Learn how to read in Spanish - starting right now! "Easy Spanish Reader" is a unique, easy-to-follow guide based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it immediately! Whether you're a brand-new beginner or an advanced-beginning learner, this new edition gives you ways to dive into the language with engaging readings that progress in difficulty to match your growing reading skills. This process will allow you to rapidly build comprehension and confidence as you enjoy the stories."Easy Spanish Reader" begins with the story of two high-school seniors involved with their Spanish Club. As you read about their experiences, you'll discover the nuances of language and culture right along with the students. The next section contains a colourful history of Mexico, from the Conquistadors to the present, including vivid depictions of Cortes' encounters with the Aztecs. The last section is comprised of an abridged version of the classic story "Lazarillo de Tormes," which allows you to practice your grammar and vocabulary skills on a great work of Spanish literature. The features are: progressive format makes it easy to quickly build comprehension; marginal word glossaries conveniently present new words and phrases; exercises challenge language comprehension and build reading skills; and fully updated new editions, featuring expanded exercises and answer key.