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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: or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyLanguageLabs 24-month access.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205876624
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 6/28/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,131,831
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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


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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