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Spanish in Your Face!

Spanish in Your Face!
Author/Publisher: Luc Nisset, Mary McVey Gill
Emphasis: Vocabulary
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A face is worth 1,001 Spanish words

Is this man calmado or ansioso? Relajado or estresado? You can easily see by the look on his face that he is stressed out: ansioso and estresado. Using the stories that our faces, appearance, and gestures tell, Spanish in Your Face helps you learn and remember essential Spanish vocabulary and everyday expressions relating to personality, attitudes, moods, and emotions.

This hugely entertaining book is packed with illustrations that will tickle your funny bone and fine-tune your ability to communicate, face-to-face, in Spanish.

About the Author
Luc Nisset is an experienced illustrator and materials developer, with experience working with advertising agencies, and the French, African, Dominican, Haitian and US governments, producing health educational brochures and booklets. He has self-published "le Clin d'Oeil de France," a French-language mazagine, and has also specialized in illustrating idiomatic language books, including: 101 Spanish Idioms, 101 French Idioms, 101 Spanish Riddles, Streetwise French Dictionary/Thesaurus, Streetwise Italian, The Big Red Book of Spanish Slang (2005).


Mary McVey Gill is an experienced author of Spanish and ESL textbooks and language-learning materials. She is co-author of The Red Hot Book of Spanish Slang and Streetwise Spanish Dictionary/Thesaurus.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (November 7, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071432973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071432979
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review:

    3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - type on many pages is too small to be legible
type on many pages is too small to be legible and cannot be enlaregd on the kindle


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars - Not for beginners
Amusing illustrations, but as a learning tool it's a bit less than perfect. Possibly for those who have been learning Spanish for 3 or 4 years. You might try it every now and then for a phrase to add to your basic vocabulary.

Fine art design.


Rating: 4 out of 5 stars - A teacher's review - Great supplement for most students
This is neat! Do not mistake it for a text or curriculum to actually learn the Spanish language. However, as a supplement, it is a really neat way to increase your vocabulary, as well as learn idioms, phrases, and countless ways to express yourself. My Spanish 2 students enjoyed passing this around in class while they were working on a recent story project. To describe characters, or yourself, this is a GREAT resource.

However, even my Spanish 2 students were a little hesitant with pronunciation, and I do wish that more books would include phonetic pronunciation - just to enhance the reader's confidence in using the phrases.

The book includes topics via an OPPOSITES section - so you can describe two opposite feelings on pages that face one another. Very handy! The other section is for personality types. Both sections contain synonyms and phrases that are helpful and interesting and definitely NOT found in the average Spanish text.

There is also an index, but no exhaustive glossary at all, which would be nice for my students.
I would say the age range for this book would be 12 year olds and up. The pictures are really nice additions that made us all laugh out loud at times.

I recommend this book for Spanish I and II students (or self-study) for a fresh look at ways to express yourself and use your language effectively. I'm happy to have it in my library!
Sra. Gose
Author of Flip Flop Spanish: Ages 3-5: Level 1 & Flip Flop Spanish: Ages 3-5: Level 2


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