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Provides reading, vocabulary, and conversation activities. Encourages students to work more communicatively through pair and group activities that combine the grammar and vocabulary featured in EN CONTACTO: GRAMÁTICA EN ACCIÓN, plus encourages student discussion exposition on reading selections, both classic and contemporary. New video segments provide additional support for expressions and grammar as well as further cultural exploration and discovery.

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"The structure of the chapters is perfect. I would not add anything else. Every section provides an appropriate number of activities and these are very creative and varied giving students plenty of opportunities to work on their speaking, reading, writing, and listening (to others) skills. The progression of difficulty is very good because the activities lead the students through the chapter content in a very smooth way."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111349394
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 990,487
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

: Mary McVey Gill has co-authored numerous books in Spanish including EN CONTACTO: LECTURAS INTERMEDIAS, and HABLEMOS ESPAÑOL. She worked in academic publishing for many years and co-authored TAPESTRY II: LISTENING/SPEAKING, a book for English language learners.

Brenda Wegmann received a Master's degree in Spanish literature from the University of Wisconsin and taught Spanish for seven years at Boston University and Northeastern University before moving to Canada in 1974. Since then she has lived with her family in Edmonton while teaching Spanish at the University of Alberta in the Department of Extension and writing Spanish and ESL textbooks, as well as trade books. Among her publications (written in collaboration with outstanding co-authors) are the following: PERSPECTIVAS, EN CONTACTO (for intermediate university Spanish), MOSAIC 1 & 2 (ESL readers), PRONTO Y PRÁCTICO (Practical Spanish for Canadians), STREETWISE SPANISH DICTIONARY / THESAURUS, LAUGH N' LEARN SPANISH (co-authored with cartoonist Lynn Johnston of "For Better or For Worse"), TUNE UP YOUR SPANISH, and most recently, THE RED-HOT BOOK OF SPANISH SLANG AND IDIOMS.

Teresa Mendez-Faith was born in Asuncion, Paraguay. She received her PhD at the University of Michigan in 1979. She currently resides in New England. An essayist, literary critic and college professor, she teaches Hispanic-American literature at Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire. She has authored several books including Paraguay: Novela y Exilio (1985) and Nuevos contextos: Doce cuentistas contemporáneos de Hispanoamerica (2002), and is co-author of four Spanish textbooks. Teresa Mendez-Faith has been awarded several academic distinctions, including two postgraduate scholarships from the National for Endowment the Humanities, the AAUP "Teacher of the Year" prize at her college (1990) and, also that same year, the "Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award".

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Table of Contents

1. EN BUSCA DE LA FELICIDAD. Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema Los tres (¿o más?) secretos de la felicidad. Seleccion 1 San Fermin y los toros Carlos Carnicero. Seleccion 2 Entrevista a Daddy Yankee de la revista El nuevo dia. En contacto con el arte Baile a orillas del Manzanares de Francisco de Goya. Vocabulario clave del capitulo. 2. VEJEZ Y JUVENTUD. Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema La familia: Tradicion, cambios y nuevos retos. Seleccion 1 Las vecinas Ana Alomá Velilla. Seleccion 2 La ultima despedida Ana Maria Salazar. En contacto con el arte Limpiando nopalitos de Carmen Lomas Garza. Vocabulario clave del capitulo. 3. PRESENCIA LATINA. Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema Los hispanos en America del Norte. Seleccion 1 La casa en Mango Street Sandra Cisneros. Seleccion 2 Ay, papi, no seas cocacolero Luis Fernández Caubi. En contacto con el arte Ven, o luz espiritual de Manuel Martinez. Vocabulario clave del capitulo. 4. AMOR Y AMISTAD. Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema Los altibajos de las relaciones humanas Seleccion 1 Primer e-mail Lucia Scosceria. Seleccion 2 El contrato nupcial Aleida. En contacto con el arte Mi casamiento de Pilar Sala. Vocabulario clave del capitulo. 5. VIVIR Y APRENDER. Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema Dos estilos de vida estudiantil. Seleccion 1 Hablan los estudiantes (Encuesta). Seleccion 2 La academia, el reality show. latinoamericano Armando Sánchez Lona. En contacto con el arte La gran Tenochtitlán de Diego Rivera. Vocabulario clave del capitulo. 6. DE VIAJE. Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema Cinco consejos para el viajero. Norteamericano. Seleccion 1 Cuando conoces a un autentico trotamundos Yasmina Jimenez Seleccion 2 Vuelva usted manana Mariano Jose de Larra. En contacto con el arte Paseo a orilla del mar, Joaquin Sorolla. Vocabulario clave del capitulo. 7. GUSTOS Y PREFERENCIAS. Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema ¿Por que nos gusta lo que nos gusta? Seleccion 1 Lima en la cima Ruperto de Nola. Seleccion 2 El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha ("El episodio de los galeotes") Miguel de Cervantes. En contacto con el arte. Personajes y perro ante el sol de Joan Miro. Vocabulario clave del capitulo. 8. DIIMENSIONES CULTURALES. Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema La asombrosa cultura latinoamericana. Seleccion 1 —Adios: 'Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye' Naldo Lombardi. Seleccion 2 Poesia Afroamericana. Balada de los dos abuelos Nicolás Guillen. Negrito Tato Laviera. En contacto con el arte El trueque de Jose Garcia Chibbaro. Vocabulario clave del capitulo. 9. UN PLANETA PARA TODOS. Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema ¿Como podemos salvar la tierra? Poema In memoriam Federico Garcia Lorca. Seleccion 1 El pescador y el pez Toásiye Alma Africana. Seleccion 2 Noble campana Gregorio Lopez Fuentes. En contacto con el arte Ni arriba, ni abajo de Nicolás Uriburu. Vocabulario clave del capitulo. 10. IMAGENES Y NEGOCIOS. Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema La imagen quebrada y el desafio de la realidad. Seleccion 1 Todas las crises son oportunidades (Entrevista con Carlos Slim) Miguel Jimenez / Amanda Mars. Seleccion 2 El delantal blanco Sergio Vodanovic. En contacto con el arte La familia del presidente de Fernando Botero. Vocabulario clave del capitulo. 11. ADIOS, DISTANCIAS! Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema ¿Hacia un planeta mejorado por la tecnologia? Seleccion 1 Hablan los usuarios de Internet (encuesta). Seleccion 2 El reino del dragon de oro Isabel Allende. En contacto con el arte El enigma de Hitler de Salvador Dali Vocabulario clave del capitulo. 12. VIVA LA IMAGINACIÓN! Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema La tradicion literaria de Espana y Latinoamerica. La poesia Coplas por la muerte de su padre (Selecciones) Jorge Manrique Nada te turbe Teresa de Avila. Cuadros y ángulos Alfonsina Storni. Hombre Alfonsina Storni Defensa de la alegria Mario Benedetti. El cuento Mujeres de ojos grandes Angeles Mastretta. La novela Cien anos de soledad Gabriel Garcia Márquez. En contacto con el arte Armonia de Remedios Varo. Vocabulario clave del capitulo. Glosario. Credits.

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