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Summary: This flexible, two-volume program for courses in intermediate Spanish features a student-centered, integrated-skills approach that emphasizes the development of all four skills and an appreciation of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. In the Second Edition, the two volumes are more closely correlated by language functions, vocabulary, and cultural themes. The two volumes of Fuentes may be used together or independently to reinforce and develop students' ling ...show moreuistic proficiency and cultural awareness.
Conversación y gramática focuses on the development of listening and speaking skills and presents a functionally sequenced grammar review and expansion that builds on first-year concepts.
Rusch, Debbie : Boston College
Domínguez, Marcela : University of California-Los Angeles / Pepperdine University
Garner, Lucía Caycedo : University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tuten, Donald N. : Emory University
Esterrich, Carmelo : Columbia College
Capitulo Preliminar: La vida universitaria
Introducing Yourself and Others
Obtaining and Giving Information About Class Schedules: Las materias acadeacute;micas; Telling Time
Expressing Likes and Dislikes: Gustar and Other Verbs
Describing People, Places, and Things: Use and Formation of Descriptive Adjectives
Expressing Future Actions: Ir a + Infinitive and the Present Tense
Comprensión oral: La facultad
1. Nuestras costumbres
Comprensión oral: Una cuestión de indentidad
Narrating in the Present (Part One): Regular and Irregular Verbs; Expressing the Duration of an Action; Stem-Changing Verbs in the Present
Discussing Plans: Quisiera, me gustaría, tener que, and deber
Describing People: El árbol genealógico de Valeria; Las ocupaciones; Descripción física
Avoiding Redundancies: Subject and Direct Object Pronouns
Recycled Material: The Present Indicative; Verbs like Gustar
2. La vida cotidiana
Comprensión oral: La invitación para esta noche
Narrating in the Present (II): Reflexive Pronouns; More Verbs That Need Reflexive Pronouns; Describing Actions in Progress: Estar + Present Participle; Repetitive or Continuous Actions: continúa/sigue/etc. + present participle
Describing and Comparing: Las prendas de vestir; The Past Participle as an Adjective; The Comparative; The Superlative
Obtaining and Giving Information: ¿ Qué? and ¿cuál?
Recycled Material: Academic Subjects; Descriptive Adjectives; Ir a + Infinitive; The Present Indicative of Regular and Irregular Verbs; Telling Time; Verbs like Gustar
3. Los conquistadores españoles
Comprensión oral: Un anuncio histórico
Narrating in the Past (Part One): The Preterit; Meanings Conveyed by Certain Verbs; Indicating When Actions Took Place: Time Expressions; anoche, ayer, etc.; hace + period of time + que + preterit; por/durante + period of time; Indicating Sequence: Adverbs of Time; primero, luego, etc.; Past Actions That Preceded Other Past Actions: The Pluperfect; La conquista
Stating Time and Age in the Past: The Imperfect
Recycled Material: The Present Indicative; Telling Time
4. La América precolombina
Comprensión oral: La leyenda del maíz
Narrating in the Past (Part Two): Preterit and Imperfect: Part One; Preterit and Imperfect: Part Two; Preterit and Imperfect: Part Three
Expressing Changes in Physical, Mental, or Social States
Describing People and Things: Descriptive Adjectives; Ser and estar + Adjective
Indicating the Beneficiary of an Action: The Indirect Object
Recycled Material: Descriptive Adjectives; The Present Indicative; The Present Progressive; The Preterit; Time Expressions; Clothing
5. El buen paladar
Comprensión oral: ¿De dónde es esa fruta?
