Author(s): Joseph Sheil
Are you looking for a complete course in Irish which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Irish will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Irish. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it. The course is available as a book (9781444105902), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444102352) and as a double CD (9781444102451).
The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Irish. This ISBN is for the paperback book. The corresponding audio support (ISBN: 9781444102451) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444102352).
Diarmuid O'Se is a lecturer at University College, Dublin. He has worked as a secondary teacher and language laboratory instructor and was for many years a researcher at the Linguistics Institute of Ireland.
Introduction Pronunciation guide 01 My name is... 02 I am a teacher 03 Are you married? 04 This is... 05 This is your room 06 It is fine today 08 Who does this belong to? 09 What pastime do you have? 10 Would you like a cup of tea? 11 What does this cost? 12 What did you do? 13 I haven't seen you for a while 14 I have been learning Irish for the past two years 15 I was born in Cork 16 Keep going half a mile 17 His office is upstairs 18 I'll meet you at eight 19 I think the bank is closed 20 What do you do? 21 I used to have a lot to do Key to the exercises Appendices Irish-English vocabulary English-Irish vocabulary Grammatical index