Synopses & Reviews
Learn to speak, read, and write Portuguese quickly and easily with Living Language®. Developed by U.S. government experts, this book introduces readers step-by-step to all the basics of the Brazilian version of Portuguese: pronunciation, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammar, while indicating significant European Portuguese variations.
IN THIS BOOK, READERS WILL FIND:
• All the words and phrases from the 40 lessons on the Living Language® Portuguese Complete Course recordings, plus additional vocabulary
• A guide to pronunciation
• Useful topics including directions, introductions, shopping, faxes, and e-mail
• Explanations of grammar and usage
• Short quizzes to help you check your progress
• A comprehensive summary of Portuguese grammar
• Verb charts including all tenses
• A special section on writing letters
While this book stands on its own as an instructional program and an invaluable reference, readers will find that using it with the recorded lessons is even more effective. Living Language® Portuguese Complete Course cassette and compact disc packages include this book as well as a dictionary.
The Living Language coursebooks included in the Complete Basic courses are also available for purchase separately -- and they have the same great new look! The book includes both language instruction and reference sections:
-- Words and phrases from all 40 lessons on the recordings, plus additional vocabulary
-- Short quizzes to check progress
-- Comprehensive grammar summary and verb charts
-- A special section on letter writing
The top-selling Complete
series has been fully revised, with all new supplemental material and a bonus wallet phrase card for travelers. Each program contains everything a beginner needsa coursebook with 40 lessons, three hours of recordings on three CDs, a quick-reference learners dictionary, and an all-new indispensable wallet phrase card, all in a convenient and compact package.
The courses still use the popular and effective conversation building-block method, but all content has been thoroughly updated and now includes e-mail essentials and internet resources for each of the eight languages in the series. In addition, 18 supplemental vocabulary sections, covering such topics as “Family and Relationships,” “On the Job,” “Sports and Recreation,” and “Around Town,” are now included. As an added bonus, the new handy wallet phrase card with 300 essential words and phrases is the perfect reference for on-the-go learners, travelers, and businesspeople.
With a fresh look, great new features, and the same rock-solid approach to language learning, the best-selling Complete series is better than ever!