German Power Reader - Super Grammar

Learn German with short stories!

Do you run away screaming when you see a grammar book? Then this Power Reader is the very thing you need! All the important German grammar is presented in entertaining stories that let you learn grammar simply by reading. There are brief explanations for those interested along with many examples. The topics and vocabulary cover many common language settings to help you communicate in everyday German, but also to give an insight into literary language. There are FREE recordings of the German stories for you to listen to online or to download.

Rezension aus den Vereinigten Staaten vom 21. April 2021
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All Brian Smith's German books are excellent, but this one is truly outstanding. I have been teaching (and learning) German for years and have never seen a book that makes learning intermediate/advanced German easier or more fun. It is a storehouse of fascinating idioms, it gives thoroughly enjoyable practice in verb forms, and it is loaded with interesting characters and humorous scenarios. I'd give it 10 stars if I could!
5,0 von 5 Sternen Excellent Book for revising Grammar
Rezension aus dem Vereinigten Königreich vom 12. Dezember 2020
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Learning grammar from a standard grammar book is essential but rather dull. Anyone who has an intermediate level grasp of German will find this book provides many worked examples, which help to reinforce correct usage of difficult but commonly used expressions. A very useful feature of the book is the style of the english translation of the stories. One reviewer complains that not all translations are rendered in good english but this misses the point. It’s clear to me that the author’s intention is to demonstrate how German, and not English, is constructed. He has therefore tended towards the “literal” and away from the “free” syle of translation. This is one of this book’s key advantages.

You’ll still need a standard german grammar textbook but keep the “Power Reader” alongside it and it will make acquisition of german grammar much easier.
Rezension aus den Vereinigten Staaten vom 10. Oktober 2017
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I learn so much from Brian Smith's books! I use the free recordings online as well as reading the book. This combination is what finally works for me with learning German.