I bought the first volume of this series in order to learn some german phrases before going to Germany, and found it really useful and easy to get to grips with. This second volume was just as good, and took you a step further, introducing more complicated sentences and conversations. Whereas the first volume was useful for the tourist, the second volume deals more with talking to German people in everyday life. I really recommend both volumes (i wouldn't attempt this second volume without a good grounding in the first), and for audial learners they are ideal and allow you to learn whilst doing other tasks, rather than having to dedicate time to learning a language (which can be difficult to fit in). BRILLIANT!