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Old 3rd November 2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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Hi All

I have quite a few of the 'Practice Makes Perfect 'books ...Grammar, Grammar Drills, Verb Tenses, Verb Drills, Pronouns and Prepositions etc.....they're all good books but which would be the best one to start with?

i have all the 'Notes in Spanish' podcasts and transcripts but also want to do some written work, which these books allow.

Any thoughts would be most welcome.

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Frank
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Old 4th November 2009, 09:11 AM   #2
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The bad news is - all at once Joking aside, trying to work through a complete book of this type is mind bendingly boring, so I'd advise doing some of each and as you find weak areas in your skills, then concentrate on that particular area for a few days.
Like all learning processes - a little and often, rather than long sessions.
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The bad news is - all at once Joking aside, trying to work through a complete book of this type is mind bendingly boring, so I'd advise doing some of each and as you find weak areas in your skills, then concentrate on that particular area for a few days.
Like all learning processes - a little and often, rather than long sessions.
Buena suerte
Good advice!

I would add that you should also read newspapers and good literature regularly. Even though you might need to look them up from time to time, the practice gradually gets your brain to recognise regular grammatical constructions when you read them time after time. [I have found this particularly helpful with sequencing of verbs, the use of subjunctives and uses of the various past tenses.]
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