How to use the materials

How to use the materials

  • Although no specialist knowledge of phonetics and linguistics is expected, there are a number of technical terms which will be used throughout the course. You will already be familiar with some of them, but if not, then do not worry – each term is clearly explained the first time it is introduced and a Glossary for quick reference can be found on the next page.

It must be emphasized that while plenty of spoken practice is offered in the book, you should not feel any sense of frustration or failure if you cannot master the production of language at once – the goal of A viva voz is to provide sufficient awareness of the features of Spanish pronunciation that long-term improvement of understanding and speaking Spanish can take place. You would do well to return to the exercises at a later date to consolidate what you have learned and to check that you can still do it – as with learning to play a musical instrument, you need to achieve the facility to ‘play the piece’ well every time, not just once.

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