This updated version includes an explanation of the spelling reform, providing examples of the differences between the two methods. The book's additional features include common idioms with many updated example sentences throughout the book to demonstrate verb usage and a grammar review. Bonus Online Component: includes a link to online content that presents valuable exercises for students in German sentence completion, word completion, word matching, and conversational dialogue, with answers provided for all exercises.
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Most common GRE vocabulary: A list organized by difficulty
The words are listed in alphabetical order and are accompanied by a sentence using the word and English translations. At the end of the book there is a very small and basic grammar section which serves more as an introduction. This is a unique approach to learning and practicing grammar. This book identifies the most common problem areas for English speakers learning German and provides well organized and detailed explanations to address them.
There are plenty of activities and exercises to keep you going as you move through the book with accompanying answer key at the end.
Most of the vocabulary has been selected based on word frequency which means that through repetition and relevant word choices you will grow your vocabulary while honing your grammar. This book does require you to have some basic knowledge of German but you could start to gain some benefits at an upper beginner level. Benny Lewis is a well known name in the online language learning community and teaming up with the Teach Yourself Series he has created a pretty well rounded book to launch your German into instant conversation.
Benny focuses on speaking early on and embracing mistakes. This engages you from the start and encourages conversation and speaking to help you learn. Benny provides conversation and situational examples to guide your encounters speaking with natives. In a Belgrade hotel elevator: To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor.
Driving is then going alphabetically by national order. In a Paris hotel elevator: Please leave your values at the front desk. In a hotel in Athens: Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A. In a Yugoslavian hotel: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is the job of the chambermaid. In a Japanese hotel: You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid. In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery: You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday.
In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers: Not to perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension. On the menu of a Swiss restaurant: Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.
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On the menu of a Polish hotel: Salad a firm's own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose; beef rashers beaten up in the country people's fashion. Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop: Ladies may have a fit upstairs.
In a Bangkok dry cleaner's: Drop your trousers here for best results.
Outside a Paris dress shop: Dresses for street walking. In a Rhodes tailor shop: Order your summers suit. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation. A sign posted in Germany's Black Forest: It is strictly forbidden on our Black Forest camping site that people of different sex, for instance, men and women, live together in one tent unless they are married with each other for that purpose.
In a Zurich hotel: Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose. In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist: Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists. In a Rome laundry: Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon having a good time. In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency: Take one of our horse-driven city tours - we guarantee no miscarriages.
501 German Verbs
Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand: Would you like to ride on your own ass? In a Swiss mountain inn: Special today -- no ice cream.
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In a Bangkok temple: It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed as a man. In a Tokyo bar: Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.