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A unique approach to Spanish reading comprehension, Spanish for Reading can be used as a textbook supplement in classrooms or by anybody who is teaching himself Spanish. It begins by demonstrating similarities between words and parts of words in Spanish and English, and proceeds to offer practical instruction that will help readers broaden recognition of words and phrases. Each of the book's fifteen chapters concludes with a reading passage, the first of them quite easy to comprehend, and successive passages increasingly complex and sophisticated. Early passages are simple essays on Spain's and the Spanish-speaking world's language, geography, and culture. Later passages are excerpts from well-known works by world renowned Spanish writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, and Gabriel Garcia-Marquez. Students who use this volume methodically will ultimately be reading and understanding these passages in their original, unedited Spanish, without need to seek outside help. Short of spending time in Spain or Latin America, here is as good an introduction to Spanish culture as a student will be able to find anywhere. Photos and line drawings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764103339
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 494,636
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 10.66 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2008

    Excellent for a beginner reading Spanish

    This is a fantastic book. I have been using this book in conjunction with Rosetta Stone and this is perhaps a good mix, because in one I concentrate on speaking and listening, and the other, on grammar and reading. This book is fabulous in getting you to read Spanish and it has been painless. How does it work? You begin to understand grammar and vocabulary painlessly, because you learn them through reading individual sentences especially prepared to build up your ability to read the reading for the chapter. These 'Reading Preparation' sections actually take you into the readings. No looking up anything, it's all there on the page. Then, once you get to the reading at the end of the chapter, it turns out you've already read most of it, and it's easy to understand. Amazing for me, a beginner. Moreover, the readings are interesting. A very good choice made by the authors, I think. I hope this book sees reprints, and if it does, a good proof reader should correct the many '!' typos scattered throughout.

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