YOUR SPANISH #1
This book is not for beginners. It is for anyone learning Spanish or
who wants to improve their Spanish language skills. The idea is simple:
lots of bilingual texts (Spanish-English) to practice reading
comprehension, plus exercises to translate single sentences from
English into Spanish.
Everything in Practice Your Spanish! is in Spanish and English, so
exercises are useful to readers of different levels of ability in
Spanish. However, the book is aimed primarily at high school and
college students of Spanish, or anyone else who has already acquired a
working knowledge of the language.
There are five units in the book, each one offering a mixture of single
sentences and longer texts. Every example of Spanish is followed
(usually on the next page) by a translation into English. This allows
readers to 'click' through as much material as they want, even if it's
just a sentence of two at a time.
This book is not a textbook and contains no grammar exercises! It is an
additional resource to help learners of Spanish improve their language
skills. However, the texts themselves contain a wide variety of
grammatical structures, tenses, and set expressions in Spanish. The
vocabulary is also rich and varied. But don't worry if you don't
understand everything--a full translation into English is just one
A note on the translations: we have tried to provide good,
straightforward translations of all material in this book. But remember
that there are potentially many ways of translating any sentence.