This course teaches Catalan, as spoken in north-eastern Spain today. Each unit teaches the language through a variety of dialogues, reading texts, grammar explanations and exercises for practice and consolidation, and also provides an insight into the traditions and patterns of daily life in Catalonia. Features include: * coverage of the Balearic and Valencian varieties alongside the language used in the Barcelona region * a full grammar summary for easy reference * Catalan/English and English/Catalan word lists. Two 60-minute cassettes or CDs are available to accompany the book. Recorded by native speakers, this audio material will help perfect pronunciation and listening skills.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgementsIntroductionAlphabet and pronunciation guideUnit 1 Benvinguda I benvingut! WelcomeUnit 2 Com es diu? What is your name?Unit 3 Un cafe, sisplau A coffee, pleaseUnit 4 Que vols What would you like?Unit 5 Vols el meu mobil? Do you want my mobile?Unit 6 La meva familia My familyUnit 7 Perdoni, on es l'Hotel Miramar? Excuse me, where is the Miramar Hotel?Unit 8 Quina es la teva adreca? What is your address?Unit 9 Tot passejant per la Rambla A Walk down the RamblasUnit 10 Al mercat de la Boqueria At the Boqueria Fresh Food MarketUnit 11 Com els vol? How would you like them?Unit12 Al restaurant Planelles At Planelles' restaurantUnit 13 La vida diaria Daily lifeUnit 14 Que has fet avui? What have you done today?Unit 15 La sobretaula After dinner talkUnit 16 Que vas fer? What did you do? Unit 17 Quin temps fara? What will the weather be like?Unit 18 Em podria donar informacio? Could you give me some information, please?Unit 19 El transport public Public transportUnit 20 Festa major!Grammar ReferenceCatalan - English glossaryEnglish - Catalan glossaryExercise key