Advanced FSL eBooks & Resources


In the advanced level series, both Julie and Marc embark on separate adventures. Julie, along with her two best friends Alexandre and Pauline, travel to Martinique during the Christmas break. Julie returns from her trip in time to celebrate the New Year with her family in Paris. Marc has enrolled in an exchange program and spends a semester in Dakar, Senegal. During this time he makes new friends, travels, and learns about the Senegalese people.

Julie fait ses valises
FSL eBook - JULIE FAIT SES VALISES
1C - Julie fait ses valises

Julie is packing for her trip to Martinique. Find out what she will take with her.

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  • Book Style: Conversational
  • Connecting Themes: Travel items, Clothing, Travel
  • French Vocabulary: Making suggestions. Clothing. Travel necessities.
  • French Grammar: Present tense. Indefinite articles. Definite articles.
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Julie part en vacances
FSL eBook - JULIE PART EN VACANCES
2C - Julie part en vacances

Julie, Alexandre and Pauline are traveling from Paris to Fort-de-France today. How will they get to their destination? By train? By plane?

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Travel, Transportation
  • French Vocabulary: Taking a train. Air travel.
  • French Grammar: Present tense (regular/irregular verbs). Prepositions.
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À l’hôtel
FSL eBook - A L'HOTEL
3C - À l’hôtel

Julie, Alexandre and Pauline are booking rooms at a hotel in Fort-de-France. Find out how many nights they will be staying, how many rooms they need and if breakfast is included during their stay.

  • Book Style: Conversational
  • Connecting Themes: Hotels, Holidays
  • French Vocabulary: Booking a hotel room.
  • French Grammar: Asking questions. Present tense (regular/irregular verbs).
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La Saint-Sylvestre
FSL eBook - LA SAINT-SYLVESTRE
4C - La Saint-Sylvestre

Yesterday was New Year's Eve in France. Read about how the Pelletier family prepared for the party at their apartment and what food they served.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Holidays, Family, Food
  • French Vocabulary: Describing a holiday.
  • French Grammar: Compound past tense. Definite/Indefinite/Partitive articles.
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Mon plat préféré
FSL eBook - MON PLAT PREFERE
5C - Mon plat préféré

Julie writes her cousin Marc a letter in which she explains how to make her new favorite dish, "gratin de plantains".

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Cooking, Food
  • French Vocabulary: Listing ingredients. Giving instructions.
  • French Grammar: Imperative tense. Definite articles. Preposition "de".
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Les courses
FSL eBook - LES COURSES
6C - Les courses

Mme Pelletier asks Julie to go grocery shopping for her. Find out what Julie buys and from which stores.

  • Book Style: Conversational
  • Connecting Themes: Shopping, Stores, Food
  • French Vocabulary: Food items. Quantities of food.
  • French Grammar: Asking questions. Object pronouns. Transition words (d'abord, ensuite...).
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La Martinique
FSL eBook - LA MARTINIQUE
7C - La Martinique

Martinique is an island paradise! Discover its climate, its culture, which holidays are celebrated throughout the year and more.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Tourism, Weather, Holidays, Transportation, Food, Activities
  • French Vocabulary: Climate. Celebrations. Months of the year. Food. Activities.
  • French Grammar: Definite articles. Indefinite articles. Adjectives. Present tense (regular/irregular verbs).
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Mon lycée à Dakar
FSL eBook - MON LYCEE A DAKAR
8C - Mon lycée à Dakar

Marc Gagnon takes us on a tour of his new school. He introduces some of his teachers as well as his two new friends, Karine and Jean.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: School, School subjects
  • French Vocabulary: Places at school. School faculty.
  • French Grammar: Prepositions. Adjectives. Present tense (regular/irregular verbs).
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Ma routine quotidienne
FSL eBook - MA ROUTINE QUOTIDIENNE
9C - Ma routine quotidienne

Learn about Marc's daily routine in Dakar. At what time does he get up? When does he come home from school? At what time does he go to bed?

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Daily routine
  • French Vocabulary: Talking about one's daily routine. Time.
  • French Grammar: Reflexive pronouns. Reflexive verbs. Adverbs. Prepositions.
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Marc fait des recherches
FSL eBook - MARC FAIT DES RECHERCHES
10C - Marc fait des recherches

Marc and Karine are working on their project. Read about where they go to do their research.

  • Book Style: Conversational
  • Connecting Themes: School, Library media center, Technology
  • French Vocabulary: Using computers/technology.
  • French Grammar: Object pronouns. Present tense. Compound past tense. Near future tense.
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L’enfance de Karine
FSL eBook - L'ENFANCE DE KARINE
11C - L'enfance de Karine

Karine grew up in the countryside, but moved to the city when she was 10 years old. Find out where she prefers to live and why.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: City, Country, Past, Activities
  • French Vocabulary: Talking about life in the country/city.
  • French Grammar: Compound past tense. Imperfect tense. Adjectives. Prepositions.
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Marc discute des centres d'intérêts
FSL eBook - MARC DISCUTE DES CENTRES D'INTERETS
12C - Marc discute des centres d'intérêts

Marc and Jean are supposed to be doing their homework. Instead they are discussing their interests. Read about their tastes in books, TV programs and movies.

  • Book Style: Conversational
  • Connecting Themes: Interests, Making plans
  • French Vocabulary: Book genres. TV programs. Movie genres. Making plans to see a movie.
  • French Grammar: Asking questions. Definite articles. Prepositions.
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Marc fera du camping
FSL eBook - MARC FERA DU CAMPING
13C - Marc fera du camping

Marc is excited about his upcoming camping trip. He writes Julie a letter telling her where he will be going, and what he will be doing.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Camping, Outdoor activities
  • French Vocabulary: Camping equipment. Camping activities.
  • French Grammar: Simple future tense. Time expressions. Object pronouns. Prepositions.
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Chez le médecin
FSL eBook - CHEZ LE MEDECIN
14C - Chez le médecin

Marc has the stomach flu. The doctor examines him and gives him some advice on how to get well.

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Doctor's visit, Health advice
  • French Vocabulary: Describing symptoms. Giving advice.
  • French Grammar: Subjunctive tense. Object pronouns. Preposition "de".
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Le Sénégal
FSL eBook - LE SENEGAL
15C - Le Sénégal

Thinking about taking a trip to Senegal? What items should you take with you? When is the best time to go? How will you get around? What is there to see and do? Read to find out all this and more!

  • Book Style: Reading Comprehension
  • Connecting Themes: Tourism, Transportation, Weather, Food, Activities, Clothing
  • French Vocabulary: Giving suggestions/recommendations. Climate. Food. Transportation. Activities.
  • French Grammar: Definite articles. Indefinite articles. Prepositions. Adjectives. Singular/Plural nouns.
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