Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional Spanish short stories!In this book you will find: Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have great fun reading, whilst learning a wide range of new vocabulary! Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty reading! Realistic amounts of new vocabulary so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!" Carefully-written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm and frustration. Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Spanish whilst you read, and improve your speaking ability at the same time! Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions and word reference lists, so that help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying reading and having fun, rather than fumbling around with dictionaries and struggling through dense text with no support. A five-step plan for reading the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximise your learning! Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Spanish, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Spanish: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Spanish and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Spanish to the next level!So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!
An Effective Way to Improve Your Spanish Reading and Listening Comprehension Skills This book makes use of simple yet entertaining stories to help you learn Spanish. By covering a diverse range of grammar structures and vocabulary, and supplementing it with audio, you can improve your reading and writing skills, and even practice your listening and pronunciation.No Dictionary NecessaryThis book comes with a Spanish and English glossary embedded within the stories themselves, so there will be no need for a dictionary to help you with words you do not understand..Improve Your Listening Skills in SpanishWith the help of the audio, you can give your listening skills a boost as well as practice your pronunciation. Recorded by a professional voice talent from Madrid, Spain, the stories are narrated using a standard Spanish voice at a slightly slower speed than how actual Spanish people speak.This will allow beginners and low-intermediate learners to grasp the narration properly. Extra care has also been given to the recording of the audio to ensure a pleasurable listening experience for learners.Boost Your Comprehension With Useful Learning Aids and Extra FeaturesAside from the audio material provided, you will also find: Questions at the end of each chapter to promote comprehension. A summary of the story: After each chapter, you are encouraged to write a short summary of the story, and you can compare it to the provided summary to check your understanding. Learn Useful Vocabulary for Everyday SituationsThis book contains a total of ten short stories with themes about everyday activities and ideas. The stories are written using a wide range of vocabulary and diverse grammar structures. The carefully selected combination of dialogue and descriptions is especially suited for beginner to low-intermediate level learners.What to Expect from This Book A total of 1,000 new Spanish vocabulary words including some colloquial terms spoken in everyday Spanish conversations. Highly improved listening skills in Spanish, thanks to the audio material provided. So, whether you are learning Spanish for business or for pleasure, thanks to this book, you can now effectively hone skills that will help you to sound more natural when communicating in Spanish. Technical Details: 1,000 words and expressions in Spanish, translated in English. MP3 (90 minutes in total) Ready to learn Spanish? Grab your copy and get started today!
Spanish for beginners: The most complete Spanish Short Stories book Brush up on your Spanish, improve your reading and listening skills, and make learning new vocabulary so much easier with 11 fun and engaging Spanish stories. Reading and listening to short stories is an effective and enjoyable method to learning Spanish. For those of you who can't just slip away from life, travel to Spain and immerse yourself in the language in order to learn it, this is your solution! Reading and listening to native-spoken Spanish stories is the next best thing. You have at your fingertips the written word that allows you to: Gain a greater vocabulary that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1,500+ Spanish words and expressions to your repertoire through the encounter of descriptive sentences and casual conversations woven throughout the stories. Sharpen your comprehension of the spoken word by listening to a native Spanish speaker. Familiarize yourself with a wide range of grammar structures and put them to use today. Avoid the monotonous task of memorizing grammar rules. Recommended for beginning and intermediate level Spanish learners. The stories are written for new Spanish learners. However, a basic understanding of Spanish is highly recommended to achieve maximum enjoyment and effectiveness of the lessons. This program is perfect for those who want to brush up on their Spanish language skills. How will this book improve your Spanish language skills: There is no need for a separate dictionary. Each story is broken down with a Spanish and English glossary that introduces you to the words and phrases you might not understand.Any Spanish to English translations needed to understand the stories are included in a mini dictionary. A vocabulary recap at the end of each chapter allows you to review what you have read and listened to so you don't forget the essential words and expressions taught throughout the lesson. All stories are written using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations. With these 11 great Spanish short stories you can start improving your Spanish today!
Author: Olly Richards
Publisher: John Murray
Release Date: 2018-10-04
Genre: Foreign Language Study
An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners. "I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary · Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently · Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability · Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' · Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including · A glossary for bolded words in each text · A bilingual word list · Full plot summary · Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners will make learning Spanish easy and enjoyable.
Author: Christian Stahl
Release Date: 2018-07
This book contains 100 entertaining and culturally interesting Spanish short stories for beginners and intermediate Spanish learners. The audio contains 10 of the longer stories and is recorded in Castilian Spanish.
