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Complete Portuguese: Teach Yourself: Kindle audio eBook (Teach Yourself Audio eBooks) [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

Manuela Cook
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Do you want to be able to listen to, speak, read and write Portuguese confidently? Do you want the convenience of being able to learn at home or on the move? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Teach Yourself Complete Portuguese – Touch & Listen will guarantee success!

Touch & Listen ebooks are a groundbreaking new approach to language learning that include recordings of pronunciation and conversations within the pages of the books themselves – right where you need them.

In the past you used to have to juggle separate books and CDs/MP3s to master listening, speaking, reading and writing. Not anymore. Thanks to the latest enhanced ebook technology, you can learn and practise all four language skills plus grammar and vocabulary from a single ebook that you can read and listen to on your tablet device or smartphone. First, touch the on-screen play buttons and listen to native speakers conversing on scores of current topics. Then rewind. Or pause. Whatever you need to do to make sure you’ve fully understood what you have just listened to. When you are ready, complete the activities with the convenient notes feature. You are in control. It’s that simple.

STRUCTURE The course is structured in thematic units based on real-life situations and with an emphasis on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work.

NOT MUCH TIME? Get started with a 1-minute introduction to the key principles of the language.

GRAMMAR Follow easy-to-manage steps to give you a clear understanding of the language.

VOCABULARY Use clearly marked lists to make it easy to find and review the most useful vocabulary.

DIALOGUES Touch & Listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.

PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you travel.

INSIGHTS Look out for lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of teaching experience.

FEATURES Make full use of the wealth of convenient ebook features, including highlighting, making notes and a built-in dictionary.

PROGRESS Rise to Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions.

TEST YOURSELF Use the unit tests to keep track of your progress.

Teach Yourself Complete Portuguese

Enjoy the familiarity of a book with the convenience of Touch & Listen technology at home or on the move, and let Teach Yourself and its highly experienced authors guide you every step of the way.

Product Description

Book Description

Discover a new and effective way to learn Portuguese. With 25 units covering the four key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, this best-selling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your computer or MP3 player.

About the Author

Dr Manuela Cook FCIL is a linguist and specialist in Portuguese studies with a wide experience in teaching and examining Portuguese from 'holiday' courses to under- and post-graduate programmes.

Product details

  • File Size: 111439 KB
  • Print Length: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself (2 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #389,478 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Confusing mix 25 Feb. 2013
By Stina
I bought this course because I want to learn European portugese. I found it quite useless, due to the mix of european and brazilian portugese. It's hard enough for beginners to learn one of the versions, and here it's mixed with brazilian and european portugese within the same dialogues. That makes it harder to learn and remember new words and phrases. It's also difficult to use the audio alone, for instance in the car, because you need the book to keep track of what's brazilian and what's european. I ended up buying another course.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Thorough but confusing 6 Oct. 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I recently decided to take up learning European Portuguese, but found that most learning materials seem geared towards the Brazilian version. I bought this on the strength of its reviews. It is well laid out with short exercises to test your knowledge. However I find the mix of Portuguese and Brazilian dialogues confusing. Having learnt a bit of Spanish in the past I am struggling with pronounciation, and would have much preferred all dialogues to be in the European version, with more repetition. It is better that 'Collins Speak Portuguese' though, which has inaccurate phonetic transcriptions, and lots of words and phrases that you don't have the chance to listen too.

If anyone anyone can recommend a European Only course, with accurate phonetic transcriptions, and plenty of audio material to listen to, please let me know.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Sandy
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I had been looking for a European Portuguese course and most of the courses I found in Amazon were for Brazilian Portuguese - which is quite a bit different from European Portuguese, particularly in the pronunciation. The majority of European Portuguese courses are very basic and I had already completed the Linguaphone PDQ course and wanted something that went further into the language. The description of 'Teach Yourself Complete Portuguese' sounded ideal - it promised to take one to CEF level B2 (A level standard). It covers the same grammar and vocabulary over a similar number of units to the Linguaphone Portuguese Complete CD course, but cost 20 something pounds, as opposed to the £200 of the Linguaphone course. On a positive note it does cover the main grammar and offers a good range of vocabulary. the author obviously knows what she is talking about and explains things well with lots of examples. She also includes cultural information.
On a negative note the book offers a confusing mix of European and Brazilian Portuguese and I can't image learners of either type of Portuguese being satisfied. It is very frustrating as a false beginner/elementary level student who is struggling with difficult sounds of Portuguese to be given two very different pronuncations of the same word. There are so many Brazilian Portuguese courses on offer it would have been good if Manuela Cook had written this as a European Portuguese course. My other major complaint is that the course promises to take one to B2 but the level of vocabulary in the later reading texts never reach that level and the exercises are very simple right up to the last unit.
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Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video|Verified Purchase
Should make it 100% clear that the audio/video doesn't work on Android devices, or indeed on anything apart from two specific Kindles, iPhones and iPads. The only warning is in 8-point text, below the cover image. In particular the more prominent "available on these devices" gives a long list of devices saying it will work on them, and it doesn't on most.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars European OR Brazilian ?? 9 Feb. 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I wanted to learn some basic language to use in PORTUGAL
It is confusing to have the mixture of both European as well as Brazilian
Would have been less confusing = easier to learn if this were produced as 2 separate versions .
Or especially for the recordings if there was an option to choose which voices to be played.

Alan Baker.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Feelings 28 Nov. 2013
By AlanC
Format:Kindle Edition with Audio/Video|Verified Purchase
It worked well on the my Kindle Fire and the audio content being embedded in the text is very good. I couldn't pause the audio though which meant when there was a word I couldn't remember the meaning of, I had to look it up, restart the audio and then try and locate where I had got to. The Teach Yourself part is generally okay though as others have commented the Brazilian part is a distraction. From the enhanced ebook view more thought should have been given into the breakdown of the contents - something trivial such as looking up a number of words in Portuguese-English dictionary becomes very laborious - they should have considered an alphabetic breakdown.

Also, the download to my Microsoft Surface device simply failed with no proper error message. I appreciate that it is not a common platform but at least give developers a fighting chance of working out issues by giving a meaningful message.
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