Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step

Master Accelerated Grammar to Take Your Spanish to the Next Level
Author: Barbara Bregstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071768742
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 320
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A proven grammar-based approach that gives you a real mastery of the Spanish language Use Advanced Spanish Step by Step's progressive, grammar-based approach to conquer intermediate and advanced Spanish-language topics. This step-by-step approach gives you real confidence and the tools you need to achieve a high Spanish proficiency. You'll get a quick review of the key grammar basics, then move on to more advanced topics that you need for true mastery of the language. With complete coverage of verb tenses beyond the present and past, irregular verbs, sentence structure, parts of speech, and more, this book gives a thorough overview of advanced grammar topics. It also introduces you to hundreds of new vocabulary words that are reinforced with readings that put the new terms in everyday context.

Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step

Master Accelerated Grammar to Take Your Spanish to the Next Level
Author: Barbara Bregstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071768734
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 304
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A guide for intermediate students of Spanish offers explanations, examples, and exercises covering the key points of Spanish grammar, with an emphasis on verb tenses, along with vocabulary and passages for reading comprehension.

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step


Author: Barbara Bregstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071483179
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 320
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A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away Easy Spanish Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.

Complete Spanish Step-by-Step


Author: Barbara Bregstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259643425
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 640
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Learn Spanish with the most convenient and effective guide from McGraw-Hill’s bestselling Step-by-Step Series It has been proven that the fastest way to learn any language is through a solid grounding in basic grammar and a mastery of high-frequency vocabulary. This approach provides the confidence and tools necessary to understanding and practicing new languages quickly and easily. Combining the bestselling Easy Spanish Step-by-Step and Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step in one volume, The Complete Spanish Step-by-Step introduces you to the most essential structures, verbs, and vocabulary, then will gradually lead you to a mastery of the Spanish language. Numerous exercises help chart your progress, while engaging readings let you hone your skills in everyday contexts. Unique digital support online and via an app., include: · Flashcards for 3,000 vocabulary items with text-to-speech audio · Audio recordings of almost 2,500 answers · Listening practice with 37 passages spoken by native speakers Whether learning on your own or in a classroom setting, The Complete Spanish Step-by-Step will quickly guide you from novice to near-fluent speaker.

Conversacion Y Repaso: Intermediate Spanish


Author: Lynn Sandstedt,Ralph Kite
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 9781133956730
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 352
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CONVERSACIÓN Y REPASO, Eleventh Edition, is part of a three-volume INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series that gives you a thorough review of grammatical structures and helps you communicate with confidence in Spanish. You'll quickly hone your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through a variety of engaging, culturally relevant activities and exercises for conversation.

The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice, Second Edition


Author: Ronni Gordon,David Stillman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007179784X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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Master the essential building blocks of Spanish-language fluency with facilidad The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice is your key to acquiring enhanced skills on the road to Spanish fluency. More than just another Spanish verb guide, it provides you with a concise review of verb forms and extensive practice in using verbs in context. With this knowledge in your tool kit, you will be able to construct authentic Spanish sentences with increased confidence. As you work through a series of increasingly demanding exercises, you’ll quickly build your mastery of the Spanish sentence--from simple subject-plus-verb sentences to more sophisticated ones, including conditional and compound sentences. This second edition is enhanced with new review exercises, accompanied by online audio available free on McGraw-Hill's unique Audio Study Player. These bonus elements help build your confidence in using Spanish verbs effectively in key sentence structures. The ideal resource for advanced beginners through advanced learners of Spanish, The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice gives you: Numerous examples of how Spanish verbs and sentence structures work in everyday language Exercises in a variety of formats, including sentence completion, sentence building, dialogue writing, translation, verb-form replacement, and more Hundreds of verbs listed in both structural and semantic groupings Up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary Spanish, including computer and technology verbs Dozens of clear, concise, at-a-glance charts and tables

