This CD and DVD Set accompanies the fourth edition of Pasos 1, the Spanish course for beginners designed specifically with adult learners in mind. Pasos 1 offers a carefully paced language progression as well as an insight into the country and customs of Spain and Latin America. The pack contains: - One video DVD, with optional subtitles- Three audio CDs featuring a wide range of authentic listening materials- Two Support Books with transcripts of the audio and video recordings and answers to the exercises NEW Pasos 1 DVD Filmed entirely in Spain using native speakers, this brand new DVD contains 12 engaging episodes which tie in with the lessons in the coursebook (9781473610682). Perfect for improving students' listening skills, the Pasos 1 video is designed to reinforce vocabulary and language structures while introducing a cultural element to the course. It also provides the ideal basis for group discussions. There are numerous linked activities for use in class or for self-study, which can be found in a new section at the end of the coursebook (sold separately). Optional sub-titles will help students to find their way through each of the episodes and give them the confidence to approach spoken Spanish with real understanding.What is Pasos 1?A best-selling multi-media Spanish course for adult learnersPasos 1, fourth edition, is the first part of the best-selling two-stage Spanish course for adult learners who are either starting from scratch or who have a basic knowledge of the language. Whether learning for work or pleasure, in the classroom or at home, Pasos 1 gives a thorough grounding in the language, enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand a language spoken by over 400 million people. new edition has been fully updated with a wealth of new, contemporary photographs in the coursebook. The Pasos 1 DVD is a major new component, available in the Pasos 1 CD & DVD Set or as part of the Pasos 1 Complete Pack. What will I learn in Pasos 1?Key language structures and communicationPasos 1 introduces the key structures of the language over 14 thematic lessons with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Authentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Spain and Latin America. Vocabulary and grammarFrom the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. Clear examples and explanations make the grammar easy to absorb, and emphasis is placed on the acquisition of a wide range of essential vocabulary from an early stage.Culture and skills for daily lifeUnits begin with a Prepárate page of activities and include plenty of grammar tasks. The Rincón Cultural feature presents short texts of cultural interest and each unit ends with an Autoevaluación self-assessment checklist enabling students to review what they have learned. Audio track references on a page-by-page basis ensure that listening activities are easily identified and online resources provide extra practice of essential language. The new video, filmed entirely in Spain, brings authentic culture and language into the classroom.GCSE level materialPasos 1 covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and equivalent.How will I learn?Balance and varietyBalance and variety are prominent features of the Pasos course: freer activities accompany graded, accuracy-based tasks, and there is a balance between presentation and practice of new language items and between the study and use of grammar and vocabulary, the cornerstones of language-learning. There are regular opportunities for revision and consolidation, and vocabulary and grammar support are given both at the end of each lesson and in full at the end of the book.Interactive quizzes and exercisesFun, interactive online quizzes and exercises enable learners to reinforce and improve their skills, either in class or at home.Speaking and Grammar guidesWith speaking becoming ever more important in today's accreditations, the Pasos 1 range offers a 2-CD Speaking and Listening Skills Practice Set. There is also a dedicated Practical Grammar reference and practice book. It contains clear, accessible grammar explanations with examples and extension in both Spanish and English.Language lab companion appDownload the free companion app to get even more listening and speaking practice with new tasks based on the audio tracks from the course. With a unique record and compare feature, you can practice your pronunciation and speaking and compare your answers to those of native speakers. Great for extra practice on the go.Group or independent studyPasos 1 is ideal for group study and is also useful for independent study and revision.What is new in the fourth edition?(NEW) Pasos 1 CD and DVD set: Supplementary to the Coursebook.The former Audio and Support Book Pack now contains a brand new DVD! Improvements and additionsThe new edition has been revised and updated following feedback from teachers and learners across the country. Numerous new photographs bring a contemporary edge to the coursebook, and exercises linked to the new video resource have their own dedicated section. Where does Pasos CD and DVD Set fit within the Pasos 1 Range?Pasos 1 Coursebook: The primary text for the Pasos 1 course. Includes 14 thematic lessons and covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and equivalent.(NEW) Pasos 1 CD and DVD set: Supplementary to the Coursebook.This pack provides the video and audio element of the course, along with transcripts and answers. It contains:- 1 DVD consisting of 12 videos with optional subtitles- 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings)- 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcriptsPasos 1 Course Pack: Pasos 1 Coursebook + Pasos 1 CD and DVD set. The Course Pack contains:- 1 copy of the fourth edition of the Coursebook- 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings)- 1 DVD with 12 videos- 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts.Pasos 1 Activity Book: Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. The activity book is a workbook providing stimulating practice material that complements the tasks presented in the Pasos 1 Coursebook. Activities include word searches, crosswords, cultural quizzes, extra reading and comprehension tasks, and gap-fill conjugation exercises.Pasos1 Speaking and Listening Skills Practice Set: Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. Designed to help learners concentrate on and really improve their speaking and listening skills. This book with CD includes:- 2 audio CDs containing a wide variety of activities- a 144-page book packed with short exercises and transcriptsPasos Spanish Practical Grammar Book: Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. A reference and grammar practice book containing clear, accessible grammar explanations with examples and extension in both Spanish and English. This book is suitable for use alongside Pasos third and fourth editions, as well as a supplement to any Spanish course or on its own.