This book is not for beginners. It is for anyone learning Spanish or who wants to improve their Spanish language skills. The idea is simple: lots of bilingual texts (Spanish-English) to practice reading comprehension, plus exercises to translate single sentences from English into Spanish.
Everything is in Spanish and English, so exercises are useful to readers of different levels of ability in Spanish. However, the book is aimed primarily at high school and college students of Spanish, those taking Spanish SATs, or anyone else who has already acquired a working knowledge of the language.
There are five units in the book, each one offering a mixture of single sentences and longer texts. Every example of Spanish is followed (usually on the next page) by a translation into English. This allows readers to ‘click’ through as much material as they want, even if it’s just a sentence of two at a time.
This book is not a textbook and contains no grammar exercises! It is an additional resource to help learners of Spanish improve their language skills. However, the texts themselves contain a wide variety of grammatical structures, tenses, and set expressions in Spanish. The vocabulary is also rich and varied. But don’t worry if you don’t understand everything--a full translation into English is just one click away!
Innovations for Book 3: There’s a new section of multiple choice questions in each unit, which test both grammatical knowledge and vocabulary. Also, the long texts at the end of each unit in this book are all taken from one (very long) article, which is given in full at the end of the book.
A note on the translations: We have tried to provide good, straightforward translations of all material in this book. But remember that there are potentially many ways of translating any sentence.
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