Cambridge International Aspectos del Mundo Hispano: Lectura y Puesta en Practica (2nd edition)
Author/s: Elvira Sancho and Manuel Frutos-Pérez
encourages an analytical method of study, helping students to develop the vocabulary needed to understand and talk about important issues in modern Hispanic society. It is suitable for IB and A level.
complements Advanced Level Spanish course books by providing practice in reading and understanding longer texts, encouraging an analytical method of study. Students will also develop the vocabulary needed to understand and talk about important issues in modern Hispanic society.
The eight photocopiable self-study units are based on authentic texts dealing with the following topics: Estereotipos culturales; La biodiversidad; Tradiciones de Mexico; La cultura de los jovenes; La interpretacion de los suenos; La mujer en la sociedad espanola; Campanas antitabaquismo en el trabajo and La ensenanza en el instituto.
Lively, interesting and carefully graded, the exercises begin with identification of key words and comprehension questions followed by detailed and precisely focused practice with the new vocabulary, grammar and phrases. Units conclude with a written and speaking exercise.
Extensive 'Correcciones y explicaciones' sections give correct answers to and commentaries on the exercises, in addition to sample essays. Grammar and shades of meaning are explained simply but thoroughly, so that students can develop their language skills rapidly without the need to work closely with a teacher.