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Musical Brain Trainer


200+ essential words and phrases anchored into your long-term memory with great music


Your personal audio language trainer

Your personal audio language trainer

in the bath. doing the ironing …you can be learning Italian at the same time! earworms mbt® Rapid Languages is the first language course to get your toe tapping. ancient historical events were recorded in verse and song form for easy memorisation. Music is the Key The idea is as simple as it is old.earworms mbt® Rapid Italian puts the words and phrases you need not just on the tip of your tongue. whatever you are doing: while jogging. You know the phenomenon of those catchy tunes or earworms that you just can't get out of your head? Voulezvous coucher avec moi. ce soir? Well. ready for instant recall. but also transports them deep into your long-term memory. In combination with music. the experience of many on conventional language courses. earworms mbt™ has put this phenomenon to positive use. the phrases you need are automatically anchored deep into your memory. In his book 'Songlines' Bruce Chatwin describes how the Australian Aborigines were able to navigate their way across hundreds of miles of desert to their ancestral hunting grounds without maps. the sound patterns are indelibly burned into your auditory cortex. Simply by listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of Italian and English a few times. Gone are the days of learning pressure and frustration at not being able to remember. Wherever you are. You will have successfully learned the Italian phrase and have the correct accent ringing in your ears. And how? The extensive lyrics of their traditional songs were exact descriptions of the routes! . in the car. Before the age of writing.

Rhythm and words i. we are working on it! What you get This volume deals with the essentials for your visit abroad. much more fun. The themes follow closely the Common European Framework for language learning a recognised benchmark of language proficiency. song and verse have always been a very powerful memory aid. The advertising industry knows only too well how powerful music can be in getting the message across with brainwashing-like jingles and soundbites. much more successful? Rest assured. finding your way. past. Volume 2 will have you talking about yourself and others. and the emphasis is constantly on usefulness to the learner. polite phrases. requesting. numbers. In tests pupils using this technique regularly get average marks of over 90 % compared to less than 50 % with conventional book based learning. Why hasn't music been used more in education up to now? Imagine kids at school getting a CD of hip hop songs with all the historical dates they have to learn. earworms mbt Rapid Languages has shown phenomenal success. or all the irregular verbs they have to learn! Wouldn't that make their (and teachers') school lives much easier. It looks at typical situations: taking a taxi. dealing with problems and so on. and this is supported by recent scientific research. at the hotel. present and future. likes and dislikes and general conversational items. It really works! Developed and used over years in the classroom.e. . at the restaurant.

both English and Italian. imagine: my name is Micky Armo . These complement the CD and are really worth checking out. After listening several times.earwormslearning. Our recommendation is that you do familiarise yourself with the written words in the booklet . we look forward to hearing your experiences and successes .Memory hooks This booklet contains all the words and phrases on the CD.at least the first time you listen. playfully test yourself cover up the English side of the phrase book and see how many words and phrases you remember! Lastly .a word of thanks The earworms team would like to thank you for putting your trust in our 'slightly different' learning concept and are sure that you will have the success that many others have already had. Memory hooks are for example. Treat them as songs you hear on the radio. How to use earworms: Don't think. It's motivating to know that learners are really benefiting from our research and development. Also.so feel free to visit us on the website: www.com . can be found on the earworms website. if you want to memorise the Italian term: my name is = mi chiamo. relax and groove along to the melodies without trying to listen too hard. as accelerated learning is a rapidly growing field.and you will easily remember. plus the sounds of the words. just listen! Sit back. 'memory hooks' and comments to assist your memorisation and understanding. An additional aid to learning.

. a tea with milk and sugar and sugar I’d like a tea with milk.un caffè. a coffee with milk please I’d like a coffee with milk. good very good Vorrei … vorray . vorray oon kappoochino per favore un tè oon te con latte kon latte e zucchero e dzookero e e zucchero dzookero Vorrei un tè con latte. vorray kwalkoza da manjare bene bene molto bene molto bene earworms mbt ® Read the original text and phonetics Musical Brain Trainer .1. very good a beer water some water some something to eat something to eat I’d like something to eat. per favore... vorray oon te kon latte benissimo beneesseemo una birra oona beerra acqua akwa dell’acqua dell’akwa del del qualcosa da mangiare kwalkoza da manjare qualcosa kwalkoza da mangiare da manjare Vorrei qualcosa da mangiare.. oon kaffe un cappuccino oon kappoocheeno per favore per favore Vorrei un cappuccino. I would like… I would like … .a coffee. please.

