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Better Reading French A Reader and Guide to Improving Your Understanding of Written French

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ISBN-10: 0071391398

ISBN-13: 9780071391399

Edition: 2003

Authors: Annie Heminway

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Providing an accelerated approach to improve reading speed and understanding, this book focuses on developing skills specifically appropriate for reading.
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 3/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 223
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.60" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

Annie Heminwayis a French teacher at the Alliance Française in New York. She is the author of more than ten books on the French language includingPitfalls in French(Barron’s) andBetter Reading French(McGraw-Hill). She is a native of France.

Preface
How to use this book
Embrasse-moi
Les petits mots d'amour: A game of love, Valentine's Day cards, and proverbs about love
L'horoscope: Horoscopes--Western and Chinese
Les petites annonces classees: Looking for love in the classifieds
L'amour eternel: A letter from Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo
La vie romantique: A letter from George Sand to Alfred de Musset
L'amour au theatre: Moliere's pursuit of the perfect expression of love
L'amour et les chats: Chateaubriand's love of cats
L'amour et le chocolat: For the love of chocolate
L'adieu: A farewell poem by Apollinaire
Ecris-moi
Les notes: Sticky notes, to-do lists, e-mail, a love letter, a "Dear John" letter, postcards, and a wedding invitation
Echanges entre voisins: Correspondence--neighborly and not so neighborly
Correspondance administrative: A letter to city hall
Lettre de cachet: An official request
Lettres historiques: Letters from the battlefield
Runes: The magic of writing
Haikus: Poetry in three lines
Poeme: A prose poem by Frank Smith
Nourris-moi
La panoplie du chef: A chef's stock-in-trade
Recettes: Three recipes, beginning with dessert
Portrait de chef: Guy Martin of Le Grand Vefour
Questions aux chefs: Interviews with three famous Parisian chefs
Les critiques culinaires: A guide to Parisian restaurants
Cuisine et litterature: Dejeuner with Proust
Les manieres de table: Eating do's and don'ts in the 1800s
Le menu: A Moroccan restaurant in New York City
Enivrez-vous: An invitation from Baudelaire
Chante, chante
A la claire fontaine: A seventeenth-century soldier's lament
Le temps des cerises: Politics and love in a nineteenth-century song
Les roses blanches: Lyrical white roses for maman
Carmen: Romance in Bizet's opera
Le chant gregorien: Centuries-old plainsong
L'Olympia: Resurrecting a musical theater in Paris
Le Musee de la Musique: A museum of musical instruments
Interview avec Fabien Anselme: A young songwriter from Lyons
Nous n'irons plus au bois: A song based on a nineteenth-century poem
Emmene-moi
La France des musees: Museums--old and new
Les musees ruraux: Bread, bees, and ostriches in the countryside
Les musees urbains: Fabric and fashion in the city
Les maisons d'artistes: The artist's spirit lives on
Le Paris des jardins: The green space of Paris
Emmene-moi au bout du monde
L'esprit TGV: Save time--take the train
Dossier pratique: No car? No problem
Un voyage d'affaires: Doing business in Venice
L'Orient-Express: A history of the train of myth and mystique
Un tour en montgolfiere: Up, up, and away
Paris boheme: A stroll through 1920s Montparnasse
Theodore Monod: A scientist and humanitarian whose passion was the desert
Alexandra David-Neel: Pages from an explorer's journal
Le vent dans le nez: A poem by Jean-Pierre Devant de Martin
Fais-moi explorer
Les inventions: Hot-air balloons, garbage cans, Braille, and robots
L'euro: Technology in your pocket
Les vitraux: Craftsmanship in the restoration of stained glass
Marie Curie, une pionniere du prix Nobel au Pantheon: The first woman to join the nation's "great men"
Medecins Sans Frontieres: Relieving the world's suffering
Adolphe Sax: The highs and lows of an inventor's life
Explique-moi tous les symboles
Les symboles francais: Maxims, the rooster, Marianne, and La Marseillaise
Les drapeaux: The flags of France and the European Union
Symboles europeens: A hymn, a currency, and a motto
L'Academie francaise: Protecting the mother tongue
Les discours: Speech, speech! Victor Hugo delivers
Hommage au monde francophone: A tribute to the mother tongue
Chant a l'Indien: A poem by Khireddine Mourad
Suggestions for further reading
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