Language Arts & Disciplines

The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Ronni Gordon,David Stillman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007179784X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 6590

Master the essential building blocks of Spanish-language fluency with facilidad The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice is your key to acquiring enhanced skills on the road to Spanish fluency. More than just another Spanish verb guide, it provides you with a concise review of verb forms and extensive practice in using verbs in context. With this knowledge in your tool kit, you will be able to construct authentic Spanish sentences with increased confidence. As you work through a series of increasingly demanding exercises, you’ll quickly build your mastery of the Spanish sentence--from simple subject-plus-verb sentences to more sophisticated ones, including conditional and compound sentences. This second edition is enhanced with new review exercises, accompanied by online audio available free on McGraw-Hill's unique Audio Study Player. These bonus elements help build your confidence in using Spanish verbs effectively in key sentence structures. The ideal resource for advanced beginners through advanced learners of Spanish, The Ultimate Spanish Verb Review and Practice gives you: Numerous examples of how Spanish verbs and sentence structures work in everyday language Exercises in a variety of formats, including sentence completion, sentence building, dialogue writing, translation, verb-form replacement, and more Hundreds of verbs listed in both structural and semantic groupings Up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary Spanish, including computer and technology verbs Dozens of clear, concise, at-a-glance charts and tables
Foreign Language Study

The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice, 2nd Edition

Author: David Stillman,Ronni Gordon

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071797246

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 7371

Master the essential building blocks of French-language fluency with facilite The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice is your key to acquiring enhanced skills on the road to French fluency. More than just another French verb guide, it provides you with a concise review of verb forms and extensive practice in using verbs in context. With this knowledge in your tool kit, you will be able to construct authentic French sentences with increased confidence. As you work through a series of increasingly demanding exercises, you'll quickly build your mastery of the French sentence--from simple subject-plus-verb sentences to more sophisticated ones, including conditional and compound sentences. This second edition is enhanced with new review exercises, accompanied by online audio available free on McGraw-Hill's unique Audio Study Player. These bonus elements help build your confidence in using French verbs effectively in key sentence structures. The ideal resource for advanced beginners through advanced learners of French, The Ultimate French Verb Review and Practice gives you: Numerous examples of how French verbs and sentence structures work in everyday language Exercises in a variety of formats, including sentence completion, sentence building, dialogue writing, translation, verb-form replacement, and more Hundreds of verbs listed in both structural and semantic groupings Up-to-the-minute coverage of contemporary French, including computer and technology verbs Dozens of clear, concise, at-a-glance charts and tables
Travel

Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Ronni Gordon,David Stillman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071744215

Category: Travel

Page: 486

View: 5966

Gain confidence in your Spanish-language communication using the method trusted by more than 200,000 students The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice gives you a good grasp of grammar so you can build your skills and confidence in communication. Each grammatical concept is explained and illustrated with engaging sentence examples; you'll also get extensive exercises offer practice at applying this knowledge in everyday conversation. This book/CD-ROM package includes: More than 400 exercises, in addition to 200 exercises on the accompanying CD-ROM A Pre-Test that identifies your strengths and weaknesses and a Post-Test that helps you review your progress, both on CD-ROM Bonus online content, including audio exercises as well as internet-based activities focused on key cultural website across the Spanish-speaking world Topics include: Pre-Test Verbs, The present tense, Ser & estar, Stem-changing verbs & verbs with spelling changes, The preterit tense, The imperfect tense, The future & conditional tenses, Reflective verbs, Passive constructions, The perfect tenses, The gerund & the progressive tenses, The subjunctive in noun clauses: present & present perfect subjective, The imperfect subjective & past perfect subjective conditional sentences, The subjective adverb & adjective clauses, Commands, The infinitive Nouns and Their Modifiers, Pronouns, Nouns & articles, Adjectives, Demonstratives & possessives, Personal pronouns: subject, object, prepositional, Relative pronouns Other Elements of the Sentence, Adverbs, Prepositions, Interrogative words & question formation, Negative & indefinite words, Numbers; dates; time, Idiomatic Usage, Idiom, expressions, & proverbs, Word formation & diminutives, ¡Ojo! Common errors & pitfalls
Foreign Language Study

