Complements advanced level French course books by providing practice in reading and understanding longer texts. It encourages an analytical method of study, and students will develop the vocabulary needed to understand and talk about important issues in modern French and Francophone society. Lively, interesting and carefully graded, the exercises begin with identification of key words and comprehension questions followed by detailed and precisely focused practice with the new vocabulary, grammar and phrases. Each book contains eight photocopiable self-study units based on authentic texts, and units conclude with a written exercise. Extensive 'Corrigés et Explications' sections give correct answers to and commentaries on the exercises, in addition to sample essays. Grammar and shades of meaning are explained simply but thoroughly, so that students can develop their language skills rapidly without the need to work closely with a teacher.