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Interacciones - With 2 CDs

Interacciones - With 2 CDs - 5th edition

Interacciones - With 2 CDs - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9781413008739

ISBN10: 1413008739

Interacciones - With 2 CDs by Emily Spinelli, Carmen Garcia and Carol E. Galvin Flood - ISBN 9781413008739
Edition: 5TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers, Inc.
International: No
Interacciones - With 2 CDs by Emily Spinelli, Carmen Garcia and Carol E. Galvin Flood - ISBN 9781413008739

ISBN13: 9781413008739

ISBN10: 1413008739

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INTERACCIONES is an all-inclusive intermediate-level text that allows the student to build on their prior knowledge of Spanish language and encourages them to progress beyond what they have already mastered. While focusing on the four-skills of language learning, INTERACCIONES also teaches the student to function within Hispanic culture by providing many opportunities to practice using the language in real contexts.


  • NEW! A new QUIA Online Workbook/Lab Manual offers all the content of a print manual in an interactive, self-correcting format that includes feedback, games, and integrated audio.
  • Interactive activities and exercises thoroughly incorporate all cultural material so that students learn about culture as they learn to function within it.
  • Numerous communicative and integrative exercises, activities, and role-plays simulate the language tasks performed by native speakers and promote real communication.
  • The use of authentic materials and language models provide students with the same type of listening and reading materials that native speakers hear and read.
  • Students develop advanced-level proficiency through practice of communicative functions such as creating with language within a variety of contexts; asking and answering questions; initiating, sustaining, and closing a conversation; and learning to respond to a predictable situation in the target culture.
  • The cross-cultural comparisons and contrasts help students develop a sensitivity to and appreciation for Spanish-speaking culture as well as a deeper understanding of their own culture. Information on people, art, architecture, and literature give students insight into the cultural achievements of Spanish-speaking peoples.
  • The four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are taught and practiced independently and in combination in order to develop the three communicative modes: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational.
  • Terminology that focuses on communicative functions is used to present vocabulary, grammar, and expressions so that students see the relationship between the grammatical and linguistic structures and their communicative uses.
  • NEW! The dialogs from "Así se habla" are now available on the Text Audio CD, giving the student further opportunity to hear authentic Spanish spoken in real-life situations.
  • NEW! The Instructor's Resource Manual and the Annotated Instructor's Edition offer abundant instructor support. The annotations help simplify lesson planning and preparation. The Instructor's Resource Manual contains detailed suggestions for using the student textbook, sample syllabi, and a complete testing program on CD-ROM with two versions of each examination as well as the answer key and audio transcript.
  • NEW! All cultural information has been expanded and updated. The subjects of the "Lectura cultural" reflect more modern trends, and mini-biographies on historical and contemporary figures represent more current areas such as literature, sports, politics, and entertainment.
  • NEW! New strategies for reading and listening employ exercises to be completed before, during, and after completion of the passage, encouraging step-by-step learning and critical thinking.
  • NEW! Students learn a new strategy for developing a composition related to the chapter topic, grammar, and functions and then utilize that strategy through pre-writing "Antes de escribir," exercises. The students then use the pre-writing exercises to create the "A escribir" compositions, and end with post-writing ("Después de escribir") exercises designed to help students correct and revise. Writing activities are correlated to Atajo 4.0 Writing Assistant for Spanish.
  • NEW! A new Answer Key with Audio Script component for professor and student use contains answers to all exercises in the Workbook/Lab Manual and the script for the listening portions of the Lab Manual.
  • NEW! The Heinle Overhead Transparency Bank accompanies the instructor package provided to all adopters. The IAE contains marginal annotations directing instructors to the appropriate transparency for vocabulary, grammar, and culture presentations and exercises.
  • NEW! New student annotations have been placed in the margins of the student textbook. These new student annotations provide supplemental vocabulary, regional variations of the vocabulary, as well as additional grammar explanations and examples.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

P. Un autorretrato.

Presentacion: Quien soy yo?. Asi se habla: Finding out about others. Estructuras: Expressing small quantities: Numbers; Discussing when things happen: Telling time; Providing basic information: Present tense of regular verbs. Que oyo Ud.?: Using background knowledge. Perspectivas: Addressing other people in the Spanish speaking world.