to order food food some wine a bottle of red wine red wine red white a bottle of white wine house wine (wine of the house) bread some bread olives some olives a salad a mixed salad Perfect.2. chertamente ordinare da mangiare ordeenare da manjare da mangiare da manjare del vino del veeno una bottiglia di vino rosso oona botteelya dee veeno rosso vino rosso veeno rosso rosso rosso bianco byanko una bottiglia di vino bianco oona botteelya dee veeno byanko vino della casa veeno della kasa pane pane del pane del pane olive oleeve delle olive delle oleeve un’insalata oon eensalata un’insalata mista oon eensalata meesta Perfetto. To order to order drinks to order … drinks Certainly / of course. perfetto . ordinare da bere ordeenare da bere ordinare … ordeenare da bere da bere Certamente.

... mee deespyache Tutto bene? tootto bene tutto tootto Buon appetito.. Everything OK? everything Enjoy your meal..chiamarmi un taxi? kyamarmee oon taksee chiamarmi kyamarmee Va bene va bene earworms mbt ® Musical Brain Trainer . sorry... Have you got …? Have you got .... Would you like …/ Do you want … . mi dispiace..3.. No. bon appetit.. posso pagare . chertamente No..call me a taxi? call me Fine / Alright / OK Avete. .con carta di credito? kon karta dee kredeeto il conto eel konto Può … pwo .un tavolo per due? oon tavolo per doo-e per tre per tre un tavolo vicino alla finestra oon tavolo veecheeno alla feenestra vicino alla finestra veecheeno alla feenestra Sì.. . of course. see. bwon appeteeto Vuole … vwole .to order a dessert? a dessert Can I have more coffee? more Can I pay...by credit card? the bill Could you … .a table for two? for three a table near to the window near to the window Yes.....ordinare un dessert? ordeenare oon dessert un dessert oon dessert Posso avere più caffè? posso avere pyoo kaffe più pyoo Posso pagare.. certamente... no. avete .

alle dieci... dalle sette .to 10 o’clock. . at 7 o’clock at 8 o’clock today tomorrow in the afternoon caldo kaldo freddo freddo A che ora è …? a ke ora e A che ora è la prima colazione? a ke ora e la preema kolatsyone la prima callazione la preema kolatsyone Dalle sette...hot cold At what time is …? At what time is breakfast? breakfast From 7 o’clock..... alle dyechee alle sette alle sette alle otto alle otto oggi ojee domani domanee nel pomeriggio nel pomereejo .

to hire/rent to hire/rent a car a car to buy I’d like to buy a pair of shoes. I’d like to hire/rent a car. vorray komprare oon piyo dee skarpe un paio di scarpe oon piyo dee skarpe comprare un paio di pantaloni comprare oon piyo dee pantalonee un paio di pantaloni oon piyo dee pantalonee Quanto costano? kwanto kostano Quanto costa? kwanto kosta earworms mbt ® Musical Brain Trainer . Thank you very much. gratsye meelle Vorrei noleggiare una macchina. gratsye Grazie mille. To the airport! to go To the city! To the centre! To the airport! I’d like to go to the airport. vorray andare al a-eroporto in hotel een otel al cinema al cheenema al teatro al te-atro andare al teatro andare al te-atro Grazie.4. vorray nolejare oona makkeena noleggiare nolejare noleggiare una macchina nolejare oona makkeena una macchina oona makkeena comprare komprare Vorrei comprare un paio di scarpe. to the hotel to the cinema to the theatre to go to the theatre Thank you. a pair of shoes to buy a pair of trousers a pair of trousers How much do they cost? How much does this/it cost? andare andare In città! een cheetta Al centro! al chentro All’aeroporto! al a-eroporto Vorrei andare all’aeroporto.

5. Numbers and days one two three four five six seven eight nine ten Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday uno oono due doo-e tre tre quattro kwattro cinque cheenkwe sei say sette sette otto otto nove nove dieci dyechee lunedì loonedee martedì martedee mercoledì merkoledee giovedì jovedee venerdì venerdee sabato sabato domenica domeneeka .

