• Portuguese Short Stories

  • 9 Simple and Captivating Stories for Effective Portuguese Learning for Beginners
  • By: Language Learning University
  • Narrated by: Bruno Portela
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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By: Language Learning University
Narrated by: Bruno Portela
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Publisher's Summary

A fun and excellent way to learn Portuguese.

It is generally said that there is nothing better when it comes to learning a language than to live in it, to surround yourself with it, to throw yourself into that adventure, and just try your best to deliver your message, to find your voice, and understand others.  

That is exactly what Portuguese Short Stories for Beginners tries to do. The approach that is adopted is not an intensive-listening type of textbook - with customized sentences, constructed to teach bits of the language’s rules and structure. It is, instead, an extensive-listening type of audiobook that presents the listener with nine short stories that, although not long enough to become boring or dull, have the sufficient length to engage and captivate the listener, whilst displaying fluent and natural Portuguese dialogue. In fact, it has long been regarded as one of the best methods to teach a foreign language.  

In addition, this audiobook changed several structured aspects that these kinds of audiobooks tend to follow. The listener is confronted with rich and new - but not too complex - vocabulary, which is translated at the end of the chapter, avoiding the hassle of having to stop the listening rhythm to look up every word in the dictionary. Every paragraph is translated, as well as the summary of the story, thus providing a clearer comprehension of each sentence, while trying to prevent the temptation the listener might have, if discouraged, of giving up and listening to the whole story in English.  

After each chapter, there is a question section, which aims to test the listener's overall understanding of the story, containing both open-ended and multiple-choice questions. The solved questions are provided at the end, enabling you to check your own answers and, consequently, develop your skills.  

Get this magnificent audiobook now to learn Portuguese in a fun way!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Awesome learning book

Its a great beginners book without being to childish as stated in the beginning of this book. Thanks for a great AUDIObook that I can go back to. Look forward to more in the future.

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  • 08-21-19

Content excellent, dreary performance

The actual content is great - common vocab and expressions. The stories aren't the most exciting, but are OK, BUT it's the performance that is poor. The English translation sections sound so devoid of emotion its hard to listen to in a strong Portuguese accent, like he's reading out the instructions to make a chest of drawers. He sounds bored.

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  • Rowan Elian
  • 07-04-18

Enjoyable and helpful stories

Have used this for an adult beginner’s class level and to read with my six year old. Certainly not for absolute beginners but will stretch capable students with a basic grasp of parts of speech and a good guide.

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  • Patrick
  • 06-21-19

Updated review, it gets worse

Oh dear, the longer you listen the less appealing it becomes, his English grammar and pronunciation deteriorate, I find it hard to justify buying this.