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Michel Thomas Beginner German, Lesson 2

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What is the Michel Thomas Method? The Michel Thomas Method teaches everyday conversational language that will allow you to communicate in a wide variety of situations, empowered by the ability to create your own sentences and use the language instinctively, having absorbed the vocabulary and grammatical structures. These all-audio courses were perfected over 25 years by gifted linguist and teacher Michel Thomas, and provide an accelerated method for language learning that is truly revolutionary. Lessons 1-7, the Beginner course: This course makes no assumption of knowledge of any language other than English and gives the beginner practical and functional use of the spoken language. It is also appropriate for anyone who has studied German before, but has forgotten much of it or does not have confidence in speaking. The Beginner course is designed to take you from complete beginner to intermediate level. Lessons 8-11, the Intermediate course: This course is for those with an intermediate-level foundation in German, or those who have completed lessons 1-7 and want to take their learning to an advanced level and speak German proficiently and easily. How does it work? Unlike most language courses that focus around topics or grammar forms, the Michel Thomas Method works by breaking a language down into its component parts, enabling you to reconstruct the language yourself - to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. Within the first 10 minutes of the course, you will be generating complete sentences on your own. It is important that you complete the lessons in order. The Method is successful because it builds on the language you learn in each lesson and 'recycles' language taught in earlier lessons, allowing you to build ever-more complicated sentences. Because the Method is based on understanding, not memorisation, there is no set limit to the length of time that you should study each lesson. Once you feel you have a good grasp of the language taught in one lesson, you can move on to the next. In lesson 2 of the German Beginner course, you’ll be able to talk about the future and say what you can, must and want to do with…- verbs: 'to bring', 'to have', 'to give', 'to need', 'to arrive', to say/tell', 'to find'- questions words: 'why', 'at what time'- phrases: 'for me', 'for you', 'with you'- pronouns: 'something', 'to you'- adverbs: 'unfortunately', 'also'- conjunction: 'for' (= 'because')- saying 'you'- more on the modal verbs 'to have to', 'to be able to', 'to want'- expressing the future tense: 'will'- 'will' for a polite request, not the future- time expression: 'tomorrow' In the next lesson you’ll be able to express the English ' ing' tense, give commands and use German direction words 'him' and 'her'. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Michel Thomas (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton

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Little Fish

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Winner, Amazon Canada First Novel Award; Lambda Literary Award; Firecracker Award for Fiction Finalist, Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year It's the dead of winter in Winnipeg and Wendy Reimer, a 30-year-old trans woman, feels like her life is frozen in place. When her Oma passes away Wendy receives an unexpected phone call from a distant family friend with a startling secret: Wendy's Opa (grandfather) - a devout Mennonite farmer - might have been transgender himself. At first she dismisses this revelation, but as Wendy's life grows increasingly volatile, she finds herself aching for the lost pieces of her Opa's truth. Can Wendy unravel the mystery of her grandfather's world and reckon with the culture that both shaped and rejected her? She's determined to try.  Alternately warm-hearted and dark-spirited, desperate and mirthful, Little Fish explores the winter of discontent in the life of one transgender woman as her past and future become irrevocably entwined.  Bespeak Audio Editions brings Canadian voices to the world with audiobook editions of some of the country’s greatest works of literature, performed by Canadian actors.

©2018 Casey Plett (P)2020 ECW Press

Narrator: A. Almeida
Author: Casey Plett
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
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