If this is you, then you're in the right place!
Remember, being in regular contact with the written language - and with correct forms of Spanish - will also improve your ability to communicate with the spoken language. This is - after all - how we learnt a better command of our own mother tongues.
How does it work?
- Read the background text in English which explains what you're going to read about in Spanish;
- Read the comprehension questions in English - and, if you can, try and predict the answers;
- Read the text in Spanish, with the English comprehension questions to hand;
- Try and answer the English comprehension questions in Spanish; if this is too hard, answer them in English;
- If you're still having problems understanding the Spanish text, use Google Translate to compare the original Spanish with the automatically translated English.* The translation is never perfect - but it's generally good enough to allow you to understand. A tip: if you hover your cursor over the translated page, you'll be able to see the original Spanish right next to the translated English;
- Answer the comprehension questions as in step 4;
- Sign up to the newsletter - and doublecheck your answers the following day;
*The best way of using Google Translate is to copy and paste the URL (the web page address up at the top of your browser) of the Spanish text you're studying into the left-hand part of the Google Translate page. It will then generate a link to the translated text on the right-hand side. All you need to do is click on this - and, hey presto!, you have the original web page in English! Here is where you can hover over a sentence and see the original Spanish. Clever, eh?
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