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 Message 9 of 12
03 April 2005 at 12:12pm | IP Logged 
Odd you bring up this walking thing. When I was doing Barron’s vocabulary builder, I would wander around the house for no apparent reason while handling a pool cue as a sword. :p
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 Message 10 of 12
03 April 2005 at 4:03pm | IP Logged 
I did levels two and three of Pimsleur Spanish while I was demolishing the ceilings, walls and floors in my fixer-upper house. Does that count?

I often hike or go for a walk while I do my lessons. But it never occured to me that I could read while I walk.

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 Message 11 of 12
03 April 2005 at 5:52pm | IP Logged 
Pool cue as a sword? Heh, sounds like an interesting thing to do while
learning some vocabulary. They should allow that in schools.

I have looked at some online Brazilian bookstores but audiobooks in
Brazil don't seem to be very common. I've even talked to some Brazilians
and they didn't seem to have an idea of what I was talking about. So, it
sounds like it might be a hard thing to fine... but I really only need one,
so I'm sure there is at least one... somewhere :)
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 Message 12 of 12
14 April 2006 at 9:57pm | IP Logged 
What types of books might make up the minimalist audio library for someone wanting a well rounded vocabulary and exposure to grammar?

If one becomes very familiar with the audio of a 200 page book, one may have a fairly good grounding in the language. If you were to pick a small number of books/audio books - say five or less - in various genres, what would you pick? Some non-fiction has very little dialogue, and sometimes non-fiction is more idea based, rather than descriptive of the physical world.

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