1. La vida de todos los dias.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: Un dia tipico. Asi se habla: Expressing frequency and sequence of actions. Estructuras: Discussing daily activities: Present tense of irregular verbs; Talking about other activities: Present tense of stem changing verbs. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: La rutina diaria. Asi se habla: Expressing lack of comprehension. Estructuras: Describing daily routine: Reflexive verbs; Asking questions: Question formation. Que oyo Ud.?: Listening for the gist. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: El horario hispano. Panorama cultural: Los cibercafes. Para leer bien: Predicting and guessing content. Lectura cultural: España esta de moda. Asi se escribe: Writing personal letters and e-mail messages. Interacciones.

2. De vacaciones.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: En el complejo turistico. Asi se habla: Making a personal phone call. Estructuras: Talking about past activities: Preterite of regular verbs; Discussing other past activities: Preterite of irregular verbs; Discussing when things happened: Expressing dates. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: Diversiones nocturnas. Asi se habla: Circumlocuting. Estructuras: Discussing past actions: Preterite of stem changing verbs; Distinguishing between people and things: Personal a; Avoiding repetition of nouns: Direct object pronouns. Que oyo Ud.?: Using visual aids. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: Celebrando las fiestas de verano. Panorama cultural: El baile flamenco. Para leer bien: Using the sub-titles of a reading to predict and understand content. Lectura cultural: 24 horas: De vacaciones en Benidorm. Asi se escribe. Sequencing events. Interacciones. Herencia cultural: España. Personalidades: El Cid Campeador, Fernando e Isabel, Pedro Almodovar, Antonio Banderas, La Familia Real Española, Sergio Garcia. Arte y arquitectura: Los grandes maestros del Prado: El Greco, Velazquez y Goya. Para leer bien: Reading literature. Lectura literaria: Ana Maria Matute: El niño al que se le murio el amigo; Gustavo Adolfo Becquer: Tres rimas.


3. En familia.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: Los domingos en familia. Asi se habla: Greetings and leave-takings. Estructuras: Describing what life used to be like: Imperfect tense; Describing people: Formation and agreement of adjectives; Expressing endearment: Diminutives. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: La boda de Luisa Maria. Asi se habla: Extending, accepting, and declining an invitation. Estructuras: Discussing conditions, characteristics, and existence: Uses of ser, estar, and haber; Indicating ownership: Possessive adjectives and pronouns. Que oyo Ud.?: Focusing on specific information. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: Los apellidos en el mundo hispano. Panorama cultural: La vida de una familia. Para leer bien: Scanning and skimming. Lectura cultural: El estupendo metro de Mexico. Asi se escribe: Extending and replying to a written invitation. Interacciones.

4. En el restaurante.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: Me encantan las enchiladas. Asi se habla: Ordering in a restaurant. Estructuras: Indicating to whom and for whom actions are done: Indirect object pronouns; Expressing likes and dislikes: Verbs like gustar; Refusing, finding out and meeting: Verbs that change English meaning in the preterite. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: Fuimos a un buen restaurante. Asi se habla: Making introductions. Estructuras: Narrating in the past: Imperfect versus preterite; Talking about people and events in a series: Ordinal numbers. Que oyo Ud.?: Remembering key details and paraphrasing. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: Los menus en el mundo hispano. Panorama cultural: El chocolate en la cocina mexicana. Para leer bien: Recognizing cognates. Lectura cultural: Mexico y su riqueza culinaria. Asi se escribe: Improving Accuracy. Interacciones. Herencia cultural: Mexico. Personalidades: Cuahtemoc, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Gael Garcia Bernal, Salma Hayek, Carlos Fuentes, Thalia. Arte y arquitectura: Unos artistas del siglo XX: Rivera, Orozco, Siqueiros y Kahlo. Para leer bien: Elements of a short story. Lectura literaria: Elena Poniatowski: El recado.


