Using Spanish Vocabulary

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August 2003



This book provides a comprehensive and structured vocabulary for all levels of undergraduate Spanish courses. It offers a broad coverage of the concrete and abstract vocabulary relating to the physical, cultural, social, commercial and political environment, as well as exposure to commonly encountered technical vocabulary. The accompanying exercises for private study and classroom use are designed to promote precision and awareness of nuance and register, develop good dictionary use, and encourage effective learning. The book includes both Iberian and Latin American vocabulary, and clearly identifies differences between the two varieties.


1. El ser humano/The human being; 2. La personalidad humana/The human personality; 3. Los alimentos, las bebidas y la ropa/Food, drink and clothes; 4. La salud/health; 5. La familia y la casa/Family and home; 6. La ciudad/City life; 7. La sociedad civil y religiosa/Social and religious life; 8. La vida del campo/Life in the countryside; 9. El tiempo (duracion) y calculos/Time and calculations; 10. (1) La Naturaleza y el universo/Nature and the universe; 10. (2) La ecologia y energia/Ecology and energy (exercises only); 11. La vida economica/Economic life 1; 12. La vida economica/Economic life 2; 13. Transporte/Transportation; 14. Ocio (esparcimiento M) y turismo/Leisure and tourism; 15. Educacion/Education; 16. Letras y ciencias/Arts and sciences; 17. Bellas artes y artes plasticas/Fine arts and plastic arts; 18. La geografia y la historia/Geography and history; 19. La politica/Politics; 20. La guerra y la paz/War and peace.


R.E. Batchelor is an experienced teacher of Spanish and the author of numerous books in this and related fields, including Using Spanish (with C. Pountain 1992), Using Spanish Synonyms (1994), Using French, 3rd edition (2000), and Using French Synonyms (with M. Offord, 1993). He has also published numerous articles of literary, philosophical and historical interest. Miguel A. San Jose is Deputy Head Teacher at the Instituto de Educacion Secundaria 'La Merced' in Valladolid, Spain. He is also a national examiner in various subjects. He has studied in a number of fields and his rich and varied background has inspired his published writings, short stories and poetry.


'With a systematic approach, no one could fail to improve their awareness of Spanish vocabulary. But this is also a fascinating book for learners at any level beyond the basics to dip into or browse.' Times Higher Education Supplement
EAN: 9780521008624
ISBN: 052100862X
Untertitel: 1000 exercises. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2003
Seitenanzahl: 706 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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