Aimed at higher-ability pupils, this book offers a lively, communicative approach to modern languages, underpinned by a clear grammatical foundation. It should develop pupils' use and understanding of French by providing staightforward explanations of the way that the language works, and providing a stimulating introduction to the culture of France and French-speaking countries around the world. A strong emphasis is placed on teaching pupils correct pronunciation from the start. Explanations of how to pronounce French sounds and models of French pronunciation are accompanied by regular practice activities throughout the book that can be completed as homework and cover work. Short two-page units show pupils exactly what is required of them, and mini-tests are included half-way through each module so that pupils can check their own progress. There is also plenty of scope for individual work in the "A toi" and "Grammaire" sections, with numerous reading and writing activities.