The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice

Author: David M. Stillman,Tiziano Cherubini

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071792678

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

View: 8763

Review + Practice = Confident Communication in Italian! Focused on the needs of advanced beginners to advanced students, The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice will transform the way you look at Italian grammar--from a set of easily forgotten rules to stepping stones toward accurate and confident communication. Combining concise review with extensive practice, this book provides the ultimate way to polish your Italian-language skills. The Ultimate Italian Review and Practice offers: Clear, concise explanations of all the grammar topics, illustrated with examples from everyday life More than 350 exercises with an answer key to help you master Italian grammar and vocabulary Vocabulary boxes providing the terms and expressions that will increase your ability to express yourself Cultural notes enhancing the effectiveness of the grammar exercises while acquainting learners with contemporary Italy Expand your knowledge of grammar parts such as: The present tense of irregular verbs * Passato prossimo * Gerunds * Gender of nouns * The pronoun ne * Possessive adjectives * Prefixes * Cardinal numbers * Imperatives * and much more
Foreign Language Study

The Ultimate French Review and Practice

Author: David Stillman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071744169

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

View: 3934

Gain confidence in your French-language communication using the method trusted by more than 200,000 students The Ultimate French Review and Practice gives you a good grasp of grammar so you can build your skills and confidence in communication. Each grammatical concept is explained and illustrated with engaging sentence examples; you'll also get extensive exercises offer practice at applying this knowledge in everyday conversation. This book + download package includes: More than 400 exercises, in addition to 200 exercises on the accompanying download A Pre-Test that identifies your strengths and weaknesses and a Post-Test that helps you review your progress, both on the download Topics include: Verbs--Basic Forms and Uses, Present Tense, Present Tense of Irregular Verbs, Negative Sentences, Interrogative Sentences, Imperative, Passé Composé, Imperfect, Imperfect versus Passé Composé, Reflexive Verbs, Future and Conditional, Conditional Sentences, Pluperfect, Future Perfect, and Past Conditional, Passe Simple, Present Participles, Uses of the Infinitive, Nouns and Their Modifiers, Pronouns, Nouns: Gender, Number and Articles, Uses of Articles, Stressed Pronouns, Subject-Verb Agreement, Possessive and Demonstrative Adjectives and Pounouns, Interrogative Adjectives and Pronouns, Adjectives, Comparative and Superlative, Object Pronouns, Numbers, Time, Dates, Adverbs, Negatives and Indefinites, Prepositions, Prepositions with Geographical Names, Verbs in Two-Clause Sentences, Relative Clauses, The Present Subjunctive, The Past Subjunctive, Literary Subjunctives, The Subjunctive, Idiomatic Usage, The Passive Voice and Substitutes for the Passive, Important Idioms and Proverbs, Verb Charts
Foreign Language Study

Spanish Verbs Made Simple(r)

Author: David Brodsky

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292783329

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 285

View: 8964

It's time for a new approach to learning Spanish verbs. Unlike popular verb guides that require the rote memorization of hundreds of verb forms, this book clearly explains the rules that govern the conjugation of all classes of Spanish verbs—especially the irregular ones that give second-language learners the most trouble. These simple, easy-to-understand rules for conjugating Spanish verbs are effective learning tools for both beginning students and more advanced speakers who want to perfect their usage of Spanish verb forms. Spanish Verbs Made Simple(r) has many helpful features that you won't find in any other verb guide: Clear explanations of all verb tenses and forms. The simple rules that govern the conjugation of all verbs—including the 90% of irregular verbs whose irregularities are entirely predictable. A detailed discussion of how each verb form is used, with numerous examples. A full explanation of the distinction between ser and estar—the single most confusing element in the Spanish verbal system. An extended treatment of the subjunctive that will help you understand why it is used in some situations but not others. Conjugations for 35 model Spanish verbs and a comprehensive listing of 4,800 verbs that indicates which of the models each verb follows. Going well beyond any other guide in the clarity and detail of its explanations—as well as the innovative manner in which individual verbs are linked to model conjugations—Spanish Verbs Made Simple(r) is the only guide to Spanish verbs a learner needs.
Foreign Language Study

