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A witty, fast-paced guide to eliminating those annoying and frustrating Spanish bloopers
Mixing genders, inverting subjects and objects, and trusting "falsos amigos "(a.k.a., false cognates) are just a few of the blunders English-speaking Spanish-language learners commonly make. In "Correct Your Spanish Blunders," veteran Spanish teacher Jean Yates identifies these and other common trouble spots and clearly explains the reasons behind them. You will discover how grammar patterns of Spanish differ from those of English and why trying to translate word for word, structure for structure, from English, can lead to big trouble.
You will learn to break bad habits and correct your mistakes while developing a much more natural feel for Spanish language patterns-- with the help of: More than 1,000 highlighted examples of common blunders to avoid A free app available on iTunes for interactive practice for obliterating those blunders Numerous examples and practical exercises Quick-reference panels for checking correct tense forms A "Hall of Shame" compendium of bad errors to recognize and correct
THE BASIC SPANISH SERIES, BASIC SPANISH FOR GETTING ALONG, Enhanced Second Edition, is a communication manual designed to serve those who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish by presenting everyday situations that students may encounter when traveling or living in Spanish-speaking countries or when dealing with Spanish-speaking people in the United States. This worktext introduces essential vocabulary and provides students with opportunities to apply, in a wide variety of practical contexts, the grammatical structures presented in the corresponding lessons of the BASIC SPANISH core text.
Perfect the Art of Conversation in Spanish! Nervous that you're not ready to strike up a conversation with a native Spanish speaker? This book helps you overcome that obstacle and before you know it, you'll be speaking comfortably in your new native language. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation is organized around twelve units that present realistic conversational situations, from making introductions to giving opinions and from making a date to telling a story. Using these engaging dialogues as a starting point, each unit is packed with helpful instruction on correct pronunciation, syntax, and word usage--in addition to lots of conversation-ready phrases that you will find indispensable as your fluency increases. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Conversation will help you: Engage in dialogues that illustrate practical conversations Expand your vocabularyGet clarification of new concepts with numerous realistic examples Reinforce your new conversational skills through extensive exercisesImprove your pronunciation through audio dialogs and exercises, via app and online Before you know it, you'll find yourself confidently speaking Spanish with your Spanish-speaking friends--or ready to make new ones!
Bite-sized instruction and hundreds of engaging exercises to help you develop your Hindi script, grammar, vocabulary, and conversation skills
Get a solid foundation in Hindi with "Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Hindi." You will learn everything from reading and writing the Devanagari script, to mastering of core vocabulary, basic grammar, and conversational structures.
You will get clear guidance on writing the Hindi script; transliteration for all Hindi text in the first four chapters; and online recordings of key vocabulary and expressions to aid correct pronunciation.
Our bestselling AQA A Level German course has been updated for the 2016 specification. This course offers brand new content, to equip students with the grammar and structures required to manipulate the language confidently and to prepare them thoroughly for their exam. The blend facilitates co-teaching and includes AS and A Level Student Books and online resources delivered via popular Kerboodle.
Our bestselling AQA A Level Spanish course has been updated for the 2016 specification. This course offers new content, to equip students with the grammar and structures required to manipulate language confidently and to prepare thoroughly for their exam. The blend facilitates co-teaching and includes AS and A Level Student Books and online resources delivered via popular Kerboodle.
Building on the grammar and vocabulary presented in Volume II, Japanese for Busy People III will enable readers to initiate, sustain, and close most basic conversations. With numerous speaking, listening, reading and writing tasks. quizzes and illustrations to make the learning process both fun and effective, this book prepares readers for Level 3 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
A complete beginning-level course for written Mandarin Chinese designed to teach you to read and write Mandarin quickly and efficiently! The Basic Mandarin Chinese series offers a complete introductory course superior to any other language product for Chinese. These books teach spoken and written Chinese separately, allowing you to focus on the area most important to you, and to learn the spoken and written forms of Chinese at different speeds depending on your available time and interest. The free audio recordings included with this book reinforce the content and make the learning process easy. Whether you're learning Mandarin for work, travel or other reasons-the Basic Mandarin Chinese approach of having two separate but integrated "tracks" helps you to learn the language more efficiently and more successfully. Key features of this Chinese textbook and discs include: Learn to read and write the 288 highest-frequency characters and over 700 words Designed to have you reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences quickly Both simplified and traditional characters are taught; you may choose to learn either or both Features a variety of fonts and styles-typeset and handwritten-preparing you to use Chinese characters in different contexts, from reading signs to texting on your phone The free disc included with this book includes over 6 hours of audio recordings by various native speakers, including recordings of all the reading selections, new characters, and vocabulary. This textbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Basic Mandarin Chinese-Reading & Writing Practice Book which provides a range of drills and exercises designed to enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Mandarin Chinese quickly. This book is a new edition of Basic Written Chinese.
"Gateway to Arabic Book Seven" focuses on Arabic verb forms five to ten in a comprehensive manner, covering regular and irregular verbs in their various tenses. It builds upon the student's knowledge of the subjunctive and jussive moods introduced in "Book Six" of the series. The key theme running throughout the book is foreign travel, and the student will cover a variety of situations ranging from air travel, lost luggage and currency exchange to taking a taxi and booking a hotel room. Passages of dialogue and extensive exercises enable the student to put into practice the knowledge he or she has acquired, thereby reinforcing the learning process.
No matter what your political persuasion, "The One-Hour Activist" is your guide to influencing lawmakers, candidates, and reporters. "The One-Hour Activist" reveals fifteen powerful, proven grassroots actions that persuade lawmakers and candidates to see things your way. Each action is designed to grab the attention of your representatives and build relationships that serve your issues over the long run. And each action takes less than an hour to complete, so you can make a difference without giving up your life! "The One-Hour Activist" is packed with insider advice from elected officials, professional organizers, lobbyists, and journalists who share state-of-the-art tips for getting your message across. Real-life examples of effective letters, e-mail, phone calls, public testimony, and news story pitches from concerned citizens just like you illustrate the actions.
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