Better Reading Spanish, 2nd Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-11
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Sharpen your Spanish language skills through readings about its speakers' daily lives and culture Better Reading Spanishoffers you entertaining, "real world" texts to help you understand and learn more Spanish vocabulary and phrases. Each chapter features articles that cover a specific topic, such as cuisine, music, sports, film and theater, art, the family, today's lifestyle, or politics and history. Along the way, you will find instruction and exercises to help develop improved reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary. The articles become gradually more difficult as you proceed through the book to keep you challenged and engaged. Better Reading Spanishis an easy, engaging way to boost your language skills and learn more about the language and its speakers as you go.

Table of Contents

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La cocina
Guía para la buena alimentación A nutrition chart
Menú de México A menu from a Mexican restaurant
Gazpacho A recipe from a Spanish cookbook
Piña The story of a fruit native to the Americas
El cumpleaños de Frida Kahlo A Mexican dinner party
Pastel chabela An excerpt from a Mexican novel
La música
Discos A magazine review of compact discs
La música y vitalidad de Compay Segundo A Cuban musician
Los premios Grammy Latinos The Latin Grammys
Los Rabanes A Panamanian group
Del Gado y la música andina Keeping Inca music alive
Tomatito A Flamenco artist
El tango The Argentine music and dance
Si se calla el cantor An Argentine folk song
Recuerdos de la niñez Excerpts from three novels: one Puerto Rican, one Spanish, one Peruvian
Los deportes
Todos somos Guerreros A flyer from a baseball game
Deportes acuáticos en Costa Rica Diverse water sports
Lorena Ochoa, golfista extraordinaria Mexico’s star female golfer
Más allá del béisbol, la vida de Roberto Clemente A baseball legend
El ciclismo y la salud The benefits of cycling
Top 7 de ejercicios que queman muchas calorías Calorie-burning activities
Lo que se necesita para ganar Winning in the NBA
Noticias históricas del béisbol Baseball news
Tres historias Soccer stories retold by a Uruguayan author
El cine y el teatro
Películas hispanas ganadoras al Óscar por Mejor Película de Habla no Inglesa Best foreign film Oscar winners
Solas A Spanish movie
Todo sobre mi madre A Spanish Oscar
Carlos Saura A Spanish filmmaker
Yo nunca quise ser escritor A Chilean writer and movie critic
Fundación Arlequín Teatro A program from a theater in Paraguay
El fabricante de deudas An excerpt from a Peruvian play
El arte
Museos A tourist leaflet from Honduras
El arco iris A poem by a Mexican painter
El muralismo mexicano The story of mural painting in Mexico
Frida Kahlo A Mexican painter
Pablo Picasso Spanish genius
Salvador Dalí An individualist from Spain
Fernando Botero A painter and sculptor from Colombia
A la manera de Frida Kahlo An Argentine poet on a Mexican painter
Graffiti A poem about another painter
La familia
El árbol familiar A family tree
La celebración del matrimonio The wedding ceremony
A mi hija Flor de María A father’s poem
La familia: un invento maravilloso A young mother’s reflections
La familia de Marcela A nontraditional family
Un padre A famous father
Los abuelos Traditional and modern games in Mexico
Cuentos Family relationships in prose from Bolivia
La primera clase de ballet A daughter’s first dance lesson
El estilo de vida hoy
Persiguiendo el sueño bilingüe Bringing up a child bilingually
Mi PC A song from the Dominican Republic
Cristina The Cuban-American talk show hostess
Oscar de la Renta Fashion designer from the Dominican Republic
Carolina Herrera, qué mujer New York designer from Venezuela
Edward James Olmos: Embajador de la buena voluntad Mexican-American goodwill ambassador
Un día insólito A day in the life of a modern man—Excerpt from a novel
La historia y la política
Cronología A time line
Simón Bolívar Sayings of a South American hero
Celebrando la independencia Bolivian Independence Day customs
El Canal de Panamá An engineering marvel
La pacifista A Colombian peacemaker
Mario Vargas Llosa, el político detrás del escritor The political side of the Nobel Laureate
Ernesto Che Guevara Life of the Argentine-born revolutionary
Una conversación entre marido y mujer An Argentine power couple—Excerpt from a novel
Continuing to read
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