Spanish Short Stories for Beginners

8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Spanish the Fun Way!
Author: Olly Richards
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781514646083
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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!

A Good Spanish Book!

Basic Spanish Course for Beginners
Author: Ricardo Roque Mateos
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542697453
Category:
Page: 104
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University Academic Editions presents: A Good Spanish Book! : Basic Spanish Course for Beginners , by Dr Ricardo Roque Mateos.This is the best book to learn Spanish available nowadays. The contents are modern (published in 2017), the method is extremely efficient for learning Spanish, and the author is a university lecturer native from Spain with a PhD in Spanish Studies.

Misterio En La Biblioteca: Learn Spanish with Improve Spanish Reading Downloadable Audio Included


Author: Mar Danader
Publisher: Improve Spanish Reading
ISBN: 9781521783023
Category: Education
Page: 104
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Welcome to the IMPROVE SPANISH READING books, a fun and entertaining way to learn Spanish.They are a series of novels in Spanish language with levels from beginner to expert. Our method is based on the natural daily dialogues and expressions. You will get your Spanish more fluent in an easy way. With our adapted stories graded to ensure a confortable read at every level.Each story is recorded by a native Spanish speaker. With this audio, you can learn how to pronounce Spanish words properly while reading the novel. Audio improves reading and listening skills.You'll find in each book:An interesting story divided into chapters for better understanding.Summaries of each chapter in Spanish and English.Translated vocabulary.Typical Spanish expressions.Common phrases.Lexicon and grammar summaries.Reading Comprehension Exercises and their solutions.Downloadable audio link and a password to access.Enjoy your Spanish learning!

Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish


Author: Joseph J. Keenan
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292761953
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 235
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Many language books are boring—this one is not. Written by a native English speaker who learned Spanish the hard way—by trying to talk to Spanish-speaking people—it offers English speakers who have a basic knowledge of Spanish hundreds of tips for using the language more fluently and colloquially, with fewer obvious "gringo" errors. Writing with humor, common sense, and a minimum of jargon, Joseph J. Keenan covers everything from pronunciation, verb usage, and common grammatical mistakes to the subtleties of addressing other people, "trickster" words that look alike in both languages, inadvertent obscenities, and intentional swearing. He guides readers through the set phrases and idiomatic expressions that pepper the native speaker's conversation and provides a valuable introduction to the most widely used Spanish slang. With this book, both students in school and adult learners who never want to see another classroom can rapidly improve their speaking ability. Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish will be an essential aid in passing the supreme language test—communicating fluently with native speakers.

A History of the Spanish Language through Texts


Author: Christopher Pountain
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134678541
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 360
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A History of the Spanish Language through Texts examines the evolution of the Spanish language from the Middle Ages to the present day. Pountain explores a wide range of texts from poetry, through newspaper articles and political documents, to a Bunuel film script and a love letter. With keypoints and a careful indexing and cross-referencing system this book can be used as a freestanding history of the language independently of the illustrative texts themselves.

Perfecting the Pronouns in Spanish

A Workbook Designed with You in Mind.
Author: Gordon Smith-Durán,Cynthia Smith-Durán
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985806481
Category: Spanish language
Page: 190
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We really appreciate that you have taken an interest in this book. We are confident that you won't be disappointed. Why? Because it was written specifically with you in mind as well as every other student of the Spanish language who really wants to get control of their pronouns. Our promise to you. We promise you that once you have worked through the straightforward systems, the easy explanations and the practical exercises found in this book, you will be able to do the following with confidence: - Understand the job of each pronoun. - Easily choose between Direct and Indirect pronouns. - Construct perfect sentences even when they contain three pronouns. - Easily identify the meaning of the SE pronoun in any sentence. ...and so much more. Using the pronouns well is something you can achieve, now! We have created some simple-to-follow systems, imagery and metaphors that will allow you to know when and how to use each pronoun correctly. All you need to do is to work through the book in the order that we have presented it and you'll find that all that frustration and confusion you may have had in the past will disappear forever. Un saludo, Gordon y Cynthia.

