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Spanish/English Parallel Text: La sorpresa (A1)

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(12 customer reviews)
Spanish / English Parallel Texts

Pilar and Javier are a happy young couple, despite the fact they live in different cities. To celebrate their anniversary, Pilar decides to surprise Javier. But things don’t go the way she had planned…

  • .pdf e-book
  • original text in Spanish / translation in English
  • 8 short chapters to read and study
  • Suitable for students at any level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Delivery: you will receive an automatic email with a download link immediately after completing your order. The download link is valid for three downloads and expires after seven days (so save a copy of the .pdf!)

£7.99 £0.00

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Spanish / English Parallel Texts

Pilar and Javier are a happy young couple, despite the fact they live in different cities. To celebrate their anniversary, Pilar decides to surprise Javier. But things don’t go the way she had planned…

  • .pdf e-book
  • original text in Spanish / translation in English
  • 8 short chapters to read and study
  • Suitable for students at any level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Delivery: you will receive an automatic email with a download link immediately after completing your order. The download link is valid for three downloads and expires after seven days (so save a copy of the .pdf!)

Parallel Texts – How To View The Chapters Side-By-Side!

Viewing the chapters of your parallel text ebook side by side (so as to compare the different languages) is not hard, but probably won’t happen automatically.

There are a few simple, free things you’ll need to do first.

The file is a .pdf so will open with whatever the default .pdf reader on your device is.

These can vary and will probably NOT show the chapters side-by-side, as intended.

For this reason, we recommend the free Adobe Reader, which is installed on many computers in any case.

If you don’t have it, download it here (though I’d suggest un-checking the ‘Optional Offers’…)

Once you have Adobe Reader installed, this is what you do:

  1. Download the file
  2. Don’t just click on it or it will open in a browser, which probably works differently
  3. Instead, view it in your device’s downloads file
  4. Open with Adobe Reader (right click on the file, choose ‘Open with’, select Adobe Reader)
  5. In Adobe Reader…
  6. Look in the menu (at the top) for ‘View’, then choose ‘Page display’
  7. Choose ‘two page view’ (for the parallel text) or ‘single page view’ for normal documents
  8. Use ‘View’ / ‘Read mode’ to make the text larger or smaller so that it fits your screen
  9. Use the ‘zoom’ and ‘page up/down’ buttons to navigate through the book

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.pdf ebook

12 reviews for Spanish/English Parallel Text: La sorpresa (A1)

  1. Toni (verified owner)

    This is the perfect book for beginners. All you need is a little background in Spanish to use it, and unknown words can be figured out by comparing the English to the Spanish. You can also test your knowledge by translating the English into Spanish or the Spanish into English, then look at the language you translated into to see if you got it right – even doing it word by word if you cover up the words you are translating into.

  2. Jonathan Olliffe (verified owner)

    It’s very good if you’re just starting. You realise you know more than you think.

  3. Usha (verified owner)

    Good level for advanced beginner learning spanish. The use of mostly present tense in the story telling did not make the story too challenging for this level. Enjoyed the suspense in the story.

  4. Clare Jones (verified owner)

    A fun read which made the learning process easy and enjoyable.

  5. Frank Wildensee (verified owner)

    Great story for advanced beginners.

  6. Peter Wood (verified owner)

    I was able to enjoy the Spanish, aided by the parallel text in English.
    My level is rusty A level, but other levels could enjoy it too.
    27th January 2019

  7. Tamara (verified owner)

    That’s good enough! I’m a tutor, and this book helps me to teach my students both Spanish and English.

  8. christina

    perfect for beginners

  9. Dave Wilson (verified owner)

    Just the right level for my beginners Spanish.

  10. Lynne Neale (verified owner)

    Excellent resource. Our Spanish intermediate class has been informally meeting during the summer to practice together. This has been an excellent tool for us. Thank you

  11. Valerie Guarino

    Great story ! I would like to print the story without the questions so I can scaffold for learner level. Enjoyable story!

  12. Carol (verified owner)

    This was a good story which kept my interest until the end. The English text would help beginners to follow the story in Spanish. I intend to go back and try to translate from the English into Spanish – this will be a challenge which will make it suitable for those at a higher level.

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