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This goes well with the workbook
on 7 March 2014
German is not easy partly because there are many rules to learn, and it is many years since I became familiar with subordinate clauses, reflexive verbs and the pluperfect even in English!
But, this book strikes the right balance, making learning enjoyable. The sections are aimed at teenagers, but that is not a problem for someone the wrong side of sixty!
Each section is clearly described, with attractive colours and fonts, and nothing is too heavy and overwhelming. There are plenty of examples of the English translation first, and instructions are all in English. I had tried to complete written tasks using a textbbook with NO English explanations or examples at all, and often I could not complete the task because I did not understand the concept. The subjects are everyday topics such as
My home and family
Going to work
Hobbies and sports
I think that this is a very well thought out book, very reasonably priced, and I wish that books like this had been available when I was at school. Textbooks were dull and boring as far as I can remember.