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Complete Latvian Beginner to Intermediate Book and Audio Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

By Tereza Svilane

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Format: Mixed media product, 384 pages
Other Information: 40 Illustrations, unspecified
Published In: United Kingdom, 31 December 2010
Are you looking for a complete course in Latvian which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Latvian will guarantee success!Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.GRAMMAR TIPSEasy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DIALOGUESRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.PRONUNCIATIONDon't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Latvia.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.This pack includes a book and two CDs of audio material.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Table of Contents

Introduction, general remarks about the language Unit 1. Greetings, identifying yourself, asking questions Unit 2. Getting to know you - introductions, personal information Unit 3. What is your name and address? Requesting information and clarification, spelling Unit 4. Permission, where are you from?, talking about proximity, addressing people (Mr and Mrs) Unit 5. How are you? - talking about family, age, marital status, descriptions of people Unit 6. Accepting/declining invitations, describing house and home Unit 7. At the restaurant, ordering and talking about food Unit 8. Shopping for food and for clothes Unit 9. Telling the time, using the telephone, making arrangements Unit 10. Travelling and transport, asking for directions, obtaining travel information, buying tickets, using the car (parking, road rules and signs) Unit 11. Health and welfare, a visit to the doctor, other services (hairdresser, bank, post office) Unit 12. Festivities (birthdays, name days, festivals), the weather and seasons of the year, emotional state Unit 13. Chatting away: conversation about work, educational background and free time Unit 14.Chatting away: TV and the media, talking about the news, a little geography and history

Promotional Information

The complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Latvian. This best-selling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your MP3 player or iPod. The book (ISBN: 9781444106046) and the audio support (ISBN: 9781444106985) are also sold individually.

Promotional Information

The complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Latvian. This best-selling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your MP3 player or iPod. The book (ISBN: 9781444106046) and the audio support (ISBN: 9781444106985) are also sold individually.

About the Author

Tereza Svilane is a freelance language tutor, translator, interpreter and film sub-titler. Until recently she taught Latvian at FCO Services: Language Training (formerly Diplomatic Service Language Centre), as well as Latvian Literature for the International Baccalaureate course at Southbank International School. Currently she is freelancing whilst completing a Master's degree course (Translation and Terminology) at Ventspils University College, Latvia.

EAN: 9781444106886
ISBN: 1444106880
Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
Dimensions: 23.6 x 17 x 5.6 centimetres (0.63 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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