Conversacion y repaso / Edition 10

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Conversación y repaso, Tenth Edition, is part of a three-volume intermediate Spanish program that gives you a thorough review of gramatical structures and helps you communicate with confidence in Spanish. You'll quickly learn to use and develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through a variety of contextualized activities and culturally based opportunities for conversation.

Conversación y repaso, Tenth Edition, offers a complete set of student-friendly resources.
• Student Activities Manual (SAM)
• Text Audio Program
• QUIA Online Student Activities Manual
• Companion Website
• Atjo 4.0 CD-ROM: Writing Assistant for Spanish
• SAM Audio Program
• Premium Website
• Personal Tutor
• Video on DVD

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495908807
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Edition description: Tenth Edition, Spanish Language Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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. 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. Sandstedt has received several prestigious awards for his work in Foreign Language Education.

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. Investigacion y presentacion: El sur. 2. ORÍGENES DE LA CULTURA HISPÁNICA: AMÉRICA. En contexto: El dia 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.Investigacion y presentacion: Mexico: Fascinante, multiple y diverso Mexico le ofrece. 3. LA RELIGIÓN EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO. En contexto: El Dia 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: Recien casados. Intercambios.Investigacion y presentacion: Juan Diego y la Virgen de Guadalupe. 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 dias. Intercambios. Investigacion y presentacion: ¿De que se quejan los espanoles? 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. Investigacion y presentacion: El hombre y la mujer. ¿Hay igualdad de sexos en este pais? 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. Investigacion y presentacion: Tu nombre es un numero y ese numero. Tu futuro: Buscalo! 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: Economia global. Intercambios. Investigacion y presentacion: ¿Es usted un consumista? 8. LOS MOVIMIENTOS REVOLUCIONARIOS DEL SIGLO XX. En contexto: En la mansion 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.Investigacion y presentacion: "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. Investigacion y presentacion: La CYA contra el suspenso Atencion, Concentracion y Accion. La distraccion: causas. 10. LA CIUDAD EN EL MUNDO HISPÁNICO. En contexto: En el Cafe 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. Investigacion y presentacion: La capital de la alegria y del content. 11. LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS Y LO HISPÁNICO. En contexto: Despues 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: Politica. Intercambios. Investigacion y presentacion: 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. Investigacion y presentacion: Exhibe tu orgullo hispano. Appendices. Vocabulario espanol-ingles. Grammar Index. Credits.
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