More than 1 million books sold in the "Practice Makes Perfect" series! Based on the successful approach of the series, this is a clear and engaging introduction to Portuguese, specifically designed for beginners. Consisting of 60 compact units, each lesson in "Practice Makes Perfect: Beginning Portuguese with Two Audio CDs" can be completed in just 20 minutes. Rather than focusing on grammar, each accessible lesson includes essential vocabulary, an easy-to-follow dialogue, an engaging exercise for you to practice what you've learned, a section on common phrases, and an interesting cultural comment. This approach allows you to master the basics of Portuguese communication without being intimidated by grammar. Each dialogue is given in Portuguese and voiced by native speakers. Every new word or phrase for the dialogues is given in the vocabulary section, and each dialogue appears on an audio recording, giving you the opportunity to hear correct pronunciation and develop your own speaking skills. Practical and high-frequency vocabulary used throughout Over 145 minutes of practical and engaging dialogues on 2 audio CDs Special notes on Brazilian Portuguese throughout, making this a great title in advance of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Sue Tyson-Ward is a Portuguese language consultant and writer of more than 20 books on the Portuguese language, country, and people. She has lived, studied, worked, and traveled in Portugal and Brazil over the past 25 years, and spends many fascinating vacations traveling around Portugal with her family. She is also an Examiner of Portuguese in the United Kingdom and has acted as aconsultant to the BBC's acclaimed Talk Portuguese TV series. She currently teaches in an adult college in England.