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Fuentes : Conversacion y gramatica - Text Only

Fuentes : Conversacion y gramatica - Text Only - 3rd edition

Fuentes : Conversacion y gramatica - Text Only - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780618465231

ISBN10: 0618465235

Fuentes : Conversacion y gramatica - Text Only by Debbie Rusch, Marcela Dominguez and Lucia Caycedo Garner - ISBN 9780618465231
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
International: No
Fuentes : Conversacion y gramatica - Text Only by Debbie Rusch, Marcela Dominguez and Lucia Caycedo Garner - ISBN 9780618465231

ISBN13: 9780618465231

ISBN10: 0618465235

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Recognizing the knowledge and skills gained in first-year Spanish, the Fuentes program builds students' language proficiency by systematically refining receptive and productive skills while encouraging students to compare, contrast, and develop an appreciation of Spanish-speaking cultures. Students gain confidence through a wealth of integrated-skills practice that not only promotes recycling of previously learned materials, but also motivates them to express, infer, and negotiate meaning in the context of real-life situations.

The two volumes of this program are linked by language functions, vocabulary, and high-interest, relevant themes that serve to promote critical thinking and classroom discussion. Conversación y gramática focuses on the development of listening and speaking skills while building on first-year grammar concepts. Lectura y redacción concentrates on the development of students' reading and writing skills through systematic practice and the presentation of a variety of cultural and literary selections. The two volumes may be used together or independently to meet course objectives.

  • New! A lively, colorful design enhances the texts' visual appeal.
  • Unifying thematic focus between the volumes of the Fuentes program encourages students to examine topics (many of which are revised/refocused in this edition to strengthen their appeal to students) from different perspectives in the corresponding chapters of Lectura y redacción and Conversación y gramática as well as in the program ancillaries. Themes presented in the listening passages of Conversación y gramática are carried throughout each corresponding chapter via a variety of activities that ask students to make inferences about the topics, to make comparisons with their own culture, and to express opinions.
  • Expanding on first-year concepts, Conversación y gramática presents functions and supporting grammar with clear and concise explanations in English, usage examples in Spanish, and a series of activities--progressing from controlled to open-ended--that provides ample opportunity for self-expression and contextualized practice for pairs or groups. Charts, diagrams, and related lexical items accompanying grammar explanations help students focus on key concepts.
  • Revised Preliminary Chapter offers a refocused review of first-year concepts and helps gauge students' preparedness. Additionally, based on user feedback, review of the present tense has been streamlined and presented in a single chapter.
  • Revised scope and sequence addresses some more advanced topics earlier, simplifies some presentations, and eliminates topics more suitable for advanced-level courses. Scope and sequence changes include: earlier presentation of the preterit (now Chapter 2), preterit/imperfect contrast (Chapter 3), unintentional se and present perfect (Chapter 4), por and para (Chapter 6), and uses of the infinitive (Chapter 9); simplification of relative pronouns and reported speech; elimination of continuar/seguir/vivir + present participle, telling time, and ir a + present tense. Additionally, the preliminary chapter in Lectura y redacción has been eliminated to help make the text more manageable.
  • Expanded cultural focus in Conversación y gramática features new and updated cultural information throughout the text in chapter activities and in the ¿Lo sabían? culture notes. New Fuentes hispanas presents the authentic voices of more than 20 Hispanics from abroad and the United States to complement the cultural information in the text; comments, opinions, descriptions of customs and lifestyles provide a basis for cultural comparisons. The Fuentes hispanas quotes introduce and contextualize vocabulary presentations, and in activities and cultural notes, stimulate discussion and comparisons.
  • Increased opportunity for conversation and classroom interaction in Spanish includes more role-play activities, added in response to user feedback.
  • Enhancing self-study and review, end-of-chapter vocabulary summaries now list all active vocabulary words.
  • New! Enriching 70-minute Video Program correlates with the Videofuentes section following Chapter 12 in Conversación y gramática, which offers pre-, while-, and post-viewing activities for each chapter. A corresponding Videofuentes activity in each chapter of Lectura y redacción is designed for discussion or writing. Video episodes expand on the chapter themes and reinforce vocabulary and grammar.
  • New and updated! Authentic journalistic and literary selections in Lectura y redacción--many new to this edition--expose students to Spanish written for native speakers and to attitudes that reflect the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Updated and simplified to improve accessibility and appeal, the thematically tied cultural readings in Panorama cultural expose students to academic prose and help them contextualize and understand the accompanying authentic selections.
  • Resequenced presentation provides systematic practice and recycling of learning strategies and reflects the content of new reading selections. Clear and concise reading and writing strategies in Lectura y redacción help students to improve their skills. Strategy annotations are found throughout both volumes: in Lectura y redacción annotations indicate the primary strategy practiced and/or recycled in activities and provide cultural and linguistic information to supplement the readings and activities; in Conversación y gramática annotations provide hints and study tips, as well as additional cultural information.
  • Expanded and updated! Pre-, active, and post-reading activities in Lectura y redacción provide ample opportunity for individual, pair and group practice and discussion. Revised to reflect the content of new reading selections, activities focus on aiding student comprehension while developing strategies needed to read authentic selections. To provide students with additional opportunities for self-expression, more personalized post-reading activities have been added.
  • Process-based journal-writing activities in Lectura y redacción promote personal responses to the readings; content-based composition activities emphasize the application of specific writing strategies and provide practice in writing a variety of text types.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Capítulo preliminar. La vida universitaria

