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Using the topic of science and technology in France, this free course, La Cit des sciences et de l'industrie, will show you how to structure arguments, write a summary, use the subjunctive, report numbers and express wishes in French.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- express wishes, preferences and necessity
- pronounce numbers and dates
- summarise a text
- structure arguments
- use the subjunctive to express doubt.
Table des matières
- Current section: Introduction
- Objectifs pédagogiques
- Introduction to the material
- Points clés
- D’entrée de jeu
- Dans le vif du sujet
- Activité 2
- Activité 3
- Stratégie : Enrichir votre vocabulaire
- Activité 4
- Activité 5
- Activité 6
- Activité 7
- Activité 8
- Activité 9
- Activité 10
- Activité 11
- Activité 12
- Activité 13
- Activité 14
- Activité 15
- PC1 : L’expression du souhait, de la préférence et de la nécessité
- Activité 16
- Activité 17
- Soutien linguistique : Les formes anciennes de 70, 80 et 90
- PC2 : Les nombres, les dates et leur prononciation
- Activité 18
- PC3 : L’expression de l’ordre, de l’attente et de l’émotion
- Activité 19
- Activité 20
- PC4 : Comment structurer vos arguments
- Activité 21
- Activité 22
- Activité 23
- Activité 24
- PC5 : Le résumé de texte
- Activité 25
- PC6 : L’emploi du subjonctif pour exprimer le doute
- Activité 26
- Stratégie : L’expression du désaccord
- Activité 27
- PC7 : L’expression de l’hypothèse avec « si »
- Activité 28
- Activité 29
- Activité 30
- À vous
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La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie
This course offers you around 15 hours of interactive study in French, with audio and video material and at an advanced level, on the topic of science and technology in France. Learning Outcomes include how to express wishes, preferences and necessity, how to structure arguments, write a summary, use the subjunctive, express the conditional, pronounce numbers, and express wishes.
The material includes authentic video and sound audio recordings, texts and literary quotes that underpin the 30-plus interactive study activities presented. These include comprehension, pronunciation and grammar exercises in the skills areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Studying this course should give you a basic overview, with some interesting examples and illustrations, of the importance of science and technology in France, and of the institutions and organisations whose aim is to bring science to the people and people to the science. You also have the opportunity to extend your French vocabulary and practice some of your key skills.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course L310.
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Originally published: Friday, 11th March 2016
Last updated on: Friday, 11th March 2016
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