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Portuguese in 3 Months: Your essential guide to understanding and speaking Portuguese (Hugo in 3 Months CD Language Course)
Portuguese in 3 Months: Your essential guide to understanding and speaking Portuguese (Hugo in 3 Months CD Language Course)
by Dorling Kindersley
Edition: Audio CD

4.0 out of 5 stars A very good introduction to speaking and understanding Portuguese. Well worth the Money., 26 Nov. 2015
A very good introduction to Portuguese for the complete beginner.

The book and CD assume zero knowledge of Portuguese and by the end of the book the reader will be at GCSE/AS Level.

The Hugo Method is very good at teaching you how to construct sentences and conversations quickly. You learn the basic and most common verbs very on: to be, to have, to want, to go to like...and a good amount of functional everyday vocabulary to enable the reader to both form and understand sentences and conversation.

The CDs are essential to help you understand the accent, pronunciation of the language. I would not recommend you to buy the book and not the CDs...or to think you can learn the language without the book and just by listening to the CD's.

By the end of the book the reader will be able to speak in the present, past, and future tense, as well as the continuous and (quite tricky) subjunctive tense. In order to complete the book in three months it took me on average an hour a day. I had the CD on in the car and some of the conversations I had to listen to a few times before I completely understood what was being said.

I went to Brazil after buying the book and it was a great help in being able to speak and to understand what was being said ( as long as the Brazilians didn't speak too quickly!)

A very good book.


Hugo Complete French Language Course - Beginners and Advanced (Books & CDs)
Hugo Complete French Language Course - Beginners and Advanced (Books & CDs)
by Ronald; Lecanuet, Jacqu Overy
Edition: Audio CD

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good foundation for anybody wishing to learn French from a beginners to advanced level, 11 Nov. 2015
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I am a big fan of the Hugo Method of Learning. I find it is a very effective way of getting the reader to speak and understand the basics of the language very quickly. Unlike other academic texts I have read, the Hugo method gives practical easy to follow instructions and exercises that quickly enable the reader to construct sentences for a variety of scenarios and enable you to quickly begin to put together sentences in the present, past, perfect and continuous tense, whilst building a functional French vocabulary at the same time. I would recommend French in Three Months to anybody who wants to learn French quickly. The book starts from zero knowledge and goes past GCSE level and approaches AS Level French. The CDs are very good and enable the listener to learn the accent and pronunciation as well as the ability to understand spoken French at something close to native speaker level.

If starting from scratch I would say you would need at least five to ten hours practice a week to complete the book within three months. I have not gotten into the advanced French Book yet and therefore cannot comment on how good it is.


Reggae Legends - Johnny Osbourne
Reggae Legends - Johnny Osbourne

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 19 Aug. 2015
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Nice seventies and eighties reggae by Johnny Osbourne.


Lupe Fiasco's Food And Liquor
Lupe Fiasco's Food And Liquor
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Price: £3.98

4.0 out of 5 stars A very good album by a skilled and thoughtful rap artist, 19 Aug. 2015
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A very good album by a skilled and thoughtful rap artist. If you like Common, the first Kanye West albums, The Pharcyde then I think you will like this.


Cocky (paperback): The Rise and Fall of Curtis Warren, Britain's Biggest.....: The Rise and Fall of Curtis Warren, Britain's Biggest Drugs Baron
Cocky (paperback): The Rise and Fall of Curtis Warren, Britain's Biggest.....: The Rise and Fall of Curtis Warren, Britain's Biggest Drugs Baron
by Tony Barnes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 19 Aug. 2015
An interesting read into the life and career of one of Britain's richest ever criminals.


Marcus Garvey, Hero: A First Biography (Silsilat Islamiyat Al-Thaqafah)
Marcus Garvey, Hero: A First Biography (Silsilat Islamiyat Al-Thaqafah)
by Tony Martin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good insight into the life and times and philosophy of ..., 19 Aug. 2015
A good insight into the life and times and philosophy of Marcus Garvey by the foremost scholar on the subject. The late Dr Tony Martin


Larry Holmes: Against the Odds
Larry Holmes: Against the Odds
by Larry Holmes
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read into the life and career of one of ..., 19 Aug. 2015
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An excellent read into the life and career of one of the very best heavyweight boxers of all time. Holmes came from very humble beginnings growing up in a single parent family in a poor part of Pennsylvania, expelled from school, I trouble with the police, a parent himself by the age of twenty and being barely functional in terms of literacy; and against very steep odds became an outstanding world professional champion. It is a good insight into his journey, his relationship with Muhammed Ali, Don King. the boxing business and his view of his rivals such as Ken Norton, Gerry Cooney and his successors such as Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis. The only shame is that the book was written in the late nineties as it would be interesting to get an updated version into the twenty first century.


Bomber: Behind the Laughter
Bomber: Behind the Laughter
by Herol Graham
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money..., 19 Aug. 2015
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A good read into the background, career and at times troubled life of a top level professional boxer. Herol Graham leaves little out of a very transparent account of his life from the streets of inner city Nottingham to the top of British and European professional Boxing and his descent into relationship breakdown, financial difficulties and clinical depression.


S33 Giant Gyro Helicopter Blue
S33 Giant Gyro Helicopter Blue

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice piece of kit for the money, 19 Aug. 2015
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A nice piece of kit..it is powerful and capable of reaching a hundred feet or more in the air so getting used to the controls is a must. I would recommend it be flown in wide open spaces like a park rather than the garden as it can easily be obstructed by trees, fences and fly over buildings at which point it may be difficult to control or retrieve. Although it is quite sturdy it can be blown off course by a strong wind, so I would recommend it be flown in dry weather conditions with no strong cross winds.


Dymo S0719250 LabelWriter Diskette Labels for 57.15 mm Disks, 57 x 57 mm, Roll of 160 - Black Print on White
Dymo S0719250 LabelWriter Diskette Labels for 57.15 mm Disks, 57 x 57 mm, Roll of 160 - Black Print on White
Price: £10.62

2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 27 May 2015
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Not the right size for my DVDs


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