Introducing Yourself and Others
Obtaining and Giving Information About Class Schedules: Las materias académicas (Vocabulario)
Expressing Likes and Dislikes: Gustar and Other Verbs
Describing People, Places, and Things
Expressing Future Actions
Comprensión oral: Una conversación en la facultad

Capitulo 1. Nuestras costumbres

Comprensión oral: Una cuestión de identidad
Narrating in the Present: Regular, Stem-changing and Irregular Verbs; Reflexive Constructions
Discussing Nightlife: La vida nocturna (Vocabulario)
Obtaining and Giving Information: ¿Qué? and ¿cuál?
Avoiding Redundancies: Subject and Direct-Object Pronouns
Recycled Material: The Present Indicative; Ir a + Infinitive; Verbs Like Gustar

Capítulo 2. España: pasado y presente

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
Discussing Movies: El cine (Vocabulario)
Stating Time and Age in the Past: The Imperfect
Recycled Material: The Present Indicative; Telling Time

Capitulo 3. 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
Describing People and Things: Descripción física (Vocabulario); Personalidad (Vocabulario); Ser and estar + Adjective; The Past Participle as an Adjective
Indicating the Beneficiary of an Action: The Indirect Object
Recycled Material: The Present Indicative; The Preterit; Time Expressions

Capítulo 4. Llegan los inmigrantes

Comprensión oral: Entrevista a un artista cubano
Discussing Immigration: La inmigración (Vocabulario)
Expressing Past Intentions, Obligations and Past Knowledge: Preterit and Imperfect: Part Three
Expressing Abstract Ideas: Lo + Adjective and lo que
Expressing Accidental or Unintentional Occurrences: Unintentional se
Narrating and Describing in the Past: Summary of Preterit and Imperfect
Discussing the Past with Present Relevance: The Present Perfect
Recycled Material: The Present Indicative; The Preterit; The Imperfect; Time Expressions

Capítulo 5. Sabrosa fusión de culturas

Comprensión oral: En esta mesa se habla español
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
La comida (Vocabulario)
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

Capítulo 6. Nuevas democracias

Comprensión oral: Nadie está inmune
Expressing Feelings, Emotions, and Opinions About Present, Future, and Past Events: The Present Subjunctive; The Present Perfect Subjunctive; La política (Vocabulario)
Expressing Belief, Doubt, and Denial About Present, Future, and Past Events: Present Subjunctive; The Present Perfect Subjunctive
Forming Complex Sentences: The Relative Pronouns que and quien
Indicating Cause, Purpose, and Destination: Por and para
Recycled Material: The Imperfect; The Present Indicative; The Preterit; Ser and Estar + Adjective

