The aim of this book is to teach you to understand and speak Welsh as it is spoken today. In order to achieve this, the language introduced is centred on a wide range of realistic, everyday situations. The course covers the four basic skills - listening and speaking, reading and writing, with recorded material to accompany your work and provide you with the essential opportunity to listen to native speakers and speak it yourself. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 21 thematic units preceded by an alphabet and pronunciation guide, a mutation chart for quick reference and a map of Wales.
Table of Contents
Alphabet and pronunciation guide; map of Wales; mutation chart; greetings; more about yourself; talking about your family; talking about your likes and dislikes; extending and accepting an invitation; may I help you?; asking for directions; what did you do?; there is something wrong with my car; I don't feel well; how were your holidays?; where were you born?; when is your birthday?; arranging your holiday; she'll go instead of you tomorrow; in the restaurant; describing your house and area; what would you do?; what time is the next train?; because I'm cold; you wanted to come. Appendices: regional variations; how to say "yes" and "no" in Welsh; key to the exercises; Welsh-English vocabulary; English-Welsh vocabulary.
Christine Jones is Lecturer in Welsh at the University of Wales, a teacher in adult education, and an examinations' moderator and assessor. Julie Brake is a lecturer in Welsh in adult education