In Pasos 2, the second part of the two-stage Pasos course, the language skills learnt in Pasos 1 are consolidated and extended enabling learners to develop an ability to communicate confidently at a higher level. They will also gain an insight into the history, customs and everyday life of modern Spain and Latin America. The course encourages active and realistic use of the language over a wide range of themes and situations throughout its fourteen topic-based lessons. There is a wealth of up-to-date authentic reading and listening materials as well as speaking and writing tasks based on everyday situations in Spain and Latin America. The tasks draw on learners' opinions, experience and knowledge of the world and are set against a background of more controlled presentation and practice of essential grammatical items. Each lesson is subdivided into stand-alone sections which provide an integrated task-based approach. As with Pasos 1, there are regular opportunities for revision, and vocabulary and grammar summaries are provided both at the end of each lesson and in separate reference sections.
Preparate features prepare learners for new language and topics and lessons end with an Autoevaluacion self-assessment feature. The book contains a two-way glossary. Pasos 2 is a useful resource for the student in the classroom as well as the learner studying alone. The pack contains: * a 272-page full colour Coursebook * two Support Books giving answers to the exercises in the third edition coursebook and full recording transcripts * 3 audio CDs providing a balance of authentic location and studio recordings with a variety of Spanish accents, including Latin American voices
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division