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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
If you're a visual learner, you can probably find a better language learning series than Pimsleur, but if you do buy this, you will learn, although perhaps not as fast as you could.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
The words and phrases that it starts off with are not really the one's I'd tend to start with in a new country. THANK YOU is one of the most important phrases one can know. People appreciate when you can say that even if you can say nothing else. And you'll find you'll use that a LOT!!
Did Chinese (Can) Phase 1, Unit 01-05 inspire you to do anything?
Yes. It's inspired me to see if I can find a language learning system that is more aligned with the way I learn and use language. I don't mean that in a disparaging way. I just don't think Pimsleur is a good match for me. I'm glad Audible has this and I was able to pick it up in a pinch and listen to it discretely even if I wasn't learning as fast as I might have with another system.
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What would have made Chinese (Can) Phase 1, Unit 01-05 better?
include more information, Cantonese lessons 101 is much better choice
What could Pimsleur have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
more vocabulary would be helpful. I wasted one full hour, only to learn a few words which I can learn in 5 min
Which character – as performed by Pimsleur – was your favorite?
NA, not a fiction book
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Chinese (Can) Phase 1, Unit 01-05?
Any additional comments?
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I remember a long time ago, Audible allowed you to download the whole of phase 1, 2 or 3 in one credit. They have become more stingy now and you have to download in blocks, costing a lot more. However, Pimsleur courses are absolutely the best language courses I have ever tried. The way it plays a converstation at the beginning which you don't understand at all and then by the end of the lesson you can not only understand it but say it yourself is incredible. The information reallys sticks if you do it once a day like they suggest and I will continue to use Pimsleur from now on. Only negative is knowing which Chinese version you want - cantonese or mandarin. there is no indication without doing research as to where these language differences are spoken in China.
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