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Pasos 1: Spanish Beginner's Course - Speaking and Listening [Audiobook, CD, Unabridged] [Audio CD]

Martyn Ellis , Rosa Maria Martin
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Book Description

25 Mar 2011
**Pasos 1 Speaking and Listening is most effective when used in conjunction with the Pasos 1 Coursebook or Course Pack**

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.


What will I learn?

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.

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.

Group or independent study
Pasos 1 is ideal for group study and is also useful for independent study and revision.


What is new in the third edition?

Improvements and additions
The new edition has improvements and additions based on ideas and feedback from tutors across the country.  There is also now simple navigation between the book and CDs, with clearly marked references in the Coursebook. 

Interactive quizzes and exercises
Brush up and reinforce your learning at home, with fun, interactive online quizzes and exercises.  Or use them in class with the group. 

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New Speaking and Grammar guides
With speaking becoming ever more important in today's accreditations, the Pasos 1 range now offers a new 2-CD Speaking and Listening pack. There is also a new dedicated Practical Grammar reference and practice book.  It contains clear, accessible grammar explanations with examples and extension in both Spanish and English.


Where does Speaking and Listening fit within the Pasos 1 Range?

Pasos 1 Coursebook: The primary text for the Pasos 1 course

Pasos 1 Audio and Support book pack: Supplementary to the Coursebook. The Audio and Support book pack provides the listening element of the course, along with transcripts and answers. It contains:
    - 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings)
    - 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts. 

Pasos 1 Course Pack: Pasos 1 Coursebook + Pasos 1 Audio and Support Book Pack. The Course Pack contains:
    -
1 copy of the third edition of the Coursebook
    - 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings)
    - 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts.

Pasos 1 Activity Book: Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. The activity book is a workbook providing stimulating practice material which complements the tasks presented in the Pasos 1 Coursebook. Activities include word searches, crosswords, cultural quizzes, extra reading and comprehension tasks, and gap-fill conjugation exercises.

(NEW) Pasos 1 Speaking and Listening: Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. 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 CD and booklet pack includes:
    -
2 audio CDs containing a wide variety of activities
    - 2 booklets packed with short exercises and printed transcripts 

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(NEW) Pasos Spanish Practical Grammar Book: Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. A new reference and grammar practice book containing clear, acce


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Product details

  • Audio CD: 2 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; 3rd Unabridged edition (25 Mar 2011)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1444116010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444116014
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 13.7 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An excellent and rewarding book.

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The course is easy, simple, and effective. I would definitely advise anyone wishing to start Spanish to start with these.

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Lessons are easy to follow, and it was really surprising how fast the learning process is.

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Book Description

The Pasos 1 Course Pack contains the third edition Pasos 1 Coursebook together with 3 audio CDs and two Support Books --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good package. 24 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a very good package for both beginners and students who want to have a refresh course in the language.
I am a student just refreshing my Spanish before I go onto the Pasos intermediate course.

It comes with a coursebook, 3 audio CD's and a transcript and answer booklet.

I found it had a very good layout, with lots of activites to keep me occupied. There is a separate activity book which can be purchased which compliments this package. It is well worth getting that one too.

It gets the balance of "listening, reading, writing and speaking" just right.

I think beginners in the language should buy this package first. It is much better than any of the others I've ever bought.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pasos 1: Course Pack: Spanish Beginner's Course 17 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback
I was advised by my Spanish teacher that I should buy this pack which might be able to help me with my spanish! After reading the book and refering to the CDs that relate to the section in the book and I found it very helpful and made the grammer much clearer.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Learning Spanish 28 Oct 2011
Format:Audio CD
The Pasos 1: Spanish Beginner's Course - Speaking and Listening was exactly what I was looking for to start my learning of Spanish as a foreign language and was excellent value for the price paid.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good 23 Oct 2013
By Mrs C
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I had to buy this to support my Spanish evening class. I was pleased to see it as a pack with the course book, support books and the all-important three cds for a very competitive price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Need to buy book too 12 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm sure it is excellent but it did not make clear in the description that you should buy the book with it or it is very difficult to follow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Course Tutor 21 Feb 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Not so impressed with the CD anotation as they don't always line up with the book lessons also no enlish on the CD's meeting that you always have to work with the book, so not flexable enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great book 25 Oct 2013
By Steven
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
it is one of the best book so far I've been using to learn spanish. The reason I gave only 4 star is that this pack doesn't include the activity book, which has to be bought separately.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spanishcourse book 12 July 2013
By LPL
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Just what I was advised to get by my Spanish teacher. Exactly as described. easy to use clear pictures.. Arrived promptly
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book for spanish
lots of ways to learn through the book fun but also very helpful to learn your language and a great dictionary
Published 2 months ago by kim scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems like a good book
I am learning spanish so it works for me. A little confusion over if the pack contains all you need which it doesn't, you need the Activity book also to truly get the best out of... Read more
Published 4 months ago by waYYne
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
It's nice and easy to follow the book.
Just found few mistakes in Spanish and had to contact the editor for them to correct them...
Published 5 months ago by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars the best course books ever
I've been trying to learn Spanish for years without much success. These course books are fantastic. They are easy to follow and the exercises ensure what you learn you use. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Easy to follow unless you have English guidence or a teacher!
No English in this book, so it is very difficult to get started and motivated. Probably need to study elsewhere to really appreciate this course book
Published 6 months ago by PAUL LEGECKIS
5.0 out of 5 stars I like this book
This is the textbook recommended for my adult education Spanish Beginners class. It's early days but so far it has ticked all the boxes. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Beryl
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good method - Poor CD quality (repeatedly)
I teach Spanish 1-to-1 and this is my book of choice for beginners. The activities are well designed and engaging and the Listening exercises really help students... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ada
4.0 out of 5 stars useful
it does what it says on the box. The 3 dvd's useful too and the little back up books.that's all
Published 6 months ago by marion tollervey
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Love the product was as described perfect condition, Excellent quality, good for Spanish class. Would recommend/buy again , happy with purchase. Speedy delivery.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs M M McKinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Pasos 1: Spanish Beginner's Course - Speaking and Listening
Native speakers' voices are rerecorded. It includes transcript and answer booklet, numerous activities of different difficulty levels. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Uldis
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