"Captado!" is a two-part course taking the beginner through to GCSE Spanish; it is particularly suitable for those taking Spanish GCSE over a period of three years or less. It provides a systematic, organized approach to assist rapid progress. "Book 1" covers the basic ground and should be an ideal text for the first stage of a GCSE course. "Book 2" revisits key language structures, broadens the topic coverage and focuses closely on the skills and knowledge required for a good grade in the full Spanish GCSE. The second edition of "Captado!" has been updated to take account of the euro, and all the assessment material has been revised in line with the new style of testing in GCSE papers. Progress through the course follows two parallel strands: a systematic presentation of the major language structures in Spanish; each spread focuses on one specific grammar point, using examples in a lively context and practising the point through a series of interesting tasks; and a storyline, which follows the lives and relationships of a group of Spanish-speaking characters, moves the course through the various topics specified for GCSE and ensures a good quality and quantity of cultural input.
Special features of the second edition are that it: is up to date, both culturally and in the context of GCSE development; has imaginative and motivating tasks in a narrative context; has a thorough approach to the coverage of language structures; has simple explanations of key grammatical patterns; has varied listening material, including several songs in each unit; has a strong cultural context; offers suggestions for differentiation, for the less able and for the quicker learner; has structured opportunities for spoken and written coursework; identifies homework tasks; contains frequent ICT opportunities, with a disk included in the "Teacher's Resource File"; has differentiated worksheets for Foundation and Higher tier assessment; and has OHT masters for the presentation of key vocabulary and structures.
Table of Contents
Book 1 Introduction List of Spanish instructions Los numeros Unidad 1 Primeros contactos Unidad 2 Marisol: La vida de una estudiante Unidad 3 Ana, -Que quieres hacer? Unidad 4 Miguel: Trabajo y aventura Unidad 5 Felipe: Hombre de negocios Unidad 6 Esteban: -Tengo mucho tiempo libre! Unidad 7 Marisol vuelve a Pamplona Unidad 8 Una dia de alegria termina mal Unidad 9 El cumpleanos de Miguel Unidad 10 La vida de Esteban se mejora Unidad 11 Viejo amigo, y -nueva amiga? Unidad 12 La historia continua Grammar index Using your Spanish dictionary Vocabulario Book 2 Introduction List of Spanish instructions Unidad 1 Familia y amigos Unidad 2 Viaje a Peru Unidad 3 En camino... Unidad 4 Mala suerte Unidad 5 -Tengo que pensar en el futuro! Unidad 6 Decisiones dificiles Unidad 7 Los problemas de Suso Unidad 8 'Adios, ciudad de mi querer' Unidad 9 -Hay que mantenerse en forma! Unidad 10 -Hasta luego, amigos! Grammar information Using your Spanish dictionary Vocabulario
John Connor has taught Spanish in a range of schools and is an experienced writer of resource materials. He is a Spanish examiner at GCSE and A level and is widely involved in teacher training. Mike Zollo is a well-known author of Spanish course materials. He is also an experienced examiner. Philip Horsfall has extensive experience in teaching, examining, writing and inspection. Currently working as a PGCE tutor in the Department of Educational Studies at York University, he has written a range of GCSE textbooks.