Advanced Spanish Step-by-Step

Master Accelerated Grammar to Take Your Spanish to the Next Level

Author: Barbara Bregstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071768742

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 6242

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.
Foreign Language Study

Read and Think Spanish, 2nd Edition

Author: The Editors of Think Spanish

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071797602

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 9510

Learn Spanish as you explore the colorful and diverse world of Latino culture Build a rich Spanish vocabulary without the burden of boring repetition or tedious memorization with Read & Think Spanish. In this audio package, you will find more than 100 intriguing articles written in Spanish about the enchanting diversity of Latino culture--from Spain's Andres Segovia to Peru's ancient fishing techniques to El Dia de los Muertos in Mexico and the United States. Within each article new vocabulary is presented in boldface, with their translations in the margins. This allows you to learn the meaning of any unfamiliar words immediately. In the 100-minute audio download, native speakers read aloud many of the articles contained in the book, so you will not only see how the language is written but also hear how it sounds in conversation. This second edition is enhanced with thirty-two pages of all-new readings, thirteen all-new audio tracks, and fresh chapter-ending questions. With Read & Think Spanish you will: Grasp Spanish vocabulary quickly and easily with the help of English translations Review and reinforce your newly acquired knowledge with end-of-chapter questions--now in Spanish Learn about the vibrant Latino culture and its famous places, noted people, intoxicating music, mouthwatering food, and more Take the ho-hum out of learning Spanish and discover an innovative language tool that will keep you entertained along your way to Spanish proficiency!
Foreign Language Study

The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs, Second Edition

Author: Ronni L. Gordon,David M. Stillman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071771646

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 672

View: 6134

Become a Spanish verb virtuoso with this unbeatable reference/interactive combo! The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs with CD-ROM is the most comprehensive resource available for learning and mastering Spanish verbs. Designed for beginning through advanced learners, this indispensable guide will help you conjugate verbs with ease, enabling you to communicate in Spanish confidently. Inside you will find: 555 fully conjugated verbs, listed alphabetically More than 5,000 example sentences with mini-dialogues Numerous contextual examples for each verb The Top 50 verbs with lots of usage flexibility More than 2,300 verbs cross-referenced to conjugation models A handy guide to deciphering irregular verb forms The enhanced CD-ROM is a dynamic way to help you: Sharpen your skills with more than 400 interactive exercises, from fill-in-the-blanks to multiple-choice audio exercises Hear and practice hundreds of sample conversations, whether on screen or via MP3 downloads to your iPod Recognize the difference in sound between easily confused verb forms Track and evaluate your progress with a pretest and a comprehensive review test System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista; Mac OS, Leopard
Foreign Language Study

The Ultimate French Review and Practice, 3E

Author: Ronni Gordon,David Stillman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071849296

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

View: 2212

Better than ever! The bestselling intermediate-level workbook has been expanded into a comprehensive, dynamic digital/print study tool that's sure to help you master French Based on the principle that strong grammar skills are necessary for foreign language mastery, The Ultimate French Review and Practice explains and illustrates important grammar concepts with lively sentence examples, and it provides 400 engaging exercises that are contextualized, with scene-setting instructions in French. This new, premium edition provides an array of digital content in the bonus App (iOS, Android, desktop) that supports the book: Pre-test for identifying existing strengths and weaknesses More than 200 exercises for extended review Post-tests for assessing progress Flashcards for all vocabulary lists, with progress-tracking Extensive audio exercises to test listening comprehension
Foreign Language Study

