Spanish Short Stories for Beginners

8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Spanish the Fun Way!

Author: Olly Richards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514646083

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Page: 276

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Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional Spanish short stories!In this book you will find: Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have great fun reading, whilst learning a wide range of new vocabulary! Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty reading! Realistic amounts of new vocabulary so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!" Carefully-written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm and frustration. Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Spanish whilst you read, and improve your speaking ability at the same time! Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions and word reference lists, so that help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying reading and having fun, rather than fumbling around with dictionaries and struggling through dense text with no support. A five-step plan for reading the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximise your learning! Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Spanish, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Spanish: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Spanish and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Spanish to the next level!So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!
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Misterio En La Biblioteca: Learn Spanish with Improve Spanish Reading Downloadable Audio Included

Author: Mar Danader

Publisher: Improve Spanish Reading

ISBN: 9781521783023

Category: Education

Page: 104

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Welcome to the IMPROVE SPANISH READING books, a fun and entertaining way to learn Spanish.They are a series of novels in Spanish language with levels from beginner to expert. Our method is based on the natural daily dialogues and expressions. You will get your Spanish more fluent in an easy way. With our adapted stories graded to ensure a confortable read at every level.Each story is recorded by a native Spanish speaker. With this audio, you can learn how to pronounce Spanish words properly while reading the novel. Audio improves reading and listening skills.You'll find in each book:An interesting story divided into chapters for better understanding.Summaries of each chapter in Spanish and English.Translated vocabulary.Typical Spanish expressions.Common phrases.Lexicon and grammar summaries.Reading Comprehension Exercises and their solutions.Downloadable audio link and a password to access.Enjoy your Spanish learning!
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Spanish Among Amigos Phrasebook, Second Edition

Author: Nuria Agulló

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071754164

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

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Talk with your Spanish-speaking friends easily If you want to converse with your Spanish-speaking pals in their own language, Spanish Among Amigos Phrasebook is for you. True-to-life conversations between Spanish friends Pepa and Pili and their American buddy open each chapter, providing vivid demonstrations of how Spanish terms and phrases are used in everyday speech. You can monitor your progress with fill-in-the-blank exercises that mimic real-life conversations at the end of each chapter. This new edition now boasts a 30-plus-minute audio recording of all 12 dialogues from the book--plus three brand-new online-only dialogue--available as a free download at mhprofessional.com. By listening to the audio and learning phrases from the book, you can do more than "get by" with your Spanish skills--you can immerse yourself into culture through natural and friendly conversations.
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Susan Sontag

An Annotated Bibliography 1948-1992

Author: Leland Poague,Kathy A. Parsons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135575347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

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Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films and interviews. Each entry is accompanied by an annotated bibliography.
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Non-Professional Subtitling

Author: David Orrego-Carmona,Yvonne Lee

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527500748

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 6949

From fansubbing, fan-generated translation, to user-generated translation, from amateur translation to social translation, non-professional subtitling has come a long way since its humble beginning in the 1980s. The prevailing technological affordance enables and mobilises the digital generation to turn subtitling into a method of self-expression and mediation, and their activities have made translation a more social and visible activity than ever before. This volume provides a comprehensive review of the current state of play of this user-generated subtitling phenomenon. It includes projects and research focusing on various aspects of non-professional subtitling, including the communities at work, the agents at play, the production conditions and the products. The perspectives in the book explore the role played by the agents involved in the emerging subtitling networks worldwide, and their impact on the communities is also discussed, based on empirical data generated from observations on active fansubbing communities. The collection demonstrates, from various viewpoints, the ways in which non-professional subtitling connects languages, cultures and communities in a global setting.
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The Autobiography of Maria Elena Moyano

The Life and Death of a Peruvian Activist

Author: Diana M. Tupac,Patricia Taylor Edmisten

Publisher: Orange Groove Books

ISBN: 9781616101398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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"Moyano's life exemplifies the overwhelming obstacles that poor barrio women experience not only in Peru but also in other third world countries. This autobiographical book adds important information to several different disciplines: Latin American politics, feminism, sociology, and current Peruvian history. . . . Edmisten's expertise is obvious in the scholarly introduction and readable translation."--Mary H. Wilgus, Campbellsville University Using María Elena Moyano's own words, the editor of this poignant story has re-created the voice of the martyred Peruvian activist. In 1992, at age 33, Moyano was assassinated by guerrillas of the revolutionary movement Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). Her murder--a warning to others in the women's movement--galvanized the Peruvian people against Sendero Luminoso and its leader, Abimael Guzmán Reynosa. In part 1 of this work, Moyano traces the struggle of poor women in Peru and how they developed survival organizations such as the Vaso de Leche (Glass of Milk) and the communal kitchen feeding program to cope with poverty made worse by government austerity adjustments. Like other women, Moyano honed her leadership skills in these programs. She condemned the terrorist tactics of Sendero Luminoso and publicly proclaimed that they were not on the side of the poor. She also condemned the human rights abuses of the military and police. In part 2, Moyano relates the hardships of her impoverished childhood and describes the difficulties of achieving an education. She speaks also of her marriage and of childbirth, of the discrimination she faced, and of her gradual and steady rise to positions of authority within the popular women's movement and as deputy mayor and spokesperson for the 300,000 people of Villa El Salvador, a Lima barrio. As a woman of color, Moyano led a revolution of conscience within a larger revolution. Through this gracefully translated book, her voice continues to speak for all women who refuse to relinquish the struggle for dignity, freedom, and equal political participation. All royalties from this book will go to the Flora Tristán Center for the Peruvian Woman. Diana Miloslavish Tupac studied literature at the National University of San Marcos in Lima. She went to Mexico to participate in a study on ethnic minorities and human rights, and there she became a member of the Mexican Solidarity Committee for Guatemalan refugees. Upon her return to Peru, she rejoined the Flora Tristán Center for the Peruvian Woman. Patricia S. Taylor Edmisten is an independent scholar and retired professor of the sociological foundations of education at the University of West Florida. She has worked in Peru as a Peace Corps volunteer and as a consultant for the United Nations and is the author of Nicaragua Divided: La Prensa and the Chamorro Legacy (UPF, 1990).
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Conversational Spanish Dialogues

