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Best Reading Books

Best books to learn Spanish while you read a novel or adapted reading book

A2-B1 Spanish for intermediate level and GCSE reading books

“Kate en Las Fallas” libro de lectura para estudiantes de español

  • Nivel intermedio – B1. Nivel GCSE Higher según el sistema educativo británico.
  • Puedes leer el libro de forma gratuita con Kindle Unlimited, o comprarlo en papel o en formato electrónico.
  • En este libro aparece el vocabulario y las expresiones en negrita, repetidas para facilitar su aprendizaje  traducidas en un apartado del libro, en un quizlet y en la web.
  • En nuestra web puedes aprender con dos actividades que incluyen una unidad de Quizlet (programa para aprender vocabulario), las pruebas de comprensión y las soluciones. www.howtounlockspanish.com/kateenlasfallas

“El Quijote para estudiantes de español”

  • Libro de Don Quijote adaptado a un nivel A2-B1 y un uso de lengua menos antiguo.
  • Nivel intermedio. Las construcciones no son complejas, el vocabulario es más complicado.
  • Aprende español con Don Quijote de la Mancha, escrita por Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra en 1605 y 1615.
  • Según algunos el segundo libro más leído de la historia.
  • En nuestra web puedes aprender con dos actividades que incluyen una unidad de Quizlet (programa para aprender vocabulario), ejercicios de traducción y vídeos en inglés y español para ayudarte a acercarte a “El Quijote”.
  • Actividad 1
  • Actividad 2

“El Principito”

  • Puedes leer y oir en español el libro ‘El Principito’ escrito por Antoine de Saint-Exupéry para aprender español y reflexionar sobre lo que este agradable cuento te hace pensar.
  • Hemos elaborado una lista de vocabulario y expresiones que encontrarás en nuestro post.
  • Puedes leer este cuento en papel u online y además escucharlo mientras lees si utilizas el audiolibro. En el enlace de la imagen puedes verlo y comprarlo.

Easy learning Spanish idioms

  • Este libro tiene muchas más expresiones españolas explicadas por temática (salud, felicidad, sueños….)
  • Cada expresión incluye la traducción literal, la traducción según su significado y un ejemplo
  • Artículos similares en nuestra web:
  • https://howtounlockspanish.com/diez-expresiones-con-toros/

“Las fallas de Valencia: Mucho más que un sueño” por Encarnación Galindo

  • Para estudiantes de español desde nivel A2 (beginners 2).
  • Libro de guiones (scripts) con actividades para antes de la lectura y después de leer los fragmentos.
  • En nuestra web puedes aprender con dos artículos que incluyen la descripción y vídeo sobre Las Fallas y el vocabulario necesario para aprender sobre Las Fallas.

Beginners and KS3 Spanish

We have personally created one of the best books to learn Spanish for complete beginners that also works as a good foundation for your Spanish GCSE

Revision, workbook and flashcards: How to unlock Spanish

  • It includes exercises, revision charts (grammar and vocabulary), and original decks of Spanish and English reversible flashcards with useful expressions organised by topic.
  • Learn how to buy, pay, ask for directions, book a table or a room, hire a bike, order in a restaurant, send a letter, and much more.
  • This book is level A1 on the common European framework of reference (CEFR).
  • Topics covered: numbers, dates, time, family, daily routine, weather, physical and character description, clothes, rooms of the house, furniture, food, parts of the body, illnesses, colours, and main adjectives among other topics.
  • Grammar content: present tense charts and exercises, ser/estar/tener, “gustar” and similar verbs, articles, , reflexive verbs, comparatives and superlatives
  • If you are a beginner and you wish to learn Spanish for travel or Spanish for holidays this book is for you.
  • Use them on their own or together with a game board (also included)

Workbook: Key Stage Three Spanish

  • Use it from the beginning of year 9 or as a summer revision book for holidays.
  • Use it during year 10 and 11 as a reminder of the foundation you are supposed to remember from year 9.
  • The best GCSE Spanish book for the first steps.
  • Includes only the answers, no online material and no audio.
  • Content: Beginner vocabulary and exercises. Offers a nice check list and practice.
  • This book is a nice reminder of the foundation needed later in year 10 and year 11.
  • Includes the answers at the end of the book.

Spanish GCSE and Intermediate Spanish Level Books

Workbooks

  • Use it from the beginning of year 10 or as a summer revision book for holidays in year 10 and for revision in the exam.
  • The good thing about this book is that the questions are graded and the student can start doing “exam- type questions” from the beginning.
  • Nevertheless if you are taking the Higher Tier and you are about to take the exam, I recommend the book above for last revision exam practise
  • The best GCSE Spanish workbook for practising gradually.
  • Content: reading, listening, writing and speaking exam-type questions per topic.
  • There is one topic per page. The speaking and listening can be practised with audio files online.
  • The questions are graded depending on difficulty. It does include the answers at the end of the book.
  • Use it as exam revision when you already covered all the grammar and the topic you are going to test yourself with.
  • This is the best book to learn Spanish when you already reached the end of year 10 or year 11 and you have quite a level.
  • All the questions are higher and difficult, so this book is grate if you are about to take the exam.
  • Content: reading, listening, writing and translation exercises per topic. There are grammar exercises at the end of the book.
  • The exercises are great because they are exam-like questions: they mix the vocabulary, grammar and expressions all throughout the topics.
  • It does include the answers and transcripts at the end of the book.

Revision Guides

  • Use it from the beginning.
  • Learn topic by topic what you need to know and how to improve your answers.
  • This is the best book to learn Spanish GCSE for exam revision (but condensed).
  • Content: It has the key vocabulary per topic. It is very condensed. Offers reading, listening and writing example exercises, but it is not really a book for practising.
  • It has a great list of vocabulary at the end of the book and the answers to the exercises.
  • It does include exam description, tips and advice.

Textbooks

  • Use it from the beginning of year 10.
  • Use it if you are going to prepare the GCSE Spanish on your own or if your school notes were not good at all.
  • This is the best book to learn Spanish GCSE theory, practise and revision book for learning on your own (self-study).
  • Content: deep revision of the content by topic, quick tests and practice after every topic.
  • There is review questions and mixed practise of the topics together.
  • There is a long section about grammar that will help you master grammar issues (explanation with a lot of exercises).
  • This book has exam practise and tips.

Grammar (beginners and intermediate)

  • En este libro podrás practicar gramática y traducción
  • Este libro tiene los ejercicios y explicaciones sobre los puntos más importantes de gramática, incluyendo los tiempos verbales (tenses).
  • Nivel GCSE Higher o B1 (nivel intermedio).

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