Learn Spanish with Stories for Beginners (+ Audio)

Improve Your Spanish Reading and Listening Comprehension Skills

Author: Claudia Orea

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533531971

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Page: 152

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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 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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Page: 276

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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!

First Spanish reader

a beginner's dual-language book

Author: Angel Flores

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486258102

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 167

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Perfect for beginning students of Spanish, this affordable anthology is filled with 41 delightful stories and proverbs based on works of Don Juan Manuel, Luis Taboada, Ricardo Palma, and other noted writers. Complete and faithful English translations are featured on the facing pages of the Spanish text. Exercises are also included.

Spanish Short Stories for Intermediate Level

Improve Your Spanish Listening Comprehension Skills With Ten Spanish Stories for Intermediate Level

Author: Claudia Orea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781981721092

Category:

Page: 96

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10 Spanish Short Stories to Boost Your Reading and Listening Comprehension Reading is one of the best activities you can do to learn new vocabulary and grammar structures. When coupled with audio material to boost your reading comprehension, it becomes an, even more, fun and effective method to improve your Spanish. Learn Spanish Vocabulary in Context The short stories will not just teach you new Spanish words, but also help you better understand the contexts in which the words can be used. This will help you develop a more natural flow of words when speaking Spanish. No Dictionary Needed With built-in glossaries throughout the text, you will learn hundreds of Spanish words, phrases, and expressions, without the need for a dictionary. This will let you enjoy an unhampered reading experience and boost your reading comprehension. Useful Story Themes for Intermediate Level The stories you will find inside this book are not only interesting to read, but also revolve around useful situations that you might encounter in everyday life. You can immediately put the words you learn to use! The story themes are: music, office, trips, cooking, luxury/money, beauty, weather, family, also dreams and nightmares. Improve Your Listening Skills and Pronunciation with Audio Practice your listening skills and familiarize yourself with spoken Spanish by listening to the free audio recorded by a native Spanish-speaker. When you listen to the audio supplement, you will be able to train your ear and familiarize yourself with how the words sound when spoken, as well as practice the pronunciation by following along to the audio. Ideal for Intermediate Level Spanish-Learners Some beginners may be able to enjoy the stories, but a basic understanding of Spanish is recommended to get maximum enjoyment and effectiveness out of the stories.Technical Details: 10 Spanish short stories with built-in Spanish-English glossary. 172 minutes of audio. 115 pages. Grab your copy today and start learning Spanish with short stories!

Language Hacking German

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1473677394

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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It's true that some people spend years studying German before they finally get around to speaking the language. But here's a better idea. Skip the years of study and jump right to the speaking part. Sound crazy? No, it's language hacking. Unlike most traditional language courses that try to teach you the rules of German, #LanguageHacking shows you how to learn and speak German through proven memory techniques, unconventional shortcuts and conversation strategies perfected by one of the world's greatest language learners, Benny Lewis, aka the Irish Polyglot. Using the language hacks -shortcuts that make learning simple - that Benny mastered while learning his 11 languages and his 'speak from the start' method, you will crack the language code and exponentially increase your language abilities so that you can get fluent faster. It's not magic. It's not a language gene. It's not something only "other people" can do. It's about being smart with how you learn, learning what's indispensable, skipping what's not, and using what you've learned to have real conversations in German from day one. The Method #LanguageHacking takes a modern approach to language learning, blending the power of online social collaboration with traditional methods. It focuses on the conversations that learners need to master right away, rather than presenting language in order of difficulty like most courses. This means that you can have conversations immediately, not after years of study. Each of the 10 units culminates with a speaking 'mission' that prepares you to use the language you've learned to talk about yourself. Through the language hacker online learner community, you can share your personalized speaking 'missions' with other learners - getting and giving feedback and extending your learning beyond the pages of the book . You don't need to go abroad to learn a language any more.

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038534810X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners

Read for pleasure at your level, expand your vocabulary and learn Spanish the fun way!

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1473683262

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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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.

