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Irish for Beginners [Irish] [Paperback]

Angela Wilkes , John Shackell
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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7 April 1989 0746003838 978-0746003831 First Edition
This title deals with everyday situations in which children may find themselves while abroad. Irish grammar is clearly explained, and puzzles provide plenty of practice. This title is part of a series providing a thorough grounding in useful, basic language skills.

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd; First Edition edition (7 April 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0746003838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0746003831
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 176,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Angela Wilkes is an award-winning writer and editor renowned for lively, engaging books children read over and over again. She excels in presenting information in an original and straightforward way - a gift that has been recognized by children and parents alike across the world. Her long list of titles spans a diverse range of topics and includes The Children's Quick and Easy Cookbook, The Children's Step-by-Step Cookbook, My First Word Book, Simple Science, The Big Book of Dinosaurs, and French for Beginners.

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Irish for Beginners: a Wise Buy 3 Nov 2009
This is a great book for those who are totally new to the Irish language. It gives a break-down of all the important areas of conversational Irish like, shopping, telling the time and saying 'hello', just to name a few. The book also has pages on basic Irish grammar and on Irish pronunciation, which is a definite must for a book that aims to teach Irish. The book is altogether fun to use and doesn't weigh you down with too much at once. The biggest plus of the book is the accompanying audio CD. This disk has two native Irish speakers that go through each page's dialogue so that you can hear someone speaking it properly. You can read along whilst you listen to familiarise yourself with written Irish. The disk really completes the book, as one of the hardest areas of the Irish language to learn and understand is, pronunciation. The book also has, on most pages, an activity to help reinforce what you have just learnt (don't worry the answers are in the back just in case you're not sure). I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to keep the Irish language alive, but doesn't know where to start.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Irish for Beginners 19 July 2010
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I read some of the reviews for other Beginners books, and choose this one as it had previous good reviews.
The links to the internet also for the lessons are excellent, I would have no hesitation in recommending this for anyone who wants to learn basics, and is great for all ages.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for a 7 Year old 12 Feb 2010
My 7 year old really enjoys this. He's very keen to learn and the fact that it comes with a CD means he's not pestering me constantly about pronunciation. Illustrations make it more enjoyable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Irish for beginners 31 Mar 2014
By paddy86
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It's my native language and i thought it was important to try and learn a little of bit of it, to help keep the Irish language alive. It's useful for anyone wanting to learn some basic sentences and grammar. I would definitely recommend to anyone with any interest in the language and the culture of Ireland.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beginners Gaelic 18 Mar 2014
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Brilliant for sorting out the pronunciation of Gaelic ! We're all different, but this book and CD is helpful if you listen many times to the CD a section at a time, then sit and study the two-page layout accompanying each segment on occasions to reinforce the spelling of the words in your memory. Progressing through, the grammar is introduced clearly, but it is vital to get each section totally under your belt before moving on. This slim book is deceptive in that a contains a fair amount of knowlege.
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1.0 out of 5 stars not for beginners 31 Aug 2013
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We decided to learn a few phrases of our native language so bought this book. It looked childlike which appealed to our level of expectation. Inside there are no phonetics and the layout of the book it hard to understand. Can't see us using it and we have already been getting phrases off the internet which are free and have the phonetics available. Disappointing.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A difficult language! 2 May 2011
This book and CD is a generally good & fun introduction to the complexities of the Irish language but there are some flaws in the explanations. What it makes you realise is that 'latin' based languages are "easy" once you've mastered one of them, eg: Spanish is much easier if you already know French, just as any slav language is easier if you know one of them - the one you know acts as a 'key' to the others. As far as I can see NOTHING (even Welsh or Scots Gaelic) can help when it comes to Irish though I could be wrong there. However, it should be fun trying it out when we go there next Sunday!Irish for Beginners (Languages for Beginners)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thankyou.:)
I would like to thank you for your brilliant service.I ordered a book on learning Irish Gaelic on Friday and it was delivered by the Postman the very next day and I have to say the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by janet moores
4.0 out of 5 stars Irish for Beginners
An interesting book with lots of pictures, good for both children and adults as an introduction to the Irish language.
Published 3 months ago by elvenqueen
5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived quickly and in good condition
I bought this as a present. It's for an adult friend who was interested in learning Irish as a beginner. Read more
Published 7 months ago by SJ
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners
I actually bought this book in Ireland, not on Amazon. However, it did not come with a CD. Having said that, it was good for kick starting my learning Irish 20+ years after leaving... Read more
Published 8 months ago by S. J. Eustace
3.0 out of 5 stars Irish for beginners
hard to hear clearly when is being said but they may be just my hearing as words are unusual .
Published 15 months ago by CR
This is going to be an invaluable learning aid during the cold, dark winter evenings and also a surprise when conversing with my Emerald Isle cousin.
Published 16 months ago by Boris
2.0 out of 5 stars No audio CD...
"The biggest plus of the book is the accompanying audio CD."

So read one of the choice reviews which most heavily influenced my decision to purchase this book. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Ruaidhri Mannion
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