Capítulo 7. Nuestro medio ambiente

Comprensión oral: Unas vacaciones diferentes
Discussing Adventure Travel and the Environment: Deportes (Vocabulario); El medio ambiente (Vocabulario)
Affirming and Negating
Describing the Unknown: The Subjunctive in Adjective Clauses
Expressing Pending Actions: The Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses
Avoiding Redundancies: Double Object Pronouns
Recycled Material: Preterit and Imperfect; The Present Subjunctive

Capítulo 8. Hablemos de trabajo

Comprensión oral: Un trabajo en el extranjero
El trabajo (Vocabulario)
Expressing Restriction, Possibility, Purpose and Time: The Subjunctive in Other Adverbial Clauses
Reporting What Someone Said: Reported Speech
Expressing Choice and Negation: O...o, ni...ni, ni siquiera
Describing Reciprocal Actions: Se/Nos/Os + Plural Verb Forms
Recycled Material: Preterit, Imperfect, Pluperfect, Ir a + infinitive, The Present Subjunctive, Negatives

Capítulo 9. Es una obra de arte

Comprensión oral: Entrevista a una experta en artesanías
Discussing Art: El arte (Vocabulary)
Expressing Past Influence, Emotions, and Other Feelings and Reactions: The Imperfect Subjunctive
Shifting the Focus in a Sentence: The Passive Voice
Using the Infinitive: Review and Other Uses of the Infinitive
Using Transitional Phrases with por: Expressions with por
Recycled Material: The Present Subjunctive

Capítulo 10. Las relaciones humanas

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 (Vocabulary)
Hypothesizing About the Future and the Present: Si Clauses
Recycled Material: The Preterit, Imperfect, Imperfect Subjunctive

Capítulo 11. Drogas y violencia

Comprensión oral: ¿Coca o cocaína?
Discussing Crime and Violence: Delitos y consecuencias (Vocabulary)
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
Linking Ideas: Pero, sino, and sino que; Aunque, como, and donde
Recycled Material: The Future, Conditional, Si clauses, Imperfect Subjunctive

Capítulo 12. Presente, pasado y futuro

Comprensión oral: Un poema
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

Reference Section
Appendix A: Formation of Tenses
Appendix B: Gender of Nouns
Appendix C: Position of Object Pronouns
Appendix D: Accentuation and Syllabication
Appendix E: Thematic Vocabulary
Spanish-English Vocabulary
Permissions and Credits


Capítulo 1. Los hispanos

Lectura 1: Los anuncios personales
Estrategia: Activating Background Knowledge
Lectura: Contactos (Anuncios de Internet)
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Estrategia: Identifying Cognates
Lectura: La dificultad de llamarse "hispano"
Lectura 3: Artículos breves
Estrategia: Scanning and Skimming
Lectura: Gente hispana
Redacción: Reseña de una entrevista
Estrategia: Reported Speech
Estrategia: Defining Audience and Purpose

Capítulo 2. España y su historia

Lectura 1: Un programa de cine
Estrategia: Recognizing Chronological Organization
Lectura: Ciclo de Cine: Historia de España
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Lectura: Historia abreviada de España
Lectura 3: Literatura
Estrategia: Guessing Meaning from Context
Cuento: "El criado del rico mercader," Bernardo Atxaga
Cuento: "Dayoub, el criado del rico mercader," Bernardo Atxaga
Redacción: Un cuento
Estrategia: Marking Sequence with Transition Words

Capítulo 3. La América indígena: Ayer y hoy

Lectura 1: Un artículo de revista
Estrategia: Using Sentence Structure and Parts of Speech to Guess Meaning
Lectura: Autopsia de una civilización, Qué pasa
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Lectura: La presencia indígena en Hispanoamérica
Lectura 3: Literatura
Estrategia: Using the Bilingual Dictionary
Lectura: "El eclipse," Augusto Monterroso
Redacción: Un mito
Estrategia: Using the Bilingual Dictionary

Capítulo 4. África en América: El Caribe

Lectura 1: Una reseña biográfica
Estrategia: Using Syntax and Word Order to Understand Meaning
Lectura: La Reina Rumba habla de la "salsa", El Miami Herald
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Estrategia: Distinguishing Main Ideas and Supporting Details
Lectura: El sabor africano del Caribe
Lectura 3: Literatura
Cuento: "Habanasis," Richard Blanco
Redacción: Una biografía
Estrategia: Providing Smooth Transitions

