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

Category:

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!

English Short Stories for Intermediate Learners

8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn English the Fun Way!

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533319449

Category:

Page: 194

View: 1766

Improve your English, learn more vocabulary, and have fun with these eight exciting English short stories! In this book you will find: - Short stories in different genres: science fiction, crime, history and thrillers. You will have fun reading, learn a lot of new words, and understand English better! - Short chapters, so you can finish each story easily and not get frustrated! - Carefully chosen vocabulary that is not too hard for you. Most books have too many difficult words, but this book is perfect for intermediate level! You do not have to use the dictionary all the time - instead, you can keep reading and enjoy the stories. - Grammar at the right level for intermediate level learners, so you can learn new grammar without feeling frustrated. - Real, spoken English in each story, so you can learn English that native speakers really use. - Helpful exercises at the end of each chapter to help you understand the stories. - A six-step plan for reading the stories and improving your reading in English. English Short Stories for Intermediate Learners has been written especially for students at intermediate level; B1-B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The eight exciting stories are designed to make reading fun, and to help you say: "I understand everything I'm reading!" If you find reading English hard, these stories are perfect! You will be able to enjoy reading English, learn more vocabulary in a natural way, and native speakers! So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!

Spanish Short Stories for Intermediate Learners

Eight Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Spanish the Fun Way!

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540407351

Category:

Page: 216

View: 6628

Grow your vocabulary, perfect your grammar, and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional Spanish short stories for intermediate learners! "What surprised me the most about these stories was [that] they're genuinely really fun to read! I couldn't put them down, and found myself dying to know the ending of each story!" - Hannah In this book you will find: Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction to historical thriller, expertly designed to help you progress from intermediate to advanced Spanish Intriguing plots that will spark your imagination and keep you reading, while learning new vocabulary and improving your Spanish comprehension Stories which are broken down into manageable chapters, so you can make progress without great difficulty reading A wide variety of grammar structures used throughout the stories, so you can master complex Spanish tenses and verb forms in a natural way (instead of spending hours learning rules) Word lists at the end of each chapter give definitions of harder vocabulary and idiomatic expressions, so you can keep reading without getting stuck Natural dialogues throughout the stories, so you can learn real, spoken Spanish while you read Regular plot summaries and comprehension questions make sure you understand every twist and turn of the plot. You can focus on the joy of reading in Spanish, rather than struggling through dense text with no support An expert, five-step guide to reading Spanish effectively, so you can become a better learner, and use reading as a tool to become fluent Spanish Short Stories for Intermediate Learners has been written especially for students at intermediate level (B1-B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The stories are written in carefully graded Spanish that avoids much of the obscure vocabulary and ambiguous grammar that has frustrated you when you've tried to read Spanish in the past. With this book, you'll have a sense of achievement and 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, you'll no longer suffer from these common difficulties associated with reading 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've been learning Spanish for a while, and are ready to take your skills to the next level, this is the book you need! So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!

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

View: 3875

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!

Short Stories in English for Beginners

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

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1473683564

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 9048

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 English 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 listening. What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making learning fun, while you gain 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 listening 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 will entertain you, while at the same time allowing you to benefit from an improved range of vocabulary and a better grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in English for Beginners will make learning English easy and enjoyable.

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

Category:

Page: 152

View: 1516

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!

First Spanish reader

a beginner's dual-language book

Author: Angel Flores

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486258102

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 167

View: 3731

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.

Short Spanish Stories

Beginners Short Stories Tolearn Spanish

Author: Language Mastery

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540508461

Category: Short stories, Spanish

Page: 66

View: 8072

Short stories in Spanish and English, intended for Spanish-language learners.

A Good Spanish Book!

Basic Spanish Course for Beginners

Author: Ricardo Roque Mateos

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542697453

Category:

Page: 104

View: 5623

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.

Spanish Stories

A Dual-Language Book

Author: Angel Flores

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122522

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 368

View: 592

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

Language Hacking German

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1473677394

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 1369

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 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

View: 9671

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.

Easy Spanish Reader

Author: William Tardy

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007177176X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 2628

Learn how to read in Spanish--starting right now! Easy Spanish Reader is a unique, easy-to-follow guide based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it immediately! Whether you're a brand-new beginner or an advanced-beginning learner, this new edition gives you ways to dive into the language with engaging readings that progress in difficulty to match your growing reading skills. This process will allow you to rapidly build comprehension and confidence as you enjoy the stories. Easy Spanish Reader begins with the story of two high-school seniors involved with their Spanish Club. As you read about their experiences, you'll discover the nuances of language and culture right along with the students. The next section contains a colorful history of Mexico, from the Conquistadors to the present, including vivid depictions of Cortès's encounters with the Aztecs. The last section is comprised of an abridged version of the classic story "Lazarillo de Tormes," which allows you to practice your grammar and vocabulary skills on a great work of Spanish literature. Progressive format makes it easy to quickly build comprehension Marginal word glossaries conveniently present new words and phrases Exercises challenge language comprehension and build reading skills Fully updated new editions, featuring expanded exercises and answer key

Stages of Reading Development

Author: Jeanne Sternlicht Chall

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155030817

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 6247

Spanish

Author: Paul Noble

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007363971

Category: Spanish language

Page: 80

View: 8445

Pick up the essentials of the Spanish language with this easy-to-use program.

