This story is the SECOND PART in a series of Spanish Easy Readers called SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS, whose aim is to help you learn Spanish from scratch and reach an intermediate level. Therefore, the difficulty of the text and the language used in this short story have been adapted to help students revise and consolidate their grammar and vocabulary in Spanish at level A1 and A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference.
Repetition, repetition, repetition…
Repetition is key in this book: you will read the same words, the same expressions and the same grammar structures again and again.
When learning new words and new expressions in a foreign language, repetition is essential. You need to read (and hear) the same words again and again, in different contexts, in order to understand its meaning and to be able to remember them later on.
Each chapter comes with a translation of the most important words and expressions used in the text to help you understand the story and learn the vocabulary and grammar involved.
Amazon Costumer wrote:
This is perfect for developing one's Spanish skills. Once you have learned the basic grammar and structure of Spanish, what next? This book, along with the other terrific materials by Juan Fernandez (books, podcasts, videos, etc.) provides the answer. The key is that everything he does is in Spanish and if you choose an appropriate level you understand enough to take in new words and expressions. I have found that his method of teaching Spanish in context works brilliantly. I can't praise this highly enough. Very cheaply priced but hugely rewarding. It makes learning Spanish fun. It's so unlike my dreary school days learning French conjugations by rote. Ugh! I am really enjoying learning Spanish with books like this one.
A good read.
An interesting way of learning the various pat tenses in the context of an intriguing tale with a twist.
Wonderful as ever!
I always love Juan's books. They are great stories and a great way to improve your Spanish.
Best Customer wrote:
Love everything about this book. Can read it, even with pretty low level Spanish. Repetition makes phrases stick. You can understand the story without understanding every word, but all tricky/handy/interesting phrases are listed (and translated into English) at the end of each chapter. However, the most impressive thing is that the story made me want to read on. Almost forgot I was reading in a foreign language!
Thanks to Juan Fernandez for producing this and the equally brilliant podcasts at Español con Juan. A great way to learn!
I really enjoyed the first book Hola Lola and looked forward to reading this sequel about William the shy, young english man learning spanish in Spain. William is still struggling with spanish, lack of money and lack of motivation.
Juan Fernandez has written a series of spanish easy readers called Spanish for Beginners. These books has a lot of repetition to help embed vocabulary into your mind. If you spend enough time reading the spanish aloud this could help you to start understanding without having to translate into english. I really feel that my spanish has improved a lot by being able to understand more when I read.
my students love Juan's books because are simple to read, they learn a lot of words and the vocabulary is explained very well.