This book, along with the Modern French Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars)
, are set books on my French course at university. Whilst the textbook is of a good standard, I feel somewhat let down by the workbook. Firstly, I would prefer a contents page that lets you know the where the exercises for each relevant grammar points are (as in the textbook) - Section A simply says "the noun group" and "the verb group". Finding the relevant exercises is made more difficult by the fact the exercises are introduced with "this exercise practices [insert grammar point here]", which makes them rather difficult to spot (particularly when there are exercises for several different grammar points across a page or two), so you have to trawl through the pages to find what you want to practice.
Whilst working on the exercises for relative pronouns, I noticed the harder ones came first - I personally think it is better to have the easier ones first, as this allows the student to get to grips with the basics and build up their confidence before tackling the trickier exercises.
I would have also prefered it if more of the workbook had been dedicated to grammar exercises - after all, it's pointless in doing the exercises in Section B (Functions: Exposition, Attitude and Argumentation) if you haven't yet mastered the grammar!
The exercises have a star (*) rating which denotes the difficulty of the exercise (* being the easiest, *** being the hardest). This is useful if you want to find something easier or perhaps more challenging as it allows you to pick the exercise you feel is suitable to your ability. Some of the exercises have **/***, although whilst working on some exercises I felt it should have just been three stars - but maybe that's just me, and other students might not have such an issue with this particular feature.
I am slightly disappointed with this book - it is definitely advisable to use it along with the accompanying textbook (there is a cross-reference at the back of the workbook, although rather annoyingly it only lists the relevant section in the book and not the page number!), but it is useful is you wish to put into practice any grammar points/functions you have learnt.