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    DescriptionA new edition is now available, ISBN: 9781444790702 Learn Italian - Instantly. No books. No writing. No memorizing. Join the millions of people worldwide who have learned a new language with the Michel Thomas Method. "The nearest thing to painless learning" - The Times - Guaranteed success. Speak and understand Italian perfectly - Incredible progress. Learn Italian effortlessly - Absolute confidence. Unleash your natural learning style without trying The Method: Stress-free audio learning Michel Thomas teaches you Italian through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. He builds it up, step by step, and you don't move on until you've absorbed and understood the previous point. And, as Michel Thomas said, 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' With parallels to the way you learned your own language, you'll learn Italian in 'real-time' conditions. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization. Why it Works: Learn the Italian language the way you learned your own You learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Italian in the same way. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Italian in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. Learn Anywhere Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player. What's in the Course? - 12 hours of audio on CD - NEW: visual learning review for PC or Mac - NEW: over 2 hours of extra vocab help - NEW: interactive exercises to check your progress How Does it Work? - Listen: collect words effortlessly by listening - Connect: create your own mental tool kit by understanding how words fit together - Speak: put the words back together to build sentences, naturally


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    Title
    Total Italian (Learn Italian with the Michel Thomas Method)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michel Thomas
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 10
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 68 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781444133110
    ISBN 10: 144413311X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADT
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: CJBV
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LF
    DC22: 458.2421
    Abridged Dewey: 458
    LC classification: PC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 58600
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    BISAC V2.8: FOR013000, LAN020000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.2T
    DC22: 458
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADT
    Libri: ITAL2252
    Thema V1.0: CJB
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    HODDER EDUCATION
    Publication date
    07 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Michel Thomas (1914-2005) had an amazing life. Born in Poland, he spent his early years in Germany and then in France, where he studied psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris. When war broke out, he fought with the Resistance and suffered imprisonment in slave labour camps. At the end of the the war he joined the US liberation army and later settled in the US where he established his world-famous language school. For more than 50 years he taught languages to the rich and famous and was the world's most sought-after language teacher.
    Review quote
    "For the first time, trying to speak Italian was fun, not frustrating" TES "Five minutes in and you already feel like you're winning" Time Out "The nearest thing to painless learning" The Times "A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages" Stephen Fry "The most extraordinary experience of my life" Emma Thompson "Thomas makes it simple" Sunday Times "Works like a dream" Daily Telegraph "Michel Thomas is a precious find indeed" The Guardian
    Table of contents
    Vocabulary: cognates in -enza, -anza, -azione, -izione, -ema, -ibile, -abile, -ente, -ante, -ario, -ico, -ale Nouns and adjectives: understanding gender; definite and indefinite articles; position and agreement of adjectives Verbs and tenses: formation and practice of key verbs in the present tense; explanation of verb groups and endings; use of 'volere', 'dovere' and 'potere' with infinitives; present to express future; formation, use and practice of future, conditional, imp Verbal idioms: 'sto' + -ando/-endo; present tense + 'da'; 'vado a' + infinitive; 'c'e'; 'mi piace'; 'ho bisogno di' + infinitive; 'ho voglia di' + infinitive; 'far fare'; 'si dice'; 'ci vuole' Questions: intonation; question words 'perche, cosa, a che ora, dove, quando, quanto, quale, come' Pronouns: subject (for emphasis and clarity); direct and indirect object pronouns; pronouns after prepositions 'con' and 'per'; practice in position of object pronouns with different parts of the verb; combinations of object pronouns; use of 'ne' Pronunciation, including stress