Black Cat French Graded Reader (Easy Reader): Carmen - Prosper Mérimée
Black Cat French Graded Reader (Easy Reader), 96 page fully-illustrated book + audio CD. Level B1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
Beautifully designed and illustrated easy reader complete with grammar and comprehension exercises. The text includes an introduction in accessible French containing interesting facts that place the story into context as well as a glossary at the bottom of the page which explains difficult terms. The audio CD contains both a complete reading of the text by a professional narrator and a set of pronunciation exercises. The combined package of book and CD work brilliantly together to create a wonderful, captivating learning resource for intermediate speakers of French.
Carmen - Prosper Mérimée- Summary
A story of love and death which retells the tragic relationship between a gypsy, Carmen, and a soldier, Brigadier Don José, which turns Carmen into a smuggler, outlaw and murderer. This story was the inspiration for the famous opera by Georges Bizet and a ballet by Roland Petit.