First Spanish Reader for Beginners

Bilingual for Speakers of English

Author: Maria Victoria De Stefano

Publisher: Audiolego via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 166

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There are simple and funny Spanish texts for easy reading. The book consists of Elementary and Pre-intermediate courses with parallel Spanish-English texts. The author maintains learners' motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The ALARM method (Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method) utilize natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The author composed each sentence using only words explained in previous chapters. The second and the following chapters of the Elementary course have only about thirty new words each. The audio tracks are available inclusive on www.lppbooks.com/Spanish/

Learn Spanish News Vol.2:

English & Spanish

Author: Nik Marcel

Publisher: 2Language Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 82

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LEARN SPANISH NEWS Vol.2: English & Spanish THIS EDITION: The dual-language text has been arranged into sentences and shorter paragraphs for quick and easy cross-referencing. The source text is the Spanish language edition of Voice of America (VOA). The Spanish text has been translated into English for this dual-language project. The reader can choose between four formats: Section 1: English to Spanish Section 2: Spanish to English Section 3: English Section 4: Spanish A methodology for getting the most out of this bilingual format is explained in the book’s Foreword. The primary purpose of this text is to equip a foreign language learner with the ability to start reading news in the particular foreign language: to be able to read only in the foreign language, and extract enough understanding to continue the language learning process fruitfully this way. A reader might like to go back to reading dual-language news for reinforcement and further development, returning to foreign language only news with a deeper understanding. By going back to the same ‘old’ news, you are going over words, word patterns, and passages with which you already have a certain familiarity. The process of reinforcement, learning or retaining of what is new, and exposure to what is unfamiliar, is much easier this way — even though the news may seem a little dated. The aim of informing the reader about actual news is secondary, especially given that the content will become less current (and less relevant) over time. If you are having trouble with the level of difficulty in the text, a suggested path for learning languages is as follows: Familiarise yourself with a basic language instruction book — or re-read the one you have. Once a student has studied the basics, a suitable book about basic grammar can be helpful. The suggestion is that any grammar book be studied more with the intent of recognition and understanding, rather than memorising and obsessive rote learning. Go through as much of the grammar book you feel you can digest — maybe even the whole book — skipping over what is not easily understood. After this, read through a portion of text in a book called ‘Spanish Sentences’, by 2LanguageBooks, looking for examples of what you have picked up (or gleaned) in your hopefully not so arduous study of grammar. Even repeatedly seeing a word that you remember seeing listed as a ‘subject pronoun’ or a ‘third person plural’ verb of some sort is a great help. Then, depending on your inclination, return to the grammar book (or your basic Spanish book), or move on to lengthier bilingual text — like in 2Language Books texts containing news or stories, for example —, or find some suitable Spanish text: a simple novel, a Spanish news website, etc. Grammar books will likely have some verb charts. However, there are currently good on-line resources that go further — dictionaries with a verb conjugation ‘search’ option. Many basic language books offer some form of audio support. Internet services — primarily news based radio stations — offer podcasts. Audio from television is an additional resource, and can be formatted for use on various digital platforms. However, if audio is an important component of your interest in languages, electronic devices that support quality text-to-speech (TTS) will likely be appealing. With a library card, TTS technology (in a device that supports the relevant content), and the above mentioned resources, an entire language learning system is available for not much more than a cup of coffee! There is no substantial financial outlay to get you started. Furthermore, there are no additional ongoing fees (and updates), and there are no expiry dates on ‘premium’ content and resources. (A Dual-Language Book Project) 2Language Books

Spanish Stories

A Dual-Language Book

Author: Angel Flores

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122522

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

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DIVUnique format offers 13 great stories in Spanish — from classics by Cervantes and Alarcon to contemporary works by Borges and Goytisolo. Complete faithful English translations on facing pages. /div

Easy Spanish Phrase Book NEW EDITION

Over 700 Phrases for Everyday Use

Author: Pablo Garcia Loaeza

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486310426

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 80

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Up-to-date volume, organized for quick access to phrases related to greetings, transportation, shopping, emergencies, other common circumstances. Over 700 entries include terms for modern telecommunications, idioms, slang. Phonetic pronunciations accompany phrases.

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

Cambridge Global English Stage 1 Activity Book

Author: Caroline Linse,Elly Schottman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107655137

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Cambridge Global English (1-6) is a six-level Primary course following the Cambridge Primary English as a Second Language Curriculum Framework developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment. Activity Book 1 provides additional practice activities to consolidate language skills and content material introduced in Learner's Book 1. Nine units correspond with the topics, texts and language input of Learner's Book 1 with each lesson of the Learner's Book supported by two pages in the Activity Book. Learning is reinforced through activities clearly framed within the 'I can' objectives of the course, opportunities for personalisation and creative work and a higher level of challenge to support differentiation. Each unit in the Activity Book ends with a quiz, offering more in depth assessment for learners. CEFR Level: towards A1.

