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Yo sé cómo hacerlo

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Spanish easy reader for advanced students. The story of the well-known Dominican musician Joan Soriano, who, as a six-year old, dreamed of becoming a musician.

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Too young to be allowed to stay up late to listen to the neighborhood bands play, at 6 years old he hid under the chairs of the bachata musicians and listened all night long. Joan says that music ran in his blood and his heart beat to the rhythm of bachata. A self-taught bachata musician with dozens of albums, he has recorded with some of the most renowned Dominican musicians and has traveled the world performing with his band. This is the story of the tenacity of a boy who knew that all he wanted to be was a musician.


  • 800 unique words; total word count: 9000
  • 99 pages of text
  • written in past and present tense
  • Neutral Spanish with Dominican characteristics: more use of personal pronouns than in Spain, and the use of 'ustedes' instead of 'vosotros'.
  • setting: Dominican Republic

For teachers

Yo sé cómo hacerlo, La historia de Joan Soriano, el músico que toca bachata is a novel for intermediate students of Spanish in the Fluency Fast series of readers. It uses a vocabulary of about 800 words, including 70 cognates and many previously known high-frequency words to tell a 9000-word story with past, present, immediate future, conditional and subjunctive. The vocabulary is high-frequency and includes the 24 highest-frequency verbs in Spanish as well as vocabulary commonly used by Joan Soriano and his family in the Dominican Republic.

Would you like to order a class set? We will give you a 10% discount on 25 or more copies of the same title. Please, order the novels via e-mail. Due to relatively small stock numbers, please allow 2-3 weeks for your order.

*All the materials are copyrighted, which means that it is not permitted to make copies for use in the classroom.

Dominicaanse Republiek / Dominican Republic / doorzettingsvermogen / Karen Rowan / music / muziek
Author Joan Soriano and Karen Rowen
Year of publication 2022
Number of pages 129 (including glossary)
ISBN 9781956170009
Illustrated by Pablo Ortega López
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