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Upgrade Your Spanish





ISBN 9780340761861
Published June 1, 2001 by Routledge
192 Pages

 
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Book Description

Upgrade your Spanish is the ideal guide for students wanting a better grade in their Spanish exams. It offers a thirty day revision programme that is guaranteed to improve your results. In the countdown to exams, students should simply spend between 30 minutes to an hour a day with this book, and see their mark go up a grade!

This short revision guide focuses on three key strategies for improving your exam results: 1) Eliminating basic errors and slips of the pen; 2) Increasing and consolidating your vocabulary; 3) Moving on from school-book Spanish.

Table of Contents

Day 1 Agreements
Day 2 Describing people
Day 3 Upgrade your style: easy but elegant constructions using the subjunctive
Day 4 Accents for reasons other that stress rules
Day 5 Vocabulary: politics
current affairs
Day 6 Regular verb forms
Day 7 Vocabulary: the visual arts
Day 8 Accents for reasons of stress rules
Day 9 Vocabulary: literature
Day 10 Ser and estar
Day 11 Vocabulary: geography (including statistics)
Day 12 Constructions of time (desde hace etc.)
Day 13 Style: rhetorical signposts
Day 14 Vocabulary: history (including dates)
Day 15 Radical-changing verbs
Day 16 Vocabulary: music
Day 17 Verbs with unexpected dependent prepositions
Day 18 Vocabulary: cinema
Day 19 Patterns of irregularity in verbs
Day 20 Vocabulary: education
Day 21 Conditional sentences
Day 22 Vocabulary: health
Day 23 Style: dialogue and reported speech
Day 24 Spelling changes
Day 25 Vocabulary: science
Day 26 Imperatives
Day 27 Vocabulary: similes
Day 28 Assorted minor points
Day 29 Vocabulary: some useful set expressions for discursive writing
Day 30 Medley of mixed exercises.

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