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Falar...Ler...Escrever...Portugues: Um Curso Para Estrangeiros (Portuguese Edition) [Unabridged] [Audio CD]

Emma Eberlein Lima , Samira Abirad Iunes
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  • Series: Falar...Ler...Escrever...Portugues
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Editora Pedagogica E Universitaria; Unabridged edition (March 2000)
  • Language: Portuguese
  • ISBN-10: 8512543248
  • ISBN-13: 978-8512543246
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 4.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #733,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Given the significant differences between Brazilian and European Portuguese, most Portuguese L2 textbooks are based on one of the two standards. This particular book is designed as a beginner's introduction to standard Brazilian Portuguese (BP) as used in printed newspapers/magazines and national TV newscasts. Grammar and usage topics that are peculiar to European Portuguese, e.g. second-person verb forms and certain rules for placement and contraction of pronouns, are avoided altogether, even though they may be still found in Brazil in formal literary language. Conversely, nonstandard grammar that is nevertheless common in educated colloquial spoken BP, e.g. the "você/te" combination or the use of the subject pronouns "ele"/"ela" as direct objects, is also ignored. That is a refreshing departure from the recent trend in Portuguese L2 textbooks to emphasize colloquialisms over so-called "correct speech". The drawback, however, is that certain dialogues in the book, although using basic vocabulary, may often sound a little bit too formal from a native speaker's point of view. In a classroom environment though, standard grammar notes as presented in the textbook may be easily supplemented by appropriate instructor's remarks on colloquial usage whenever it differs from the standard language (once the student has a good grasp of the standard, learning colloquial variations is fairly easy). Overall, I strongly recommend "Falar, Ler e Escrever Português" for customers who are serious about learning proper Brazilian Portuguese, as opposed to the substandard language/grammar found in other textbooks.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
ISBN 8512-54314-0
These Audio CDs belong to the TEXT book of "Falar..ler..escrever" by Emma Eberlein Lima. The 3 CDs include aprox 100 Texts from the Text book, offering to get your speaking skills perfect.
It makes little sense to buy the Text and Exercise books without the CDs (3 for each book!).
Amazon should offer these CDs as well as the CDs for the ECERCISE book as a bundle ...
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The best I could find, but not great May 13, 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a good book for learning Portuguese, but reads more like a workbook than a text. All the basic tenses and sentence structures are demonstrated, but they are never really explained. If you have never learned a second romance language before, you will likely find this book frustrating. However, if you know Italian, Spanish, or French, for example, you should be able to fill in the gaps and make good use of this book.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Most extensive Brasilian Portuguese learning series October 8, 2008
This Text book is part of a complete language course, together with the seperate Exercise Book, the sepearate Vocubalary (Glossario) and the Audio CDs for the Text book and the Exercise book. Of course that adds up to a high price, which is totally justified for the high quality the books and CDs offer.
It is the most complete Brasilian Portuguese language learning course I have found. This combination of books and CDs is NOT designed for self-learners.
The course is basically made up into two sections. Lesson 1 to 10 cover the basic structures. Lessons 11-18 concentrate on specific themes which brings you to an intermediate level.
I have had lots of good learning in the class room becaus the Brazilian teachers feel very good about the absolutely idiomatic use of the language, i.e. it's really how people speak in Brazil! The stucture in the Text book is very clear and includes all the important themes of Brazilian Portuguese, together with very useful and concise information on brazilian culture. The Exercise book is an integrative part, because here some of the exercises are available to work over grammar and vocabulary that are scarsely covered in the Text book. The speed of the speach on the Exercise CDs is faster and closer to how Brazilians speak.
There is only one weak point, that your teacher will have to provide the Grammar teaching, since the entire book is in Brazilian Portuguese and there are no real explenations on grammar.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great text October 28, 2011
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This is an excellent textbook for learning conversational yet grammatically correct portuguese. I'm using it in a class- I think it might be a little difficult to use without in instructor as it's entirely in portuguese, but with the pictures and the way the lessons are planned out I think an independent learner without any portuguese knowledge would be able to use it. My only critique is that the answers to the lessons are not in the book, which would be helpful.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the right CD set September 21, 2012
By aluna
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When I searched for this product, I entered the ISBN number for the CDs for the exercises book (the green book). Instead I received the CDs for the textbook (the yellow one), which is not at all what I wanted. I needed the exercises CD to actually do some of the exercises for class; now I have to find them elsewhere. You would think using the ISBN number would get you the correct product.
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1.0 out of 5 stars workbook that requires CD's sold without the CD's June 27, 2014
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this item took forever to arrive and when it did arrive, I realized that this book requires accompanying CD's which are no where to be fond. Why would you sell these items separately? Each is pretty worthless without the other. Very disappointing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding text to learn Portuguese December 9, 2013
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Outstanding text. Brazilian teacher at community college chose it above all others for non-credit adult class. As an intermediate student, I had no problems with the text being 100% in Portuguese.
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