¡de Viva Voz!: An Intermediate Conversation and Grammar Review Course (Student Edition + Listening Comprehension Audio Cassette) / Edition 1

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Overview

¡De viva voz! is an exciting new Spanish conversation text that focuses on the development of oral communication while providing a review of key grammatical structures in a very approachable and "non-threatening" manner. Intermediate students have generally had the equivalent of a first-year overview of the language and in many cases are in transition to third-year culture/literature courses. They have a lot of information "in their heads," but they often still have the need for conversational practice that actively uses structures and vocabulary they have already studied. Through creative exercises, brief summaries of grammar, and a carefully sequenced chapter structure, ¡De viva voz! helps instructors realize their principal goal in a conversation course: to see their students engaged in conversation in Spanish and improving their level of oral proficiency on a daily basis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072437386
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/20/2000
  • Edition description: Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1: La vida del hogar

1.1 ¿Cómo es tu papá? ¿Cómo está?

Ser and estar in review

1.2 ¡Hombre, tengo hambre!


Other aspects of expressing to be in Spanish

1.3 ¿Qué pasa, muchachos?


The present tense of regular -ar verbs

1.4 Hoy comemos en casa con toda la familia. ¡Chévere!


The present tense of regular –er and -ir verbs

2: La vida universitaria

2.1 ¡Nunca miento!


Stem-changing verbs

2.2 ¡Yo sé la respuesta!


The present tense of verbs irregular only in the yo form

2.3 ¿Qué vamos a hacer?


More irregular verbs

2.4 ¡Ella se acuesta con las gallinas!


Reflexive verbs


Lectura de interés


«Muerte en el olvido», Ángel González


«Valium 10», Rosario Castellanos

3: ¿Qué deportes te gustan?

3.1 --¿Por qué lo haces? --Pues, ¡porque sí!


Interrogatives, connecting words, and relative pronouns

3.2 --¿Me quieres? --¡Sí, te quiero mucho!


Direct object pronouns

3.3 ¡Me fascinan los libros de historia!


Indirect object pronouns; gustar constructions

3.4 ¡Un millón de dólares!


Numbers and dates

4: La historia

4.1 Regresaste tarde anoche. ¿Por qué?


Regular -ar verbs in the preterite tense

4.2 Ayer conocí a una persona muy simpática.


Regular –er and –ir verbs in the preterite tense

4.3 ¡Ese muchacho mintió!


Stem-changing –ir verbs in the preterite

4.4 Le di un regalo a mi hijo.


Irregular verbs in the preterite tense


Lectura de interés



«El chocolate: La tentación americana», Gisela Gazzani

5: La salud

5.1 El niño lloraba y gritaba.


The imperfect tense

5.2 Sofía caminaba a su carro cuando se cayó y se rompió la pierna


Contrasting the imperfect and the preterite

5.3 Hacía mucho tiempo que lo conocíamos.


Hacer in time expressions

5.4 ¿Qué tiempo hacía ayer?


Weather and the seasons

6: ¿Qué te apetece?

6.1 Jorge fue por la pizza.


Por, para, and other prepositions

6.2 ¡Comienzas a irritarme!


Verbs requiring a preposition and prepositional pronouns

6.3 Hemos comido el pollo asado


The past participle and the perfect tenses

6.4 ¿Estás interesada en la política?


The passive voice and the uses of se


Lectura de interés


«Naranjas», Ángela McEwan-Alvarado

7: El medio ambiente

7.1 Ambos animales están en peligro.


Adjectives that usually precede the noun

7.2 Estos animales no tienen ese problema.


Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns

7.3 ¿Hay un hombre interesante por aquí?


Adjectives that usually follow the noun

7.4 Costa Rica tiene más especies de pájaros que cualquier otro país.


Comparisons and superlatives

8: De vacaciones

8.1 Tarde o temprano volverás.


The future tense of regular verbs

8.2 ¿Quién habrá llamado?


The future perfect and probability with the future

8.3 No lo sabe nadie.


Indefinite and negative words

8.4 Te diría que sí pero no puedo.


The conditional tense


Lectura de interés


«América Latina y el Internet», Celeste Rodas de Juárez

9: Los negocios y la tecnología

9.1 Corran, cobardes.


Formal commands

9.2 Habla con Felipe, por favor.


Informal commands

9.3 Escuchemos sus ideas.


Nosotros/as commands

9.4 Llámame mañana.


Commands with pronouns

10: Lo espiritual

10.1 ¡Ojalá que me llames pronto!


Formation and simple uses of the present subjunctive

10.2 Quiero que sepas lo que siento por ti.


Present subjunctive in noun clauses of wanting, willing

10.3 Temo que venga el coco.


The subjunctive after noun clauses of emotion, doubt, disbelief

10.4 Es dudoso que él haya llamado.


Subjunctive after impersonal expressions; Present perfect subjunctive


Lectura de interés


«Una carta a Dios», Gregorio López y Fuentes

11: Las bellas artes

11.1 ¿Hay alguien aquí que hable español?


The present subjunctive in adjective clauses

11.2 Antes que te cases mira lo que haces.


The present subjunctive in adverbial clauses

11.3 ¡Me voy cuando yo quiera!


The present subjunctive in adverbial clauses of time

11.4 ¡Estás llena de amargura!


Prefixes, suffixes, diminutives, compound words

12: La literatura

12.1 ¡Ojalá fuera yo un millonario!


Simple uses of the past subjunctive

12.2 ¿No recuerdas? Sugerí que estudiaras más.


Past subjunctive with noun clauses and impersonal expressions

12.3 Yo necesitaba un amigo que fuera rico.


The past subjunctive in other clauses

12.4 Si yo hablara mejor el español…


If clauses; the past perfect subjunctive


Lectura de interés


«El hombre muerto», Horacio Quiroga
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