Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Spanish & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way!
- Easy Spanish Stories, Book 1
- Narrated by: Jesse Fister, Nicolas Villanueva
- Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-08-18
- Language: Spanish
- Publisher: Lingo Mastery
Regular price: $19.95
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Finding PROPER reading material that they can handle...which is precisely the reason we’ve written this book!
Teachers love giving out tough, expert-level literature to their students, books that present many new problems to the reader and force them to search for words in a dictionary every five minutes - it’s not entertaining, useful, or motivating for the student at all, and many soon give up on learning at all!
In this book we have compiled 20 easy-to-read, compelling, and fun stories that will allow you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the wonderful Spanish tongue.
How Spanish Short Stories for Beginners works:
Each story will involve an important lesson of the tools in the Spanish language (verbs, adjectives, past tense, giving directions, and more), involving an interesting and entertaining story with realistic dialogues and day-to-day situations.
The summaries follow: a synopsis in Spanish and in English of what you just read, both to review the lesson and for you to see if you understood what the tale was about.
At the end of those summaries, you’ll be provided with a list of the most relevant vocabulary involved in the lesson as well as slang and sayings that you may not have understood at first glance!
Finally, you’ll be provided with a set of tricky questions in Spanish, providing you with the chance to prove that you learned something in the story. Don’t worry if you don’t know the answer to any - we will provide them immediately after, but no cheating!
We want you to feel comfortable while learning the tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles!
So look no further! Pick up your copy of Spanish Short Stories for Beginners.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By cosmitron on 03-22-18
Unique approach to learning a new Language.
What made the experience of listening to Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Spanish & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way! the most enjoyable?
Having complete immersion from the beginning of the course,it challenges the listener to
learn more words,
Who was your favorite character and why?
Which character – as performed by Jesse Fister and Nicolas Villanueva – was your favorite?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No you need time to absorb the material..... it is a process that takes time.
Any additional comments?
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
31 of 31 people found this review helpful
By Kat W on 06-19-18
Fun way to improve Spanish reading and listening
Overall, I agree with the comments provided in the other reviews that have been submitted here. This book of stories is very well done. As a rule, I am not a big fan of audio books as I am a very visual learner and struggle with the auditory learning practice. But with learning a new language, it is very important to hear the language spoken for the correct pronunciations, accenting of syllables, the cadence of the language, and general flow of the native speaker.
For me, the best attack for this book was to read the pdf first, make sure I understood the story, then listen to the story being read aloud to get the spoken language and listening comprehension experience. When it was possible, following along while the story was being read was very helpful also. I appreciate that there was a vocabulary list at the end, but in some of the stories, I thought there was too much “new” vocabulary introduced at one time. This seems to be the same problem though in any of the similar books that I’ve read. I did appreciate how the stories had a grammatical or vocabulary focus, for example, pronouns or numbers, which helped somewhat. One thing I have not seen that I think would be very helpful is the option of a pdf of all vocabulary words in a format that could be printed and easily made into flashcards for more practice and review. Not everyone may want that, but that type of file was available it would be so very helpful for many learners.
This is the fourth book I have read that was “designed” to teach Spanish through reading stories; two were single short story books with audio provided, the other was a collection of short stories without audio. I can honestly say that these stories are of better story-telling structure and content than any of the others I have read to this point. On the other hand, this book is not for true beginners but more for advanced beginners moving into intermediate who want to deepen their understanding of vocabulary, sentence structure, and comprehension in a manner that is more fun than grammar activity books.
I highly recommend this book, and I will personally refer it to others, including my Spanish instructor. Although I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request, I have voluntarily left this review. This has not affected my review in any way.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful