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Better for holidaying rather than conversation.
on 16 July 2009
I found this course very accessible; that is, should be easy to follow for most people. It has a strong emphasis on touristic situations and I suppose most potential customers/students will be using this for their holidays.
I feel that a bigger accompanying book would give me more confidence (there's just a booklet).
Also, some situations assume particular responses from Portuguese speakers. I'm sure this could be tricky in reality.. ask a Brit "How are you?" and they will very likely say "Fine, thanks". Ask someone in Portugal and they'll likely give you their life story(!)
All in all, I thought it was good practice for holiday-style Portuguese conversations but I would not consider it a complete course in itself, rather a good compliment to a book or on-line course.