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Deep Spanish Exercise Books

Hi folks,

Does anyone know of any Spanish exercise books that just have pages and pages and pages of grammar exercises going from everything from the basic verbs to the advanced and very high level topics?

I'm having a fight with an exercise book I brought today that seems to give a few pages of questions and that's it. I don't see that as anyway of practicing, I'll be done in 5 minutes and the exercise 'completed.'

I'm looking for a hardcore solution where I can get stuck in for up to an hour a day on all the bits of grammar and essentially use it as training, as footballers do when they train every day, rather than say to my teacher 'I've done my homework, look how good I am' and we move onto the next topic assuming I've learnt it.

Most exercise books I've seen are more of a tick the box solution rather than a long term training regime.

Any ideas? I'm open to paid online solutions too but I'd prefer to write answers down on paper.

Thanks a lot

Charlie

2 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Karpathian
Karpathian
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Hello Charlie,

I used this one and think it is pretty good.

Linky: Practice Makes Perfect Spanish

I got to a point in Duolingo where I was more focused on why a sentence was formed a particular way and this gave me some much needed pointers. I have been using my lunch break to knuckle down on it and it took me months to complete.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlieBloxham

Thanks a lot mate. Looks like a good option. How do you feel it moves you from intermediate to a more fluent level?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Karpathian
Karpathian
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To be honest, it has provided me with ammunition and confidence to pursue language learning and so I would still consider myself a beginner. Although I have completed all of the exercises I now need to actively practice those skills in the real world, and dip back into the book as required.

The problem was I starting struggling with duolingo, and I was concentrating more on why a sentence was structured in a particular way. For example

Les voy a cocinar paella.
Voy a cocinar les paella.

Once I knew that a framework existed and I had an awareness of the rules my progress became much easier.

I actually bought mine from amazon and they offer a look inside option as well as reviews. If you don't like the look of the first few pages, then you probably won't like the rest.

Look Inside and Reviews

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlieBloxham

Thanks mate. Appreciate the time you've taken to answer.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathangrant00
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Hmmmmm, I have a book called "Spanish for Dummies". It goes into some detail and it's pretty long. I would recommend it for sure.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlieBloxham

Thanks Jonathan. I've used that before, what I'm after is a mega book full of exercises rather than text explanations

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathangrant00
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Oh, I'm sorry, I must have misunderstood your question. I guess I need one of those as well. :)

2 years ago