Read and Think Spanish, 2nd Edition


Author: The Editors of Think Spanish
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071797602
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
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Learn Spanish as you explore the colorful and diverse world of Latino culture Build a rich Spanish vocabulary without the burden of boring repetition or tedious memorization with Read & Think Spanish. In this audio package, you will find more than 100 intriguing articles written in Spanish about the enchanting diversity of Latino culture--from Spain's Andres Segovia to Peru's ancient fishing techniques to El Dia de los Muertos in Mexico and the United States. Within each article new vocabulary is presented in boldface, with their translations in the margins. This allows you to learn the meaning of any unfamiliar words immediately. In the 100-minute audio download, native speakers read aloud many of the articles contained in the book, so you will not only see how the language is written but also hear how it sounds in conversation. This second edition is enhanced with thirty-two pages of all-new readings, thirteen all-new audio tracks, and fresh chapter-ending questions. With Read & Think Spanish you will: Grasp Spanish vocabulary quickly and easily with the help of English translations Review and reinforce your newly acquired knowledge with end-of-chapter questions--now in Spanish Learn about the vibrant Latino culture and its famous places, noted people, intoxicating music, mouthwatering food, and more Take the ho-hum out of learning Spanish and discover an innovative language tool that will keep you entertained along your way to Spanish proficiency!

Spanish DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition


Author: Jenny Petrow
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071755918
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 496
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A fast and painless way to learn Spanish--now with all new quiz and test questions and a companion 75-minute audio download Spanish DeMYSTiFieD takes the mystery and menace out of learning Spanish by walking you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the language. The book lets you work at your own pace and arms you with the essentials of Spanish grammar in an unintimidating format. You will be able to: Understand basic grammar structures and verb tenses Pronounce Spanish words correctly Build a Spanish vocabulary Communicate with confidence Inside you will find: Hundreds of brand-new quiz and test questions with answer keys, similar to those used in standardized scholastic exams Chapter-opening objectives that give you insight into what you are going to learn in each step Questions at the end of every chapter that reinforce your learning and pinpoint your weaknesses "Still Struggling?" icons that offer specific recommendations for those difficult subtopics

Advanced Spanish Grammar

A Self-Teaching Guide
Author: Marcial Prado
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471134480
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 352
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Contiene metodos para aprender los puntos claves del espa?ol con rapidez y facilidad (The fast, easy way to master the finer points of Spanish) Unsure about conjugating irregular Spanish verbs? Using the subjunctive? Determining the appropriate definite article? This complete, accessible guide clarifies grammatical structure and explains vocabulary usage to help you master Spanish. Whether you need extra help for a course, want a quick review for a test, or simply want to brush up your language skills, this is the book to have. In this completely revised edition of More Practical Spanish Grammar, you'll find: * An interactive format that lets you work at your own pace * Exercises to reinforce what you've learned * Over 1,000 practical Spanish words and terms * Explanations of the more intricate grammatical rules of Spanish * Special !Atencion! sections that focus on problematic words and structures

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World
Author: Benny Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062282700
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes
Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118790324
Category: Education
Page: 224
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A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

The Everything Spanish Practice Book

Hands-on Techniques to Improve Your Speaking And Writing Skills
Author: Julie Gutin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440523576
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 304
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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 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.

Spanish Grammar Drills


Author: Rogelio Alonso Vallecillos
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071789480
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 368
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Sharpen your SPANISH grammar with skill-building exercises If you want to be proficient in Spanish, you have to master its grammar. The best way to perfect your grammar skills is through drills, drills, and more drills. Covering all facets of Spanish grammar--from prepositions and pronouns to verbal forms and tenses--Spanish Grammar Drills helps you learn often-perplexing topics through hands-on experience. This comprehensive book features: More than 200 exercises that demonstrate how the Spanish grammar system works Authentic examples that illustrate correct grammar usage A thorough review section, new to this edition An answer key to give you immediate clarification on any concept Topics include: Reflexive verbs * Infinitives and gerunds * Possessive pronouns * Adverbs of frequency * Imperfecto versus indefinido * Comparatives and superlatives • and more

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Spanish


Author: Dorothy Richmond
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071642231
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 272
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Learn the Spanish you need. Gain the language skills you want. Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Spanish is a trusted companion to your Spanish-learning experience. In each bite-sized lesson, author Dorothy Richmond explains one--and only one--grammar concept and illustrates it with many clear examples. The accompanying fun and interesting exercises let you practice, practice, practice what you have learned. Although these lessons are purposely short so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, you can go at a pace that works for you. This guide/workbook will help you master present tense verb conjugation • the ser and estar verb forms • adjectives • possessive pronouns • sentence structures • the contractions al and del • indefinite articles • tener idioms • and more Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Spanish class, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Spanish will help you build your confidence.