Swedish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook (Learn Swedish)

Author: Ylva Olausson

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473604414

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 2293

Do you want to communicate easily and freely in Swedish? By studying and practising Swedish grammar you?ll understand how the language really works and be able to speak Swedish with clarity and ease. This Swedish workbook offers a range of clear and effective learning features. Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages 200 activities across a range of grammar and vocabulary points Unique visual verb tenses timeline and infographics for extra context Personal tutor hints and tips - help you to understand language rules and culture points Learn to learn section offers tips and advice on how to be a good language learner 25 short learning units each contain: communication goals to guide your studies grammar explanations with embedded exercises vocabulary presentations and activities reading sections to consolidate your learning

Learn German

Author: Paul Noble

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007486267

Category: German language

Page: 384

View: 7644

For all those who have struggled to learn German in the past. For all those who think they're just not a linguist. For all those who don't have the time -- or the inclination -- to sit and study a textbook. This is your chance to have a one-to-one lesson from Paul and his native-speaking German expert, Katharina, and all in your own time. Download the course to your MP3 player and within a few hours you will have learned over 6,000 German words. Importantly, you will also know how to make your new vocabulary work for you. No set phrases, no lists of vocabulary. Just real German at your fingertips. Each course includes: 12 CDs holding over 12 hours of audio an 80-page booklet a DVD demonstrating Paul's method

Learn Spanish

How to Learn 1000+ Spanish Words in 1 Hour and Impress Your Colleagues by Using 7 Simple Vocabulary Tricks

Author: Garcia V. Ammons

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541345102

Category:

Page: 46

View: 2631

Are you ready to learn 1000+ spanish words in the next 60 minutes? You've probably been wasting time studying. If you've been using traditional language learning tools like classes or software to teach you Spanish - I can almost guarantee it. These classes focus on memorization, basic vocabulary, routine phrases and conversations. And, naturally, these are all important.But, here's the thing - Most traditional Spanish classes are missing critical information that could save you hours of time and effort. It's what these courses DON'T teach you that leads to hours of unnecessary time wasted studying. They don't teach you the critical principles that allow you to master the knowledge in minutes - NOT hours. (by the way, if you've had difficultly learning, it's probably because you didn't have the right methods to make it easy). You might not believe this, but: You can significantly improve your Spanish vocabulary, right now. Instead of wasting time studying using traditional methods, you could be using effective techniques to increase your vocabulary TODAY. These methods will show you how you can learn hundreds of new Spanish words in less time than it takes you to eat lunch, AND know them forever, not just for a few minutes or long enough to take the test. How is this possible? Let me explain. I've found proven strategies for increasing your learning speed - habits, techniques, and tactics that will put the jet fuel in your language learning. These strategies were not easy to find. And guess what? I'm a native bilingual speaker! I personally use these to make connections between large sets of words, and learn new ones without hours of memorization (even in other languages like French and Italian). I can promise you that these high-leverage techniques will save you time and put you on the fast-track towards fluency in Spanish. But know this - This is not a ' How to Learn Spanish from Scratch' book. Not even close. What it is: a condensed guide that shows you the best practices for rapidly increasing your vocabulary and becoming fluent in Spanish. I've kept the book short and easy to understand, so that you can get started using these as soon as possible! (I'm trying to save you time after all, not make you read another 300+ page book). So, I've laid out the overlooked principles, common pitfalls, and language shortcuts in a way that anyone can understand and start using immediately. What's inside Introduction Tip # 1: Latin Is Your Friend Tip # 2: The Dialect Dilemma Tip # 3: The Components of Language Learning Tip # 4: Ditch the Dictionary! Tip # 5: Avoid Programmed Conversations Tip # 6: Practice Conversing with a Conversation Swap Tip # 7: Invest in an App Tip # 8: Word Endings Are Your Friend The 7 simple Language Shortcuts to learn 1000+ words quickly Language Shortcuts The core of this book is the list of what I call "language shortcuts" that are consequences of the similarities between English and Spanish. For example: English words that end in -ant stem from a certain group of words that also exist in most other romance languages. In particular, these words also exist in Spanish, but the suffix of the words in Spanish is -ante instead of -ant. So the English word "arrogant" translates to "arrogante" in Spanish. The word "brilliant" translates to "brilliante," and so on. So, don't waste anymore time. Change your strategy, and take yourself to the next level - get yourself a copy of this book right now.

Spanish Short Stories for Beginners Volume 2

8 More Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Spanish the Fun Way!

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522741008

Category: Reading comprehension

Page: 236

View: 7225

Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these unconventional Spanish short stories! This is Volume 2 of the international bestseller, featuring 8 brand new 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 and rapidly improving your Spanish comprehension! Stories which are 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 that 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, so that you can enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures without the feeling of overwhelm and frustration that you get from other books. 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. This detailed introductory chapter gives you specific, step-by-step instructions for effective reading in Spanish, so that you know exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximise your learning! Spanish Short Stories for Beginners Volume 2 is 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!