Laugh 'N' Learn Spanish: Featuring the #1 Comic Strip

Laugh 'N' Learn Spanish: Featuring the #1 Comic Strip "For Better or For Worse" / Edition 1

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by Lynn Johnston, Brenda Wegmann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 007141519X

ISBN-13: 9780071415194

Pub. Date: 12/15/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Pictures and humor help readers build their Spanish language skills

To its millions of fans, the Pattersons are just like their own families, facing universal issues among daily concerns. Containing a selection of 100 syndicated Spanish-language versions of the strip that is widely read in Latin America, Laugh 'n' Learn Spanish provides an

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Pictures and humor help readers build their Spanish language skills

To its millions of fans, the Pattersons are just like their own families, facing universal issues among daily concerns. Containing a selection of 100 syndicated Spanish-language versions of the strip that is widely read in Latin America, Laugh 'n' Learn Spanish provides an entertaining and effective way to expand and polish conversational skills in Spanish.

Readers learn by understanding and learning natural, everyday verbal interactions at home and about town, following John and Ell Patterson as they attempt to come to terms with middle age; daughter Elizabeth as she spreads her wings and goes off to college; son Michael dating and then marrying his childhood sweetheart, Deanna; daughter April as she rebels against discipline, anther grandpa who finds a second love in the autumn of his life. Each strip is graded by difficulty--Beginning, Moderate, or Challenging--and is accompanied by:

  • Glosses that translate difficult vocabulary
  • Usage notes to build proficiency
  • A summarizing activity that tests comprehension
  • Additional exercises for key idioms and word patterns appear at the end of each section

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071415194
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
226,476
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface


Beginning Level

Before You Read

Comics 1-10

El español en tu vida

Comics 11-21

El español en tu vida

Comic 22-30

El español en tu vida


Moderate Level

Before You Read

Comics 31-38

El español en tu vida

Comics 39-47

El español en tu vida

Comics 48-55

El español en tu vida


Challenging Level

Before You Read

Comics 56-63

El español en tu vida

Comics 64-71

El español en tu vida

Comics 72-80

El español en tu vida


Original English Text of the For Better or For
Worse Comic Strips


English Text of the Putting It All Together (Moderate and Challenging)

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Laugh 'N' Learn Spanish: Featuring the #1 Comic Strip "For Better or For Worse" 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now here's an interesting little gem. I'd been putting my Spanish language purchases on hold since buying Learning Spanish Like Crazy, as it has enough material to keep me busy for months, but when I saw Spanish being taught with cartoons? Well, let¿s just say the little kid inside of me came out.

If you read a daily paper, you're probably familiar with the For Better or For Worse comic strip. It's not my favorite, but I enjoy it enough to learn Spanish from it. Laugh n' Learn Spanish uses this strip to teach its lessons, dividing them into easy, medium and hard. Obviously, you start with the easy stuff and progress through.

Because For Better or For Worse is a comic strip about every day life, it's perfect for teaching you language that you'll be using on a daily basis. I learned a lot from this book. It's something you can pack with you for a commute or when you know you'll be waiting in line somewhere. I just took mine in bite sized doses to stay fresh.

Good book, good value. I paid about 10 bucks for mine. No complaints.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am looking for cartoons to teach Spanish to 2nd-4th graders in a fun and engaging way. This book would be good for older kids. I am not saying it's not good. It's just not what I was looking for. Nevertheless, I may use it as a supplement .... with older kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for an advanced beginner, early intermediate Spanish learner. I know enough Spanish now to want to broaden my reading beyond grammar drill. This book is funny and yet gives a vocabulary review that makes each comicstrip amusing and not a chore.