Content is organized within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food and Recreation. Each unit starts with an Intro page (new to this edition) and ends with a story page, with single or double-page sub-topics introducing new words in a realistic visual context and easy-to-learn "chunks." The target new vocabulary is listed and simple practice activities help students put their new words into practice. Story pages include pre-reading questions to build previewing and predicting skills and post-reading questions and role-play activities to support critical thinking and to encourage students to use the new language they have learned. Rich visual contexts recycle words from the unit. This structure is designed to address the needs of multilevel classrooms. Supporting components include more guidance on this topic as well as assessing needs and lesson planning. (available in English only).
Designed for native Portuguese speakers!
By Dana E. Steinhoff "Danaheartsyou" - October 5, 2010
I think that the most important facet to keep in mind when considering this book is that it is clearly designed for Brazilian Portuguese speakers to learn English and not so much the other way around. As you can see from "Looking Inside" the book there are great pictures with the translations included, and as another reviewer pointed out, the book will give you the names for many objects which you might not get in another dictionary. HOWEVER, the pronunciation guides are for the English words and there is no pronunciation guide for the Portuguese words! This made it impossible for me, as a relatively new Brazilian Portuguese speaker, to figure out how to pronounce many of the Portuguese words. Furthermore, all of the learning activities, including stories to translate, are in English. Ie., "Practice spelling the days of the week. Monday: M-O-N-D-A-Y" It seems like other native English speakers found this book helpful but I just found it maddening.
By Pedro Bial "pedro b" - October 14, 2008
My six years old boy has just learned to read and write, in brazilian portugues, an he sleeps embraced to the book. Is it necessary to say more?
A fresh new vocabulary list of about 4000 words.
By email@example.com - March 20, 2011
This book is useful as far as picture dictionaries go.. I like it. There are pictures of just about everything useful that you would come into contact with in everyday life with Portuguese/English labels. There are colorful pictures and they try to make it fun and child like to stimulate your mind or at least that's how I see it and I like it that way.. Yes, there are a few stimulating dialogs in English on the sides of the pages for people to learn English and not Portuguese, but if you want to learn Portuguese I wouldn't let that slow you down. On the back they list an audio program. I wonder if it is the vocabulary lists in both English and Portuguese, But I can't find it on the manufacturers website.. If it is recordings of the English/Portuguese together I would buy it. So, if anyone knows that it is and where to get the recordings please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
Content is organized within 12 thematic units, including Everyday Language, People, Housing, Food and Recreation. Each unit starts with an Intro page (new to this edition) and ends with a story page, ...