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Como Andas? Curso Intermedio de Comunicacion - 98 edition

Como Andas? Curso Intermedio de Comunicacion (ISBN10: 0132678659; ISBN13: 9780132678650)
ISBN13: 978-0132678650
ISBN10: 0132678659

Summary: Designed for students who already possess a basic knowledge of Spanish, this conversation/composition text helps them develop the necessary language tools to enable them to function effectively while immersed in practical, real-life situations and to sharpen their reading and writing skills. Part I contains 9 lessons in which a family from the United States visits Spain; Part II presents 7 lessons focusing on Spanish America with new characters who evoke a d moreifferent, yet similar, set of cultural and linguistic experiences. Features

  • Each lessons includes:
    • A list of objectives - An overview and specific and challenging goals focusing on reading and conversation, vocabulary, ¡No me digas! (cultural blurbs), activities, grammar and composition.
  • ¡La vida es así! (That's life!) - Each ¡La vida es así! centers on themes utilizing authentic dialogue with practical, up-to-date Spanish on real life situations such as visiting a travel agency, exchanging money at a bank, etc.
    • ¿Recuerdas...? (Remember...?) - Questions that test students' recall and comprehension of the dialogues.
  • Vocabulario práctico. (Practical vocabulary) - A listing of words and contemporary idiomatic expressions heard in Spain or Spanish America that are not usually found in elementary texts.
  • ¡No me digas! (You don't say!) - Cultural notes written in Spanish that provide cultural snapshots of Hispanic people and their way of life, common in Spain and Spanish America but different in the United States.
  • ¡A practicar! (Let's practice!) - Vocabulary exercises, e.g., fill in the blank, matching, dialogue completion, and definition based on the active vocabulary from the dialogues.
    • Charlemos un poco. (Let's talk!) - Suggested activities for role-playing opportunities.
    • Cuentáselo a la clase. (Tell the class!) - A set of exercises that encourages students to express personal and subjective views using the situation discussed in the lesson as a point of departure.
    • Descripción del dibujó (Description of the illustration.) - An exercise that requires students to discuss their perception of an episode as depicted in illustrations and/or photographs.
  • Repasito. (Review.) - A brief grammar review, written in Spanish, of one or two grammatical points with a short set of accompanying exercises.
  • ¡A escribir! (Let's write!) - An exercise related to the conversation or dialogues.
    • Provides an outline (Introducción, Desarrollo, and Conclusión) for developing and sharpening students' writing or speaking skills in a controlled and cohesive manner.
  • End-of-text Vocabulary : Spanish/English lists vocabulary words that are most likely not part of the student's lexicon at the intermediate level. Page 219 less

Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 1998
International: No

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