These imaginative courses, designed for both individual and classroom use, assume no previous knowledge of the language. The unique combination of practical exercises and step-by-step grammar emphasizes a functional approach to new scripts and their vocabularies. Everyday situations and local customs are explored variously through dialogues, newspaper extracts, drawings and photos. Cassettes are available for each language.
Table of ContentsIdentification: introductions and goodbyes.- Identification: descriptions of oneself and family.- Describing places and things.- Finding out where things are.- Daily routine.- Leisure activities.- Obtaining goods and services.- Ordering a meal.- Obtaining services 1.- Obtaining services 2.- Likes, dislikes and preferences.- Planning social activities.- Obtaining goods and services in a strange town.- Finding out what is possible.- Making plans.- Talking about the past 1.- Talking about the past 2.- Describing things in the past.- Sickness and health.- Emergencies.