Improve your spoken Spanish from home with 101 real-world conversations in simple, everyday Spanish.
"I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers
Real Spanish people don't speak like your textbook… so it's no wonder you feel unprepared when it's your turn to speak! This book fixes that. For the first time, you'll learn to speak Spanish in the REAL world, with 101 authentic conversations in simple, spoken Spanish, so you can become confident in the words, phrases and expressions you need to communicate like a local.
You'll be transported into a real-world story that unfolds between six Spanish characters, told by the people themselves in 101 authentic conversations. Over 15,000 words of real Spanish, you'll immerse yourself in a gripping Spanish drama and get an education in natural Spanish in the process.
In this story, two friends, Alicia and Nuria, arrive in Madrid for what they think will be a relaxing vacation exploring the city. Things, however, take an unexpected turn when they discover some vary valuable paintings in one of Madrid's antique markets . . .
Here's what you'll get:
Over 15,000 words of dialogue - an unparalleled resource that will immerse you in Spanish, at a level you can understand, so you can learn real spoken Spanish without getting lost or overwhelmedReal, daily spoken Spanish throughout - it's as if we held up a microphone and recorded the exact words coming out of people's mouths - so you can learn the expressions that real people use on the street (not in textbooks). You'll sound more authentic when you speak and make Spanish-speaking friends more easilySituational dialogues from typical daily circumstances, so you'll prepare yourself to survive realistic Spanish encounters, in shops and cafés, and make meeting people and making arrangements second natureConversations that are carefully written to be accessible for beginners (A2-B1 on the CEFR), so you can start to learn from real, spoken conversations, even as a beginner, without having to go through the rollercoaster of difficult conversations with strangersEach conversation is limited to around 15 lines of dialogue (150 words), so you can get that crucial sense of achievement and motivation when you finish each conversation, and say "I actually understood all of that!"Word lists with English definitions in every chapter, so you can get instant translations of any difficult words and focus on reading and enjoying the stories rather than wasting time in a dictionarySummaries of each conversation which contextualise each dialogue, so you can easily follow the plot and enjoy the story without getting lost
The story is set in Spain and includes expressions that are typical in Castilian Spanish. However, since the conversations use mostly "neutral" Spanish, you'll have plenty to learn, whether you're learning the Spanish of Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, or even your local Spanish-speaking community!
Created by Olly Richards, internationally-renowned language teacher and author, 101 Conversations in Spoken Spanish gives you an education in real Spanish that you won't find anywhere else. You'll be better prepared for using Spanish in the real world, speak with more confidence, and take a giant leap towards fluency in Spanish!
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