Spanish Vocabulary Drills

Author: Ronni L. Gordon,David M. Stillman

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007180501X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 5275

Practice your way to a bigger vocabulary Learners! and better Spanish skills If you want to expand your language skills, Spanish Vocabulary Drills is filled with the information and practice you need to reach optimum results. Written by bestselling language-teaching experts Ronni L. Gordon and David M. Stillman, this book features essential Spanish words grouped together into similar themes such as daily life, food, house and home, travel, holidays, technology, arts, and the economy, helping you to grasp meanings and remember terms more easily. The unique presentation of vocabulary in context bridges the gap between words and conversation. You can practice your new vocabulary with more than 100 written exercises, including fill-in-the-blank, matching, translation, and composition. And Spanish Vocabulary Drills gives you access to an exclusive flashcard app for use on your smartphone, giving you a convenient, on-the-go tool for further language-learning reinforcement. Learn more than 2,500 essential terms Practice your vocabulary skills with more than 100 exercises Check your progress with a helpful answer key Study on-the-go with a free companion flashcard app Best of all, gain the confidence to communicate in Spanish!
Foreign Language Study

Perfect Phrases for ESL Conversation Skills

With 2,100 Phrases

Author: Diane Engelhardt

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071774076

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 9413

Use just the right phrases and master the art of conversation like a native speaker of English How do you share an experience from your home country? What should you say to start a conversation? How do you offer someone your advice? This handy reference will help you navigate social and business situations, with hundreds of ready-to-use English phrases that will help you converse with friends, collaborate with co-workers, and engage those around you. Inside find examples of Perfect Phrases for . . . Introductions - Let me introduce myself. Invitations - How about going to dinner on Friday? Decisions - What are our options? Disbelief - You're pulling my leg! Gifts - That's very thoughtful of you.
Foreign Language Study

The Ultimate Phrasal Verb Book

Author: Carl W. Hart

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764141201

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 410

View: 1053

(back cover) Second Edition Updated to reflect questions found on various recent ESL tests, this book presents 400 common phrasal verbs as they are used in everyday English. Phrasal verbs are verbs combined with prepositions or adverbs. Becoming familiar with phrasal verbs and understanding how they are commonly used as nouns (for example, breakup and show-off), or as adjectives (spaced-out, broken-down, stressed-out and many others) is essential to speaking and understanding modern English. Students preparing for the TOEFL or other ESL exams will find this book's many examples and exercises especially helpful
Foreign Language Study

McGraw-Hill Education Advanced Spanish Grammar

Author: Luis Aragones,Ramon Palencia

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071839003

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 3280

What you need to know to master advanced Spanish grammar McGraw-Hill Education: Advanced Spanish Grammar guides you through this often-difficult subject, clearly explaining complex grammar ideas and giving you the practice you need to reach your language goals. Written in clear, accessible Spanish, each chapter introduces one grammar topic followed by skill-building exercises, allowing you to learn and study at your own pace. At the end of this workbook, you will have mastered grammar areas such as gender, articles, adjectives, possessives, and verb tenses and will have gained the ultimate confidence in your Spanish grammar skills. Features: 106 units, each presenting one topic in a bite-sized, two-page format More than 400 exercises that give you real confidence in your new language skills A comprehensive grammar glossary highlighting essential concepts A bilingual glossary featuring hundreds of terms for quick reference Numerous illustrations and usage examples showing Spanish grammar in context Luis Aragones and Ramon Palencia are Spanish-language learning experts. Grupo SM is the third-largest educational publisher in the Spanish-speaking world. McGraw-Hill Education: Advanced Spanish Grammar is the third book in a three-part series. McGraw-Hill Education: Beginning Spanish Grammar and McGraw-Hill Education: Intermediate Spanish Grammar are also available for less experienced Spanish-language learners.
Foreign Language Study

