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VocabuLearn Audiobook

VocabuLearn: Arabic, Level 1

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VocabuLearn is the only audio language learning system designed to teach the way you learn best...concentrating on vocabulary and helpful expressions. This three-hour program contains over 1,500 commonly-used words and expressions, the building blocks of language. This audio flash-card system will have you communicating effectively in the shortest time possible. Recommended by educators world-wide, VocabuLearn is prepared by professional instructors and recorded by dialect-free native speakers, giving you the authentic pronunciation of each word. VocabuLearn is ideal for those studying foreign languages. It can also help you prepare for more enjoyable trips to foreign countries...and can even improve your job and business opportunities. Best of all, you can listen to VocabuLearn anywhere...in your car, at home, or on a portable digital audio player, wherever you are. No textbook is required!

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    Sharon Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom 02/03/2011
    Sharon Wells, Somerset, United Kingdom 02/03/2011 Member Since 2008
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    "Vocabulary out of context"

    I was very excited when I saw this audiobook. I am a qualitified language teacher and have always thought that not enough emphasis is placed on allowing students to obtain a varied and relevant vocabulary bank. The vocabulary has, however, to be learnt in context to have any meaning. This audio book certainly does not do that. It consists of a female voice saying a word and a male repeating it in arabic - once. The worlds are not grouped into funtional groups. 'Dress' is followed by 'fire' and 'cake' is followed by 'magazine' and then by 'roof'. Very bizarre abstract nouns are introduced at an early stage...'the apetite', 'the feeling'. I have already obtained a basic understanding of Arabic sounds and sentence structure. You will certainly need that before embarking upon this tape. Oh - and as far as I listened, all the verbs that were spoken were done so from the male perspective & verb agreement. None with female. And the background music was too strident for my tastes. I can't imagine I will every really listen to this. If the vocabulary had been spoken/presented in logical groups it might have been of use to me, but alas it was not and therefore it is not! Disappointed.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • Jim
    Providence, RI, United States
    10/05/06
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    "The music..."

    The #@%$#^ music in the background is just too distracting to be able to absorb even a modicum of the language.

    Note to editors: those of us who desire to learn a language aren't in the market for background music.

    Note to potential purchasers: save your $$$

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Brownx
    nyc
    23/01/06
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    "What is the use of this?"

    It is hard to imagine what one might use this for. Just random lists of words spoken quickly and often unintelligbly.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • bys
    Hocking County, OH
    14/05/07
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    "Don't Buy this"

    This is the absolute worst way to learn a language. It is randomly chosen vocabulary words without contrast, spoken without clear enunciation and annoying muzak in the background. By the time you begin to pronounce one word, the next is fired at you. In addition the words are often rediculous....phrases like "the hope". the chainsaw......

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Virginia
    vestal, NY, USA
    06/06/06
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    "Arabic tutorial"

    Much too slow, and who needs all that western classical music filling up space. If it's going to be so basic, it should explain articles in Arabic so listener knows what it's listening to re single words. Try again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • JL
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, United States
    10/07/12
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    "Useful for intermediate students"

    If you've had at least a year of Arabic or two years this is a useful exercise tape. It's also worthwhile to look for a used version with the book. This is Levantine Arabic with mostly (though not always) G enunciation of the Qaaf. Sometimes odd choices for translation are made but even then it is useful reminder of a different translation. Not useful as a beginning tool - only as an exercise for an intermediate student.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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