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Real Spanish people don't speak like your textbook.... So, it's no wonder you feel unprepared when it's your turn to speak! This book fixes that.

Improve your spoken Spanish from home with 101 real-world conversations in simple, everyday Spanish.

For the first time, you'll learn to speak Spanish in the real world, with 101 authentic conversations in simple spoken Spanish, so you can become confident in the words, phrases, and expressions you need to communicate like a local.

You'll be transported into a real-world story that unfolds between six Spanish characters, told by the people themselves in 101 authentic conversations. With over 15,000 words of real Spanish, you'll immerse yourself in a gripping Spanish drama and get an education in natural Spanish in the process. 

Here's what you'll get:

  • 101 conversations in simple Spanish, so you can learn the real Spanish spoken in the street, understand spoken Spanish with ease, and have Spanish roll off your tongue more fluently
  • Over 15,000 words of dialogue - an unparalleled resource that will immerse you in Spanish at a level you can understand, so you can learn real spoken Spanish without getting lost or overwhelmed
  • Real, daily spoken Spanish throughout - it's as if we held up a microphone and recorded the exact words coming out of people's mouths, so you can learn the expressions that real people use on the street. You'll sound more authentic when you speak and make Spanish-speaking friends more easily.
  • Situational dialogues from typical daily circumstances, so you'll prepare yourself to survive realistic Spanish encounters, in shops and cafés, and make meeting people and making arrangements second nature
  • Conversations that are carefully narrated to be accessible for beginners (A2-B1 on the CEFR), so you can start to learn from real, spoken conversations, even as a beginner, without having to go through the rollercoaster of difficult conversations with strangers
  • Each conversation is limited to around 15 lines of dialogue (150 words), so you can get that crucial sense of achievement and motivation when you finish each conversation, and say "I actually understood all of that!"
  • Word lists with English definitions in every chapter, so you can get instant translations of any difficult words and focus on listening and enjoying the stories rather than wasting time in a dictionary

Summaries of each conversation which contextualize each dialogue, so you can easily follow the plot and enjoy the story without getting lost. The story is set in Spain and includes expressions that are typical in Castilian Spanish. However, since the conversations use mostly "neutral" Spanish, you'll have plenty to learn, whether you're learning the Spanish of Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, or even your local Spanish-speaking community! 

Created by Olly Richards, internationally renowned language teacher and author, 101 Conversations in Real Spoken Spanish gives you an education in real Spanish that you won't find anywhere else. You'll be better prepared for using Spanish in the real world, speak with more confidence, and take a giant leap toward fluency in Spanish!

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©2019 Olly Richards (P)2019 Olly Richards

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Audio version no good for beginners!

I have no idea why they didn’t include a pdf of the translation but without it this book is useless for beginners and intermediates. Sadly I’ve had to return it. The advertised blurb is wrong - no translation or any aides at all. Very disappointing.

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An excellent learning resource but no pdf!

I subscribe to the listening learning method and the conversational story is an excellent medium. Its so important to have the material pitched at the right level and with the various levels available and clearly marked accordingly this is easy to achieve. My only issue is that the 'what you get' summary mentions a vocabulary sheet and written copies as support but I can't see any PDF download available. An error or a misdescription of the product, I'm not sure.

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excellent

Perfecto. Just what we need. All in Spanish, and mostly present tense which is great for beginners. Words are repeated naturally in the conversations, so sink in with little effort. The stories keep us interested as the mystery develops. One conversation per day is just enough. And whenever we need to, we can easily look up vocab on Google Translate.

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Great read or listen for intermediate students!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will eagerly listen again! I will recommend it con mucho gusto!

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Great books for learning.

I highly recommend Olly Richard's material for learning a language. I have seen my Spanish improve dramatically over the past few months while using his methods.. Thank you for Story Learning!

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Great book

Book was great. I just wished their was female voice actors for the female characters.

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  • 13-03-21

Great way to learn Spanish

This is a great addition to a course of learning Spanish. This plus Pimsleur. Excellent!

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  • Charles L.
  • 22-07-20

Chapters do not match book 5 pages off

Chapters do not match book.
5 pages off not very good. Editing poorly done no excuse

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  • jennifer M. Thorpe
  • 05-07-20

Excellent listening practice!

wonderful to listen to the story over and over and find yourself understanding more and more!