Pragmatics & Language Learning


Author: Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig,J. César Félix-Brasdefer,Alwiya S. Omar
Publisher: Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr
ISBN: 0824831373
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 407
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This volume in the series PRAGMATICS & LANGUAGE LEARNING offers fresh perspectives on standard topics such as the use and learning of speech acts and the pragmatic meanings of linguistic resources, while documenting researchers' increasing attention to pragmatics in computer-mediated communication and to conversation analysis as an analytical approach.

Perfecting the Past in Spanish


Author: Gordon Smith-Duran,Cynthia Smith-duran
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781534948709
Category:
Page: 210
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Dear student: Thank you for taking an interest in this book. We are sure that you will be very glad you did, why? Simply because once you have worked through the straightforward systems, the easy explanations and the practical exercises found here, you will be able to do the following with confidence:* Use Ser and Estar accurately.* Choose intelligently between the Preterite and Imperfect Past.* Know how to say WAS and WERE correctly in Spanish.* Understand and utilise the Perfect Past tenses....and so much more. Talking in the Past is a challenge you can overcome!This book has been designed and written for every passionate student of the Spanish language who currently struggles to talk in the past. We have created some simple-to-follow systems that clear up the mystery of when and how to choose each tense correctly. Just work through the book in the order that we have presented it to you and we promise you that the mists will clear and any confusion you may have had in the past, about the past, will disappear forever. un saludo, Gordon y Cynthia.

Pocket Por and Para

The Only Book You'll Ever Need!
Author: Gordon Smith-Durán,Cynthia Smith-Durán
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781519347367
Category: Spanish language
Page: 200
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Why should I buy this book? This is not the first book that has dealt with Por and Para in Spanish, nor will it be the last. In truth, there are already lots of good books out there. So, what is it that sets this one apart? What's the difference that makes the difference? There's only one: This book will help you use Por and Para fantastically well, whether you have a good memory or not! Would you be surprised if we told you that everything you need to know about Por and Para is already available on the internet and written into book after book? So, why do you still not know how to use Por and Para accurately? Because up until now no one has given you an easy to remember, no nonsense system that's simplicity itself. Pooling together their cumulative 30 years of teaching experience, Gordon and Cynthia Smith-Duran, co-owners of LightSpeed Spanish, have developed just that system. 'Pocket Por and Para' is probably the only book you will ever need to study on this subject. The great news is that thousands of students have already enjoyed success with this unique system. And you can join them too!"

Demystifying the Spanish Subjunctive

Feel the Fear and 'Subjunctive' Anyway!
Author: Gordon Smith-Durán,Cynthia Smith-Durán
Publisher: Lightspeed Spanish
ISBN: 9781943848737
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 326
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We, Gordon and Cynthia of LightSpeed Spanish, are totally excited to bring you the book that really does demystify the Present and Past Spanish Subjunctive. Most students of the Spanish language shy away from this subject and it's no wonder! So many books on the market make it look complex and difficult to understand. Yet here at LightSpeed Spanish we have developed the perfect system to walk you through the entire range of the Spanish Subjunctive, step by step. This comprehensive book uses simple, easy to understand explanations that won't leave you mind boggled, while it guides you through the creation of over 600 Subjunctive sentences. By the time you've finished this learning journey we anticipate that you will be more confident, more at ease and far more able to use the Spanish Subjunctive in every facet of your communication. It really is a must buy for any serious student of the Spanish language!

