Yes, the grocery stores are packed, and the shelves are bare. People are stocking up. Yesterday when I went to Pacific City, a shopping, dining and entertainment center, there was a line of cars to get into the underground parking. The restaurants were full. Then this morning when I was at dog beach walking with friends, one friend had been to a bar the previous day. We need to take the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci. We need to take this virus seriously by stop going to restaurants, bars and other nonessential public places.
What can you do while you’re staying home? You can download or order a workbook from Fisher Hill publishers to improve language skills. We have workbooks for Spanish speaking teens and adults to learn English and we have workbooks to help English speakers learn Spanish.
Fisher Hill’s English for the Spanish Speaker series has four workbooks and each workbook has eight lessons. https://fisher-hill.com/english-series-to-english-for-the-spanish-speaker/ In Books 1 and 2, the lessons are about every day activities. In Books 3 and 4, four lessons are about every day activities and the other four are about United States history or government. The print in the workbooks is large. The reading level in Book 1 is at the first and second grade level. The books get progressively more difficult. The reading level for Book 4 is at the fourth grade reading level. Each lesson begins with a vocabulary list, then a conversation, story, activity pages, and finally an answer key. The lessons are bilingual with the word lists, conversations, and stories presented in Spanish and English. The directions for the activity pages are in Spanish but the activities are in English. There are two dictionaries at the back of each workbook: a Spanish dictionary and an English dictionary. There is a CD available for each workbook so the student can listen to the vocabulary lists, conversations and stories in English. The workbooks and CDs can be downloaded from our website.
Fisher Hill’s Spanish Made Fun and Easy series has two workbooks and each workbook has twelve lessons. https://fisher-hill.com/product-category/spanish-category/ Each lesson deals with a common theme, i.e., Breakfast, Telling Time, Going to the Doctor, etc. At the end of the books are two dictionaries: Spanish-English and English-Spanish.
Each lesson is divided into eight parts. First, there is a vocabulary list. Beginning Spanish is included as well as the vocabulary of the particular theme. The definite article is placed in front of each Spanish noun on the list, letting the student know whether it is a feminine or masculine noun. Then there is a conversation in order to use the vocabulary in a common situation. Next is a story related to the theme which reinforces the vocabulary and the conversation. The fourth page of each lesson is an exercise that requires choosing a word from the vocabulary list and then writing it in a sentence that is missing that word. The next three pages are a variety of activity pages. At the end of each lesson are the answers to the exercises.
Adults and teens like our workbooks because the pace is reasonable, print is large, directions are in Spanish and the content is for older students. There’s an answer key at the the end of each lesson or at the back of the workbook.
Visit us online at www.Fisher-Hill.com to view all of our workbooks. If you have any questions about our workbooks or how to navigate our website, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-888-407-1187.
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