McGraw-Hill Education Advanced Spanish Grammar


Author: Luis Aragones,Ramon Palencia
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071839003
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 304
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What you need to know to master advanced Spanish grammar McGraw-Hill Education: Advanced Spanish Grammar guides you through this often-difficult subject, clearly explaining complex grammar ideas and giving you the practice you need to reach your language goals. Written in clear, accessible Spanish, each chapter introduces one grammar topic followed by skill-building exercises, allowing you to learn and study at your own pace. At the end of this workbook, you will have mastered grammar areas such as gender, articles, adjectives, possessives, and verb tenses and will have gained the ultimate confidence in your Spanish grammar skills. Features: 106 units, each presenting one topic in a bite-sized, two-page format More than 400 exercises that give you real confidence in your new language skills A comprehensive grammar glossary highlighting essential concepts A bilingual glossary featuring hundreds of terms for quick reference Numerous illustrations and usage examples showing Spanish grammar in context Luis Aragones and Ramon Palencia are Spanish-language learning experts. Grupo SM is the third-largest educational publisher in the Spanish-speaking world. McGraw-Hill Education: Advanced Spanish Grammar is the third book in a three-part series. McGraw-Hill Education: Beginning Spanish Grammar and McGraw-Hill Education: Intermediate Spanish Grammar are also available for less experienced Spanish-language learners.

Fundamental Spanish


Author: Barbara Bregstein
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412253586
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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Fundamental Spanish is a clear, concise grammar book for teachers and beginner to intermediate self-learners. The book is structured so that each chapter becomes the base for the next. Once a lesson is understood, it becomes the basis for the next. The sequence of learning is orderly, logical and clear. There are tons of written and oral exercises to facilitate and guide learning so that self-learners can test their own progress and practice speaking and understanding. A pronunciation chart is provided and pronunciation tips are given throughout the book as reminders that the ultimate goal of this grammar book is not only to be able to read and write Spanish, but also to speak and understand Spanish. For the teachers: Fundamental Spanish is based on the idea of the task chain; the successful completion of one sequence of gramar is dependent on the successful completion of the task before. The book builds the grammatical base lesson by lesson. The order and clarity of the explanations will give you the flexibility to move as quickly or as slowly as you wish as you teach grammar and conversation. It can also be used to review any elements that your particular class requires.

The Pragmatic Programmer

From Journeyman to Master
Author: Andrew Hunt,David Thomas
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 013211917X
Category: Computers
Page: 352
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What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer... “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.” —Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!” —Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and UML Distilled “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.” —Kevin Ruland, Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful.... By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies—tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.” —John Lakos, author of Large-Scale C++ Software Design “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.” —Eric Vought, Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.” —Pete McBreen, Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.” —Jared Richardson, Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company....” —Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.” —Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.

Spanish For Dummies, Enhanced Edition


Author: Pedro Vázquez Bermejo,Susana Wald
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119976065
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 392
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Whether you want to take up Spanish from scratch or brush up on your existing skills, this practical, easy-to-follow guide is for you! Inside you'll find helpful lessons, cultural facts, handy references and much more, including a Spanish-English mini-dictionary and common verb lists. Learn how to use your skills in a variety of everyday contexts, and discover common expressions, important holidays and phrases that'll make you sound fluent. Complete with an audio CD that allows you to hear actual Spanish conversations by native Spanish speakers, Spanish For Dummies is your one-way ticket to speaking mainland Spanish with confidence. Spanish For Dummies includes: Part I: Getting Started Chapter 1: You Already Know a Little Spanish Chapter 2: The Nitty Gritty: Basic Spanish Grammar Part II: Spanish in Action Chapter 3: Hola! Hello! Greetings and Introductions Chapter 4: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk Chapter 5: Dining Out and Going to Market Chapter 6: Shopping Made Easy Chapter 7: Going Out on the Town Chapter 8: Enjoying Yourself: Recreation Chapter 9: Talking on the Phone Chapter 10: At the Office and Around the House Part III: Spanish on the Go Chapter 11: Money, Money, Money Chapter 12: Dónde Está? (Where Is It?): Asking Directions Chapter 13: Checking into a Hotel Chapter 14: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More Chapter 15: Planning a Trip Chapter 16: Help! Handling Emergencies Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Speak Spanish Quickly Chapter 18: Ten Favourite Spanish Expressions Chapter 19: Ten Holidays to Remember Chapter 20: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Spanish Part V: Appendixes Appendix A: Spanish-English Mini Dictionary Appendix B: Spanish Verbs Appendix C: On the CD Appendix D: Spanish Facts Note: CD files are available to download after purchasing the e-Book version

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It
Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 038534810X
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 336
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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.