Talk The Talk is designed with teenagers social lives in mind. It concentrates on the words and phrases young people need for social conversation, including plenty of useful, up-to-date vocabulary. It then builds their spoken confidence, allowing them to compare their accent to that of a native speaker.
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This versatile software CD-ROM installs on any Windows PC or Mac (OS 10.3.9 or higher). It even has files you can transfer to your iPod for language learning on the go!
To talk about the things that are relevant to you. We wont bother you with lots of information you wont need or dont find interesting.
Talk The Talk teaches phrases like Ill send you a text message later and we won the game on penalties. Topics include family, school, hobbies, travelling, home, technology, work and sport.
This program is best suited for teenagers who are beginning to get to grips with Scottish Gaelic. Its best if you know some basic vocabulary before you start.
Because its aimed at recent beginners, everything you hear will be clearly spoken at a speed that you can easily keep up with.
Watch and learn! See and hear how to speak Scottish Gaelic by watching video footage of native speakers.
Build confidence on a computer. Before testing your new speaking skills in the real world, record yourself, then play back to compare your pronunciation with a native speaker. (Note that we dont use electronic voice analysis: the human ear is usually much more accurate.)
Play interactive games. The comprehension quiz prompts you to react to real life situations, while a challenging recording quiz tests your knowledge and pronunciation.
You earn points for every game you play. High scorers can go on to win bronze, silver and gold awards, which you can print out as a record of achievement.
You can learn on the move. Carry on learning in the airport lounge or on the ferry. Just print out the phrasebook sheets included in the program and take them with you.
Scottish Gaelic is a Celtic language native to Scotland. There are about 60,000 speakers of Scottish Gaelic in the world and is the official language of Scotland.
Perched on the outer rim of Europe, Scotland forms the northern part of Great Britain and is about two-thirds the size of England and Wales, which occupy the remaining portion. Scotland is surrounded by sea on three sides: to the west and north by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by the North Sea. Its only land border is with England and runs for approximately 60 miles along the line of the Cheviot Hills.
Scottish Gaelic-speaking Countries
It surprising, perhaps, to see that the Scottish Gaelic-speaking diaspora is prevalent in Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand.