Easy Spanish Reader

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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 ...

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Overview

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071428064
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/17/2003
  • Series: Easy Reader Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 82,376
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

William T. Tardy was a noted author and teacher.

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Table of Contents

PRIMERA PARTE: Enrique y María
1 Enrique y María
2 Los estudios
3 La familia de Enrique
4 La familia de María
5 La casa de la familia Thompson
Repaso 1
6 El Colegio Glenview
Etc. (7-30)
SEGUNDA PARTE: Historia de México
1 México prehispánico
2 Hernán Cortés
3 Moctezuma
4 La astucia de Cortés
5 La leyenda de Quetzalcoatl
6 La Malinche
Repaso 1
7 March a la capital
Etc. (8-22)
TERCERA PARTE: Lazarillo de Tormes (Adaptación)
1 La familia de Lazarillo
2 Zayde y la madre castigados
3 El ciego avaro
4 El cuento de las uvas
5 Lazarillo encuentra a otro amo
6 El arca del clérigo
Etc. (7-16)
Answer Key
Vocabulario

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2008

    Improves reading comprehension

    I first learned to speak Spanish with the Learning Spanish Like Crazy program, and while I highly recommend this program, I think it¿s important to use a variety of language teaching tools if you want to continue to improve. Most Spanish language material concentrates on either conversational Spanish or grammar. Easy Spanish Reader is very different in that its main purpose is to improve your reading comprehension. The first few stories are relatively easy to comprehend and have very basic sentence structure, but they become progressively harder as you make your way through the book. As you¿re reading, you¿ll notice that the more difficult vocabulary is listed in the margins along with their definitions. Every section also has exercises at the end. The reading material is interesting and varied. A lot of Latin American history is covered, so the book also serves as a resource for interesting cultural and historical background. Overall, I liked Easy Spanish Reader very much. It¿s a good supplement to my other Spanish language material.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2009

    Read it out loud!

    I read out-loud to learn and have enjoyed listening to the spoken word. Learning Spanish comes late in life for me but at a time when I know best how to learn. The "Easy Spanish Reader" is not particularly "easy" but not hard either. I will repeat sentences until I have developed a natural speaking voice. Thank you Mr. Tardy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2006

    GOOD BUT NO TRANSLATIONS IN ENGLISH

    THIS BOOK PROGRESSES NICELY IN TERMS OF DIFFICULTY, BUT THERE IS NO ENGLISH TRANSLATION INCLUDED WITH THE WRITINGS. SO, HOW DO I KNOW WHAT I KNOW? OR DON'T KNOW?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

    Entertaining, Informative, and Fun

    Learning Spanish is a hobby of mine. I purchased this book about two years ago and I have not grown tired of it. The lessons are manageable. If you are looking for a good way to gradually increase your vocabulary and confidence, this book will help you meet your Spanish goal.

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

    Good way to learning begining spanish

    Very easy stories to read, excellent fun exercises, good begining reading book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2008

    Earlier Edtion Better

    Earlier edition had helpful top page vocabularies so you didn't have to go to back glossary for defintions.

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