Las Puertas Retorcidas: The Scariest Way in the World to Learn Spanish

Las puertas retorcidas: The Scariest Way in the World to Learn Spanish is a unique book aimed at upper beginning and intermediate students. In fact, it is so unique that it’s rather difficult to categorize, because it’s all of the following rolled into one:

* Bilingual book (Spanish-English)
* Grammar book
* Audio book

The story relates the mysterious adventures of a girl and boy trapped in a scary house with twisted doors, and is illustrated with three dozen Victorian-like black-and-white illustrations. But there’s much more to Las puertas retorcidas than just the story! Each chapter contains the following:

1. Passage from the book, in Spanish and English
2. Audio track of the Spanish passage
3. List of tricky vocabulary
4. Grammar lesson (mainly verbs and idiomatic expressions)
5. Grammar quiz
6. Answers to quiz

The first 12 chapters cover basic Spanish grammar in short, easy passages. From chapter 13 on, the story passages get progressively longer and more difficult, and the grammar lessons are very cleverly incorporated into the story itself. For example, in order to open locked doors, the protagonists have to recite certain vocabulary lists or verb conjugations that were dis

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