Spanish Level 5

  • by Pimsleur
  • Narrated by Pimsleur
  • 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Spanish
What's included:


Thirty 30-minute Audio Lessons
85 minutes of reading instruction in the form of a short story, allowing you to build your skills toward reading Spanish for pleasure
In total, over 17 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
A reading booklet and user’s guide

What you’ll learn:
Building on skills taught in Spanish levels 1- to , Spanish Level 5 moves you closer to near fluency,and adds a broad range of conversational skills. The pace and conversation move rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures and approaching native speed and comprehension. You'll learn to speak more in depth about your personal life and experiences and gain even more proficiency in creating complex sentences and discussing events in the present, past, and future. You'll learn to talk about hypothetical situations and to relate what someone else has said.
Some topics included in level 5:


Home life: extended family members, pets, laundry, toiletries, turning off lights, helping with the dishes, asking how someone slept
Dining: sharing a bottle of wine, reserving a table by the window, asking about portion size, requesting utensils, tipping, discussing food allergies and vegetarian options
Travel situations: lost luggage, an error in a reservation, single and double beds, nonsmoking hotels, a noisy room, a room with a view, bus travel, border stops, ecotourism, sightseeing, a vacation rental
Accidents, illnesses, and unforeseen events: a flat tire, a fall and an injury, a toothache and a dental appointment, an upset stomach, a prescription, spilled wine, broken eyeglasses, dropping or losing a passport or wallet, encountering a strike, reporting something to the police
Political and conversational topics: climate change, the environment, recycling, an earthquake, politics, unemployment, mergers

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What the Critics Say

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)

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I finished!!

We'll I DID IT. joined the other 53 Americans...now 54 that have finished level 5.! Level five is difficult. Lordy...if they gave us one more word for WAS.... Or would. I likely will repeat level 3 and 5 (level 4 was made for American spies posing as businessmen and they simply sold it as the next level.) and begin the Spanish easy reader series.

Anyway level 5 is great. You become more ...much more proficient at utilizing future past and present tenses. I know I can communicate if I go to Sud or central America or Mexico and will b able to understand si hablan despacio. My accent is really goooood(Andy Griffith gooooood)too good. Really...lol... la gente quiere mas......but the vocabulary es pequeño.

Again once finished....assuming you can't go to a Spanish speaking pais.... More vocabulary via reading and llistening(Destinos)plus repeating three and five will take you to the next level. In my humble opinion...pimsleur is the best. I really tried Rosetta. Tried 123 tried babel. No comparison...if your goal is to start speaking....and not simply repeating the high school Spanish experience...try it. You will be able to order dos XX CERVESA in no time.
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- Allan

Complicated simplified

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This set of lessons takes the learning to a new level. The Pimsleur people take the more complex tenses and present them very well. The progression in the use of these more complex tenses is also executed very well. Cudos, I feel like I've made some real progress!!!


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- GPD

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-18-2014
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio