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Talk Spanish - the Ideal Course for Absolute Beginners [Book and 2 x CDs] (BBC Active) Paperback – 8 Feb 2006


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  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Active; 1 edition (8 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0563520132
  • ISBN-13: 978-0563520139
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.2 x 20.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. Rabin on 15 Mar 2011
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This does exactly what it says on the box and is a very good starting point in learning Spanish. The book and CD work well in conjuction and were recommended by the tutor at the college where I'm (trying) to learn Spanish. That must say something about how it's viewed by profeesional language tutors. This product does work well if you can put in the effort.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. I. Paterson on 29 Sep 2008
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This is a great book but don't be fooled by the "customers also by this book with" suggestion by amazon. I did and found that the ISBN 978-0-563-52013-9 is a boxed set of book and cd and the suggested partner book is the same book as already in the set (ISBN 978-0-563-52012-2)! That said its a good introduction to the basics
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By caravaner on 15 Aug 2011
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Good basis for a beginer learning spanish. In hindsight we have found that there is a dual pack with the next level which we would have purchased instead.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cait Weston on 14 Feb 2008
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Chapter 1, exercise 1: "Listen to these key phrases..." In other words, this book is really designed to be used with the audio materials and is of fairly limited use without them. The rating is for the book on its own, as I bought it. My problem now is that I can't see how to buy the audio material separately!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By MsOtakon. on 27 Feb 2013
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This book is simply AMAZING.
At first when I did not know what to expect, I found it very overwhelming when I was listening to the native Spanish speakers on the accompanying CDs because they were talking extremely fast. However, I thought to myself that maybe it would be best to listen to Spanish as how it would usually be spoken if you were in Spain, therefore, I persevered when it came to the exercises in the book that involved listening to the fast talking and if I didn't understand or catch certain words they were saying, I'd simply play the whole track again until I understood it completely and moved on to the next task in the book.
I found that over time and with patience, I was able to get used to the way the native speakers were talking on the CDs and through mimicking the pace of their speech, I was able to gain an authentic accent and also managed to develop my speaking to a native speaker level.
I was a bit sceptical about this course at first because when I received it, the course book looked really short and I assumed that the material would be too brief, but I was very wrong when making this assumption because actually, I realised that although the material and exercises were short, it was so easy to understand and it was straight to the point, perfect for a beginner. If it were a bit more detailed, I would probably feel very confused and won't be able to memorise a lot of the things that I do now after having completed this course. I was actually very surprised to find that that there actually was a lot of material that was covered in this course in the end!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hyacinth on 27 April 2014
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Clear concise chapters, very useful phrases - all relevant to the traveller to Spanish-speaking places - the only downside was the speed at which the Spanish speakers spoke; at times it was almost impossible to catch what was being said. If that one aspect of the CD could be changed (slowed down) the total package would be perfect. Suffice to say that I am embarking on Book 2 for my next term at Spanish classes.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By TOF on 5 Oct 2012
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Purchased this as a learning aid for my Spanish course at Stoke Park CC. It's easy to follow and understand, the only thing I fond hard at first was the speed they talk at but once you have learnt a few words you begin to pick out what they are tling about. Its a good purchase well worth the money spent.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By debsway on 24 Oct 2011
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I have just started Spanish for beginners evening class and this book was recommended and so far the book and CDs seem pretty good. My only critisism is the really irritating music they have between the sections.
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