Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language / Edition 2

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Overview

Contemporary Portuguese Language - The Way You Want To Teach It

Ponto de Encontro is the first Portuguese language textbook that allows the instructor to choose to teach either Brazilian or European Portuguese.

The Second Edition of this best-selling text is completely updated to reflect the 1990 Acordo Ortográfico (spelling reform), ensuring students learn how to accurately read and write in Portuguese today.

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Balanced, Communicative Approach — Students learn to communicate effectively in spoken and written Portuguese through a variety of guided and open ended activities. Ponto integrates cultural information and promotes exchange at every stage of instruction.
  • Connect with Culture - Offers learners a rich variety of insights into cultural, social and political realities of the entire Portuguese-speaking world.
  • Explore Grammar - Grammatical structures are presented as a means to effective communication.
  • Build Vocabulary - Tight integration of vocabulary and grammar presentation and exercises reinforce the focus on usage and real-life situations.
  • Develop Skills - Extensive culture-based sections create authentic and meaningful environments for skill-development in each area: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Personalize Learning — MyLanguageLabs' proven results are now available for elementary Portuguese courses! MyPortugueseLab will be available for fall 2012 courses.

Note: MyLanguageLabs does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyLanguageLabs access, please visit: www.mylanguagelabs.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyLanguageLabs 24-month access.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205782765
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/16/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 115,683
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE


1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Lição preliminar: Primeiros passos

Lição 1: A universidade

Lição 2: Entre amigos

Lição 3: Horas de lazer

Lição 4: A família

Lição 5: A casa

Lição 6: A roupa e as compras

Lição 7: O tempo e os passatempos

Lição 8: Festas e tradições

Lição 9: O trabalho e os negócios

Lição 10: A comida

Lição 11: A saúde e os médicos

Lição 12: As férias e as viagens

Lição 13: O meio ambiente

Lição 14: A sociedade

Lição 15: A ciência e a tecnologia


2.) COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Lição 1:
Estruturas
Talking about people: Subject pronouns
Talking about academic life and daily occurrences: Present tense of regular -ar verbs
Specifying gender and number: Articles and nouns
Contractions of a, de, and em with articles
Expressing location and states of being: Present tense of estar
Asking and answering questions: Interrogative words
Mais um passo: Some regular -er and -ir verbs

Lição 2:
Estruturas
Describing people, places, and things: Adjectives
Identifying and describing; expressing origin, possession, location of events, and time: Present tense of ser
Expressing inherent qualities and changeable conditions: Ser and estar with adjectives
Expressing ownership: Possessive adjectives
Mais um passo: Some idiomatic expressions with estar

Lição 3:
Estruturas
Talking about daily life: Present tense of regular -er and -ir verbs
Expressing movement [or habits? conferir como ficou resolvido]: Present tense of ir
Expressing future action: Ir + infinitive [and other structures? conferir como ficou na versão definitiva]
Expressing age, possession, and obligation: Ter and ter que + infinitive
Talking about quantity: Numbers above 100
Mais um passo: Some uses of por and para

Lição 4:
Estruturas
Expressing opinions, plans, preferences, and feelings: Present tense of stem changing verbs
Expressing when, where, or how an action occurs: Adverbs
Talking about daily activities: Present tense of fazer, dizer, trazer, sair, and pôr
Expressing how long something has been going on: Faz/há with expressions of time
Mais um passo: The preterir tense of regular verbs and of ir

Lição 5:
Estruturas
Expressing ongoing actions: Present progressive
Describing physical and emotional states: Expressions with ter, estar com, and ficar com
Pointing out and identifying people and things: Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
Learning useful verbs: Present tense of dar, ler, ver, and vir
Stating what you know: Saber and conhecer
Mais um passo: Some reflexive verbs and pronouns

Lição 6:
Estruturas
Talking about the past: Preterit tense of regular verbs
Talking about the past: Preterit of ir and ser
Indicating the object of an action: Direct object nouns and pronouns
Reinforcing inquiries: Tag questions
Mais um passo: Some more uses of por and para

Lição 7:
Estruturas
Indicating for whom an action takes place: Indirect object nouns and pronouns
Talking about the past: Some irregular preterits
Expressing ongoing actions and descriptions in the past: The imperfect
Imperfect tense of regular and irregular verbs
Narrating in the past: The preterit and the imperfect
Mais um passo: Há/Faz meaning ago

Lição 8:
Estruturas
Comparing people and things: Comparisons of inequality
Comparing people and things: Comparisons of equality
Comparing people and things: The superlative
Emphasizing or clarifying information: Pronouns after prepositions
Talking about daily routine: Reflexive verbs and pronouns

Lição 9:
Estruturas
Stating impersonal information: Se as impersonal subject
Talking about the past: More on the preterit and the imperfect
Asking questions: More on interrogative pronouns
Giving instructions: Commands

Lição 10:
Estruturas
Expressing subjective attitudes: Introduction to the present subjunctive
Talking about expectations: The subjunctive used to express wishes and hope
Expressing doubt and uncertainty: The subjunctive with verbs and expressions of doubt
Telling people what to do: More on commands

Lição 11:
Estruturas
Expressing emotions, opinions, and attitudes: The subjunctive with expressions of emotion
Suggesting that someone and the speaker do something: The equivalents of the English let’s
Expressing movement, time, and action: Por and para (review)
Using prepositions to express a range of meanings: Additional uses of por and para
Referring to people and things: Relative pronouns

Lição 12:

Estruturas
Expressing affirmation and negation: Affirmative and negative expressions
Talking about things that may not exist: The indicative and the subjunctive in adjective clauses
Making qualified statements: The subjunctive in adverbial clauses
Expressing wishes, recommendations, and conditions in the past: The past subjunctive

Lição 13:
Estruturas
Planning the future: The future tense
Hypothesizing about the future: The future subjunctive
Hypothesizing about what might happen: The conditional
Expressing reciprocity: Reciprocal verbs and pronouns

Lição 14:
Estruturas
Talking about results of actions: The past participle
Emphasizing facts resulting from actions: The passive voice
Talking about the recent past: The present perfect
Talking about the past from a past perspective: The past perfect

Lição 15:
Estruturas
Expressing actions: Uses of the impersonal infinitive
Personalizing the expression of actions: The personal infinitive
Hypothesizing about the present and the future: Present and future if-clause sentences
Expressing subjective attitudes: Diminutives and augmentatives

Expansão gramatical:
More on direct object pronouns
Contractions of direct and indirect object pronouns
Object pronouns with future and conditional verb forms
The present perfect subjunctive
The conditional perfect and the pluperfect subjunctive
If-clause sentences with the perfect tenses
The future perfect and the future perfect subjunctive

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