Get Started in Turkish: Teach Yourself

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en Carte Paperback – August 2010
The beginner's course for a fun and effective way to learn Turkish. Specially written for people who have never learned a foreign language before, this best-selling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your MP3 player or iPod (components available separately).
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ISBN-13: 9781444105490
ISBN-10: 1444105493
Pagini: 224
Dimensiuni: 132 x 19 x 198 mm
Greutate: 0.27 kg
Editura: Hodder & Stoughton


Introduction How to use this book Why learn about Turkish culture? Learning tips The alphabet and pronunciation 01 Greetings Saying 'hello', 'goodbye' and 'how are you?' * Learning about Turkish names; Mr, Mrs, Ms * Numbers 1-10 * Pronunciation: a, b, c 02 Drinks Ordering drinks * Calling the waiter * Asking for the bill * Numbers to 100 * Ordering snacks * Colours * Pronunciation: c, d, e 03 Accommodation Enquiring about accommodation * Choosing somewhere to stay * Asking about the facilities * Checking in * Filling in forms * Numbers - hundreds and thousands * Telephone numbers * Pronunciation: f, g, g? 04 Eating out Ordering meals * Enquiring what dishes there are and what's in them * How to pay the bill * Pronunciation: h, i, i 05 Directions Asking for and giving directions * Getting around a new place * Asking what something means * Pronunciation: j, k, l 06 I like the weather here! Talking about the weather * Comparing months and seasons * Talking about your likes and dislikes * Pronunciation: m, n, o 07 Talking about oneself and describing people Talking about yourself (I am ...) * Asking people about themselves (are you...?) * Describing yourself and other people * Pronunciation: o, p, r 08 Shopping Shopping for presents and clothes * Talking about what is happening (-iyor) * Pronunciation: s, sc, t 09 Where shall we go? Making arrangements to go out * Suggesting doing something (let's, shall we) * Telling the time * booking seats at the theatre * Buying tickets for public transport * Pronunciation: u, u, v 10 How was it? Talking about the past, including your experiences and historical facts * Writing a postcard * Having a social chat * Pronunciation: y, z Taking it further Translations Transcripts Key to the exercises Glossary of grammatical terms Appendix: vowel harmony Turkish-English vocabulary English-Turkish vocabulary Index

Notă biografică

Asuman Celen Pollard was born in northern Turkey and spent her childhood in Izmir. She spent many years in Istanbul teaching both English and Turkish as foreign languages. From 1992-6 she taught Turkish at the Brasshouse Language Centre in Birmingham. She has also taught Turkish at Birmingham University, since 1992 at the Centre for Byzantine and Ottoman Studies and, since 1996, also at the Centre for Modern Languages. Now she also runs her own business as a Turkish/English Language expert.