Conversacion y Repaso: Intermediate Spanish


CONVERSACIÓN Y REPASO, Tenth Edition, is part of a three-volume INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series that offers readers a thorough review of grammatical structures and helps them communicate with confidence in Spanish. Learners will quickly learn how to use and develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through a variety of activities and exercises for conversation.

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CONVERSACIÓN Y REPASO, Tenth Edition, is part of a three-volume INTERMEDIATE SPANISH series that offers readers a thorough review of grammatical structures and helps them communicate with confidence in Spanish. Learners will quickly learn how to use and develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through a variety of activities and exercises for conversation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838457832
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Edition number: 8

Meet the Author

Lynn A. Sandstedt is a native of Colorado and a Ph.D. graduate in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He taught at the University of Northern Colorado for 22 years and served as Chairman of the Foreign Language Department and the Department of Hispanic Studies. Dr. Sandstedt has co-authored several textbooks for use at the university level, and has been very active in the profession. He was elected to serve on ACTFL Executive and later was elected to serve as president. He was elected president of the AATSP and several years later was selected to be the Executive Director. Lynn has received several prestigious awards for his work in Foreign Language Education. Two of the most recent honors have been the receipt of the Robert G. Mead, Jr. Award for Distinguished Leadership and Scholarly Contributions to the Profession given by the AATSP, and The Cross of Alfonso X given by King Juan Carlos and the Ministry of Education of Spain for outstanding contributions to the teaching of Spanish.

Ralph Kite earned a Ph.D. in Ibero-American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He spent several years organizing and directing Peace Corps language training programs at New Mexico and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He continued to pursue interests in different teaching and learning approaches (film, computers, and theater) at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he served as chair for 10 years.

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Table of Contents

Índice. Maps. Preface. Introduction.
1. ORÍGENES DE LA CULTURA HISPÁNICA: EUROPA. En contexto: Mi clase de cultura hispánica. Estructura: Nouns and articles. Subject pronouns. The present indicative of regular verbs. Stem-changing verbs. Other stem-changing verbs. Spelling-change verbs. The present indicative of irregular verbs. Adjectives. The personal a. Repaso. A conversar: Nonverbal communication. A escuchar: ¿Catalán o castellano? Intercambios. Investigación y presentación: El sur.
2. ORÍGENES DE LA CULTURA HISPÁNICA: AMÉRICA. En contexto: El día siguiente en mi clase de cultura hispánica. Estructura: The imperfect tense. The preterite tense of regular verbs. The preterite tense of irregular verbs. Use of the imperfect and the preterite. Direct object pronouns. The reflexive verbs and pronouns. Repaso. A conversar: Language functions and verbal communication. A escuchar: Una visita. Intercambios.Investigación y presentación: México: Fascinante, múltiple y diverso México le ofrece.
3. LA RELIGIÓN EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO. En contexto: El Día de los Difuntos. Estructura: The ir a + infinitive construction. The future tense and the conditional. The future and conditional to express probability. Indirect object pronouns. Double object pronouns. Gustar and similar verbs. The verbs ser and estar. Repaso. A conversar: Guessing from the context. A escuchar: Recién casados. Intercambios.Investigación y presentación: Juan Diego y la Virgen deGuadalupe.
4. ASPECTOS DE LA FAMILIA EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO. En contexto: ¿Vamos al cine? Estructura. The progressive tenses. The perfect tenses. The future and conditional perfect. Possessive adjectives and pronouns. Interrogative words. Hacer and haber with weather expressions. Hacer with expressions of time. Repaso. A conversar: Initiating and ending a conversation. A escuchar: Buenos días. Intercambios. Investigación y presentación: ¿De qué se quejan los españoles?
5. EL HOMBRE Y LA MUJER EN LA SOCIEDAD HISPÁNICA. En contexto: En el cine. Estructura. The subjunctive mood. Some uses of the subjunctive. Commands. Relative pronouns. Repaso. A conversar: Techniques for maintaining a conversation. A escuchar: La joven professional. Intercambios. Investigación y presentación: El hombre y la mujer. ¿Hay igualdad de sexos en este país?
6. COSTUMBRES Y CREENCÍAS. El contexto: Momentos tristes. Estructura: The imperfect subjunctive. The present perfect and past perfect. The subjunctive in noun clauses. Sequence of tenses. The subjunctive after impersonal expressions. Affirmative and negative expressions. Repaso. A conversar: Following a conversation. A escuchar: Costumbres. Intercambios. Investigación y presentación: Tu nombre es un número y ese número. Tu futuro: ¡Búscalo!
7. ASPECTOS ECONÓMICOS DE HISPANOAMÉRICA. En contexto: A mudarnos a la capital. Estructura: The subjunctive in adjective clauses. Subjunctive versus indicative after indefinite expressions. Prepositions. Uses of por and para. Prepositional pronouns. Repaso. A conversar: How to involve others in conversations. A escuchar: Economía global. Intercambios. Investigación y presentación: ¿Es usted un consumista?
8. LOS MOVIMIENTOS REVOLUCIONARIOS DEL SIGLO XX. En contexto: En la mansión de los Hernández Arias. Estructura: The subjunctive in adverbial clauses (1). Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. The reciprocal construction. The reflexive for unplanned occurrences. Repaso. A conversar: Interrupting a conversation. A escuchar: De vacaciones. Intercambios.Investigación y presentación: "Voy a Arrasar; Guatemala está cansada de abusos."
9. LA EDUCACIÓN EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO. En contexto: Esperando al profesor de historia. Estructura: The subjunctive in adverbial clauses (2). Adverbs. Comparison of adjectives and adverbs. Irregular comparatives and superlatives. The absolute superlative. Exclamations. Repaso. A conversar: Keeping control of a conversation. A escuchar: Carreras. Intercambios. Investigación y presentación: La CYA contra el suspenso Atención, Concentración y Acción. La distracción: causas.
10. LA CIUDAD EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO. En contexto: En el Café Alfredo. Estructura: If clauses. Verbs followed by a preposition. Diminutives and augmentatives. Repaso. A conversar: Expressions that ensure continuous interaction. A escuchar: ¿Al rancho? Intercambios. Investigación y presentación: La capital de la alegría y del content.
11. LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS Y LO HISPÁNICO. En contexto: Después de los exámenes finales. Estructura: The passive voice. Substitutes for the passive. Uses of the infinitive. Nominalization. The conjunctions pero, sino, and sino que. The alternative conjunctions e and u. Repaso. A conversar: Idioms. A escuchar: Política. Intercambios. Investigación y presentación: Reglas de oro para comer sanamente.
12. LA PRESENCIA HISPÁNICA EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS. En contexto: Los viajes del verano. Estructura: Review of uses of the definite article. Review of uses of the indefinite article. Expressions with tener, haber, and deber. Miscellaneous verbs. Repaso. A conversar: Sayings and proverbs. A escuchar: Lo colonial. Intercambios. Investigación y presentación: Exhibe tu orgullo hispano. Appendices. Vocabulario español-inglés. Grammar Index. Credits.
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