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    Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Builder+ (Learn Mandarin Chinese with the Michel Thomas Method) (Michael Thomas Method) (CD-Audio)(English / Chinese) By (author) Harold Goodman

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    DescriptionExperience significant results in a remarkably short period of time - without books, drills, memorizing, or homework. In this five-hour intermediate level audio course, Michel Thomas Method teacher Harold Goodman introduces over 600 new words and everyday phrases. Learning alongside two genuine students, you will acquire essential language building blocks which allow you to increase your vocabulary in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out answers for yourself. What's the added plus? Unlike most vocabulary courses which give you lists of words to memorise, the Michel Thomas Method Vocabulary Builder+ allows you to further extend your vocabulary by exploiting the logic of the Mandarin language. You will gain the tools and strategies to exponentially build up your vocabulary. Who is this course for? Whether you have learned from other Michel Thomas courses or are simply looking for a new approach to help improve your proficiency, the Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Builder+ will introduce you to a unique way of acquiring language that will significantly boost your confidence in your ability to speak, listen to and understand Mandarin.


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    Title
    Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary Builder+ (Learn Mandarin Chinese with the Michel Thomas Method)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Harold Goodman
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    Chinese
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781444197648
    ISBN 10: 1444197649
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: CJBG
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2GDCM
    Abridged Dewey: 495
    LC classification: PL
    Ingram Subject Code: KL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.2T
    BISAC V2.8: FOR003000, LAN018000, LAN021000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55610
    BIC subject category V2: 2GDCM
    DC23: 495.182421
    Thema V1.0: CJBG
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2GDCM
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised, Updated ed.
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    HODDER EDUCATION
    Publication date
    15 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dr Harold Goodman is a physician and surgeon, who had Michel Thomas as his teacher for nearly ten years. During this time Michel Thomas's goal was not to teach Dr Goodman a specific language (though he did instruct him in two of the languages he taught) but to train him to understand his method of teaching - which he then used to teach others, with great success. Dr Goodman teaches and practises in the United States.
    Table of contents
    Past - 'have you ever' pattern 'Something different from, other than' pattern Only, about the same, the same as..., different then, next, last, few (various colloquial uses), Verbs (give, show, may, do, strike, make a telephone call, sit, go towards, fly, drive, tell, inform someone, be late, early, arrive, go fast, should, sell, understand via hearing or seeing, pay, to be free, gratis, be rich, to like something, seek, look 'It's a pity' (very commonly used in spoken Chinese - must know), Money - types of currency, ways of referring to currency (China, Taiwan, UK, USA, etc.) Asking how much: large and small quantities. Two patterns. Counting. From one to a million. The use of wan = 10, 000. The critical words that you must never confuse to express the number two. Dates: Names of days of week, months, year. How to use the word hao = number. Time: How to express time. AM, PM. Differences from English. One half. Children: various ways to refer to Additional adjectives How to address strangers Eating: public, private venues, terms, verbs, nouns (wine, beer etc.), ordering, types of food / drink. Foreign, local. Future. specific constructs. Travelling terminology. Aeroplane, car, train, passport, ticket General nouns (newspaper) Pattern: From point x, by means of some conveyance, to destination. Sentence -le pattern. Something changes. A unique Chinese way of expressing the past. Very common and essential to learn. Pattern: verb de dong Before, after. Unique Chinese uses. 'Otherwise' pattern. Lodging vocabulary: room, bed, chair, floor, etc. Outside / inside Very best (superlative) pattern Boss, person in charge. Everything, nothing, every specific thing, so on, etc. Two types of 'or'. Introducing huo zhe. Mei ban fa = there's nothing to be done (ie. It's hopeless) Very common Chinese expression. Ban fa = a method or process of doing something. Many uses. Already. Greeting a group vs. one or two people.