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This book presupposes that you already have begun learning German. You have learned basic vocabulary and grammar, but now you're ready to increase your German proficiency. That means practice.

Though this book is not a German grammar book, you will be provided with some grammatical clues that you need to remember. In fact, the exercises in this book are specifically designed to help you understand German grammar and, of course, to learn more German words. Each chapter deals with a part of German grammar, such as the article, the noun, the pronoun, and the preposition. It's best to begin with Part 1 and continue through the book without skipping sections, as each part builds on the one before.

Along with the written exercises, you will find other exercises on your audio CD. Listen to each exercise as many times as you like. Hearing the spoken words will greatly enhance your own understanding of the language. By listening to the German pronunciation and repeating the words yourself, you will acquire the language at a much more rapid pace.

Whether you are studying German in high school or college or learning it on your own, you will find that your proficiency provides all kinds of new opportunities. Wanting to take a trip to Germany? Maybe you are a transfer student to a German-speaking country. Or perhaps you want to be able to read German literature. It is incredible to read a work such as Goethe's Faust in the original.

Learning German will be fun and exciting. Not only are you learning another language, but also another country's culture and its way of defining and describing the world. This book provides you with the necessary practice to make your study worthwhile.

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