What to learn  Extras Grammar Pronunciation

1 The Vidal Family

Alex
Ben
Cecilie
Dina
Introducing oneself
Simple statements
Word order
Questions
Nationalities
The alphabet
Norwegian and English
letters compared

2 Arrival in Norway

Fra Paris til Oslo
På Gardermoen
Passkontroll
Hei, pappa!
Simple statements and questions
Simple negative statements
Basic travel vocabulary
Numbers
Personal pronouns
Verbs: present tense
Nouns: singular indefinite
Main clauses: word order
Negation: ikke
Prepositions: i or ?
Vowels
Norwegian and English
vowels compared

3 A New Home

Alex våkner i Fjordvik
Flyttebilen kommer
Hjemme
Dinas rom
Asking for information
Furniture
The days
Time expressions
Pronouns: object form
Den or det?
Auxiliary verbs
Nouns: inflection
Genitive
Det as subject
Diphthongs

4 The Neighbourhood

Hos mormor og morfar
Bens morgen
Cecilie sender en ...
Veien til skolen
Asking for directions
Time expressions
Asking for time
Verbs: imperative
Question words: hvilken
Consonants
Silent letters

5 New Friends

Katten
Fotball
I butikken
To nye venninner
Rooms and furniture
Food
Colours
Reflexive pronouns
Adjectives
Adverbs: movement/stationary
Prepositions: place
Consonants
Some consonant
clusters

6 A Trip to Town

Frokost
I byen
Salg
På kafé
Breakfast
Shopping
Food and drink
Clothes
Demonstrative pronouns
Verbs: infinitive constructions
Adjectives: other patterns
Adjectives: liten, annen
Norwegian prosody
Long or short vowels
Stress
Word tones

7 Everyday life

Alex våkner tidlig
På kontoret
Om barnehagen
Første dag på skolen
Talking about the past
Work
Kindergarten
School
Verbs: past tense (preterite)
Nouns: special plural
Adjectives in -el -en
To look __
Mange/mye, noe/noen
Retroflex sounds:
rt, rd, rl, rn and rs

8 School and leisure

Dina henter Alex
På norskkurs
En fin høstdag
Et friminutt
Kindergarten
Education and leisure
School
Verbs: present perfect
Adjectives: definite form
Word order: subordinate clauses
Reductions

9 Work

Barnehagen drar på tur
Et nytt prosjekt
Fjordvik sykehus
Klasseavis
Finding a substitute
Project assignment
Medical check
Writing about professions
Possessive pronouns
Nouns: compound
Word order: relative clauses
Da or når?
Connected speech

10 Illness, health and sports

Alex har feber
Hjemme med sykt ...
Cecilie skal på kurs
Dina spiller håndball
Illness, pain and discomfort
Weather and seasons
Sports
Pronouns: reflexive possessive sin
Adjective: comparison
Adverbs
Time expressions
Think: synes, tro, tenke
No pauses at all?
 
 

11 Culture and leisure

Skomakerdokka
På hyttetur
En invitasjon til Oslo
Justin Bieber-konsert
Art and entertainment
Nature and wildlife
Fordi and derfor

Short answers
Ja or jo?
Speech rhythm
Unstressed syllables
Rhythm unit: The foot

12 Holidays and festivals

Lek i snøen
Ben tar imot gjester
Julemiddag
Julegaveåpning
Activities in the snow
Celebrating a Norwegian Christmas
S-verbs
Word order - inversion
Comma rules
Initial unstressed syllables
Summary