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200 Words a Day! Newzine12-17 Sept 04
September 17, 2004
200 Words a Day Newzine #12 -
1. The Language Show
2. Spanish Tip: Dozens more words in an instant
3. French Tip: Dozens of French Words in a Flash
4. German Tip: Dozens of German words in an instant
More tips on languages learning the 200 Words a Day way.
Come to the Language Show in London. We'll be there manning booth #31... so do come and say hello.
There's a new guy organising the show, Jonathan Scott, and he recently bought it from the previous owners. Ever since he came around to pedal us some space we've been impressed at how he's turning it in to a very polished, professional event.
The Language Show is going to be on at the Olympia, in London, United Kingdom from Friday 5th November to the 7th November 2004. It opens at 10 am daily.
There will be over 80 exhibitors, 60 free seminars, and 'language taster' courses, for beginners, in 13 languages.
Be sure to grab a f=r=e=e ticket to the 'Language Show' whose website is www.thelanguageshow.co.uk. Go to that website for your ticket.
On the day tickets will be £10 (that's about $27USD).
For additional complimentary tickets you can call 0870-011-9436 in the UK.
Take any English word ending in the suffix '-ment' and change it to '-mento' and you will now have the Spanish word.
apartment becomes 'apartamento.'
The words as masculine!
There are, as always, some exceptions.
...compartment becomes 'compartamento'
....and sometimes the suffix in Spanish is '-miento.'
movement is 'movimiento.'
We're putting together another new course with all these tips and words, which will be announced in a few months. These will be our 'Turbobooster' Courses. These will be particularly effective for learning the exceptions to the rules!
In French many words ending in '-ment' remain the same, or fundamentally the same in French as they are in English.
document becomes 'document.'
They are masculine.
Again, there are variations and exceptions.
treatment becomes 'traitement.' Again it is masculine.
We're putting together another new French course with all these tips and words, which will be announced in a few months. These will be our 'Turbobooster' Courses. These will be particularly effective for learning the exceptions to the rules!
By changing the English suffix '-ic' on adjectives to '-isch' you get a whole bunch of German adjectives at your tonguetip!
fantastic becomes 'fantastisch.'
You can make a screen saver from Microsoft Windows (if you have Windows XP), using the pics from our course.
1. Right-click the blank area of the desktop of Microsoft Windows. This will open a window called 'Display Properties'.
2. Click the 'Screen Saver' tab near the top of the page.
3. Select from the drop-down menu 'My Pictures Slideshow'.
4. Click 'Settings' button.
5. Click 'Browse' button.
6. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Exceltra\Spanish\1Pictures
7. Click 'OK'.
8. Click 'Apply'.
Please note that this only applies to Windows XP. The course itself runs on Windows 95, 98, 2000 and XP, but only XP has the ability to run the pictures as a screensaver.
This way the pics will be regularly presented to you, subtly reinforcing them in your subconscious!
That is it for this newsletter. See you next time.
Hasta la vista...À bientôt...Bis bald.
Kevin Crocombe & the 200 Words a Day Team
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