Anyone who is serious about learning Spanish, this is the book for you. If you can't be bothered to learn your verbs then don't waste your time or money buying this because that is it's purpose. I am on my second copy (to update a much older edition) and you will not find a better aid to learning Spanish. I now live in Spain and have attended Spanish classes here. Everyone in our class had a copy of this. It is nothing more than a tool for you to use, and it lists verbs in their tenses, ie: I go - voy, you go - vas, he/she/it goes - va etc. It really is the most clearly laid out book I have seen and very easy to follow and covers all the tenses including compound tenses. It is also extremely comprehensive and gives examples of Spanish sayings and expressions and gramatical explanations. Very good value. If you didn't want to spend as much, you could buy an earlier edition which I have seen on sale for less and which you will find an equally useful tool but without the updated improvements. No hesitation in awarding 5 stars.