5. En la universidad.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: Donde esta la Facultad de Ingenieria?. Asi se habla: Classroom expressions. Estructuras: Indicating location, purpose, and time: Some prepositions; por versus para; Indicating the recipient of something: Prepositional pronouns. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: Mis clases del semestre pasado. Asi se habla: Talking about the weather. Estructuras: Expressing hopes, desires, and requests: Present subjunctive after expressions of wishing, hoping, commanding and requesting; Making comparisons: Comparisons of inequality. Que oyo Ud.?: The setting of a conversation. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: La vida estudiantil. Panorama cultural: El sistema educativo español. Para leer bien: Locating Main Ideas and Supporting Elements. Lectura cultural: De una torre de radar a un albuergue ecologico. Asi se escribe: Improving accuracy. Interacciones.

6. En casa.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: Lava los platos y saca la basura. Asi se habla: Enlisting help. Estructuras: Telling others what to do: Familiar commands; Comparing people and things with equal qualities: Comparisons of equality; Pointing out people and things: Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: Los programas de la tele. Asi se habla: Expressing polite dismissal. Estructuras: Expressing judgment, doubt and uncertainty: Subjunctive after expressions of emotion, judgment, and doubt; Talking about things and people: More about gender and number of nouns. Que oyo Ud.?: The main idea and supporting details. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: La vivienda en el mundo hispano. Panorama cultural: Nina Pacari, una mujer indigena. Para leer bien: Background knowledge: Geographical references. Lectura cultural: El techo de Venezuela. Asi se escribe: Preparing to write. Interacciones. Herencia cultural: Centroamerica, Colombia y Venezuela. Personalidades: Simon Bolivar, Ruben Dario, Carolina Herrera, Ernesto Cardenal, Ruben Blades, Shakira. Arte y arquitectura: Unos artistas modernos: Botero y Soto. Para leer bien: Applying journalistic reading techniques to literature. Lectura literaria: Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Un dia de estos.


7. De compras.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: En un centro comercial. Asi se habla: Making routine purchases. Estructuras: Expressing actions in progress: Progressive tenses. Making comparisons: Superlative forms of adjectives; Talking about people and things: Uses of the definite article. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: Esta blusa no me queda bien. Asi se habla: Complaining. Estructuras: Denying and contradicting: Indefinite and negative expressions; Avoiding repetition of previously mentioned people and things: Double object pronouns; Linking ideas: y - e; o - u. Que oyo Ud.?: Making inferences. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: De compras en el mundo hispano. Panorama cultural: De compras en Madrid. Para leer bien: Identifying the core of a sentence. Lectura cultural: La Guayabera: Comoda, fresca y elegante. Asi se escribe: Letters of complaint. Interacciones.

8. En la ciudad.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: Donde esta el museo?. Asi se habla: Asking for, understanding, and giving directions. Estructuras: Telling others what to do: Formal commands; Asking for and giving information: Passive se and third person plural passive; Talking about other people: Uses of the indefinite article. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: Que vamos a hacer hoy?. Asi se habla: Persuading. Estructuras: Discussing future activities: Future tense; Expressing probability: Future of probability; Suggesting group activities: Nosotros commands. Que oyo Ud.?: Taking notes. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: Las ciudades hispanas. Panorama cultural: En la ciudad de Madrid. Para leer bien: Background knowledge: Historical references. Lectura cultural: El retorno de los balcones de Lima. Asi se escribe: Keeping a journal. Interacciones. Herencia cultural: Los paises andinos. Personalidades: Jose de San Martin, Antonio Jose de Sucre, Susana Baca, Jaime Escalante, Mario Vargas Llosa, Graciela Rodo Boulanger. Arte y arquitectura: La arquitectura colonial del Peru. Para leer bien: Identifying literary themes. Lectura literaria: Ricardo Palma: La camisa de Margarita.


