About This Chapter
Understanding Spanish Texts - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll review fun and informative lessons that can help you better understand Spanish texts. Our expert instructors will show you how to read and comprehend a variety of texts in Spanish, including news stories, tech reviews and fables. You'll also translate book-related vocabulary, study commands and learn about cognates. Complete the chapter at your own pace, and reach out to our instructors if you have any questions. The chapter is accessible on any computer or mobile device, which makes your studying experience flexible and convenient. When you're finished, you should be able to:
- Interpret Spanish vocabulary terms related to reading and book genres
- Explain Spanish cognates and false cognates
- Read and listen to fables, news stories, tech reviews and vacation conversations
- Make to-do lists with formal and informal commands
- Comprehend/analyze a variety of Spanish texts
1. Spanish Vocabulary: Terms About Reading & Book Genres
This lesson is designed to introduce you to vocabulary related to reading and book genres. You will read, listen to and memorize words like revista (magazine), libro (book) and ficción (fiction).
2. What are Cognates in Spanish? - False & True Examples
This lesson will teach you the definition of both cognates and false cognates in Spanish. Lists of common cognates and false cognates and their pronunciation are also covered.
3. Spanish Practice Activities: Fables
In this lesson, you will be reading two short fables in Spanish. Your knowledge of the preterite and imperfect tenses, your familiarity with the names of different animals, and the fact that you are probably familiar with the stories will all aid comprehension.
4. Spanish Practice Activities: Reading News Articles with the Preterite
We will apply the preterite tense in different situations describing events in the past that are completed actions, such as news articles and descriptions of past events. We will read some texts and answer some questions using the preterite.
5. Spanish Practice Activity: Reading & Listening to News Stories
It's always important to know what's happening around the world. In this lesson, you will be reading two news articles about emergencies and natural disasters in the Spanish-speaking world, as well as answering some questions about the readings.
6. Spanish Practice Activity: Read & Listen to Vacation Conversations
In this lesson, we will practice, read & listen to vacation conversations to practice comparatives and superlatives, the preterite of the verb ir (to go) in Spanish and some vocabulary of vacations.
7. To-Do Lists with Commands: Spanish Practice Activity
After studying formal and informal commands, you may want some practice. In this lesson, you'll get to see how commands are applied when making to-do lists. You'll also get a chance to review the difference between informal and formal commands.
8. Practice Activity: Read Tech Reviews in Spanish
In this lesson, test your reading comprehension in Spanish relating to this chapter's vocabulary about technology. Also, pay attention to the use of conocer, saber and object pronouns.
9. Analyzing & Comprehending Spanish Texts
This lesson gives you two texts in Spanish along with comprehension questions so that you practice identifying and understanding the main idea, point of view, audience, and new vocabulary words. Comprehension questions are in Spanish and English.
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