• Pimsleur Spanish Level 4

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Speech
  • Release date: 05-12-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (85 ratings)

Regular price: $113.35

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Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Spanish Level 4 builds upon your skills gained in levels 1 to 3 in speaking and understanding Spanish. The pace of recall and conversation moves more rapidly, making way for faster learning of vocabulary and structures. With even more direction given in Spanish, you'll further your abilities to understand and reply naturally and easily to a native speaker. 

During the first 10 lessons of level 4, you'll speak about professions and work; express opinions; create complex sentences discussing the past, present, and future; and discuss modern technology. You'll speak and understand longer and more complex sentences, and you'll find yourself easily understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners.

In the next 10 lessons of level 4, you’ll speak in greater depth on topics such as your health, family, and the weather and use relative structures and adjectives to describe and compare people, places, and things. You'll learn new structures and vocabulary to help with shopping, vacations, and hotel stays. Conversations become more detailed and rich as your speech becomes fluid and effortless.

In the final 10 lessons of level 4, you’ll continue to build your language skills, and you’ll be speaking with a high-intermediate level of fluency, with a near-native accent and quick and effortless responses. You’ll learn to speak in more detail about vacationing: going to the beach and swimming pool, sunbathing, choosing inside or outside seating at a restaurant, taking a walk, and talking about sports.

Reading lessons are included at the end of lesson 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you further practice reading Spanish, expand your vocabulary, and deepen your ability to read complex sentences. Topics covered include the family, eating out, medical terminology, travel, phone usage, and more. A reading booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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Critic Reviews

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." ( AudioFile magazine)

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The Best

Where does Spanish Phase 4, Units 1-30 rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

As with all of Pimsleur Language, it is excellent!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Spanish Phase 4, Units 1-30?

The confidence I have with the Spanish Language

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

The narrators keep the learning moving, while reminding you of previous lessons.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Must listen for 30 min./day

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

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I don't like change

What disappointed you about Spanish Level 4?

The tutors changed from the first three levels and I wasn't expecting it. The male tutor sounds like he's on the verge of a heart attack and the woman tutor sounds like she was either about to climax or inhaled 75 balloons worth of helium.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

N/A

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I've been spending every lesson mocking the narrators. I'd stop listening but at this point, I'm really committed to learning Spanish.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed. I liked the tutors from the first 3 levels.

Any additional comments?

Bring back the other tutors.

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  • romuald
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States
  • 04-13-16

first 10 lessons good gor nothing

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

after first three good courses No 4 is not good, No 5 is just hopeless.

Has Spanish Level 4 turned you off from other books in this genre?

almost

What does Pimsleur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

artificial topics,

they have no ideas, no imagination. recent courses were developed by midiocre writers without knowledge on linquistics.

Do you think Spanish Level 4 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

it has. and it is TERRIBLE !!!

Any additional comments?

Audible practically does not allow return, because once you go through 30 lessons - it is too late to return

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Spoken Spanish for Business Travelers

I wanted to brush up on my Spanish language skills, and this set of 30 minute lessons suits my drive time well. The emphasis is on family life and business travel, which will probably suit most people who want a course in speaking Spanish. Phrases like: the hotel has room service; the business center is on the first floor. It has a photocopier and computer. It's next to the escalator. Juana works in accounting...abound. All that added to my vocabulary, although I'd like to learn more slang, more casual/street Spanish. The best feature, though, is the opportunity to hear and repeat clearly enunciated Spanish phrasing. My accent has really improved working with these lessons, and I intend to complete Level 5.

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Just as good as all the others

I'm only writing this review because I almost didn't order Pimsleur Spanish 4 because so many reviews said it was terrible compared to 1-3. Well, I took a chance and discovered that it's just as good as the others. Two of the voices are different...so I assume people that have trouble with change struggled with that fact, but once you get used to the two new voices it's just fine. I found this one to be just as good as Pimsleur 3, etc. and I am happy that my Spanish continues to improve as I continue through the courses.

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The best Audio Book

Still the best audio book you can use for the money. Worth spending your money on.