Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish, Lesson 1

  • by Michel Thomas
  • Narrated by Michel Thomas
  • 1 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In lesson 1 of the Spanish Beginner course, you'll learn how to make simple statements and ask questions with…- pronunciation of Spanish sounds and difference between Castilian Spanish and Spanish spoken everywhere else - similarities between Spanish and English; words ending in ible, able, ent, ant, ary, ence, ance, ion: 'possible', 'probable', 'different', 'important', 'necessary', 'difference', 'importance', 'opinion', 'condition', etc.- 'it is' and 'it is not'- prepositions 'for', 'with', 'at/to'- pronouns: 'me', 'you', 'I', 'it', 'something'- questions: inflection and question words 'why?', 'what?', 'where?'- linking words: 'because', 'but', 'and'- phrases: 'like that', 'I'm hungry'- social communication: 'I'm sorry, but…'- adjectives and adverbs: 'very', 'good'- stress in Spanish words- verbs: 'I feel (= 'I'm sorry'), 'I have', 'I want', 'I need', 'you have', 'to know', 'I can', 'you can', 'to do/make', 'to eat', 'to see', 'to dine'- using the present tense: verb endings show who is doing the action; pronouns needed only for emphasis or clarification- time expressions: 'now', 'tonight'- nouns: 'hunger' ('I have hunger' = 'I am hungry'), 'man', 'dinner'- position of pronoun with whole verb (the 'to' form)- the whole verb (the 'to' form) used after preceding verb- articles: 'a', 'the'In the next lesson you'll learn about stress, gender and plurals, and how to use adjectives with nouns.
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Where does Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish, Lesson 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I like this but it is the same as the first half of the introduction course. The second half is lesson 2. Save your money and just buy the introduction.

What other book might you compare Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish, Lesson 1 to and why?

Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish is like Pimlseur Approach but with much less repetition. Michel Thomas gives a more logical reasoning of how to speak and think in Spanish.

Have you listened to any of Michel Thomas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. I have listened to the introduction of Michele Thomas. Is the same as Lesson 1 and 2. Buy the Introduction series to save money,

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me happy that I found an interesting approach to learning Spanish. It is much better than just memorizing a bunch of words. He helps you form sentences through a list of frequently used words in our language we use daily.

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- CarrieBess

Hard to understand

What disappointed you about Michel Thomas Beginner Spanish, Lesson 1?

In what I can only assume is a very thick (German?) accent the narrorator is very hard to understand or hear so it makes it impossible to learn.

What didn’t you like about Michel Thomas’s performance?

Hard to hear and understand, gave up about twenty minutes in as the accent was so thick it made it impossible to learn anything or understand what was beings said.

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Any additional comments?

Change the narrorator otherwise this whole lesson is useless.

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- Amazon Customer "AntiZel"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2013
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton