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Musical Brain Trainer

Vol. 1

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

Your personal audio language trainer

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Your personal audio language trainer

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earworms mbt Rapid French puts the words and phrases you need not just on the tip of your tongue, but also transports them deep into your long-term memory. Simply by listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of French and English a few times, the sound patterns are indelibly burned into your auditory cortex. You will have successfully learned the French phrase and have the correct accent ringing in your ears. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing: While jogging, in the car, in the bath, doing the ironing you can be learning French at the same time! earworms mbt Rapid Languages is the first language course to get your toe tapping. You know the phenomena of those catchy tunes or earworms that you just can't get out of your head? Voulezvous coucher avec moi, ce soir? Well, earworms mbt has put this phenomena to positive use. Gone are the days of learning pressure and frustration at not being able to remember, the experience of many on conventional language courses. In combination with music, the phrases you need are automatically anchored deep into your memory, ready for instant recall. Music is the Key The idea is as simple as it is old. Before the age of writing, ancient historical events were recorded in verse and song form for easy memorisation. 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. And how? The extensive lyrics of their traditional songs were exact descriptions of the routes!

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

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Memory hooks This booklet contains all the words and phrases spoken on the CD, both English and French, plus the sounds of the words. An additional aid to learning, 'memory hooks', and comments to assist your memorisation and understanding, can be found on the earworms website. These complement the CD and are really worth checking out. Memory hooks are for example, if you want to memorise the French term: buy = acheter (asheteh), imagine: Im going to buy an ashtray - and you will easily remember. How to use earworms: Dont think, just listen! Sit back, relax and groove along to the melodies without trying to listen too hard. Treat them as songs you hear on the radio. Our recommendation is that you do familiarise yourself with the written words in the booklet - at least the first time you listen. After listening several times, 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. It's motivating to know that learners are really benefiting from our research and development. Also, as accelerated learning is a rapidly growing field, we look forward to hearing about your experiences and successes - so feel free to visit us on the website:

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1. I would like
I would like a coffee with milk a coffee with milk please I would like a coffee with milk. a tea a tea with milk and some sugar and Very good/Very well done. Thank you. Not at all, don't mention it. a beer water some water a carafe of water I would like to eat something. to eat something perfect Je voudrais
juh voodreh

un caf au lait
un kafeh oh leh

un caf
un kafeh

au lait
oh leh

s'il vous plat


seel voo pleh

Je voudrais un caf au lait.


juh voodreh un kafeh oh leh

un th
un teh

un th au lait
un teh oh leh

et du sucre
eh dew sewkr

et
eh

Trs bien.
tre byan

Merci.
mersee

De rien.
duh ryan

une bire
ewn byer

l'eau
l'oh

de l'eau
duh l'oh

une carafe d'eau


ewn karaf d'oh

Je voudrais manger quelque chose.


juh voodreh monjeh kelke shohz

manger
monjeh

quelque chose
kelke shohz

parfait
parfeh

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2. To order
to order a drink to order a drink I would like to order a drink. Of course. wine some wine I would like to order some wine. some red wine white wine some white wine a carafe of wine a small carafe of wine a bottle of wine bread some bread some olives a mixed salad a salad mixed some cheese You're welcome. commander
komondeh

une boisson
ewn bwasawn

commander une boisson


komondeh ewn bwasawn

Je voudrais commander une boisson.


juh voodreh komondeh ewn bwasawn

Bien sr.
byan sewr

le vin
luh van

du vin
dew van

Je voudrais commander du vin.


juh voodreh komondeh dew van

du vin rouge
dew van rooj

le vin blanc
luh van blon

du vin blanc
dew van blon

une carafe de vin


ewn karaf duh van

un pichet de vin
un peesheh duh van

une bouteille de vin


ewn booteh duh van

le pain
luh pan

du pain
dew pan

des olives
des oleeva

une salade compose


ewn salad kompozeh

une salade
ewn salad

compose
kompozeh

du fromage
dew fromaj

Je vous en prie.
juh vooz on pree

cs to give yourself extra visual input. To perfect your pronounciation... Let your ears guide you!

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3. Have you got ?


Have you got...? Have you got sandwiches? Do you have...? Do you have a table for two? for three Yes, of course. No, sorry. Would you like to order? Do you want to order? a dessert Could I have...? more coffee Could I? Enjoy your meal. Everything OK? Everything going well? everything The bill, please. I would like to pay. Can I pay? by credit card no problem Avez-vous?
aveh voo

Vous avez des sandwichs?


vooz aveh deh sondwich

Vous avez?
vooz aveh

Avez-vous une table pour deux?


aveh voo ewn tabl poor duh

pour trois
poor trwa

Oui, bien sr.


wee, byan sewr

Non, dsol.
nawn, dezoleh

Dsirez-vous commander?
deseereh voo komondeh

Voulez-vous commander?
vooleh voo komondeh

un dessert
un dehser

Pourrais-je avoir?
poorej avwar

plus de caf
plews duh kafeh

Pourrais-je?
poorejuh

Bon apptit.
bawn apehtee

Tout va bien?
too va byan

Tout va bien?
too va byan

tout
too

L'addition, s'il vous plat.


l'adeesyawn, seel voo pleh

Je voudrais rgler.
juh voodreh regleh

Puis-je rgler...?
pwee-juh regleh

par carte de crdit


par kart duh crehdee

pas de problme
pad problem

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4. To the airport
to the city centre I would like to go to the airport We would like to go... to the Bristol hotel Thank you. Here you are, the rest is for you. to rent a car to buy I'd like to buy a pair of shoes. a pair of shoes What is the price? What is the price How much do they cost? How much - cost - they? cost they dans le centre-ville
don luh sontr veel

Je voudrais aller...
juh voodreh aleh

l'aroport
a lay'eropor

Nous voudrions aller...


noo voodreeon aleh

l'htel Bristol
a l'ohtel breestol

Merci.
mersee

Voil, le reste est pour vous.


vwala, luh rest eh poor voo

louer
looeh

une voiture
ewn vwatewr

acheter
asheteh

Je voudrais acheter une paire de chaussures.


juh voodreh asheteh ewn pair duh shohsewr

une paire de
ewn pair duh

chaussures
shohsewr

Quel est le prix?


kel eh luh pree

Quel est
kel eh

le prix
luh pree

Combien cotent-elles?
kawnbyan kootetel

Combien cotent-elles?
kawnbyan - kootet - el

cotent
kootet

elles
el

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5. Numbers, days & time


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 un
un

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 midnight 30 40 45 50

quinze
kanz

deux
duh

seize
sez

trois
trwa

dix-sept
deeset

quatre
katr

dix-huit
deezweet

cinq
sank

dix-neuf
deeznuhf

six
sees

vingt
van

sept
set

vingt-et-un
vanteun

huit
weet

vingt-deux
vantduh

neuf
nuhf

vingt-trois
vantrwa

dix
dees

minuit
meenwee

onze
awnz

trente
tront

douze
dooz

quarante
karont

treize
trez

quarante-cinq
karontsank

quatorze
katorz

cinquante
sankont

At what time? Some examples: at 7 o'clock at 8.30 at 7.15 at 9.40 sept heures
a set er

huit heures trente


a weet er

sept heures quinze


a set er kanz

neuf heures quarante


a nuhf er karont

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Now you try (mentally) filling in the gaps, and don't forget the 24 hour clock! at 10 o'clock at 11.30 at 6.15 at 8.40 at 11 o'clock at 11.45 at 9 in the evening (careful, 24 hour clock!) at 3.30 in the afternoon at 6.00 in the evening at 9.45 in the evening dix heures trente quinze heures quarante onze ... heures ...-cinq --un heures quinze trente dix-... heures vingt-et-un quarante-

The days of the week: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday lundi
lundee

mardi
mardee

mercredi
mercruhdee

jeudi
juhdee

vendredi
vondruhdee

samedi
samdee

dimanche
deemonsh

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6. Is there ?
Excuse me. Is there a bank near hear? Is there a? a bank near here near here Is there a supermarket near here? Is there a post office near here? a good restaurant good not too expensive not too expensive too expensive Is there a good restaurant near here? Sorry, ... ...I don't know. No idea. Excusez-moi.
exkyoo-seh mwuh

Y-a-t'il une banque prs d'ici?


yateel ewn bonk preh deesee

Y-a-t'il une?
yateel ewn

une banque
ewn bonk

prs d'ici
preh deesee

prs
preh

d'ici
deesee

Y-a-t-il un supermarch prs d'ici?


yateel un supermarsheh preh deesee

Y-a-t-il une poste prs d'ici?


yateel ewn p'ost preh deesee

un bon restaurant
un bawn restohron

bon
bawn

pas trop cher


pa tro sher

pas
pa

trop
tro

cher
sher

trop cher
tro sher

Y-a-t-il un bon restaurant prs d'ici?


