Synopses & Reviews
It's easy to teach yourself Thai
Complete Thai with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Thai, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Thai with confidence.
Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. The accompanying audio CDs include audio exercises--performed by native speakers--that reinforce communicative skills.
Features: Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book to keep track of your progress
About the Author
David Smyth spent many years teaching at universities in Thailand before taking up his current post as Senior Lecturer in Thai at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.
Table of Contents
Introduction / Pronunciation / Whats your name? / How much is this? / Will you go to Siam Square? / Ill have chicken and fried rice. / Is there a post office around here? / Could I speak to ..., please? / You speak Thai well. / Do you have any brothers and sisters? / Can you eat spicy food? / I don't understand. / Do you like living in Bangkok? / What time does the coach leave? / Do you have any free rooms? / I want to live in a house where there is a garden. / Key to the exercises / Appendices: consonant classes; vowel length; summary of tone rules; further reading / English-Thai vocabulary / Thai-English vocabulary