Synopses & Reviews
Your all-audio survival program for conversational proficiency in practical skills, from greetings to travel around, booking a hotel room to shopping and eating out Speak Thai with Confidence contains ten topics (with two conversations each) with specific objectives. Each topic introduces 15 key words (plus some cognates), three structures/useful phrases, and one main grammar point. You are encouraged from the start to speak out loud; your confidence will be built through a variety of listening exercises. The 20 conversations and following explanations and instructions are simple and bite-sized, making this a very accessible program for on-the-go learning.
In addition, the third CD provides practical guidance on holding two-way conversations, covering such difficulties as speaking with people who talk very fast or use words and phrases that you do not know.
About the Author
David Smyth spent several years teaching at universities in Thailand before taking up a post as Senior Lecturer in Thai at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Table of Contents
Introduction / Tones / Conversation 1: Introductions / greetings / Part 1: This is Sakiko, my wife / Part 2: Hello. Excuse me, whats your name? / Conversation 2: Taking a taxi / tuk tuk / Part 1: Taking a taxi / Part 2: Taking a tuk-tuk / Conversation 3: Shopping / Part 1: Buying a t-shirt / Part 2: Buying fruit / Conversation 4: Asking where things are / Part 1: Wheres the …? Swimming pool, coffee shop, bus station / Part 2: Is there a bank / PO / toilet around here? / Conversation 5: Ordering and talking about food / Part 1: Can I have? / Part 2: Can you eat Thai food? / Conversation 6: Booking a bus / train ticket / Part 1: I want to book a ticket to … / Part 2: I want to get off at … Please tell me when to get off / Conversation 7: (Not) speaking Thai / making a phone call / Part 1: You speak Thai well / Part 2: I dont understand / speak Thai / Conversation 8: How do you find Thailand / Bangkok? / Part 1: How's Thailand? / Part 2: Do you come from Bangkok? (Initiating conversation with Thai) / Conversation 9: Health problems / Part 1: Do you have anything for …? / Part 2: I need to see a dentist / Conversation 10: Do you have any photos? / Part 1: Do you have any brothers and sisters? / Part 2: Do you have any photos?