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Sonia's Direction - Audio Exercises?

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tfcurt2
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Tampa, Florida
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Jan 10, 2015
Jan 17, 2015 at 6:14pm

At the end of Session 2, Sonia reminds user to practice with audio exercises. Is she referring to the audio exercises completed during the session or something additional...outside of the session?

Eric T.
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Jan 26, 2011
Jan 17, 2015 at 7:55pm

When you purchase the discs, you get a DVD and an audio CD per level. Each track on the audio CD covers approximately 3 or 4 sessions. The audio CDs provide more practice with vocabulary and sometimes additional explanations of a topic.

Jacques
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Vancouver, BC
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Dec 3, 2014
Jan 18, 2015 at 6:40pm

Another comment - Isabella is doing the spanish speaking...so...
As well some NEW words are used (for example the first review of lesson 2 use "disculpe" for excuse me. so be prepared to replay the CD to understand what Isabella says.....personally i am not yet a supporter of these audio CD's.

Eric T.
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Jan 18, 2015 at 7:25pm

I can say that I absolutely loved the French 1 and 2 audio CDs. I really liked the rest of the French CDs. As far as Portuguese, I thought the first one was all right (not up to par with the quality of the French ones), and level 2 was ok, but the speaker used verbs and some vocab not introduced in the sessions. Overall, I'd have to say I appreciate being able to hear different speakers and different accents. I believe it helps in comprehension. In Brazil, there are many accents and people pronounce the same words differently. It's not that they are saying it incorrectly; it just happens to be how the word is pronounced in their particular region of the country.

DYerks
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Pflugerville, TX
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Sep 28, 2011
Jan 18, 2015 at 10:22pm

I just finished LA Spanish 4. In addition to the audio CDs that came in the red box, there are also podcasts that can be downloaded from the website. I have found both to be immensely helpful. Yes, they sneak in a new word from time to time. But guess what? When you start speaking with people, they will use LOTS of words you don't know. So look at it as good training. It's part of learning a new language. 8<) I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the audio CDs and podcasts. The more material you listen to and practice, the more comfortable you will become and the better you will be able to speak.

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