Presenting twenty individual grammar points in lively and realistic contexts, Basic Spanish is an accessible reference grammar with related exercises in one, easy to follow volume. Beginning with the simpler aspects of Spanish and progressing on to more complex areas, each chapter contains grammar points that are followed by examples and exercises selected to reinforce the topic.
A first-class introduction to the language, features of this practical book include:
* authentic reading texts to encourage an understanding of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries
* reference to Latin American usage where appropriate
* abundant exercises with full answer key
* glossary of grammatical terms.
Clearly presented and user-friendly, Basic Spanish provides readers with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations, making it an ideal reference and practice resource for both beginners and students with some knowledge of the language.
Table of Contents
Pronunciation and stress
Unit 1 Nouns and articles
Unit 2 Numbers, times and dates
Unit 3 Subject pronouns and preset tense
of regular verbs
Unit 4 Present tense of common irregular verbs
Unit 5 Interrogatives
Unit 6 Negatives
Unit 7 Adjectives and adverbs
Unit 8 Ser and estar
Unit 9 Demonstratives
Unit 10 Comparatives and superlatives
Unit 11 Object pronouns
Unit 12 Gustar
Unit 13 Radical changing verbs
Unit 14 Reflexive verbs
Unit 15 Present continuous tense
Unit 16 Possessives
Unit 17 Preterite tense
Unit 18 Imperfect tense
Unit 19 Perfect and pluperfect tenses
Unit 20 Future tense
Key to exercises
Glossary of grammatical terms
Irene Wilkie is author of our Modern Spanish Grammar Workbook (2e), and Assoc Head of Language and Linguistics, UWE.
Dr Carmen Arnaiz is a Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the University of the West of England.