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Publisher's Summary

When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and communicate easily?
If so then you need to Get Talking. Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you’ll learn the skills for understanding and the confidence to speak Portuguese in just 10 days.
 Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:
-Getting to know people
-Having a snack
-Going to the market
-Booking a hotel room
-Problem-solving at a restaurant
-Being at the bus stop
-Asking for local information
-Finding out where the bank is
-Going to the chemist’s
-Buying souvenirs.
You’ll progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations, be able to personalise the language through interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.
This is a beginner level audio course with a free coursebook PDF for reading and writing practice.
Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2012 Sue Tyson-Ward (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton
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By J May on 10-24-17

Aimed at tourists, but still a good start

Overall, I liked this enough to purchase the next book, Keep Talking Portuguese, and my Portuguese friends have said my vocabulary and pronunciation are improving. It was very difficult to find any European Portuguese learning materials, but I've been pretty happy with this one. It caters to tourists rather than those who want to converse with friends, so it uses the formal verb forms (something I would not have thought to check if I didn't also speak Spanish). If your goal is to be conversational, you will want a grammar guide or friend (or both) to help you. They spent an unnecessary amount of time teaching how to complain in a restaurant, and could have used that to focus on more common phrases or even emergency situations (where is the bathroom, I need a doctor/hospital/police, etc). The Portuguese voice actors were very good and spoke very clearly, especially the ones running scenarios. I noticed after I finished that this comes with a PDF, which is great because I like to use both whenever possible. I feel like this gave me a pretty strong base.

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