Pasos 1: Spanish Beginner's Course (Other)

Martyn Ellis

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What is Pasos? A best-selling Spanish course for adult learners Pasos 1 is the first part of the best-selling two-stage Spanish course for adult learners who are either starting from scratch or who have a basic knowledge of the language. Whether learning for work or pleasure, Pasos gives a thorough grounding in the language, enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand a language spoken by over 400 million people. Pasos 1 Speaking and Listening Skills Practice Set: Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. This book and CD pack is designed to help learners concentrate on and really improve their speaking and listening skills. Audio extracts of varying speed and difficulty have been deliberately chosen so that learners are exposed to genuine spoken Spanish from the outset and will gradually cease to feel intimidated by it. A unique feature is the use of authentic unscripted recordings at normal spoken speed in addition to slower studio recordings, allowing learners to develop confidence in their ability to understand and speak the language. The pack is ideal for exam practice and revision. This book with CD includes: - 2 audio CDs containing a wide variety of activities - a 144-page book packed with short exercises and transcripts What is Pasos 1? A best-selling multi-media Spanish course for adult learners Pasos 1, fourth edition, is the first part of the best-selling two-stage Spanish course for adult learners who are either starting from scratch or who have a basic knowledge of the language. Whether learning for work or pleasure, at home or in the classroom, Pasos gives a thorough grounding in the language, enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand a language spoken by over 400 million people. It has been fully updated and revised in this new edition. What will I learn in Pasos 1? Key language structures and communication Pasos 1 introduces the key structures of the language over 14 thematic lessons with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Authentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Spain and Latin America. Vocabulary and grammar From the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. Clear examples and explanations make the grammar easy to absorb, and emphasis is placed on the acquisition of a wide range of essential vocabulary from an early stage. Culture and skills for daily life This edition takes account of developments in modern life, such as new technology and practical communication. Units begin with a Preparate page of activities and include plenty of grammar tasks. The Rincon Cultural feature presents short texts of cultural interest and each unit ends with an Autoevaluacion self-assessment checklist enabling students to review what they have learned. Audio track references on a page-by-page basis ensure that listening activities are easily identified and online resources provide extra practice of essential language. The new video, filmed entirely in Spain, brings authentic culture and language in the classroom. GCSE level material Pasos 1 covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and equivalent. How will I learn? Balance and variety Balance and variety are prominent features of the Pasos course: freer activities accompany graded, accuracy-based tasks, and there is a balance between presentation and practice of new language items and between the study and use of grammar and vocabulary, the cornerstones of language-learning. There are regular opportunities for revision and consolidation, and vocabulary and grammar support are given both at the end of each lesson and in full at the end of the book. Free interactive quizzes and exercises Fun, interactive online quizzes and exercises enable learners to reinforce and improve their skills, either in class or at home. Language lab companion app Download the fr...


Product Details

  • Product code: ANOVH
  • ISBN: 9781473610774
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Format: Other
  • Dimensions: 30.9cm x 24.5cm
  • Pages: 144
  • Publish date: Thu Jun 18 00:00:00 BST 2015
  • Book points: 20

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