• Keeps things simple with three basic rules; don’t skip anything, don’t try to memorise anything and cover up to test yourself.
• A fun, jargon-free way to learn
• Easy-to-understand German pronunciation
• PROVEN to work; Paul can teach anyone a language, even people who think they’re incapable
Paul’s course teaches you how to speak German more effectively, giving you the building blocks to form a huge range of conversations. This is a practical way to learn the aspects of language that you’ll actually need and use; from booking a hotel room to navigating a menu, Paul will effortlessly build your confidence and give you the tools to handle any holiday situation. His ‘word robbery’ will also help unlock the range of vocabulary you already know.
Ideal for first-time learners or people who struggled in school, this book will help you absorb information quickly and efficiently, just like you did learning English as a child. Forget the way you used to be taught; this course guarantees you minimum effort and maximum success without the need for complex grammar rules or jargon.
“There is nothing so complicated in foreign languages that it cannot be made simple.” Paul Noble
A quick, easy and fun way to unlock your basic language skills. Perfect for beginners, this book will give you all the information you need to build basic conversations and get by on your travels.
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Who is Paul Noble?
Paul Noble is a genius, yet he still left school unable to speak a language – he found that the traditional learning methods left him feeling ‘confused, incapable and unable to really say anything’. Determined that there must be a better way to learn, Paul spent years devising his own unique method of learning languages which cuts out all of the grammar, all of the rote learning, and all of the stress. He began using his method to teach in his Language Institute and, hundreds of students later, he prides himself on never having had a student fail.
The main section of the book consists of 200 fully conjugated verbs, regular and irregular, weak and strong. Each is self-contained, showing all the major tenses, clearly set out with pronouns. The tables also tell you if the verb is weak or strong and if it takes the auxiliary "haben" or "sein". New German spellings are included throughout.
There is a special section on modal and auxiliary verbs, as well as an extensive introduction on the formation and use of tenses in German. A full alphabetical index of all the most widely used German verbs cross-refers the user to its basic model in the verb tables.
• Have confidence: shows all the major tenses of the most important verbs in German in full.
• Get it right: Hundreds of examples of real German show exactly how each verb is actually used.
• Get there fast: Specially designed for eReaders, including iPad, with a clear, colour layout.
This book gives you the essential tools to help you progress quickly in your study of German. The grammar, verb and vocabulary sections have been designed for all those learning German at school, in an evening class, for work or for leisure.
• Grammar: this section provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. Hundreds of examples of real German illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. In addition, a full glossary gives clear and simple explanations of grammatical terminology.
• Verbs: you will find 127 fully conjugated regular and irregular verbs in this section. Each is self contained in a double-page spread showing all the major tenses. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for all verb models, as well as hundreds of examples of real German to show you how verbs are used in context . An index contains thousands of verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model.
• Vocabulary: this handy section covering 50 topics (such as family, free time, careers, computing, education, food and drink, health, shopping) gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in German.
With its clear, user-friendly grammar, all the most important German verbs shown in full, and an extensive vocabulary guide, this book gives you all the elements to start speaking and writing with confidence in German.
Designed for all those learning German at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout, with new German spellings included throughout. Key grammatical points are highlighted as a means of reinforcement. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology.
This book also provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. An index contains thousands of verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model.
• Explains the essential points of German grammar using simple language throughout.
• Hundreds of examples of real German illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made.
• Specially designed for eReaders, including iPad, with a clear, colour layout.
Basil finds himself in a strange new pot and meets our other chatty little plants. They think they know some stuff, but when it comes to animals, they know nothing. One wild assumption followed by another gets them into big trouble. Next time they may not be so lucky!
We hope you enjoy the story.
Excerpt from the book:
The first thing in his life that Basil remembered was cold air. A little girl put Basil's pot down on the front door step.
Das Erste, woran sich Basilikum in seinem Leben erinnerte, war die kalte Luft. Ein kleines Mädchen stellte Basilikums Topf auf die Stufe vor der Haustür.
Next to the front door he saw a big flowerpot. It was bright blue and on it was painted a picture of an orange cat.
"What a scary animal!" thought Basil.
Neben der Haustür sah er einen großen Blumentopf. Der Blumentopf war leuchtend blau und darauf war ein Bild von einer orangefarbenen Katze gemalt.
„Was für ein unheimliches Tier!“, dachte Basilikum.
Cameras, alarm clocks and video game consoles were all once their
own separate objects. Today, these items and many more are part
of our phones. Inside this book, is the story of the objects before they become smartphone apps.