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This free course, French: En ville, helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town. You will learn how to understand and give directions, ask about accommodation, book a hotel room at the tourist information office and get information about what to see and do in the local area. You will visit some museums in Avignon and buy a film for your camera. The course also deals with telling the time and making liaisons in speech. By the end of the course, you will feel more confident understanding and giving information about towns, seeking clarification and dealing with numbers. You will also have developed your oral fluency and your reading skills.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- Session 1
- Session 2
- 2.1 Une chambre d'hôtel
- Section 2.2
- Section 2.3
- Section 2.5
- 2.5.3 Une brochure de détails d'hôtel
- 2.5.4 Activités 30 et 31
- 2.6 Faites les bilan: Sessions 1–5
- Section 2.7
- Section 2.8
- Section 2.9
- 2.9.3 Understanding notices
- Section 2.10
- Section 2.11
- 2.12 Faites le bilan: Sessions 6 – 10
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French: En ville
This unit helps you to acquire the basic language to find your way around a French town. You will learn how to understand and give directions, ask about accommodation, book a hotel room at the tourist information office and get information about what to see and do in the local area. You will visit some museums in Avignon and buy a film for your camera. This unit also deals with telling the time and making liaisons in speech. By the end of the unit, you will feel more confident understanding and giving information about towns, seeking clarification and dealing with numbers. You will also have developed your oral fluency and your reading skills.
This unit is an adapted extract from the first edition of the beginners' course. To view the current edition of the course go to
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Originally published: Monday, 23rd May 2011
Last updated on: Thursday, 21st August 2014
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