Author(s): Carmen Arnaiz
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.
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.
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 Index