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Colección Descubre

CEFR levels A2 and above

Graded readers for adults and young adults with a near-beginner/intermediate level of Spanish.

 An innovative series of non-fiction graded readers, exploring Hispanic society from unique perspectives.

Focusing on gastronomy, sport, fashion, cinema and music, the Descubre collection seeks to foster a love of reading in Spanish and to excite students' curiosity about the rich cultures of Spain and Latin America.

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4 main reasons for choosing Colección Descubre:

1.  The books' topics can be explored in any order according to course structures/content and learners' interests.

2.  The magazine-style articles, reports, written accounts and audio excerpts present authentic language and vocabulary throughout.

3.   The authors' interviews are real-life with famous personalities from each sector.

4.  The striking, visually-attractive photos complement the texts, add context and aid memorisation.

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More reasons to choose these must-have resources:

5.  Additional cultural "snippets" serve to enrich the documents.

6.  Multiple opportunities are offered to reinforce grammar in an interesting way.

7.  The readers provide a perfect supplement to any Spanish-language or culture course at A2/B1 level.

8.  The books will appeal to anyone who wants to practise reading in Spanish outside the classroom. 

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Key objectives of
Colección Descubre:

- To develop and enhance students' knowledge of a range of cultural and societal themes relating to the Spanish-speaking world.

- To introduce readers to well-known figures from different creative sectors through personal interviews.

- To encourage learners to read for pleasure.

- To help learners hone their literacy and listening skills in Spanish.


Each reader incorporates the following:

- 8 units (1 topic per unit)

- 8 pages per unit,
as follows:

2 pages:  Thematic vocabulary to introduce the topic.
2 pages:  An interesting, narrative text to expand on the theme.
2 pages:  An attractive, magazine-style article to motivate learners.
2 pages:  An original interview with a protagonist from the sector.

Varied exercises on each page serve to assess understanding and help students prepare for the DELE exams.

An extensive, visual glossary (at the back of the book) to broaden vocabulary.

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El deporte

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