Everything Spanish Practice Book: Hands-on Techniques to Improve Your Speaking And Writing Skills

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┬┐Habla espanol?

Are you ready to take your basic Spanish skills to the next level? Have you gotten all you can from your instructional textbooks? Do you like to learn in creative and fun ways?

With exciting audio narrated by Con Salsa Radio Host Peter Martinez and with over 200 exercises, The Everything Spanish Practice Book with CD has everything needed to master the Spanish language. Ideal for the beginner ...

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Everything Spanish Practice Book: Hands-on Techniques to Improve Your Speaking And Writing Skills

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Overview


┬┐Habla espanol?

Are you ready to take your basic Spanish skills to the next level? Have you gotten all you can from your instructional textbooks? Do you like to learn in creative and fun ways?

With exciting audio narrated by Con Salsa Radio Host Peter Martinez and with over 200 exercises, The Everything Spanish Practice Book with CD has everything needed to master the Spanish language. Ideal for the beginner and intermediate speaker alike, this fun and easy-to-follow guide is a complete learning experience.

With emphasis on:

  • Proper Spanish grammar and usage
  • Vocabulary building techniques
  • Instructional keys to pronunciation
  • Comprehension and conversation skills
  • Writing clearly and effectively
The Everything Spanish Practice Book with CD is the ultimate resource for improving - and perfecting! - your Spanish.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593374341
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 713,854
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Gutin is a professional editor and writer with a BA in Spanish and Comparative Literature from Boston University. She was a volunteer teacher for the Boston Red Cross English-as-a-Second-Language Program, teaching English to native speakers of Spanish and Portuguese. She lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Top Ten Reasons to Practice Your Spanish x
Introduction xi
1 Nouns and Articles 1
What Is a Noun? 2
Grammatical Gender 2
Special Endings 4
Exceptions to the Rule 6
Singular and Plural 7
Indefinite Articles 9
Definite Articles 10
Using Del and Al 11
Proper Nouns 12
Putting It Together 14
2 Pronouns 19
Subject Pronouns 20
Direct Object Pronouns 21
Indirect Object Pronouns 23
Reflexive Pronouns 25
Reciprocal Pronouns 27
Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns 28
Demonstrative Pronouns 31
Indefinite Pronouns 32
Relative Pronouns 34
Interrogative Pronouns 36
Exclamative Pronouns 37
Putting It Together 38
3 Adjectives and Adverbs 43
Noun/Adjective Agreement 44
Exceptions to the Agreement Rule 47
Qualifying Adjectives 49
Determinant Adjectives 50
Making Comparisons 54
Superlatives-the Best 57
Adverbs of Manner 58
Adverbs of Place 60
Adverbs of Time 62
Adverbs of Quantity 63
Putting it Together 64
4 Prepositions, Conjunctions, and More 67
Introduction to Common Prepositions 68
Por and Para 72
Prepositions of Location 75
Prepositions of Time 78
Prepositional Phrases 80
Coordinating Conjunctions 82
Correlative Conjunctions 84
Subordinating Conjunctions 85
Cardinal Numbers 87
Ordinal Numbers 91
The Alphabet and Spelling 92
Diminutives, Augmentatives, and Absolute Superlatives 94
Putting It Together 97
5 Verbs 101 and the Present Tense 101
Infinitives 102
Present-Tense AR Conjugations 103
Present-Tense ER Conjugations 106
Present-Tense IR Conjugations 109
Spelling Change Verbs 112
Stem Changing Verbs 115
Irregular Verbs 119
In the Negative 123
Active and Passive Voice 127
Introduction to Verb Moods 128
Using Ser and Estar 130
Putting It Together 133
6 Verbs and Objects 137
Direct and Indirect Objects 138
Reflexive Verbs 140
The Impersonal Se Construction 143
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs 144
Putting It Together 146
7 Past, Future, Conditional, and Perfect Tenses 149
Preterite Past 150
Imperfect Past 157
Future Tense 160
Conditional Tense 164
Present Perfect 167
Pluperfect Tense 169
Preterite Perfect 171
Future Perfect 172
Conditional Perfect 174
Putting It Together 176
8 Subjunctive and Imperative Moods 181
The Present Subjunctive 182
Irregular Present Subjunctive Verbs 184
Using and Choosing the Subjunctive 187
Perfect Tenses in the Subjunctive 193
Imperfect Subjunctive 196
The Imperative Mood 199
Putting It Together 204
9 Verbal Constructions and More 207
Present Progressive 208
Past Progressives 211
Hay and Its Other Forms 213
Heading into the Future with Ir A 215
Just Finished 217
Saber Versus Conocer 218
Past Participles as Adjectives 220
How About That Weather? 221
Talking Time 223
Putting It Together 225
10 The Final Exam 229
Basic Understanding 230
Matching Nouns with Articles and Adjectives 232
Pronoun Review 235
Using Adverbs 237
Prepositions and Conjunctions 240
Choosing the Correct Verb Tense 242
Getting In the Mood 247
Making Sense of Spanish 250
Appendix A Verb Tables 253
Appendix B Spanish to English Glossary 263
Appendix C English to Spanish Glossary 281
Appendix D Answer Key 299
Index 329
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