Exorcising History

Argentine Theater Under Dictatorship
Author: Jean Graham-Jones
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838754245
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 259
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"In Exorcising History, Jean Graham-Jones documents, contextualizes, and analyzes theater produced in Buenos Aires during Argentina's military dictatorship of 1976-83 and the nation's subsequent return to democracy. The plays discussed, while not necessarily constituting "political theater," are indeed political in that each is conditioned by sociopolitical structures present at the moment of creation. It is in this way that the plays lend themselves to Graham-Jones's examination of how personal and collective histories enter into theater production, in the creation of dramatic worlds that re-create and revise the "outside" world."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Common Sense of Teaching Foreign Languages


Author: Caleb Gattegno
Publisher: Educational Solutions World
ISBN: 0878252312
Category: Education
Page: 252
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Gattegno wrote this book as a scientist interested in learning processes, as a student interested in the mastery of foreign languages, and as a teacher interested in providing his students with ideal learning conditions. These perspectives combined with years of research, travel, and fieldwork create a full insight into the problem of learning a foreign language. He argues that learning a language should not be about recitation and memorization, but about the natural learning processes we have used since birth. "In fact," he writes, "We can no more say that we remember our language than that we remember how to stand up or walk.

A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish


Author: John B. Butt,John Butt,Carmen Benjamin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444137905
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 608
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For many years A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH has been trusted by students and teachers as the standard English-language reference grammar of Spanish. Now updated to include the latest findings of the Royal Spanish Academy's official grammar book, 'La Nueva gramática de la lengua española', making A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH FIFTH EDITION even more relevant to students and teachers of Spanish. Key features of this fifth edition include: a 'Guide to the Book', enabling you to make the most of this new edition new vocabulary such as topical and technological terms, bringing you up-to-date with contemporary spoken Spanish more Latin-American Spanish, ensuring world-wide coverage aclearer guidance to recommended usage -advice on the Academy's latest spelling rules. Whether a student or a teacher of Spanish, you can be sure that this fifth edition of A NEW REFERENCE GRAMMAR OF MODERN SPANISH will provide you with a comprehensive, cohesive and clear guide to the forms and structures of Spanish as it is written and spoken today in Spain and Latin America.

Compound Words in Spanish

Theory and History
Author: María Irene Moyna
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027248346
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 451
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This is the first book devoted entirely to the history of compound words in Spanish. Based on data obtained from Spanish dictionaries and databases of the past thousand years, it documents the evolution of the major compounding patterns of the language. It analyzes the structural, semantic, and orthographic features of each compound type, and also provides a description of its Latin antecedents, early attestations, and relative frequency and productivity over the centuries. The combination of qualitative and quantitative data shows that although most compound types have survived, they have undergone changes in word order and relative frequency. Moreover, the book shows that the evolution of compounding in Spanish may be accounted for by processes of language acquisition in children. This book, which includes all the data in chronological and alphabetical order, will be a valuable resource for morphologists, Romance linguists, and historical linguists more generally.

Modern Spanish Grammar

A Practical Guide
Author: Christopher Pountain,Juan Kattan-Ibarra,Christopher J. Pountain,Juan Kattán-Ibarra
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113448254X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 472
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Modern Spanish Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Spanish, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.The Grammar is divided into two parts. The shorter section covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. The larger section is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: giving and seeking information putting actions into context * expressing likes, dislikes and preferences comparing objects and actions.All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated and information is provided on register and relevant cultural background. Written by experienced teachers and academics, the Grammar has a strong emphasis on contemporary usage. Particular attention is paid to indexing and cross-referencing across the two sections. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Spanish at all levels, from elementary to advanced. It will prove invaluable to those with little experience of formal grammar, as no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of terms is provided. The book will also be useful to teachers seeking back-up to functional syllabuses, and to designers of Spanish courses.

Spanish Tales for Beginners


Author: Elijah Clarence Hills
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781376507348
Category: History
Page: 322
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Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish


Author: Margarita Madrigal
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0385410956
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 496
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Advocates that the Madrigal method can teach the reader to read, write, speak, and think Spanish, even though the reader says "I can't"

Old Spanish Readings

Selected on the Basis of Critically Edited Texts
Author: Jeremiah D M Ford
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN: 9781498154604
Category:
Page: 352
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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1911 Edition.