Pasos is the course for anyone wishing to learn Spanish from scratch. Whether learning for work or pleasure, Pasos gives a thorough grounding in the language enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand a language spoken by over 400 million people. Pasos 1, the first part of the course, introduces the key structures of the language over 14 thematic lessons with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Authentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Spain and Latin America. From the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. Clear examples and explanations make the grammar easy to absorb, and emphasis is placed on the acquisition of a wide range of essential vocabulary from an early stage. Balance and variety are prominent features of the Pasos course: a balance of freer activities and graded, accuracy-based tasks; a balance of presentation and practice of new language items; a balance between the study and use of grammar and vocabulary, the cornerstones of language-learning.There are regular opportunities for revision and consolidation, and vocabulary and grammar support are given both at the end of each lesson and in full at the end of the book. The third edition has been revised and updated to take account of developments in modern life, such as new technology and practical communication. Units begin with a Preparate page of activities and include extra grammar tasks. Rincon Cultural is an additional feature presenting short texts of cultural interest and each unit ends with an Autoevaluacion self-assessment checklist enabling students to review what they have learnt. Pasos 1 is ideal for group and individual study and covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level.
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Rosa Maria Martin is Director of the Language Learning Unit at Queen Mary and Westfield College and an experienced language teacher and adviser. Martyn Ellis is Principal of Target Language Services and is a renowned specialist in language teaching and learning. Both are best-selling authors of several language-teaching series, including the 4-part schools Spanish course Aventura.
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Book Description Hodder Arnold, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110340929227