By Heather McCoy
The suitable shuttle spouse and at-home reference, this thoroughly up to date quantity gains 1,001 universal French phrases. every one time period is followed by way of a short definition, a sentence in French demonstrating right utilization, and a translation. up to date entries hide phrases for present electronic expertise, and a handy reference part provides phrases relating to kin; days, months, and seasons; telling time; procuring; and different vocabulary different types.
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Did you know, for example, that France is far less densely populated than Britain? Vocabulary ♦ la répartition de la population une aire urbaine une aire de repos* une agglomération l’implantation s’implanter* les trois dernières décennies constater s’installer attirer la banlieue le centre-ville le coût élevé le logement 111 (* not in text) the distribution of the population an urban area (a technical term) a rest area on a motorway a built-up area, conurbation the setting up (of a company) to set up the last three decades to note (on constate = one can see) to settle (in an area), to set up to attract the suburbs the town centre the high cost accommodation 20 | France and its towns Exercise 1 Lisez le texte.
It is also used reﬂexively. We’ve already seen its intransitive use: Nous sommes passés par Limoges. We went via Limoges. 111 48 | On the road But passer can also be used transitively with different meanings: On voulait passer notre dernière journée à Lourdes. We wanted to spend our last day in Lourdes. Sophie a passé son permis de conduire Jeudi. Sophie took her driving test on Thursday. Note that ‘to pass’ an exam is réussir or être reçu à un examen. The reﬂexive verb se passer means ‘to happen, to take place’ and, as we have seen in Dialogue 1, is used frequently in questions: Qu’est-ce qui se passe?
Exercise 4 Before listening to the dialogue, check the following vocabulary. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 tomber en panne un voyant s’allumait le tableau de bord au sommet une drôle d’odeur de l’huile être en surchauffe remorquer une voiture de location a b c d e f g h i j to overheat at the top oil to break down a rental car to tow the dashboard kept coming on a warning light a strange smell Exercise 5 Ecoutez le dialogue. Répondez en français aux questions suivantes: 1 2 3 4 La voiture est tombée en panne: quand?