Yateel un bawn restohron preh deesee?

Desol
dayzoleh

...je ne sais pas.


juh nuh seh pa

Aucune ide.
ohkewn eedeh

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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', it is rather a question of 'wanting to'. But seriously: the memory is like a muscle, it needs to be trained and exercised. Based on scientific studies, the ideal is listening relatively intensively at the beginning (the learning phase), thereafter listening periodically to review what you have learnt and refresh your memory. In practical terms this means listening to the whole album the first day, in order to 'tune your ear in' to the sounds of the language. Then listen regularly, several times, over a period of one or two weeks, making sure that you listen to every song equally as many times. While listening, actually speak the words out loud, when you can, to get a feeling for their pronunciation. After this, go through the booklet and test your knowledge, picking out any gaps that you may wish to concentrate on. Lastly, the review phase. As we all know, memories fade, so it is important to refresh your memory by listening to the CD at your leisure, say once a week for the following few weeks. Thereafter, monthly. This review phase is crucial as it consolidates your knowledge and transfers it into your long-term memory. Although this demands self-discipline, it is of course without effort, as you are only listening to songs. The result is that you will be able to recall the words and phrases with the same ease that you remember your telephone number!

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7. Directions
Hello/Good morning. I'm looking for a supermarket. a post office a bank Can you tell me... how to get to/go to to the bank to the post office to the supermarket by bus, by car, by train by go straight on turn (to the) left turn turn (to the) right Is it far? two kilometres about, roughly on the left on the right Thank you. You're welcome. Bonjour.
Bawnjoor

Je cherche un supermarch.
juh shersh un supermarsheh

une poste
ewn p'ost

une banque
ewn bonk

Pouvez-vous me dire
pooveh voo muh deer

comment aller
komont aleh

la banque
a la bonk

la poste
a la p'ost

au supermarch
oh supermarsheh

en bus, en voiture, en train


on bews, on vwatewr, on tran

en
on

allez tout droit


aleh too drwa

tournez gauche
toorneh a gohsh

tournez
toorneh

tournez droite
toorneh a drwat

C'est loin?
say lwan

deux kilomtres
duh keelometr

environ
onveerawn

gauche
a gohsh

droite
a drwat

Merci.
mersee

Je vous en prie.
juh voos on pree

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8. Where & what time?


Where can I buy a bus ticket? Where... ...can I? buy a bus ticket at the tobacco shop a train ticket Where is your luggage? my luggage our luggage over there It is over there? in the room Where are the toilets? upstairs downstairs (At) what time is breakfast? from seven to ten from to today, tomorrow, this afternoon, this evening perfect O puis-je acheter un ticket de bus?
oo pwee-juh asheteh un teekeh duh bews

O...
oo

...puis-je?
pwee-juh

acheter
asheteh

un ticket de bus
un teekeh duh bews

au bureau de tabac
oh buroh duh taba

un billet de train
un beeyeh duh tran

O est votre bagage?


oo eh vohtr bagaj

mon bagage
mawn bagaj

notre bagage
nohtr bagaj

l-bas
la ba

C'est l bas?
seh la ba

dans
don

la chambre
la shonbr

O sont les toilettes?


oo sawn leh twalet

en-haut
on oh

en-bas
on ba

A quelle heure est le petit-djeuner?


a kel er eh luh puhtee dehjuhneh

de sept heures dix heures


duh set er a dees er

de ... ...
duh a

aujourd'hui, demain, cet aprs-midi, ce soir


ohjoordwee, duhman, set apreh meedee, se swar

parfait
parfeh

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9. Problems, problems!
There is a problem with the TV with the fridge I've lost my camera. I've lost my camera my passport my wallet Is this it? Yes, it's mine. It's mine. I need some stamps some plasters suncream some aspirins I need something against a bad stomach (pains of the stomach) sunburn mosquitoes Il y a un problme
eelya un problem

avec la tlvision
avek la tehlehveezyawn

avec
avek

le frigidaire
luh freejeedehr

J'ai perdu mon appareil photo.


