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Practice Makes Perfect Beginning Portuguese with Two Audio CDs (Practice Makes Perfect (McGraw-Hill))

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    Sue Tyson-Ward(Author)

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More than 1 million books sold in the Practice Makes Perfect series!
Based on the successful approach of the series, a clear and engaging introduction to Portuguese, specifically designed for beginners

Consisting of 60 compact units, each lesson in Practice Makes Perfect: Beginning Portuguese with Two Audio CDs can be completed in just 20 minutes. Rather than focusing on grammar, each accessible lesson includes essential vocabulary, an easy-to-follow dialogue, an engaging exercise for you to practice what you've learned, a section on common phrases, and an interesting cultural comment. This approach allows you to master the basics of Portuguese communication without being intimidated by grammar.
Each dialogue is given in Portuguese and voiced by native speakers. Every new word or phrase for the dialogues is given in the vocabulary section, and each dialogue appears on an audio recording, giving you the opportunity to hear correct pronunciation and develop your own speaking skills.

  • Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout
  • Over 145 minutes of practical and engaging dialogues on 2 audio CDs
  • Special notes on Brazilian Portuguese throughout, making this a great title in advance of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

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  • PDF | 160 pages
  • Sue Tyson-Ward(Author)
  • McGraw-Hill Contemporary; Pap/Com edition (1 Jun. 2011)
  • English
  • 5
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  • By BiggerBadderVoodooMama on 10 October 2011

    This is a great foundation book,if you're too busy to make it to classes and want digestible chunks that cover a multitude of topics.The basis is European Portuguese ,which is also used on the recordings but there are Brazilian equivalents noted within the book.Each class/topic (Of which there are 60) takes only a matter of minutes to complete,which allows for comprehensive learning and helps the student remember.Great for getting you started and/or travelling to a Lusophone country.It's really well thought out and a great place to start.I eagerly await the next Portuguese book in this series.

  • By Miss A on 27 August 2016

    this is almost useless for complete beginners, it doesn't explain sentence structures and word forms, it's just a book compile of daily conversations which one can hardly get hold of anything except a few vocabs, and the highlighted vocabularies in each chapter could be a short sentence like "ando muito ocupado/a" and the English translation is "I'm very busy", and "aos fins de semana" - "at the weekends", so.... what's "ando", "aos", "fins" are in these short sentences???? It gives readers no explaination. This book will only make your Portuguese learning process torturing and very confusing. If you're a complete beginner and looking for a book to start with, go get another, if you're already learning and wants to find more easy readings, maybe this would worth buying.

  • By Smokin Louise on 6 October 2016

    There's nothing worse than being a stereotypical Brit abroad; 'ah, Johnny Foreigner eh', I'll speak English slowly and loudly, 'WHICH WAY TO THE AIRPORT', 'CURRY AND CHIPS PLEASE'. This is such an embarrassing situation, when every other European seems to speak perfect English, and the only answer is to learn a bit of the language when you are going abroad. Even if it's just a week's sunbathing in the Algarve, it's worth learning learning a few basic phrases and the pleasantries; the locals will treat you so much better if you can greet and thank them in their own language.This book starts with the basics, and with a couple of hours practise, you will be far better equipped than the average British tourist. Travel is much more enjoyable when you speak a little of the language, and if like myself, you break an ankle and end up alone in a remote Portuguese hospital, you will be glad of every word you've learnt! (But that's another story).The CDs make all of the difference when learning a language; put a CD on when you're driving, and you'll learn without even noticing. Portuguese is a tricky language to pronounce; it looks like Spanish when it's written, but sounds totally different. You really need the CD if you want to avoid sounding like the policeman from Allo Allo; 'I was licking through the wandow, and saw the air farce drop a bum on the waterworks'.I've used these books for trips to Portugal, Italy, and Spain, and I heartily recommend them.

  • By TheScoresOnTheDoors on 7 March 2013

    Great book for beginners! The 2 CDs are great and the speakers are very clear and don't talk too fast, which can be a major problem with other self-study courses. The units take from 15-30 minutes to work through alone so it's relatively easy to fit one in during a busy day.The book covers both European Portuguese and Brazilian.

  • By James.A.R on 15 April 2014

    I'm pretty sure (from listening to others and experience so far) when you learn Portuguese you don't want to learn a mix of both Brazilian and European Portuguese, you want to learn one or the other, as the pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and usage is different for each (much more than American English vs. British English). Maybe it's a problem of the cost of publishing physical books that authors are forced to combine both languages. But with ebooks that doesn't have to be the case now. I am learning Brazilian P. and have stopped this as the audio is half/largely/all in European Portuguese and much of the vocabulary and exercises are too.

  • By Majo on 29 December 2016

    Pace is quite fast, need to pause frequently to complete exercises and do the further explanatory reading.Content good. Extends my very basic holiday Portuguese CD I use In the car.

  • By Kerrie Regan on 4 December 2015

    For a complete beginner I found this extremely difficult, in fact so much so it's useless !

  • By nicoe on 14 July 2015

    Really fantastic way of learning Portuguese. The cds are great and the tasks grow suitably more difficult as you proceed through the course

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