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Easy Spanish Step-By-Step: Master High-frequency Grammar for Spanish Proficiency - Fast!

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step: Master High-frequency Grammar for Spanish Proficiency - Fast!

Paperback Language: English / Spanish

By (author) Barbara Bregstein

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Language: English / Spanish
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 18mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071463380
  • ISBN 13: 9780071463386
  • Edition: Bilingual edition
  • Edition statement: Bilingual
  • Sales rank: 7,921

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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.

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Barbara Bregstein is a translator and Spanish instructor with more than thirty years' experience teaching at colleges in and around New York City.

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Want a quick and effective way to learn to read and speak Spanish? You've come to the right place! So what's the trick? Easy Spanish Step-by-Step is based on the idea that the quickest route to learning Spanish is through a solid grounding in grammar basics. Now don't be put off by the "G-word." What you won't find in this book is a lot of pointless drills. Instead, you get an original, step-by-step approach to learning Spanish based on the way people naturally acquire language. From the very beginning, you are introduced to the most essential structures--allowing you to communicate in Spanish almost immediately. Gradually, through a series of interconnected "steps," you progress in a logical way to more common concepts that govern how Spanish is spoken and written. And along the way you are introduced to hundreds of carefully selected verbs and vocabulary words presented on the basis of how often they are used in everyday Spanish. Guaranteed to get you quickly up and running with the knowledge and skills you need to communicate in Spanish with confidence, Easy Spanish Step-by-Step""features: A unique "building-block" approach to mastering essential grammar, verbs, and vocabulary Down-to-earth explanations of important rules and concepts 300 verbs and hundreds of key terms introduced on the basis of frequency Exercises to help you test what you've learned and measure progress Engaging readings that help you hone your skills in everyday contexts

Table of contents

I Elements of a Sentence 1. Nouns, Articles, and Adjective 2. Estar, Ser, and Subject pronouns 3. Hay, Interrogative Words, Days and Months 4. Numbers, Dates, and Time 5. Regular Verbs 6. Irregular Verbs 7. Ir and the Future 8. Adjectives and Adverbs 9. Negatives and Prepositions II Objects, Reflexive Verbs, and the Present Subjunctive 10. The Indirect Object 11. The Direct Object 12. Reflexive Verbs 13. The Present Subjunctive III Preterit Tense, Imperfect Tense, and Double Object Pronouns 14. The Preterit Tense 15. The Imperfect Tense Answer Key Index