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3.0 out of 5 stars
Good, but it's a pity about the errors!, 14 Dec. 2008
I've been working through this book for a few weeks now and I'm still persisting! I like its general approach but I have a few problems regarding its implementation. These are in no particular order.
1) It probably seemed a good idea to give the instructions to the exercises in French, but this was a bit of a challenge when this involved grammar or vocabulary not yet covered.
2) Similarly, examples of one aspect of grammar also contained grammatical details not yet covered, which was distracting (what could you safely ignore?)
3) There were a fair number of oddities in the text that had me puzzled, such as footnotes that didn't seem to relate to the text and arrows of uncertain meaning. My favourite was the comment that y in French was pronounced like an i .. such as in yogurt!
4) Sometimes the answers to exercises were missing and even less forgivable, wrong!
So maybe the next edition will be perfect?