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Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish, Lesson 1 | [Michel Thomas]

Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish, Lesson 1

The Michel Thomas Method teaches everyday conversational language that will allow you to communicate in a wide variety of situations, empowered by the ability to create your own sentences and use the language instinctively, having absorbed the vocabulary and grammatical structures. These all-audio courses were perfected over 25 years by gifted linguist and teacher Michel Thomas, and provide an accelerated method for language learning that is truly revolutionary.
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Publisher's Summary

In lesson 1 of the Spanish Beginner course, you'll learn how to make simple statements and ask questions with…- pronunciation of Spanish sounds and difference between Castilian Spanish and Spanish spoken everywhere else - similarities between Spanish and English; words ending in ible, able, ent, ant, ary, ence, ance, ion: 'possible', 'probable', 'different', 'important', 'necessary', 'difference', 'importance', 'opinion', 'condition', etc.- 'it is' and 'it is not'- prepositions 'for', 'with', 'at/to'- pronouns: 'me', 'you', 'I', 'it', 'something'- questions: inflection and question words 'why?', 'what?', 'where?'- linking words: 'because', 'but', 'and'- phrases: 'like that', 'I'm hungry'- social communication: 'I'm sorry, but…'- adjectives and adverbs: 'very', 'good'- stress in Spanish words- verbs: 'I feel (= 'I'm sorry'), 'I have', 'I want', 'I need', 'you have', 'to know', 'I can', 'you can', 'to do/make', 'to eat', 'to see', 'to dine'- using the present tense: verb endings show who is doing the action; pronouns needed only for emphasis or clarification- time expressions: 'now', 'tonight'- nouns: 'hunger' ('I have hunger' = 'I am hungry'), 'man', 'dinner'- position of pronoun with whole verb (the 'to' form)- the whole verb (the 'to' form) used after preceding verb- articles: 'a', 'the'In the next lesson you'll learn about stress, gender and plurals, and how to use adjectives with nouns.

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    CarrieBess 06-03-15
    CarrieBess 06-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Buy Intro Beg Span by Michel Thomas: Covers 1 & 2"
    Where does Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish, Lesson 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like this but it is the same as the first half of the introduction course. The second half is lesson 2. Save your money and just buy the introduction.


    What other book might you compare Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish, Lesson 1 to and why?

    Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish is like Pimlseur Approach but with much less repetition. Michel Thomas gives a more logical reasoning of how to speak and think in Spanish.


    Have you listened to any of Michel Thomas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I have listened to the introduction of Michele Thomas. Is the same as Lesson 1 and 2. Buy the Introduction series to save money,


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me happy that I found an interesting approach to learning Spanish. It is much better than just memorizing a bunch of words. He helps you form sentences through a list of frequently used words in our language we use daily.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cass 04-17-15
    Cass 04-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    it has been extremely helpful and can not wait to move on to the next lesson.

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    Z. Tokumoto Washougal, Washington United States 03-04-14
    Z. Tokumoto Washougal, Washington United States 03-04-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Hard to understand"
    What disappointed you about Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish, Lesson 1?

    In what I can only assume is a very thick (German?) accent the narrorator is very hard to understand or hear so it makes it impossible to learn.


    What didn’t you like about Michel Thomas’s performance?

    Hard to hear and understand, gave up about twenty minutes in as the accent was so thick it made it impossible to learn anything or understand what was beings said.


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    Anger


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    Change the narrorator otherwise this whole lesson is useless.

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  • Barry
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    8/28/13
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    "Introductory recording contains lesson 1-2"
    Would you listen to Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish, Lesson 1 again? Why?

    These lessons are great. The Michel Thomas Spanish Introductory course recording contains lesson 1 and 2. So....Buy introductory lesson, then lesson 3,4,5,6,7. I bought lesson 1 and 2 and was a bit miffed to find I already had them in the Introductory course!


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Scooter Guy
    London, United Kingdom
    8/26/13
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    "Good but very expensive in this form"
    What made the experience of listening to Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish, Lesson 1 the most enjoyable?

    Starting to learn any language with the Michel Thomas method is great. I started with German and I'm currently working my way through Arabic, Spanish, and Mandarin.

    However purchasing from Audible is the most expensive method and on top of that you can't lend them to anyone else. My recommendation would be to buy the CD's, rip them into iTunes and convert them to audiobook format so that you get to keep your place as you progress.




    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rn Francis
    7/27/15
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    "A good way to learn"

    This is a first for me, learning a language through listening only.
    Time will tell how successful it is in reality, but, so far so good.

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