Living Spanish: A Grammar-based Course, Fifth Edition by R. P. Littlewood, revised by Rosa María Martín
This new sixth edition includes an up-to-date culture and vocabulary guide, allowing you to broaden your knowledge of contemporary language and customs.
Do you want to learn Spanish or brush up on what you know already? Are you planning a holiday in Spain or preparing for an exam? Are you looking for a course with a traditional approach to language learning, based on solid grammatical foundations, translation skills and practical vocabulary? If so, this is the course for you. The material covers a variety of everyday topics in a simple, concise manner. There are plenty of examples and explanations to illustrate how the language works and to build confidence. Each unit, designed to build systematically on what you have already learned, contains:
- reading material consisting of a story, dialogue or letter
- vocabulary notes
- clear grammar explanations
- questions for speaking practice
- 32pp test-yourself section giving you extra practice and allowing you to monitor your progress as you go through the course, helping you keep on top of tricky grammar points and regularly testing the vocabulary you're learning.
There are also revision units to help you practise what you are learning. At the back of the book, an exercise key enables you to check your answers while grammar and vocabulary sections provide a useful reference. The accompanying CD will help you with listening and speaking. In addition to a full pronunciation section, it contains reading passages or dialogues from the course book, followed by comprehension questions in Spanish, together with model answers.
Living Spanish: A Grammar-based Course, Fifth Edition - About the Author
Rosa María Martín, who has revised R. P. Littlewood's original course, is Director of the Language Learning Unit at Queen Mary and Westfield College and an experienced language teacher and adviser. She is a best-selling author and co-author of several language-teaching series, including the four-part school Spanish course Aventura Nueva.