9. En la agencia de empleos.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: Donde trabajaria Ud.?. Asi se habla: Changing directions in a conversation. Estructuras: Explaining what you would do under certain conditions: Conditional tense; Describing how actions are done: Adverb formation; Indicating quantity: Adjectives of quantity. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: Necesito una secretaria. Asi se habla: Double checking comprehension. Estructuras: Talking about unknown or nonexistent people and things: Subjunctive in adjective clauses; Explaining what you want others to do: Indirect commands; Expressing exceptional qualities: Absolute superlative. Que oyo Ud.?: Summarizing. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: Como se busca trabajo. Panorama cultural: El uso del español en el trabajo. Para leer bien: Identifying point of view. Lectura cultural: El español: Un idioma emergente. Asi se escribe: Filling out an application. Interacciones.

10. En la empresa multinacional.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: Quisiera hablar con el jefe. Asi se habla: Making a business phone call. Estructuras: Discussing completed past actions: Present perfect tense; Explaining what you hope has happened: Present perfect subjunctive; Discussing reciprocal actions: Reciprocal nos and se. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: En el banco. Asi se habla: Doing the banking. Estructuras: Talking about actions completed before other actions: Past perfect tense. Explaining duration of actions: Hace and llevar in time expressions; Expressing quantity: Using numbers. Que oyo Ud.?: Reporting what was said. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: Las comunidades hispanas. Panorama cultural: Volkswagen de Mexico. Para leer bien: Using the dictionary. Lectura cultural: Homenaje al triunfo de la mujer hispana. Asi se escribe: Writing a business letter. Interacciones. Herencia cultural: La comunidad hispana en los EE.UU. Personalidades: Cesar Chavez, Celia Cruz, Rita Moreno, Bill Richardson, Alex Rodriguez, Julia Álvarez. Arte y arquitectura: El legado hispano dentro de los EE.UU. Para leer bien: Identifying point of view in literature. Lectura literaria: Esmeralda Santiago: Casi una mujer.


11. De viaje.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: En el aeropuerto. Asi se habla: Buying a ticket and boarding a plane. Estructuras: Describing previous wants, advice, and doubts: Imperfect subjunctive; Making polite requests: Other uses of the imperfect subjunctive; Discussing contrary to fact situations: If clauses with the imperfect subjunctive and the conditional. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: Una habitacion doble, por favor. Asi se habla: Getting a hotel room. Estructuras: Explaining when future actions will take place: Subjunctive in adverbial clauses. Describing future actions that will take place before other future actions: Future perfect tense. Que oyo Ud.?: Identifying the main topic. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: El transporte en el mundo hispano. Panorama cultural: El metro de Mexico. Para leer bien: Cross-referencing. Lectura cultural: Chile: Un mundo de contrastes sorprendentes. Asi se escribe. Explaining and hypothesizing. Interacciones.

12. Los deportes.

1ra Situacion. Presentacion: Fuiste al partido del domingo?. Asi se habla: Discussing sports and games. Estructuras: Explaining what you would have done under certain circumstances: Conditional perfect tense; Discussing what you hoped would have happened: Past perfect subjunctive; Discussing contrary to fact situations: If clauses with the conditional perfect and the past perfect subjunctive. 2da Situacion. Presentacion: En el consultorio del medico. Asi se habla: Expressing sympathy and good wishes. Estructuras: Discussing unexpected events: Reflexives for unplanned occurrences; Linking ideas: Relative pronouns: que and quien; Linking ideas: Forms of el que, el cual and cuyo. Que oyo Ud.?: Identifying levels of politeness. 3ra Situacion. Perspectivas: Las farmacias hispanas. Panorama cultural: La charreada. Para leer bien: Responding to a reading. Lectura cultural: La Argentina deportiva. Asi se escribe: Writing personal notes and messages. Interacciones. Herencia cultural: Chile y Argentina. Personalidades: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Carlos Gardel, Natalia Oreiro, Agusto Roa Bastos, Isabel Allende, Gabriel Batistuta. Arte y arquitectura: Buenos Aires: Una ciudad cosmopolita y artistica. Para leer bien: Elements of poetry. Lectura literaria: Pablo Neruda: Poema 20; Oda a unas flores amarillas.

Appendix A: Alternate Version of drawings for Information Gap Activities.
Appendix B: Vocabulary at a glance.
Appendix C: Metric units of measurement.
Appendix D: The writing and spelling system.
Appendix E: Verb conjugations.
Spanish-English Vocabulary.