Capítulo 5. Latinos americanos

Lectura 1: Una entrevista
Estrategia: Recognizing Symbols, similes, and metaphors
Lectura: "¿Cómo estás you el día de today?" Entrevista con Ilán Stavans, La Vanguardia
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Lectura: La cara hispana de los Estados Unidos
Lectura 3: Literatura
Estrategia: Approaching Poetry
Poemas: Where you from?, Gina Valdés; Bilingual Blues, Gustavo Pérez Firmat
Redacción: Una entrevista
Estrategia: Interviewing

Capítulo 6. Dictadura y democracia

Lectura 1: Una reseña de cine
Estrategia: Dealing with False Cognates
Lectura: La historia oficial, El Nuevo Herald
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Estrategia: Recognizing Word Families
Lectura: Política latinoamericana: Pasos hacia la democracia
Estrategia: Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
Lectura 3: Literatura
Cuento: Los mejor calzados, Luisa Valenzuela
Redacción: Una reseña de cine
Estrategia: Reacting to a Film
Estrategia: Using Transitions of Concession

Capítulo 7. La crisis ecológica

Lectura 1: Un artículo
Estrategia: Using Prefixes to Determine Meaning
Lectura: Treinta formas para evitar la contaminación y la ruina ecológica, (Tiempo) Hispanoamericano
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Estrategia: Using Suffixes to Distinguish Meaning
Lectura: Latinoamérica y el medio ambiente: ¿entre la espada y la pared?
Lectura 3: Literatura
Lectura: La Naturaleza. La tierra madre del hombre. El sol, el copal, el fuego, el agua. Rigoberta Menchú (extract from Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y así me nació la conciencia)
Poema: "Fin de siglo," Eduardo Galeano
Redacción: Un reportaje
Estrategia: Writing a News Report

Capítulo 8. En busca de seguridad económica

Lectura 1: Un artículo
Lectura: Goya Foods (article)
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Estrategia: Recognizing Clauses and Phrases
Lectura: Las economías latinoamericanas: Un pasado problemático y un nuevo rumbo
Lectura 3: Literatura
La carta, José Luis González
Redacción: El curriculum vitae y la carta de solicitud
Estrategia: Using models

Capítulo 9. Arte e identidad

Strategies: Add Using Prefixes to Determine Meaning
Lectura 1: Reseña de un libro
Estrategia: Annotating and Reacting to Reading
Lectura: Frida Kahlo: El pincel de la angustia, Américas
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Estrategia: Dealing with Different Registers
Lectura: Realidad, identidad y arte en Latinoamérica
Estrategia: Outlining
Lectura 3: Literatura
Cuento: La continuidad de los parques, Julio Cortázar
Redacción: Ensayo
Estrategia: Writing an Essay
Estrategia: Comparing and Contrasting

Capítulo 10. Lo femenino y lo masculino

Strategies: Add Identifying Tone, Outlining
Lectura 1: Un ensayo
Lectura: El idioma español y lo femenino, Palabra de Mujer
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Lectura: Hombre y mujer en el mundo hispano contemporáneo
Estrategia: Summarizing
Lectura 3: Literatura
Estrategia: Interpreting Diminutive and Augmentative Suffixes
Cuento: El difícil arte de ser macho, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez
Redacción: Ensayo
Estrategia: Analyzing

Capítulo 11. Actos ilegales

Strategies: Add Annotating and Reacting to Reading, Summarizing
Lectura 1: Un editorial
Lectura: Legalización de las drogas, Cambio
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Estrategia: Increasing Reading Speed
Lectura: Modernización y criminalidad en Latinoamérica
Lectura 3: Un cuento
New 3-4 microcuentos
Redacción: Ensayo
Estrategia: Analyzing Causes and Effects

Capítulo 12. Latinos americanos

Lectura 1: Un editorial
Lectura: La educación bilingüe y la reafirmación cultural, La Opinión
Lectura 2: Panorama cultural
Lectura: La cara hispana de los Estados Unidos
Lectura 3: Literatura
New to Come
Redacción: Ensayo
Estrategia: Defending a Position