Basic Spanish

A Grammar and Workbook

By Carmen Arnaiz, Irene Wilkie

© 2004 – Routledge

170 pages

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Paperback: 9780415355018
pub: 2005-11-03
US Dollars$38.95

About the Book

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


About the Authors

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.

About the Series

Grammar Workbooks

These titles combine explanation with exercise work. The Basic Grammar Workbooks are for learners starting at elementary level. Intermediate Grammar Workbooks follow on from these and are for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each combines clear, concise grammar explanations with communicatively oriented exercises to help build confidence and fluency.
Suitable for independent learners and students on taught courses, the Basic and Intermediate volumes together form a structured course of the essentials of each language's grammar.

All Grammar Workbooks are available as inspection copies.

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