of phonetics and listening comprehension and dictation.

List Price = $135.95  | CengageBrain Price = $135.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $102.00

SAM Answer Key with Audio Script  (ISBN-10: 113393613X | ISBN-13: 9781133936138)

This printed supplement contains the complete Answer Key and Audioscript for the accompanying Student Activities Manual.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Clare Tufts

Clare Tufts received her PhD in French literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. She is the professor of the Practice of Romance Studies and director of the French Language Program at Duke University. She has published articles on language acquisition and pedagogy, the modern political theatre in France, Alfred Jarry, and political propaganda in French cartoons. In 1990, her computer tutorial Micro-Review in French was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Professor Tufts's research interests include second-language acquisition, modern French theatre, and popular culture.

Hannelore Jarausch

Hannelore received her PhD in eighteenth-century French Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jarausch is a senior lecturer in French and director of the French Language Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She teaches courses in methodology, language, and literature, and has authored an advanced intermediate text. She was named Foreign Language Teacher of the Year (Higher Education) in 2009-2010 by the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina. Jarausch's research interests focus on language teaching and teaching assistant training. She has presented at ACTFL, Central States, and the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina.