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La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie

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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.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 15 hours
  • Updated Friday 11th March 2016
  • Advanced level
  • Posted under French
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La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie


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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 Mises au point : Advanced French [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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