Las Pastillas de Oro
Totally InTense Spanish Book 1: Present Tense
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Interesting mini-novels with vocabulary and grammar lessons for language beginners. This first book in the Spanish series is written entirely in the present tense. Additional tenses and grammatical elements are gradually introduced in the story. New words and concepts are explained right there in the margins, so you can leave the dictionary on the shelf. Read the introduction for a review of basic language concepts. Then, if you need a grammar review after starting the book, it's easy to go back to the explanation page, then return to your reading.
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This book has helped me heaps! I’m so glad to finally have a book like this in my life. Highly recommended!
I loved this book! As a Spanish student it was so helpful to have questions answered right in the margins! Being able to click to get more information was really helpful. I found that being able to read a novel written in only the present tense was soooo much easier than deciphering the bland, boring Spanish language text books I've been using. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
It's like in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince when Harry finds the potion book full of useful notes, and suddenly he is the best one in the class.
Once you get used to the color coding and what each is associated with, reading through this book is a breeze. Everything is explained clearly and in detail, but the notes are not so much in the way so as to stop you from just reading the story. Not only are the most words translated, but there are explanations as to why they are pronounced the way they are. No dictionary required!
I would recommend this book to any Spanish beginner looking to improve their reading and comprehension skills.