V J Mills

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Berlitz Language: Rapid Italian Vol. 2 (Berlitz Ra&hellip by Berlitz
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I bought Vol 1 a while ago and was really impressed with it but was doubtful about buying Vol 2 due to the negative comments on here. Nevertheless, I went ahead and am really glad I did!
Much of the criticism is about sound quality; I honestly don't get what they mean - it's absolutely fine. The opening 'track' / 'conversation' is supposed to take place on a plane so in the opening 5 seconds there is 'aircraft' noise but this quickly fades and it's back to the normal audio.
I find this method of learning ideal as a supplement to the Hugo Italian books I am also using. It is 'gentle assimilation' rather than 'head down' study and it seems to sink in without any effort. I listen to… Read more
Hugo Complete Italian: Complete CD language course&hellip by Dorling Kindersley
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I have not studied Italian before and wanted a complete beginner course. I have found this to be an ideal start and gets you learning useful 'real life' stuff from the beginning. However, as other people have mentioned, it does introduce new vocabulary and grammar without warning and you can find yourself scrabbling round in the dictionary to work it out. It does not 'spoon feed' the information and you have to fully engage with the book. For me, this is enjoyable and part of the learning process. My husband, however finds it frustrating and annoying. I studied French and German at school, only to O'level, but I think this taught me how to learn a foreign language and certainly helps me get… Read more
Fred Aluminium ABC Cookie Cutters, Silver by Fred
These are high quality cutters, not at all flimsy or bendy like some. The unique designs certainly raise a smile!