Enhance your Spanish reading skills with this primer for premium results! Easy Spanish Reader Premium is based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it, immediately. Suitable for raw beginners to intermediate-level language learners, the new premium edition of this bestselling title features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow you to rapidly build comprehension. Includes flashcard sets of new vocabulary for every reading and a 1,500 entry digital glossary. Quickly build comprehension Listen to audio recordings of more than 50 readings from the book available online and on the app Record your answers to review questions, then compare your pronunciation to native speakers
Learn how to read in Spanish--starting right now! Easy Spanish Reader is a unique, easy-to-follow guide based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it immediately! Whether you're a brand-new beginner or an advanced-beginning learner, this new edition gives you ways to dive into the language with engaging readings that progress in difficulty to match your growing reading skills. This process will allow you to rapidly build comprehension and confidence as you enjoy the stories. Easy Spanish Reader begins with the story of two high-school seniors involved with their Spanish Club. As you read about their experiences, you'll discover the nuances of language and culture right along with the students. The next section contains a colorful history of Mexico, from the Conquistadors to the present, including vivid depictions of Cortès's encounters with the Aztecs. The last section is comprised of an abridged version of the classic story "Lazarillo de Tormes," which allows you to practice your grammar and vocabulary skills on a great work of Spanish literature. Progressive format makes it easy to quickly build comprehension Marginal word glossaries conveniently present new words and phrases Exercises challenge language comprehension and build reading skills Fully updated new editions, featuring expanded exercises and answer key
PARA SIEMPRE is an easily accessible, streamlined Introductory Spanish program that focuses on oral production and conversation through modeled dialogs and oral activities. Students are introduced to high-frequency vocabulary and grammatical structures that are necessary for conversing about everyday topics and situations. Presenting grammar as a tool to communicate rather than a set of rules to memorize facilitates active participation in open-ended activities and in-class conversations. The flow of material in each unit is straightforward and easy to follow, and the reachable goals and guidance that students receive as they progress through each unit build a sense of achievement and enjoyment, fostering a continued interest in the study of Spanish at higher levels. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Perfect for beginning students of Spanish, this affordable anthology is filled with 41 delightful stories and proverbs based on works of Don Juan Manuel, Luis Taboada, Ricardo Palma, and other noted writers. Complete and faithful English translations are featured on the facing pages of the Spanish text. Exercises are also included.
In the early nineteen hundreds, sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski takes a job assisting the head epidemiologist at New York's Department of Health and Sanitation, investigating the case of "Typhoid Mary," a woman who is infecting others with typhoid fever.
Go beyond ¿Cómo se dice? and add thousands of words to your Spanish vocabulary To communicate comfortably in Spanish, you need access to a variety of words that go beyond the basics, as well as a solid foundation in grammar. In Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary you get the tools you need to expand your lexicon and sharpen your speaking and writing skills. And how do you this? PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Each chapter of this comprehensive book focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for a burgeoning vocabulary, you will perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence you need to communicate well in Spanish. This new edition of Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Vocabulary offers you: More than 240 exercises Concise grammatical explanations The latest vocabulary in such areas as technology, communications, and the media An answer key to gauge your comprehension WITH HELP FROM THIS BOOK, YOU CAN EASILY SPEAK OR WRITE IN SPANISH ABOUT: Different occupations and jobs * Spanish holidays and traditions * Food and drink * Politics and current events * Your social life * Your family and friends * Business and money * Your favorite entertainment venues * Your family's background . . . and much more
PARA SIEMPRE is an easily accessible, streamlined introduction to Spanish Conversation program that focuses on oral production and conversation through modeled dialogs and oral activities. Students are introduced to high-frequency vocabulary and grammatical structures that are necessary for conversing about everyday topics and situations. Presenting grammar as a tool to communicate rather than a set of rules to memorize facilitates active participation in open-ended activities and in-class conversations. The flow of material in each unit is straightforward and easy to follow, and the reachable goals and guidance that students receive as they progress through each unit build a sense of achievement and enjoyment, fostering a continued interest in the study of Spanish at higher levels. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Spanish for Reading and Translation is designed to prepare students to be able to read in Spanish, particularly for students enrolled in universities that call for a reading knowledge of a foreign language as a requirement for a graduate degree. Requiring only a recognition knowledge of Spanish, this text prepares students to answer content questions about passages and to translate English text into Spanish.