Don Quixote: Adventures of a Spanish Knight (Classic Tales Level 4)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194726851

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 24

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Children love stories. Bring the magic of good storytelling into your classroom with Classic Tales, and they'll love their English lessons too. Enjoy a few of the knight's great adventures, retold from Cervantes' famous book, Don Quixote.

Love You Forever

Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780920668375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

Learn In Your Car Spanish Complete

Author: HENRY N. RAYMOND,Penton Overseas, Inc.

Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc

ISBN: 9781591257332

Category:

Page: N.A

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Language-learning program provides comprehensive grammar and vocabulary to beginners and advanced students, offering guidance in pronunciation, includes terminology for cell phones, computers and the Internet, as well as contemporary currencies and usages. Listeners learn pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar of a new language without the need of a textbook - Level 1- Key words and phrases, basic grammar skills, emphasizes travel needs Level 2 - Expands vocabulary, new grammar concepts, more day-to-day activities - Level 3 - Broadens vocabulary base, more advanced grammar skills, enriches conversational ability. Includes - 9 hours of audio on 9 compact discs, 3 booklets with recorded text for reference & grammar notes, Zippered CD Wallet, Travelogue DVD. Includes - 9 hours of audio and pdf versions of the accompanying booklets.

Learn Spanish News Vol.5

English & Spanish

Author: Nik Marcel

Publisher: 2Language Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 409

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LEARN SPANISH NEWS Vol.5: English & Spanish THIS EDITION: The dual-language text has been arranged into sentences and shorter paragraphs for quick and easy cross-referencing. The source text is the Spanish language edition of Voice of America (VOA). The Spanish text has been translated into English for this dual-language project. The reader can choose between four formats: Section 1: English to Spanish Section 2: Spanish to English Section 3: English Section 4: Spanish A methodology for getting the most out of this bilingual format is explained in the book’s Foreword. The primary purpose of this text is to equip a foreign language learner with the ability to start reading news in the particular foreign language: to be able to read only in the foreign language, and extract enough understanding to continue the language learning process fruitfully this way. A reader might like to go back to reading dual-language news for reinforcement and further development, returning to foreign language only news with a deeper understanding. By going back to the same ‘old’ news, you are going over words, word patterns, and passages with which you already have a certain familiarity. The process of reinforcement, learning or retaining of what is new, and exposure to what is unfamiliar, is much easier this way — even though the news may seem a little dated. The aim of informing the reader about actual news is secondary, especially given that the content will become less current (and less relevant) over time. If you are having trouble with the level of difficulty in the text, a suggested path for learning languages is as follows: Familiarise yourself with a basic language instruction book — or re-read the one you have. Once a student has studied the basics, a suitable book about basic grammar can be helpful. The suggestion is that any grammar book be studied more with the intent of recognition and understanding, rather than memorising and obsessive rote learning. Go through as much of the grammar book you feel you can digest — maybe even the whole book — skipping over what is not easily understood. After this, read through a portion of text in a book called ‘Spanish Sentences’, by 2LanguageBooks, looking for examples of what you have picked up (or gleaned) in your hopefully not so arduous study of grammar. Even repeatedly seeing a word that you remember seeing listed as a ‘subject pronoun’ or a ‘third person plural’ verb of some sort is a great help. Then, depending on your inclination, return to the grammar book (or your basic Spanish book), or move on to lengthier bilingual text — like in 2Language Books texts containing news or stories, for example —, or find some suitable Spanish text: a simple novel, a Spanish news website, etc. Grammar books will likely have some verb charts. However, there are currently good on-line resources that go further — dictionaries with a verb conjugation ‘search’ option. Many basic language books offer some form of audio support. Internet services — primarily news based radio stations — offer podcasts. Audio from television is an additional resource, and can be formatted for use on various digital platforms. However, if audio is an important component of your interest in languages, electronic devices that support quality text-to-speech (TTS) will likely be appealing. With a library card, TTS technology (in a device that supports the relevant content), and the above mentioned resources, an entire language learning system is available for not much more than a cup of coffee! There is no substantial financial outlay to get you started. Furthermore, there are no additional ongoing fees (and updates), and there are no expiry dates on ‘premium’ content and resources. (A Dual-Language Book Project) 2Language Books