Learn Spanish with Stories for Beginners

  • by Claudia Orea
  • Narrated by Abel Franco, Lucia Bodas
  • 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An Effective Way to Improve Your Spanish Reading and Listening Comprehension Skills
This book makes use of simple yet entertaining stories to help you learn Spanish. By covering a diverse range of grammar structures and vocabulary, and supplementing it with audio, you can improve your reading and writing skills, and even practice your listening and pronunciation.
Improve Your Listening Skills in Spanish
With the help of the audio, you can give your listening skills a boost as well as practice your pronunciation. Recorded by a professional voice talent from Madrid, Spain, the stories are narrated using a standard Spanish voice at a slightly slower speed than how actual Spanish people speak.
This will allow beginners and low-intermediate learners to grasp the narration properly. Extra care has also been given to the recording of the audio to ensure a pleasurable listening experience for learners.
Learn Useful Vocabulary for Everyday Situations

Movies or cinema
Ordering in a restaurant
Daily routine
Crime and police
Physical description

The stories are written using a wide range of vocabulary and diverse grammar structures. The carefully selected combination of dialogue and descriptions is especially suited for beginner to low-intermediate level learners.
What to Expect from This Book
Ten entertaining stories about everyday themes that are short enough to hold your attention, but long enough to make you feel a sense of accomplishment and progress after finishing each one.

A total of 1,000 new Spanish vocabulary words including some colloquial terms spoken in everyday Spanish conversations
Highly improved listening skills in Spanish, thanks to the audio material provided


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Perfect for the beginners ;-)

Would you consider the audio edition of Learn Spanish with Stories for Beginners to be better than the print version?

Even though it's a little bit hard for the beginners to understand the Spanish language, this audio book make it easy and knowledgeable especially in translating Spanish to English. There are words that I only hear and did not know the meaning, but with this book I already knew it and it was so easy ;-)

Any additional comments?

Maybe the translator should repeat English twice so that the listener will easily remember the terms.

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- Annalyn

Not for Beginners

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, but it is NOT FOR BEGINNERS. The narrator reads very fast. He doesn't even take a breath between stories, much less say anything helpful like Chapter 1, Chapter 2, etc. There is an inadequate glossary but this is NOT A DUAL LANGUAGE BOOK. There is no full translation anywhere. You'll learn, but only if you are extremely self-determined and have a year or two of Spanish under your belt already.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Announce each chapter with a clear statement. Racing through the text with no demarcations whatsoever is a little strange. A full translation is required for beginners.

Would you be willing to try another one of Abel Franco and Lucia Bodas ’s performances?

I did like the performance but it was too fast for a beginner. Call the book intermediate and give the listener a clue what they are getting into.

Could you see Learn Spanish with Stories for Beginners being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No movie. Maybe a comic book in .pdf. That is actually a compliment. The stories cover good language topics.

Any additional comments?

Help! Try user testing the book with new Spanish learners before you rate it "beginner." You need an objective standard of what is a beginning text.

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- Rose Akers

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-06-2016
  • Publisher: TIF