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9 people found this helpful
on 10 November 2012
Previously I had purchased the book only and found it excellent. After working through the course I could could both read and write in Swedish and use a dictionary to extend my vocabulary. However, having visited Sweden, I still could not converse because the pronunciation is quite different from that of English. So I gave my book to my English speaking daughter-in-law who lives in Sweden, could converse as a foreigner, but needed the grammar to improve, and bought the double pack for me.
The newer edition text is just as good. But I am disappointed with the CD. The speech is too quick and does not always follow the text exactly. There is also no indication when you have got to the end of a section before it starts on another, so you always miss the start. Maybe when I have learnt sufficient spoken Swedish from my granddaughter so that I can just listen to the CD without the text, I shall find it of value, but until then, I have given up on it. It is too frustrating.