[Stories from SpainHistorias de España Side by Side Bilingual Books] EBOOK / PDF


Not a bad way to start reading in Spanish Stories and anguage used to tell the stories are simple enough for a earner This book can be read in one day if you read only the Spanish versions using the English part to just clarify words and expressions you don t understandit snot the most inspiring or collection of stories most or exciting collection of stories it gets its task done of slowly teaching you to read I am definitely ooking up the other two books they recommended to me Historias de Mexico and Historias de Puerto Rico Eses estan buenas historias Les Innocents los goc mucho Iearned a few new words I wish the authors would use English translations true to the original Spanish I was disappointed to reach the end of this collection of stories which had given me pleasant #Reading Over A Couple Of WeeksThe Spanish Is According To #over a couple of weeksThe Spanish is according to estimation shown on the back cover of intermediate standard I don t have access to Spanish speakers to converse with but have been reading Spanish for a couple of years and wanted something to maintain my proficiency So each day I ve been reading one story there are eighteen stories altogether The stories are set out with a ayout that is all but exactly the same throughout for each story there is an attractive black and white drawing on a eft hand page with introductory information in English and Spanish on the next right hand page followed by the story itself set out with English and Spanish on facing pages Almost all of the stories are two pages in ength that is two pages of. Dive into the tales of Spain in Spanish and in EnglishIn Stories from SpainHistorias de Espana we've placed the Spanish and English stories side by side ado a The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States lado so you can practice and improve your reading skills in your newanguage while enjoying the support of your native anguage This way you'll avoid the inconvenience of constantly having to ook up unfamiliar words and expressions in a dictionary Read as. Stories from SpainHistorias de España Side by Side Bilingual BooksLves found these talesA further disappointment is that not all of the eighteen tales are accompanied by downloadable mp3 audio tracks The front cover indicates that the volume includes free audio download while the back cover does include the accurate information that the downloads are only of six chapters The aural component of Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth languageearning is significant and so this struck me as a somewhat stingy provisionThe translation and the vocabulary ists which include all *significant vocabulary items will be used according to the proficiency of * vocabulary items will be used according to the proficiency of reader but they are there if neededIn sum this is a very competently produced volume of stories which will serve well those endeavouring to improve their skills in #Spanish As A Foreign Language #as a foreign anguage will be all the interesting to readers who enjoy the cultural content conveyed by these eighteen brief Moonrise (Snowfall, legends This is a companion to Barlow s Stories from Latin America and contains eighteen Spanishegends and stories in a dual anguage format providing not only an entertaining cultural perspective on various regions of the country but also a useful practice for those early in their Spanish reading abilities The vocabulary ist in the back of the book is helpful but not complete I enjoyed reading the book for its iterary "interest and was pleased to find that ess and ess did I find it necessary to translate the stories "and was pleased to find that ess and Mastering the Art of Saying No Without Feeling Guilty: Tips, Techniques and Strategies less did I find it necessary to translate the stories English instead simply reading them easily and fluently without needing to resort to the English on the facing page. 00 years of Spanish history These tales will introduce you to an array of characters as dynamic and colorful as the country that gave birth to them Moors kings nobles rogues and pirates are among those who will make these pages come alive for you As you read these stories side by side you will be not only fine tuning youranguage skills but also gaining insight into the rich cultural heritage of the Spanish people. ,
Spanish along with two pages of English translation This was an ideal format for me giving me a reading of a few minutes before I closed my day and for those who need to resort to the translation and vocabulary helps I would imagine that the stories are short enough not to be overwhelming But students of Spanish with greater proficiency may find the texts too short and insufficiently challengingThe content of the stories will also affect a reader s response The books preface states that The eighteen egends are in chronological order and cover a period of than a thousand years from the eighth century to the end of the eighteenth In one story century to the end of the eighteenth In one story pirate who breaks his eg is eft on an island By His Companions When He Is Unable his companions when he is unable get back to their boat discovered by islanders he is taken to the village mayor who treats him with kindness and has a beautiful daughter In another a haughty ady steals a rosary from a chapel bringing upon herself an unforeseen conseuence Of course at something Forbidden Reading like two pages for each storyiterary depth is not a consideration As to the content the reader to whom such tales are uninteresting had better A Northern Line Minute: The Northern Line look to improve their Spanish elsewhere In my own caseearning something of a cultural heritage I know ittle of #was actually part of the enjoyment In fact one of my criticisms of the volume is #actually part of the enjoyment In fact one of my criticisms of the volume is the reader who is interested in such material is given no hints for further reading nor any significant indication of where the volume s authors have themse. Much as you can understand and then ook to the facing page for help As you read you can check your comprehension by comparing the two versions of the story You'll also find a bilingual vocabulary Major Problems in American Urban and Suburban History: Documents and Essays list at the end of the book so you'll have a handy reference for new wordsStories from SpainHistorias de Espana allows you to explore Spain's rich history It included 18 well known Spanishegends that chronicle almost 10. ,


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