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Teach Yourself Portuguese
by Manuela Cook
Helps you learn Portuguese on your own. Centered around realistic, everyday situations, this work covers four of the basic skills - listening and speaking, reading and writing. It exercises to practise the language and check your learning as you go along and tips for pronunciation and grammar.
If you are an adult learner with no previous knowledge of Portuguese and studying on your own, then this is the course for you. Perhaps you are taking up Portuguese again after a break from it, or are you intending learning with a class? Again, you will find this course very suitable. The language introduced is centred around realistic, everyday situations and the course covers all four of the basic skills - listening and speaking, reading and writing. The course book contains 25 thematic and carefully graded units, and covers a variety of everyday topics, progressing from introducing yourself to relpying to an advertisement or writing a CV. The emphasis is on communication throughout, with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. There are plenty of exercises to practise the new language and check your learning as you go along and tips to help with pronunciation and grammar. This new edition retains the tried-and-tested basic structure of the bestselling previous edition and has been reset in a new, improved page design. The audio material to accompany this course is available separately on two 75-minute CDs or cassettes or together with the book in a pack. (ISBNs: book/cassette pack 0 340 87092 3, book/CD pack 0 340 87093 1, double cassette 0 340 87094 X, double CD 0 340 87095 8).
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'This is indeed an extremely practical course that also provides an excellent grounding in the language.' -- The Bulletin of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Co 20031001 ... the course with its excellent audio backup must surely be one of the best on the market for learning Portuguese ... -- International Journal of Iberian Studies, vol 15, 20031001
About Manuela Cook
Manuela Cook is a linguist and specialist in Portuguese Studies. She has worked in the UK Higher Education sector, in particular at the University of Wolverhampton, for over two decades and is the author of language courses and other materials for the learning of Portuguese.
Table of Contents
Delighted to meet you; where is the exit?; a return ticket, please; a single or a double room?; do you stock bread and milk?; all is well; are you on holiday?; when does the tour start; I am going to meet her tomorrow; yesterday I went by car; places and people; go straight on; when will it be ready?; I used to wear shoe size 43; doing this and that; yesterday, today and tomorrow; I hope you can book me in for today; if you find them, phone right away; I'd love to travel more; if it were something different; on our return, I shall open a bank account; I'm intending to visit your country; I wish they would phone; I shall join in, if I can; I should like to practice further; key to the exercises.
Teach Yourself Portuguese by Manuela Cook
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