Better Reading Spanish
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A Reader and Guide to Improving Your Understanding of Written Spanish
For the advanced beginner or intermediate-level learner, reading offers you the most convenient way to practice and sharpen your Spanish and monitor your progress. Better Reading Spanish brings you short passages that reflect real-life, contemporary issues and situations taken from magazines, the Internet, books, and newspapers.
Covering such topics as cuisine, sports, cinema, music, politics, and history, each chapter features reading selections that become more challenging as the sections progress. You will find an article about the Seattle Mariners' Edgar Martínez, a tourist pamphlet from Honduras, a recipe for gazpacho, and more than fifty other pieces to help you improve your reading speed and understanding.
Following each article is a set of exercises that help your comprehension and develop invaluable reading skills including:
- Skimming material for general meaning
- Scanning for details
- Using word formation, cognates, and context to determine meaning
- Understanding idioms and artistic expressions
An appendix provides suggestions for further reading. Better Reading Spanish will not only help you improve or revive your language skills, it also will open up the enjoyable and exciting world of reading in Spanish.