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Are you an absolute beginner longing to speak "espanol"?
on 12 October 2001
Then this is the book to go for. It is EXCELLENT!
Starting at basics such as colours, numbers, days of the week, you are then introduced to asking simple questions such as where, what, why, when etc. Every page offers a handful of what they call free vocab', free because they are so similar to English that you really don't have to revise them, for example: absoluto = absolute, excelente = excellent & so on, this gives you loads of new vocab without any effort at all. Every new word is given with the correct pronounciation eg; (4)cuatro =(kwah-troh)so all you have to do is add the Spanish accent, simple!. Basic verb patterns are included which really are easy to pick up & so very well explained.& to test your progress there are fun crosswords & quizzes along the way. Stickers are provided to attatch to items around your house to remind you of the Spanish words (such as;cup -taza), along with flash cards & a pocket pal which you can carry around with you in your pocket. The lay out is so clear, spacious & colourful making it all seem too simple. Ten minutes every day is suggested, but i find i can't put the thing down! & can't wait to move on to the next quiz!. The same time that I bought the book, I also started at a beginners Spanish class, & I can honestly say that I have learned loads & loads more from this book (studying alone) than i have at the classes each week. The other thing i would like to add is that this book is certainly suitable for absolutely anybody of any age. Go & buy it, you'll be glad you did.