Ensemble: Culture et sociA'tA? offers reading selections around such themes as family, politics, and the arts, and emphasizes contemporary issues including urban renewal, immigrant workers, French-Canadian nationalism, and nouvelle cuisine. The selections in this volume include newspaper and magazine articles, excerpts from essays, literary works, travel guides, and interviews, and cartoons. Pre- and post-reading activities, role-playing activities, collaborative writing assignments, and suggestions for oral and written presentations also make up this volume. Ensemble: Culture et sociA'tA? is part of the Ensemble series, with Ensemble: Grammaire en action, Ensemble: LittA'rature, and Ensemble: Histoire.Available separately in the Ensemble Program: Ensemble: Grammaire en action [ISBN: 0-471-48826-7] integrates grammar review, culture, and thematic vocabulary. This integration helps students to express themselves more fully by using grammar in meaningful linguistic and cultural contexts. Ensemble: LittA'rature [ISBN: 0-470-00287-5] offers selections from some of the most fascinating French and Francophone authors, past and present. Pre-reading activities present essential facts concerning the authors and their other works, helping students to place the readings in context. ApprA'ciation du texte post-reading activities check students' comprehension of the literature. Ensemble: Histoire [ISBN: 0-470-00605-6] presents a wide selection of historical texts, many of which are authentic, from the middle ages to the modern period, to improve students' command of the French language while providing glimpses into some important aspects of the history of France and the French-speaking world. Additional components enhance the program: Activities Manual including the Lab Manual and CamA'ra DVD Manual Lab Audio CDs also available as mp3 files online at wiley.com/college/comeau CamA'ra DVD also available as QuickTime files online at wiley.com/college/comeau Complementary Book Companion Sites for students and for instructors (password-protected): wiley.com/college/comeauComeau, Raymond F. is the author of 'Ensemble Culture Et Societe', published 1998 under ISBN 9780470002902 and ISBN 0470002905.