**Teaching Basic Words**in a Foreign Language by Sound Alone

The simplest first lesson for audio teaching is "Counting" (at right) where the lesson gives a series of beeps, and says the number for each, in the target language.

After teaching numbers, a lesson can then use these numbers to teach many other useful words: comparisons, conjunctions, plurals, is/are.

Each of the following lines can be said with many other numbers to teach new words thoroughly:

- 1 and 2 are 3
- 2 and 3 are 5
- 4 minus 1 is 3
- 4 minus 4 is zero
- 4 minus 1 is not 5
- 5 is 1 and 4 or 2 and 3 or 6 minus 1
- 2 times 3 is 6
- 4 is more than 2
- 10 is less than 40
- 11 is after 10
- 9 is before 10
- 9 and 11 are about 10
- 25 is between 10 and 30
- 20 is the middle between 10 and 30
- 10 times 100 is 1 thousand
- 5 is half of 10
- 2 is 1 third of 6
- 4 is 2 thirds of 6
- 12 divided by 3 is 4
- Which is more, 5 or 14?
- 2 is 20 percent of 10
- "Most" is 51 percent or more

"Time" would be the easiest next lesson for teaching by radio and MP3, although Time, Geography and Sounds can be done in any order.