...a shoe shop. oon negotsyo dee skarpe qui vicino? kwee veecheeno un negozio oon negotsyo C’è un negozio di scarpe qui vicino? che oon negotsyo dee skarpe kwee veecheeno C’è un buon ristorante? che oon bwon reestorante un buon.. Impressive! Scusi.. ..ristorante reestorante un bar oon bar C’è un bar qui vicino? che oon bar kwee veecheeno C’è una pizzeria qui vicino? che oona peezzereea kwee veecheeno non troppo caro non troppo karo non non troppo troppo caro karo Mi dispiace..... skoozee C’è …? che . ....... mee deespyache .....near here? a shop Is there a shoe shop near here? Is there a good restaurant? a good...restaurant a bar Is there a bar near here? Is there a pizzeria near here? not too expensive not too expensive Sorry. non lo so Impressionante! eempressyonante earworms mbt ® Musical Brain Trainer .6.. Is there … . oon bwon ....non lo so. Is there …? Excuse me.. .I don’t know..un negozio di scarpe.

Roughly 100 metres..a police station. oona statsyone dee poleetseea un ufficio postale oon ooffeecho postale una banca oona banka Può dirmi … pwo deermee .7. a post office a bank Can you tell me … .. Buongiorno.. bwonjorno Sto cercando … sto cherkando .. cheerka chento metree sulla sinistra soolla seeneestra Grazie..una stazione di polizia.. prego .come arrivare … kome arreevare .the Colosseum? by bus by car by train Go straight on! Turn right! right / left Turn left! Is it far? 2 kilometres. on the left Thank you.how to get to … ... doo-e keelometree Circa cento metri. gratsye Prego..al Colosseo? al colossayo in autobus een owtoboos in macchina een makkeena in treno een treno Vada dritto! vada dreetto Giri a destra! jeeree a destra / a sinistra a destra / a seeneestra Giri a sinistra! jeeree a seeneestra È lontano? e lontano Due chilometri... You’re welcome. I’m looking for … .. Directions Good morning/day.

la tua valigia? la too-a valeeja valigia valeeja la mia valigia la meea valeeja la nostra valigia la nostra valeeja lì sopra lee sopra È lì sopra? e lee sopra è e È nella stanza? e nella stantsa stanza stantsa Mi scusi.. nella tabaccereea tabaccheria tabaccereea Dov’è … dov-e . where is the toilet? the toilet (bathroom) upstairs downstairs A che ora …? A ke ora Quando …? kwando Dove …? dove Dove posso comprare … dove posso komprare .un biglietto? oon beelyetto un biglietto per l’autobus oon beelyetto per l’owtoboos Nella tabaccheria...a ticket? a bus ticket In the tobacco shop..8... dov-e eel banyo il bagno eel banyo al piano di sopra al peeano dee sopra al piano di sotto al peeano dee sotto earworms mbt ® Musical Brain Trainer . Where & what time? What time …? When …? Where …? Where can I buy … . tobacco shop Where is … .. dov’è il bagno? mee skoozee..your suitcase? suitcase my suitcase our suitcase over there Is it over there? is it Is it in the room? room Excuse me.

...... per eel mal dee stomako qualcosa per il mal di testa kwalkoza per eel mal dee testa Ho perso la mia macchina fotografica.my camera.with the television. .la mia macchina fotografica. che oon problema . with the air conditioning with the fridge I need … . problems! There is … There is a problem. I’ve lost … . e meeo Eccellente! echelente earworms mbt ® Musical Brain Trainer ...per il mal di stomaco.. la meea makkeena fotografeeka il mio passaporto eel meeo passaporto il mio portafoglio eel meeo portafolyo Ho perso il mio portafoglio. con la televeezyone con l’aria condizionata con l’arya kondeetsyonata con il frigorifero con eel freegoreefero Ho bisogno di … o beezonyo dee . Problems..9.) suncream aspirins something I need something … .con la televisione.for a stomach ache. o perso la meea makkeena fotografeeka Ho perso … o perso ..... It’s mine.francobolli.. o perso eel meeo portafolyo È mio. plasters / Band-Aid (US Engl. frankobollee cerotti cherottee crema solare krema solare aspirine aspeereene qualcosa kwalkoza Ho bisogno di qualcosa … o beezonyo dee kwalkoza ... Excellent! C’è … che C’è un problema.stamps... something for a headache I’ve lost my camera.. my passport my wallet I’ve lost my wallet.

