From the Back Cover
Say ¡hola! to instant Spanish Whether you′re travelling for a week′s getaway or setting up a new life in Spain, this book is the perfect tool to get you up and running. From help with the basics to techniques for honing your conversation skills, this easy–to–use book and audio CD will help you understand and be understood in European Spanish. Taking you step–by–step through the pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, you′ll be speaking Spanish with confidence in no time. Grasp the basics – learn some simple Spanish, discover how words are pronounced and become familiar with key grammar rules Hit the town – order food and drink when you′re out and about and get to know the locals Make the call – communicate with people over the phone, in both business and social contexts Spend your money – work your way around the shops with ease and master currency lingo Find your way – navigate your way around Spain′s key attractions and learn how to ask for and understand directions Open the book and find: Handy greetings and introductions How to speak like a local Examples of typical Spanish conversations Essential grammar rules Pronunciation tips Etiquette for written Spanish Techniques for successful telephone conversations Advice on navigating public transport systems How to call for help in an emergency Learn to: Speak Spanish on the go in a variety of everyday situations Communicate confidently in spoken or written Spanish Get to grips with basic grammar and vocabulary Perfect your pronunciation with the audio CD
About the Author
Pedro Vázquez Bermejo is a Spanish teacher living in London. He tutors privately as well as being the BBC′s in–house Spanish teacher. He is a proofreader, editor and adviser on Sega Multilingual role games at Soho Voice Over studios. Susana Wald is a language instructor, translator and publisher.