Influencing, Suggesting, Persuading, and Advising: The Present Subjunctive; Giving Indirect Commands and Information: Decir que + Subjunctive or Indicative
Giving Direct Commands: Affirmative and Negative Commands with Ud. and Uds.; Affirmative and Negative Commands with tú and vosotros
Discussing Food: La comida
Informing and Giving Instructions: Impersonal and Passive se
Recycled Material: The Imperfect; Direct-Object Pronouns; Indirect-Object Pronouns; The Preterit; Stem-Changing and Reflexive Verbs in the Present Indicative
6. Nuevas democracias
Comprensión oral: La democracia y su futuro
Expressing Feelings, Emotions, and Opinions About the Present, Future, and Past Events: The Present Subjunctive; The Present Perfect Subjunctive; La política
Expressing Belief, Doubt, and Denial About Present, Future and Past Events
Expressing Abstract Ideas: Lo + adjective and lo que
Forming Complex Sentences: The Relative Pronouns que and quien; The Relative Pronouns el que and el cual
Recycled Material: The Imperfect; The Present Indicative; The Preterit; Ser and Estar + Adjectives
7. Nuestro medio ambiente
Comprensión oral: Unas vacaciones diferentes
Affirming and Negating
Describing the Unknown: The Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses
Expressing Pending Actions (Part One): The subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses
Discussing Adventure Travel and the Environment: Deportes; El medio ambiente
Avoiding Redundancies: Double Object Pronouns
More Uses of Relative Pronouns: The Relative Pronouns quien, el que, lo que, and lo cual
Recycled Material: Family and Occupation Related Vocabulary; The Imperfect; The Present Indicative; Lo + Adjective; The Present Subjunctive to Express Doubt and Influence; The Present Perfect Subjunctive; The Preterit
8. Hablemos de trabajo
Comprensión oral: Un trabajo en el extranjero
Expressing Pending Actions (Part Two): The Subjunctive in other Adverbial Clauses
Narrating in the Past: Discussing the Past with Present Relevance: The Present Perfect; El trabajo
Expressing Choice and Negation: O... o, Ni... ni, Ni siquiera
Indicating Cause, Purpose, and Destination: Por and para
Describing Reciprocal Actions: Se/Nos/Os + Plural Verb Forms
Recycled Material: Ir a + Infinitive; The Present Indicative; The Present Subjunctive to Describe the Unknown and to Express Influence and Doubt; The Preterit; The Pluperfect; Negative Words
9. Es una obra de arte
Comprensión oral: Entrevista a una experta en artesanías
Expressing Past Influence, Emotions, and Other Feelings and Reactions: The Imperfect Subjunctive
Reporting What Someone Said (Part One): Reported Speech; Pedir and preguntar
Discussing Art: El arte
Shifting the Focus in a Sentence: The Passive Voice
Using Transitional Phrases: Expressions with por
Recycled Material: The Imperfect; The Present Indicative; The Present Perfect; The Present Perfect Subjunctive; The Present Subjunctive to Describe the Unknown and to Express Doubt and Influence; The Preterit
10. Matrimonios y algo más
Comprensión oral: ¡Que vivan los novios!
Stating Future Actions: The Future Tense
Expressing Conditions, Giving Advice, and Making Requests: The Conditional Tense
Expressing Probability: The Future and Conditional Tenses
Discussing Societal Issues: La sociedad
Reporting What Someone Said (Part Two): Reported Speech
Hypothesizing About the Future and the Present: Si clauses
Recycled Material: The Imperfect; The Present Indicative; The Present Perfect; The Present Subjunctive to Describe the Unknown and to Express Doubt; The Preterit
11. Drogas y violencia
Comprensión oral: ¿Coca vs. cocaína?
Hypothesizing About the Future and the Past: The Future Perfect and the Conditional Perfect; Si Clauses
Expressing Past Influence, Emotions, and Other Feelings and Reactions: The Pluperfect Subjunctive
Discussing Crime and Violence: Delitos y consecuencias
Expressing Accidental or Unintentional Occurrences: Unintentional se
Linking Ideas:: Pero, sino and sino que; Aunque, como, and donde
Recycled Material: The Imperfect; The Imperfect Subjunctive; The Conditional; The Preterit
12. La comunidad latina en los Estados Unidos
Comprensión oral: Un poema
Discussing Immigration: La inmigración
Using the Infinitive: Review and Other Uses of the Infinitive
Narrating and Describing in the Past, Present, and Future (A Review): Discussing the Past; Discussing the Present; Discussing the Future
Recycled Material: All Tenses and Moods
Appendixes: A.Formation of Tenses B. Gender of Nouns C. Position of Object Pronouns D. Accentuation and Syllabication E. Thematic Vocabulary
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