Spanish Verb Workbook

Author: Frank R. Nuessel

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438081189

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 9684

This brand-new workbook makes a fine supplementary classroom text for high school and college-level courses in Spanish. Filled with exercises designed to improve students' fluency in speaking, understanding, and writing Spanish, this book's focus is on verbs and correct verb usage, with separate chapters for each tense—present, "gustar"-type verbs and present progressive, imperfect and imperfect progressive, present perfect indicative, pluperfect indicative, future, future perfect, conditional, conditional perfect, present subjunctive, imperfect subjunctive, present perfect subjunctive, pluperfect subjunctive, commands, passive voice, and non-finite verb forms. Verbs are presented with fundamental conjugation information and illustrative dialogues. The exemplary verb forms are shown in contrasting typeface to help readers understand the verb formation process. Additional learning features include crossword puzzles, notes on verb usage, and the use of object pronouns with verbs. The book's type is set in two colors.
Foreign Language Study

Easy Spanish Step-By-Step

Author: Barbara Bregstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071483179

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 1893

A proven grammar-based approach that gets you communicating in Spanish with confidence, right away Easy Spanish Step by Step proves that a solid grounding in grammar basics is the key to mastering a second language. Grammatical rules and concepts are clearly explained in order of importance, and more than 300 verbs and key terms are introduced on the basis of frequency. Numerous exercises and engaging readings help learners quickly build their Spanish speaking and comprehension prowess.
Foreign Language Study

Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish

Author: Margarita Madrigal

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0385410956

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

View: 3723

Advocates that the Madrigal method can teach the reader to read, write, speak, and think Spanish, even though the reader says "I can't"
Foreign Language Study

Fluent Forever

How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It

Author: Gabriel Wyner

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 038534810X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

View: 3732

The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
Foreign Language Study

Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions, Premium 3rd Edition

Author: Dorothy Richmond

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259586332

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 9093

Learn Spanish through practice, practice, practice! For over a decade, this has been the go-to workbook for study and mastery of the tricky pronouns and prepositions of the Spanish language. Now updated with new examples, this practical workbook is also enhanced with audio recordings of all the answers, accessible online and via app. Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions provides extensive exercises, giving you all the practice you need for mastery. Author Dorothy Richmond also has a uniquely clear way of explaining to you when and why a particular pronoun or preposition should be used, not just the correct forms. New and updated example sentences and translation passages. Clear explanations of all aspects of Spanish pronouns and prepositions. More than 100 engaging exercises, enhanced by free-access audio + text answers via pp that allows you to improve your accent and confidence in speaking. Bonus app content including flashcards and auto-fill glossary for quick look-up. Topics include: Subject Pronouns; Interrogative Pronouns; Pronouns as Objects of Prepositions; Possessive Pronouns; Demonstrative Pronouns; Numbers as Pronouns; Adjective Pronouns; Relative Pronouns; Direct Object Pronouns; Indirect Object Pronouns; Reflexive Object Pronouns; RID: Sentences with Two Object Pronouns; Reciprocal Pronouns; Se and the Passive Voice; Prepositions (and Related Terms)
Foreign Language Study

The Everything Spanish Practice Book

Hands-on Techniques to Improve Your Speaking And Writing Skills

Author: Julie Gutin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440523576

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 8932

¿Habla espanol? Are you ready to take your basic Spanish skills to the next level? Have you gotten all you can from your instructional textbooks? Do you like to learn in creative and fun ways? With exciting audio narrated by Con Salsa Radio Host Peter Martinez and with over 200 exercises, The Everything Spanish Practice Book with CD has everything needed to master the Spanish language. Ideal for the beginner and intermediate speaker alike, this fun and easy-to-follow guide is a complete learning experience. With emphasis on: Proper Spanish grammar and usage Vocabulary building techniques Instructional keys to pronunciation Comprehension and conversation skills Writing clearly and effectively The Everything Spanish Practice Book with CD is the ultimate resource for improving - and perfecting! - your Spanish.