Sam Fuentes con Practice Your Spanish! #1: Reading and translation practice for people learning Spanish (Spanish Practice)
This book is not for beginners. It is for intermediate learners of Spanish who wants to improve their Spanish, and for advanced learners who need to brush-up on their language skills. The idea is simple: to master Spanish through reading. The book contains lots (and lots!) of parallel texts (bilingual Spanish-English) to practice reading comprehension, plus exercises to translate single sentences from English into Spanish.
This is a dual-language book and everything is in Spanish AND English, so exercises are useful to readers of different levels of ability in Spanish. However, the book is aimed primarily at high school and college students of Spanish, those taking Spanish SATs, or anyone else who has already acquired a working knowledge of the language, including advanced learners. They say ‘practice makes perfect’. Practice your Spanish! allows you to do just that, and is the most effective way to learn and improve your Spanish.
There are five units in the book, each one offering a mixture of single sentences and longer texts. Every example of Spanish is followed (usually on the next page) by a translation into English. This allows readers to ‘click’ through as much material as they want, even if it’s just a sentence of two at a time. You will always be understanding Spanish as you go, and the dual-language format makes this an ideal self-study resource.
This book is not a textbook and contains no grammar exercises! It is an additional way of helping learners of Spanish improve their language skills. However, the texts themselves contain a wide variety of grammatical structures, tenses, and set expressions in Spanish. The vocabulary is also rich and varied, containing all the most useful Spanish words. But don’t worry if you don’t understand everything--a full translation into English is just one click away!
A note on the translations: we have tried to provide good, straightforward translations of all material in this book. But remember that there are potentially many ways of translating any sentence.