A fast and painless way to learn Spanish--now with all new quiz and test questions and a companion 75-minute audio download Spanish DeMYSTiFieD takes the mystery and menace out of learning Spanish by walking you step-by-step through the fundamentals of the language. The book lets you work at your own pace and arms you with the essentials of Spanish grammar in an unintimidating format. You will be able to: Understand basic grammar structures and verb tenses Pronounce Spanish words correctly Build a Spanish vocabulary Communicate with confidence Inside you will find: Hundreds of brand-new quiz and test questions with answer keys, similar to those used in standardized scholastic exams Chapter-opening objectives that give you insight into what you are going to learn in each step Questions at the end of every chapter that reinforce your learning and pinpoint your weaknesses "Still Struggling?" icons that offer specific recommendations for those difficult subtopics
Enhance your French reading skills with this primer for premium results! Easy French Reader Premium is based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it, immediately. Suitable for raw beginners to intermediate-level language learners, the new premium edition of this bestselling title features engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow you to rapidly build comprehension. Includes flashcard sets of new vocabulary for every reading and a 1,500 entry digital glossary. Quickly build comprehension Listen to audio recordings of more than 50 readings from the book available online and on the app Record your answers to review questions, then compare your pronunciation to native speakers
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The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
With more than 2.5 million copies in print, Spanish Made Simple is the bestselling title in the Made Simple series. For years, this trusted guide has led students, tourists, and business travelers step-by-step through the basic vocabulary and grammar of this most-studied foreign language. Thoroughly revised and updated for our increasingly bilingual world, this new edition features verb conjugation and pronunciation charts, modern vocabulary including new idioms, review chapters, reading exercises, a complete answer section, and English-Spanish and Spanish-English dictionaries—tools that make mastering the language fun. With Spanish Made Simple, learning a language is as easy as uno, dos, tres.
Advocates that the Madrigal method can teach the reader to read, write, speak, and think Spanish, even though the reader says "I can't"
Drawn from the successful "Basic Spanish Grammar," 6/e, and accompanying career manuals, "TheBasic Spanish Series" offer a flexible, concise prologue to Spanish grammar and communication. The series has been enhanced and updated to better address the needs of today's students, pre-professionals, and professionals who need a working knowledge of Spanish. The core text, "Basic Spanish," provides the essential grammatical structures needed for communicating in Spanish. The six worktexts, "Basic Spanish for Getting Along, Basic Spanish for Business and Finance, Basic Spanish for Medical Personnel, Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement, Basic Spanish for Social Services," and "Basic Spanish for Teachers," are communication worktexts that encourage students to use and practice the grammar learned in "Basic Spanish." The worktexts present realistic situations a student will encounter in everyday life when needing to communicate in Spanish as well as a variety of authentic workplace situations likely to be encountered by professionals, with attention to specialized vocabulary of each profession, dialogue completions, role-plays, and realia-based activities. "The Basic Spanish Series" offers flexibility for an array of academic, professional, and adult education settings. "Basic Spanish" can be used independently or with any combination of the six worktexts. "Basic Spanish" combined with "Basic Spanish for Getting Along" is ideal for an Introductory Conversation course, while combining the text with any of the career-specific worktexts serves students, pre-professionals, or professionals who need a working knowledge of the language in a short period of time. A comprehensive supplementspackage enhances the program and offers students and professionals helpful tools for developing their language skills outside of the classroom."Early introduction of essential communicative concepts" enables students to begin speaking immediately."Chapter-opening spread" orients and organizes students by previewing the chapter's "Objectives, Structures, and Communication; " highlighting a different Spanish-speaking country, with a profile in English and a map; and providing a legend of icons that indicate additional resources available with the program."Clear, concise grammar presentation" lists the grammar topic in English and Spanish, followed by explanations in English, language models in Spanish with translations and charts, and "Vamos a practicar" exercises for reinforcement of the material."Practical vocabulary presentation" contains lists of chapter vocabulary clearly divided into the following categories: Cognates, Verbs, Adjectives, and Other Words and Expressions--all containing translations with the exception of cognates."Cuanto sabe usted ahora? self-tests" offer assessment opportunities after every five lessons. Answers on the ClassPrep CD give instructors the option to cover the answers in class or provide students the answers so they can monitor their own progress."Para escuchar y entender section" reinforces listening through two types of audio exercises "Practica" (grammar exercises) and "Que dicen?" (listening comprehension)."End-of-lesson activity" provides practice of the active vocabulary introduced in each lesson, in the "Palabras y mas palabras" (words and more words), followed by "En estas situaciones," a pair/group activity that encourages students to applystructures and vocabulary learned in the lesson."Communicative activities" encourage practice of the grammar points through role-plays and group situations.
