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

Other Format (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $45.85
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 58%)
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (5) from $45.85   
  • New (3) from $45.85   
  • Used (2) from $116.60   


¡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.

Read More Show Less

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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)