Nervous that you’re not ready to strike up a conversation with a native Spanish speaker? This book helps you overcome that obstacle and before you know it, you’ll be speaking comfortably in your new native language.
Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation is organized around twelve units that present realistic conversational situations, from making introductions to giving opinions and from making a date to telling a story. Using these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instruction on correct pronunciation, syntax, and word usage--in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that you will find indispensable as your fluency increases.
Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation will help you:
Before you know it, you’ll find yourself confidently speaking Spanish with your Spanish-speaking friends--or ready to make new ones!
Jean Yates, Ph.D teaches Spanish at George Washington University and is the author of "Beginning Spanish for the Utterly Confused", "Better Reading Spanish", and "Correct Your Spanish Blunders".
Better Reading Spanish offers you entertaining, "real world" texts to help you understand and learn more Spanish vocabulary and phrases. Each chapter features articles that cover a specific topic, such as cuisine, music, sports, film and theater, art, the family, today's lifestyle, or politics and history. Along the way, you will find instruction and exercises to help develop improved reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary. The articles become gradually more difficult as you proceed through the book to keep you challenged and engaged.
Better Reading Spanish is an easy, engaging way to boost your language skills and learn more about the language and its speakers as you go.
Bite-size lessons. Big-time learning, now with digital support
Practice Makes Perfect Premium: Basic Spanish takes this successful workbook to the next level with digital support (through iOS, Android, and desktop app) that provides you with invaluable tools to ensure mastery of the content. Inside, three-page units cover each subject, which can be completed in a mere 10 to 15 minutes! Also included are engaging and humorous exercises to keep you focused and interested while you gain confidence in your new language.
Features:Sets of flashcards for all the vocabulary lists with progress tracking An answer key for all exercises in the book with progress tracking Audio recordings for all exercise answers in Spanish and reading passages Record and replay function to compare your pronunciations to those of native speakers
You may have all the vocabulary down pat and every grammar point nailed--but without the skill of knowing how to put these elements together, communicating in your second language would be nearly impossible. Practice Makes Perfect: English Sentence Builders picks up from where other grammar books leave off, showing you the variety of structures and how to combine them to make solid sentences. And like every Practice Makes Perfect title, these books feature crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of opportunities to practice, practice, practice!
Mixing genders, inverting subjects and objects, and trusting falsos amigos (a.k.a., false cognates) are just a few of the blunders English-speaking Spanish-language learners commonly make. In Correct Your Spanish Blunders, veteran Spanish teacher Jean Yates identifies these and other common trouble spots and clearly explains the reasons behind them. You will discover how grammar patterns of Spanish differ from those of English and why trying to translate word for word, structure for structure, from English, can lead to big trouble.
You will learn to break bad habits and correct your mistakes while developing a much more natural feel for Spanish language patterns with the help of:More than 1,000 highlighted examples of common blunders to avoid A free app available on iTunes for interactive practice for obliterating those blunders Numerous examples and practical exercises Quick-reference panels for checking correct tense forms A "Hall of Shame" compendium of bad errors to recognize and correct