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
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.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Frederic Bibard (P)2016 Frederic Bibard
"Perfect for the beginners ;-)"
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 ;-)
Maybe the translator should repeat English twice so that the listener will easily remember the terms.
"Best Spanish Material I've tried so far."
Most definitely yes! The materials are great and the audio is easy to understand.
Everything about it. The simplicity and discourse.
This one is much better.
This is not the first Spanish learning material that I've tried. And I must say that this is probably one of the best if you wanted to learn faster. I love that the narration is slightly slower compared to a normal conversation which allowed me to get a better grasp of the pronunciation which is important for beginners like me. I was particularly interested in learning words that I can use in casual conversation which this book was clearly able to help me with. Not only do I know now how to speak casual Spanish but the audio recording has also helped me fix my accent and tone when speaking Spanish. Compared to other Spanish learning materials, the recording in this book has been well recorded and is a pleasure to listen to. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how to speak and write in Spanish whether you are a beginner or intermediate learner.
"Easy to follow, great for beginners!"
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to a friend because it is so easy to follow along and understand.
I didn't particularly have a favorite character because they all carried something interesting that I could relate to.
They bring so much authenticity, real life situations, and everyday language in these stories. The tone really helped how words should be pronounced and communicated. I wouldn't get this from just reading the book.
No, I would break up the book by stories and really digest each book if you are a beginner to better understand the concept and story line.
A really great audiobook for beginner. No purchase regret at all!
"Not for Beginners"
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.
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.
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.
No movie. Maybe a comic book in .pdf. That is actually a compliment. The stories cover good language topics.
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.
"Helpful book for learning and improving listening"
I would listen to it again for revision and betterunderstanding of the stories and vocabulary used in them.
It sounded authentic and helped me to immerse myself in the languageenvironment.
No,because it's a language learning book. I listened to parts from it ona daily basis, sometimes coming back to the stories I alreadylistened.
"New way of learning your favourite language"
Okay, today I was searching on Audible for something to read "hear" about the Spanish language as my language of choice for learning and the best way for me is to learn by myself.And suddenly I saw this title"Learn Spanish with Stories for Beginners"and got me interested I never used to learn some language with listen to stories and it was a fun and innovative way of learning something new.The stories are interesting to listen and the narrators also have a good vocal abilities (especially the male vocal sounds like someone narrated a "telenovela" to me), I read some say they sound "BAD" yes i can agree but I know Audible or any other Online Service is put too much "Compression" on vocals it all came from "Loudness War" (I don't want to offend somebody here with this statement just to point).The stories are great well thought and for Beginner like me the PDF file I downloaded is the best tool to follow the stories with ease and as I mentioned the stories with the male narrator get me in the state as i "Watch" some telenovela.And for the last thought, I love the vocabulary it is great for beginners to "hear" the words pronounced definitely, I learn something here!So all in all great idea from the maker I hope there are more languages translated like from where it came to the title:"New way of learning your favourite language".
"Needs better readers"
The male reader is okay, but he sounds bored. The female reader has an irritating voice and she blows through translations as though she's running to catch a train. Also, her English pronounciation is bad. Get a native English speaker to render the English translations.
The subject matter of the first story, to the degree I understood it, was science fictional. Maybe for a learner something a little more down to earth would be better, something more about daily life.
If I already knew Spanish I wouldn't need to listen to stories in Spanish!!! Wasted my money...
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