Over 100 Spanish Conversations and Short Stories

Author: Lingo Mastery

Publisher: Lingo Mastery

ISBN: 1718709927

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 280

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Is conversational Spanish turning a little too tricky for you? Do you have no idea on how to order a meal or book a room at a hotel? If your answer to any of the previous questions was ‘Yes’, then this book is for you! If there’s even been something tougher than learning the grammar rules of a new language, it’s finding the way to speak with other people in that tongue. Any student knows this – we can try our best at practicing, but you always want to avoid making embarrassing mistakes or not getting your message through correctly. ‘How do I get out of this situation?’ many students ask themselves, to no avail, but no answer is forthcoming. Until now. We have compiled MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED Spanish Stories for Beginners along with their translations, allowing new Spanish speakers to have the necessary tools to begin studying how to set a meeting, rent a car or tell a doctor that they don’t feel well! We’re not wasting time here with conversations that don’t go anywhere: if you want to know how to solve problems (while learning a ton of Spanish along the way, obviously), this book is for you! How Conversational Spanish Dialogues works: Each new chapter will have a fresh, new story between two people who wish to solve a common, day-to-day issue that you will surely encounter in real life.A Spanish version of the conversation will take place first, followed by an English translation. This ensures that you fully understood just what it was that they were saying!Before and after the main section of the book, we shall provide you with an introduction and conclusion that will offer you important strategies, tips and tricks to allow you to get the absolute most out of this learning material.That’s about it! Simple, useful and incredibly helpful; you will NOT need another conversational Spanish book once you have begun reading and studying this one!We want you to feel comfortable while learning the tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles! So look no further! Pick up your copy of Conversational Spanish Dialogues and start learning Spanish right now!
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Learn Spanish with Stories for Beginners (+ Audio)

Improve Your Spanish Reading and Listening Comprehension Skills

Author: Claudia Orea

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533531971

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Page: 152

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An Effective Way to Improve Your Spanish Reading and Listening Comprehension Skills This book makes use of simple yet entertaining stories to help you learn Spanish. By covering a diverse range of grammar structures and vocabulary, and supplementing it with audio, you can improve your reading and writing skills, and even practice your listening and pronunciation.No Dictionary NecessaryThis book comes with a Spanish and English glossary embedded within the stories themselves, so there will be no need for a dictionary to help you with words you do not understand..Improve Your Listening Skills in SpanishWith the help of the audio, you can give your listening skills a boost as well as practice your pronunciation. Recorded by a professional voice talent from Madrid, Spain, the stories are narrated using a standard Spanish voice at a slightly slower speed than how actual Spanish people speak.This will allow beginners and low-intermediate learners to grasp the narration properly. Extra care has also been given to the recording of the audio to ensure a pleasurable listening experience for learners.Boost Your Comprehension With Useful Learning Aids and Extra FeaturesAside from the audio material provided, you will also find: Questions at the end of each chapter to promote comprehension. A summary of the story: After each chapter, you are encouraged to write a short summary of the story, and you can compare it to the provided summary to check your understanding. Learn Useful Vocabulary for Everyday SituationsThis book contains a total of ten short stories with themes about everyday activities and ideas. The stories are written using a wide range of vocabulary and diverse grammar structures. The carefully selected combination of dialogue and descriptions is especially suited for beginner to low-intermediate level learners.What to Expect from This Book A total of 1,000 new Spanish vocabulary words including some colloquial terms spoken in everyday Spanish conversations. Highly improved listening skills in Spanish, thanks to the audio material provided. So, whether you are learning Spanish for business or for pleasure, thanks to this book, you can now effectively hone skills that will help you to sound more natural when communicating in Spanish. Technical Details: 1,000 words and expressions in Spanish, translated in English. MP3 (90 minutes in total) Ready to learn Spanish? Grab your copy and get started today!
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Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish

Author: Margarita Madrigal

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0385410956

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

View: 6733

Advocates that the Madrigal method can teach the reader to read, write, speak, and think Spanish, even though the reader says "I can't"
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Rural Essays

Author: A. Downing

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 145850137X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 644

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The Conversos and Moriscos in Late Medieval Spain and Beyond

Departures and Change

Author: Kevin Ingram

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004175539

Category: History

Page: 363

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Converso and Morisco are the terms applied to those Jews and Muslims who converted to Christianity (mostly under duress) in late medieval Spain. "Converso and Moriscos Studies" examines the manifold cultural implications of these mass convertions.
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Effective Classroom Management

A Teacher's Guide

Author: Robert Laslett,Colin Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134910037

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This latest new edition of Effective Classroom Management is written for new teachers and those who train and guide them. It combines sound practical advice on lesson organisation and teaching methods with an exploration of teachers' feelings about themselves and the children they teach. In this second edition, classroom management is considered from four aspects: management in the classroom; mediation with individuals; modification of behaviour and monitoring school discipline.
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