Written by Joi Barrios as the continuation of her best-selling Tagalog for Beginners book, Intermediate Tagalog is the first intermediate-level book designed specifically for people who already speak or understand some basic Tagalog and now wish to achieve greater fluency in speaking, reading and writing standard Filipino—the national language of the Philippines.
The carefully-constructed lessons in this book point out common grammatical errors that English speakers make when speaking Tagalog, and present "real-life" conversations demonstrating how the language is spoken in Manila today. Extensive cultural notes are provided, along with exercises and activities that introduce the use of the Tagalog language in a wide range of everyday situations.
The 20 lessons give you all the basic skills needed to speak Tagalog fluently: paglalarawan (the ability to describe people, places and feelings); pagsasalaysay (the ability to tell a story—whether a news story, a folktale, or an anecdote); paglalahad (how to explain something—for example, a custom or tradition, or how to cook a dish); and pangangatuwiran (reasoning and abstract thinking).
Each lesson is carefully structured in six key parts:
- A "real-life" dialogue providing valuable conversational skills.
- A vocabulary list to expand your familiarity with common, everyday Tagalog words and expressions.
- A grammar review section (for example, on the correct uses of affixes in various sentence constructions).
- Insightful cultural notes presenting aspects of the Philippines that may seem "odd" to outsiders, to explain how Filipino culture shapes the way people speak.
- A reading passage from a story or newspaper article, with comprehension questions.
- A writing exercise designed to teach a specific writing skill.
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|Edition description:||Paperback with disc|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
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Table of Contents
Lesson 1 Kilalanan Getting to Know Each Other 8
Lesson 2 Pagbibigay ng mga Direksiyon Giving Directions 21
Lesson 3 Pamimili sa Palengke Shopping at a Market 32
Lesson 4 Pag-Order ng Pagkain sa Restawran Ordering Food in a Restaurant 46
Lesson 5 Pagpunta sa Klinika ng Doktor Going to a Doctor's Clinic 58
Lesson 6 Isang Araw sa Buhay Ko A Day in My Life 74
Lesson 7 Pagkukuwento ng Bakasyon/Pagpaplano Talking about a Vacation/Making Plans 90
Lesson 8 Paglalarawan ng Tao Describing a Person 105
Lesson 9 Paglalarawan ng Lugar Describing a Place 123
Lesson 10 Paglalarawan ng Damdamin Describing One's Feelings 142
Lesson 11 Pagsasalaysay ng Pangyayari Narrating an Incident 159
Lesson 12 Pagsasalaysay ng Pangyayari at Balita Narrating an Event and the News 173
Lesson 13 Ang Kuwento ng Kuwento The Story of the Story 187
Lesson 14 Pagbibigay ng Tnstruksiyon Giving Instructions 199
Lesson 15 Pagpapaliwanag Explaining 216
Lesson 16 Pagluluto Cooking 230
Lesson 17 Mga Liham at Pakete Letters and Packages 248
Lesson 18 Pagrereklamo Complaining 263
Lesson 19 Anong Tingin Mo sa…? What Do You Think of…? 278
Lesson 20 Pangangatuwiran Reasoning (On disc)
Grammar Index & Glossary (On disc)