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
Build your confidence in your Spanish skills with practice, practice, practice! From present tense regular verbs to double object pronouns, this comprehensive guide and workbook covers all those aspects of Spanish grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar focuses on the practical aspects of Spanish as it's really spoken, so you are not bogged down by unnecessary technicalities. Each unit features crystal-clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats--including multiple choice, fill-in sentences and passages, sentence rewrites, and creative writing--perfect for whatever your learning style. Whenever possible, explanations include comparisons you to understand the basic logic behind the rules and to remember correct usage. This new edition includes: Time-saving vocabulary panels that eliminate having to look words up Advice on how to avoid common mistakes A detailed answer key for quick, easy progress checks Free online audio recordings of all the answers at audiostudyplayer.com Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on Spanish grammar right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Spanish Grammar your ultimate resource for learning to speak Spanish the way the native speakers do.
A proven grammar-based approach that gives you a real mastery of the Spanish language Use Advanced Spanish Step by Step's progressive, grammar-based approach to conquer intermediate and advanced Spanish-language topics. This step-by-step approach gives you real confidence and the tools you need to achieve a high Spanish proficiency. You'll get a quick review of the key grammar basics, then move on to more advanced topics that you need for true mastery of the language. With complete coverage of verb tenses beyond the present and past, irregular verbs, sentence structure, parts of speech, and more, this book gives a thorough overview of advanced grammar topics. It also introduces you to hundreds of new vocabulary words that are reinforced with readings that put the new terms in everyday context.
As the application of object technology--particularly the Java programming language--has become commonplace, a new problem has emerged to confront the software development community. Significant numbers of poorly designed programs have been created by less-experienced developers, resulting in applications that are inefficient and hard to maintain and extend. Increasingly, software system professionals are discovering just how difficult it is to work with these inherited, "non-optimal" applications. For several years, expert-level object programmers have employed a growing collection of techniques to improve the structural integrity and performance of such existing software programs. Referred to as "refactoring," these practices have remained in the domain of experts because no attempt has been made to transcribe the lore into a form that all developers could use. . .until now. In Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, renowned object technology mentor Martin Fowler breaks new ground, demystifying these master practices and demonstrating how software practitioners can realize the significant benefits of this new process. With proper training a skilled system designer can take a bad design and rework it into well-designed, robust code. In this book, Martin Fowler shows you where opportunities for refactoring typically can be found, and how to go about reworking a bad design into a good one. Each refactoring step is simple--seemingly too simple to be worth doing. Refactoring may involve moving a field from one class to another, or pulling some code out of a method to turn it into its own method, or even pushing some code up or down a hierarchy. While these individual steps may seem elementary, the cumulative effect of such small changes can radically improve the design. Refactoring is a proven way to prevent software decay. In addition to discussing the various techniques of refactoring, the author provides a detailed catalog of more than seventy proven refactorings with helpful pointers that teach you when to apply them; step-by-step instructions for applying each refactoring; and an example illustrating how the refactoring works. The illustrative examples are written in Java, but the ideas are applicable to any object-oriented programming language.

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