Autor/en: Michel Thomas
Sprachen: Englisch Italienisch.
1. Oktober 2006 - gebunden - 10 Seiten
There is a newer version of this product available with extra features
The updated version is called Total Italian with the Michel Thomas Method.
Michel Thomas took the language-learning world by storm.
With no books, no memorising and no homework, Michel teaches the basic grammar of the language painlessly. Using the method he perfected over 50 years, he shares his secret with the world - and 'makes it simple' (Sunday Times).
In only a matter of hours, he gives you a comprehensive grasp of the structure of the language, enabling you to communicate with confidence. The present, future, conditional and past tenses are covered, and you are taught to think about the ideas that you are trying to communicate, rather than to translate words slavishly.
He points out the similarities of the vocabulary in English and Italian and gives you the tools to guess the words you do not know, or think you do not know.
Join two students as they learn in real time. Become the third member of the class and experience the excitement of learning a language as if by magic!
This new edition has one, very significant, new feature an additional Review CD. All the main teaching points have been lifted from the Foundation (8-hour) course and are contained on just 2 CDs. The student hears Michel teaching a specific point, there is a pause which allows time for the student to give his/her response to Michels prompt, followed by Michel giving the correct response. If the student has struggled or given an incorrect answer, s/he can use the index in the accompanying booklet to locate the area of the main course where the specific language point was being taught in depth and can return to the main course to work through the relevant section again, quickly and efficiently. It can also be used very successfully by those coming back to the course after a lapse of time, either to check how much they have retained or as a quick revision tool. Only Michels words and phrases are on the new CD, so the course is summarised succinctly and with a new, snappy pace.
Finally, the new edition is repackaged, with an up-to-the minute cover treatment and robust DVD-type cases inside a rigid card slip case, to ensure that the CDs remain damage-free and are easy to access and use.
Vocabulary: cognates in -enza, -anza, -azione, -izione, -ema, -ibile, -abile, -ente, -ante, -ario, -ico, -ale
Nouns and adjectives: understanding gender; definite and indefinite articles; position and agreement of adjectives
Verbs and tenses: formation and practice of key verbs in the present tense; explanation of verb groups and endings; use of â volereâ , â dovereâ and â potereâ with infinitives; present to express future; formation, use and practice of future, conditional, imperfect, perfect; reflexives
Verbal idioms: â stoâ + -ando/-endo; present tense + â daâ ; â vado aâ + infinitive; â câ 232;â ; â mi piaceâ ; â ho bisogno diâ + infinitive; â ho voglia diâ + infinitive; â far fareâ ; â si diceâ ; â ci vuoleâ
Questions: intonation; question words â perché, cosa, a che ora, dove, quando, quanto, quale, comeâ
Pronouns: subject (for emphasis and clarity); direct and indirect object pronouns; pronouns after prepositions â conâ and â perâ ; practice in position of object pronouns with different parts of the verb; combinations of object pronouns; use of â neâ
Pronunciation, including stress
Michel Thomas had an amazing life. Born in Poland, he spent his early years in Germany and then in France, where he studied psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris. When war broke out, he fought with the Resistance and suffered imprisonment in slave labour camps. At the end of the the war he joined the US liberation army and later settled in the US where he established his world-famous language school. For more than 50 years he taught languages to the rich and famous and has become the world's most sought-after language teacher.
Ideal for any business traveller who needs to be able to get around confidently. Sunday Business