Spanish for beginners: The most complete Spanish Short Stories book with AUDIO and ENGLISH Translation Get your free audio version by joining audible.com Brush up on your Spanish, improve your reading and listening skills, and make learning new vocabulary so much easier with fun and engaging Spanish stories. Reading and listening to short stories is an effective and enjoyable method to learning Spanish. You get to learn Spanish in an intuitive process of listening and seeing how the language is used with dialogue, articles and stories. Learn new words, expand your vocabulary and pick up on sentence structures. For those of you who can't just slip away from life, travel to Spain and immerse yourself in the language in order to learn it, this is your solution! Reading and listening to native-spoken Spanish stories is the next best thing. You have at your fingertips the written word AND its accompanying audio recording that allows you to: Gain a greater vocabulary that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1,500+ Spanish words and expressions to your repertoire through the encounter of descriptive sentences and casual conversations woven throughout the stories. Sharpen your comprehension of the spoken word by listening to a native Spanish speaker. Learn how to pronounce Spanish words properly by comparing the written word to the audio recording. Familiarize yourself with a wide range of grammar structures and put them to use today. Avoid the monotonous task of memorizing grammar rules. Have the English translation to understand the grammar nuances faster. Recommended for beginners and intermediate level Spanish learners. The stories are written for new Spanish learners still learning simple present tense verbs with basic sentence patterns. A foundation of vocabulary will also help make using this book more enjoyable. How will this book improve your Spanish language skills: There is no need for a separate dictionary. Each story is FULLY translated into English, sentence by sentence so you can truly learn Spanish quickly. Each story will have a vocabulary list provided to target specific words. All stories are written using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations. With these great Spanish short stories and the accompanying audio you can start improving your Spanish today!
Author: Gordon Smith Durán
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2014-11-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study
There is simply no other book on the market like this one! It's a Spanish/English Parallel Text Book, it's an Audio Book and it's a Work Book all rolled into one. (Note: There are no CD's, a simple system lets you download the audios directly to your device at no extra cost.)Designed for varying levels, whether you're an Absolute Beginner or a Seasoned Spanish Language Student, this is the book for you.Victor's Adventures has been written in such a way that it takes the reader on step by step learning journey from BASIC, EASY to FOLLOW Spanish through to a very decent Advanced Intermediate Level.Victor's Story:After living his whole life in York, England, Victor takes the decision to turn his life completely around and start afresh in Toledo, Spain.His aim is to have a real adventure and experience fully the culture and the language that Spain has to offer.Adventure is certainly what he finds, although not all of his experiences are what might be described as positive.Throughout his journey, Victor finds himself in a wealth of practical, day to day experiences that every student of the Spanish language will find, not only valuable, but often quite amusing. (He's not the luckiest of guys.)Come and join Victor on his and your learning journey and take your Spanish to LightSpeed.About the authors:Gordon and Cynthia Smith-Durán are self-employed Spanish teachers who have created LightSpeed Spanish, an online, comprehensive Spanish language school for students of all levels.They work from their base in the north-east of England where the provide tuition to learners all over the world.Gordon has a degree in Modern languages and has been teaching Spanish for the last 15 years. In addition to to teaching Spanish, he also works as a Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.Cynthia is finishing the last year of her degree in Modern Languages, also, and holds the University of Cambridge Proficiency level qualification in English.They have a son called Sebastián and live what they consider to be an idyllic life, helping others to learn Spanish and to improve their lives.
Author: Barbara Bregstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2005-12-23
Genre: Foreign Language Study
A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away Easy Spanish Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.
This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.
The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.
Author: World Language Institute Spain
Publisher: World Language Institute Spain
Release Date: 2018-05-05
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
100 Spanish Short Stories for Beginners Learn Spanish with Stories Polish your Spanish, improve your reading and listening skills, and make learning new Spanish vocabulary so much easier with 100 entertaining and engaging Spanish short stories and audio. How is it possible to learn Spanish easily and effortlessly by yourself? The most effective way to learn Spanish is reading interesting Spanish short stories. Learning Spanish doesn't have to be boring and agonizing. Here you have 100 entertaining and culturally interesting Spanish short stories for beginners and intermediate Spanish learners. The audio contains 10 stories and is free. Spanish for beginners can be challenging, but not with this book. All Spanish short stories are unique and hopefully entertaining in content, and new vocabulary is gradually added at a manageable pace so you won't get overwhelmed. Towards the end of this Spanish book you find the stories slightly more complex, but still comprehensible for beginners. This book offers an easy way of learning Spanish for all ages. 100 Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for international students from beginner to intermediate level. Also, this Spanish language learning book offers you a wide range of culturally important information you can use when you travel to Spain or study there, and frankly, this book is not only for Castilian language learners but also for anyone interested in Spanish culture in general. This is a perfect book is to improve your Spanish language skills and is recommended for beginning and intermediate level Spanish learners. You also get access to one audio mp3 file that contains 10 of the more extensive stories.
Author: Gilda Nissenberg
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2011-06-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Build your confidence in your Spanish skills with practice, practice, practice! From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of Spanish grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar focuses on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style. Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes: Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up Advice on how to avoid common mistakes A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks Free online audio recordings of all the answers at audiostudyplayer.com Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on Spanish grammar right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar your ultimate resource for learning to speak Spanish the way the native speakers do.
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Foreign Language Study
This updated language-learning guide, with a brand-new free audio app, helps you learn to speak Spanish in 15-minute visual lessons themed around common situations. With clear photography and illustrations, 12 themed chapters are broken down into 15-minute daily lessons that combine vocabulary and grammar essentials about a range of themes, from socializing to doing business for the most user-friendly, accessible language guide on the market. The audio app, available for Apple (from the App Store) and Android (from Google Play), enables you to hear words and phrases spoken by native Spanish speakers. Download the app and scan in the book's barcode. Once you've unlocked your book and downloaded the audio files, you can enter any page number to find the word or phrase you're looking for to help improve your pronunciation.