jeh perdoo mawn appareh fotoh

J'ai perdu
jeh perdoo

mon appareil photo


mawn appareh fotoh

mon passeport
mawn paspor

mon portefeuille
mawn portuhfuhy

Est-ce-que c'est a?
eskuh seh sa

Oui, c'est le mien.


wee seluh meean

C'est le mien.
se luh meean

J'ai besoin
jeh buhswan

de timbres
duh tanbr

de pansements
duh ponsmon

de crme solaire
duh krem soler

d'aspirines
d'aspeereen

J'ai besoin de quelque chose contre...


jeh buhswan duh kelkuh shohz kawntr

les maux d'estomac


leh moh destoma

les coups de soleil


leh koo duh solay

les moustiques
leh moosteek

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10. Do you speak English?


How are you? (informal) How are you? (formal) Do you speak English? French Sorry, I don't speak French. I speak French. don't I don't understand. I understand. It's difficult. (very difficult) easy My name is What's your name? What is this? Do you like ice cream? Help yourself. It is good. See you later. Good night. See you tomorrow. Have fun, enjoy yourself. Comment a va?
komon sa va

Comment allez-vous?
komont aleh voo

Parlez-vous anglais?
parleh voo ongleh

franais
fronseh

Dsol, je ne parle pas franais.


dayzoleh, juh ne parluh pa fronseh

Je parle franais.
juh parluh fronseh

ne ... pas
nuh ... pa

Je ne comprends pas.
juh nuh kawmpron pa

Je comprends.
juh kawmpron

C'est difficile. (trs difficile)


seh deefeeseel (treh deefeeseel)

facile
faseel

Je m'appelle
juh mappel

Comment vous appelez-vous?


komon vooz apuhleh voo

Qu'est-ce que c'est?


keskuh seh

Aimez-vous de la glace?
aymeh voo duh la glas

Servez-vous.
serveh voo

C'est bon.
seh bawn

A plus tard.
a plew tar

Bonne nuit.
bon nwee

A demain.
a duhman

Amuse toi bien.


amews twa byan

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The science behind earworms mbt 1. How we learn A large part of learning in general and language learning in particular is to do with the memorisation of words, 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. earworms uses simple techniques which open up and exploit more of the brain's native power, and come under the heading of 'accelerated learning'. In the March 2005 issue of the journal 'Nature' researchers at Dartmouth College in the US reported that they had pinpointed the region of the brain where 'earworms' or catchy tunes reside, the auditory cortex. 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. 2. What we learn earworms mbt adopts the so-called lexical approach to language. In essence, this means we look at language in terms of whole meaningful chunks, then break these down into their component bite-sized, easily absorbable parts and then reconstruct them. You not only learn complete, immediately useful phrases, you also intuitively learn something about the structure (the grammar) of the language. These 'chunks' which the learner can 'mix and match', gradually build up to cover whole areas of the language.

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Also available in this volume:

Check out Rapid Volume 2 and Rapid Chinese Details at www.eawormslearning.com

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The Tracks: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. I would like 6:16 To order 5:59 Have you got...? 7:49 To the airport 7:24 Numbers, days & time 6:52 Is there? 6:21 Directions 7:54 Where & what time? 7:06 Problems, problems! 6:50 Do you speak English? 6:27 A bientt! 1:05

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Concept and Development: Marlon Lodge, Project Management: Andrew & Maria Lodge, PR: Renate Elbers-Lodge, Music: James Berry, ML & AKM, Pedagogic Support: Bob Glynn, Recorded @ GYC Studios & Hill House Studios, Voices: Hlne Pollmann & Marlon Lodge, Mastered & Produced @ Wildwood, Dsseldorf, Graphic Design: Jaroslaw Suchorski & Bernd Kreuder @ HKP. Special thanks to: Jan, Evie & Anna, Matt Hinzmann, GYC Language Dept., GY Chamber of Commerce, EEDA, Library House.

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