Portuguese Short Stories: 9 Simple and Captivating Stories for Effective Portuguese Learning for Beginners by Bravex Publications
English | February 12, 2020 | ISBN: 1647484677 | 158 pages | EPUB | 1.14 Mb
A Fun and Excellent Way to Learn Portuguese
It is generally said that there is nothing better when it comes to learning a language than to live in it, to surround yourself with it, to throw yourself into that adventure and just try your best to deliver your message, to find your voice and understand others.
That is exactly what Portuguese Short Stories for Beginners tries to do. The approach that is adopted is not an intensive reading type of textbook - with customized sentences, constructed to teach bits of the language's rules and structure. It is, instead, an extensive reading type of book that presents the reader with nine short stories that, although not long enough to become boring or dull, have the sufficient length to engage and captivate the reader, whilst displaying fluent and natural Portuguese dialogue. In fact, it has long been regarded as one of the best methods to teach a foreign language.
In addition, this book changed several structured aspects that these kinds of books tend to follow. The reader is confronted with rich and new but not too complex vocabulary, which is translated at the end of the chapter, avoiding the hassle of having to stop the reading rhythm to look up every word in the dictionary. Every paragraph is translated, as well as the summary of the story, thus providing a clearer comprehension of each sentence, while trying to prevent the temptation that the reader might have, if discouraged, of giving up and reading the whole story in English.
After each chapter, there is a question section, which aims to test the reader's overall understanding of the story, containing both open-ended and multiple-choice questions. The solved questions are provided at the end, enabling you to check your own answers and, consequently, develop your skills.