Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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March Books 17) Berlitz Turkish Travel Pack

17) Berlitz Turkish Travel Pack

I haven't really finished this, but I gave it enough of a try during last week's trip to northern Nicosia via Istanbul to justify writing it up. It's a combination of the standard Berlitz tourist phrase book with a CD of sample important phrases. To be honest it's not really worth paying the extra for the CD; it's not sufficiently well integrated with the phrase book to be really useful, and the phrases are often too long and spoken too rapidly to repeat easily. But I bought it before I had discovered BYKI.com, which is what I shall use to get my ear in next time. The phrase book is fine, and it's not their fault that I forgot it the one evening I found myself eating on my own at a restaurant where none of the staff spoke English.
Tags: bookblog 2008, linguistics
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