mee deespyache.ice cream? I like it... See you tomorrow.. non parlo italiano. bwona notte . But I prefer tiramisu. deeverteetee Buona sera. chow chow Arrivederci. Bye bye... chee vedyamo domanee Divertiti.. non parlo eetalyano È molto difficile.an icecream? Help yourself. I don’t speak Italian. enjoy yourself.il gelato? eel jellato Mi piace. Have fun. See you later. arreevederchee Ci vediamo. chee vedyamo Ci vediamo domani. Do you like … . mee pyache . bwona sera Buona notte... ma prefereesco eel teerameesoo Ciao. Hi/Bye.. .. Do you speak English? How are you? (informal) Sorry. Come stai? kome sty Mi dispiace..10. chow Ciao ciao.. Goodbye. It is very difficult.very much. serveetee da solo Ti piace … tee pyache .. easy Do you speak English? My name is … (I’m called …) How about … . Good night...oon gelato? oon jellato Serviti da solo. Good evening. e molto deeffeecheele facile facheele Parli inglese? Parlee eengleze Mi chiamo … mee kyamo Ti va … tee va .molto molto Ma preferisco il tiramisù..

This review phase is crucial as it consolidates your knowledge and transfers it into your long-term memory. actually speak the words out loud. Thereafter. As we all know. in order to 'tune your ear in' to the sounds of the language. over a period of one or two weeks. In practical terms this means listening to the whole album the first day. monthly. But seriously: the memory is like a muscle. After this. so it is important to refresh your memory by listening to the CD at your leisure. go through the booklet and test your knowledge. once a week for the following few weeks. it is of course without effort. as you are only listening to songs. Lastly. picking out any gaps that you may wish to concentrate on. While listening. making sure that you listen to every song equally as many times. it needs to be trained and exercised. when you can. thereafter listening periodically to review what you have learnt and refresh your memory.How often do I have to listen to the earworms CD before I can really remember all the language on it? With the appeal of the earworms songs we hope that it is not a question of 'having to'. Then listen regularly. The result is that you will be able to recall the words and phrases with the same ease that you remember your telephone number! . say. to get a feeling for their pronunciation. Although this demands self-discipline. Based on scientific studies. it is rather a question of 'wanting to'. memories fade. the ideal is listening relatively intensively at the beginning (the learning phase). the review phase. several times.

2. the auditory cortex. easily absorbable parts and then reconstruct them. gradually build up to cover whole areas of the language. you also intuitively learn something about the structure (the grammar) of the language. How we learn A large part of learning in general and language learning in particular is to do with the memorisation of words.The science behind earworms mbt® 1. What we learn earworms mbt® adopts the so-called lexical approach to language. then break these down into their component bite-sized. . These 'chunks' which the learner can 'mix and match'. immediately useful phrases. this means we look at language in terms of whole meaningful chunks. They found that the sounds and words that have actually been heard can be readily recalled from the auditory cortex where the brain can listen to them 'virtually' again and again. earworms uses simple techniques which open up and exploit more of the brain's native power. facts and other significant information. It's a well-known fact that we use only a fraction of our brain power and traditional book learning is now recognised as not suiting every learner. In essence. In a recent issue of the journal 'Nature' researchers at Dartmouth College reported that they had pinpointed the region of the brain where 'earworms' or catchy tunes reside. You not only learn complete. and come under the heading of 'accelerated learning'.

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Special thanks to: Jan. problems! 6:50 Do you speak English? 7:28 mbt ® Musical Brain Trainer Concept: Marlon Lodge. Editorial Supervision: Renate Elbers-Lodge. Anna.6. Voices: Filomena Nardi & Andrew Lodge.earwormslearning.? 7:01 To the airport 5:57 Numbers and days 6:03 Is there…? 4:39 Directions 8:32 Where & what time? 8:03 Problems. Evie.earworms The Tracks: 1. Noisebox Digital Media. Music: earworms & AKM. 3. Songs 5.platinumloops. Freddy.. Düsseldorf. 10. 5.com. Matt Hinzmann. 2. 8. Project Management: Maria Lodge. 4. 7. www..9 feature samples by www. 6. EARW 0501 Produced in the EU . Graphic Design: Jaroslaw Suchorski & Bernd Kreuder @ HKP. Recorded @ Hill House Studios. Jane.com © 2005 earwormslearning Catalogue no. Mastered by Max Stamm @ Wildwood. I would like… 4:52 To order 5:12 Have you got. 9. Project Development: Andrew Lodge.

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