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Overview

As the best-selling introductory Spanish textbook in the United States, Puntos de partida has long been a favorite of instructors across the country. For this new edition, the authors and editors of Puntos have turned to those very instructors to help formulate a plan that would respond to the needs of a changing discipline. We reached out to more than 160 students and instructors across the country, and the result is a thoroughly revised edition both in appearance and content. Puntos continues to provide the solid foundation in communicative language development that has become its hallmark. At the same time, instructor and student feedback have guided the development of the seventh edition in ways that enrich this foundation even more, and also bring to the materials a number of other important and exciting changes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072956443
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/26/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Marty Knorre was formerly Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Coordinator

of basic Spanish courses at the University of Cincinnati, where she taught undergraduate

and graduate courses in language, linguistics, and methodology. She received her Ph.D.

in foreign language education from The Ohio State University in 1975. Dr. Knorre is coauthor

of Cara a cara and Reflejos and has taught at several NEH Institutes for Language

Instructors. She received a Master of Divinity at McCormick Theological Seminary in 1991.

Thalia Dorwick retired as McGraw-Hill’s Editor-in-Chief for Humanities, Social Sciences, and Languages. For many years she was also in charge of McGraw-Hill’s World Languages college list in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, and Russian. She has taught at Allegheny College, California State University (Sacramento), and Case Western Reserve University, where she received her Ph.D. in Spanish in 1973. She was recognized as an Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher by the California Foreign Language Teachers Association in 1978. Dr. Dorwick is the coauthor of several textbooks and the author of several articles on language teaching issues. She is a frequent guest speaker on topics related to language learning, and she was also an invited speaker at the II Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española, in Valladolid, Spain, in October 2001. In retirement, she consults for McGraw-Hill, especially in the area of world languages, which is of personal interest to her. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University and on the Board of Directors of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Ana María Pérez-Gironés is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Spanish at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where she teaches and coordinates Spanish language courses. She received a Licenciatura en Filología Anglogermánica from the Universidad de Sevilla in 1985, and her M.A. in General Linguistics from Cornell University in 1988. Professor Pérez-Gironés’ professional interests include second language acquisition and the use of technology in language learning. She is a coauthor of A otro nivel, Puntos en breve, Second Edition, and ¿Qué tal?, Seventh Edition. She is also a coauthor of the Student Manuals for Intermediate Grammar Review and Intensive and High Beginner Courses that accompany Nuevos Destinos.

William R. Glass is the Publisher for World Languages at McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Spanish

Applied Linguistics with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education

(SLATE). He was previously Assistant Professor of Spanish at The Pennsylvania

State University where he was also Director of the Language Program in Spanish. He has

published numerous articles and edited books on issues related to second language instruction

and acquisition.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Capítulo preliminar Ante todo


Primera parte


Saludos y expresiones de cortesía


El alfabeto español


¿Cómo es usted?




Pronunciación



Las vocales: a, e, i, o, u


Segunda parte


Los números 0–30; hay


Gustos y preferencias


¿Qué hora es?


Lectura: La geografía del mundo hispano


Videoteca



• Entre amigos: ¡Encantada!


Capítulo 1 En la universidad


Vocabulario: Preparación


En la clase



• Las materias


Pronunciación


Diphthongs and Linking


Gramática


1. Identifying People, Places, and Things - Singular Nouns: Gender and Articles


2. Identifying People, Places, and Things - Nouns and Articles: Plural Forms


3. Expressing Actions - Subject Pronouns; Present Tense of -ar Verbs; Negation


4. Getting Information - Asking Yes/No Questions

Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Los hispanos en los Estados Unidos



• Entre amigos: ¿Qué clases tomas?


Conozca... Los hispanos en los Estados Unidos


Un paso más


Literatura de los Estados Unidos: Sandra Cisneros


Lectura: Las universidades hispánicas


Escritura


Capítulo 2 La familia


Vocabulario: Preparación



• Los números 31–100



• Adjetivos


Pronunciación


Stress Marks and Written Accents (Part 1)


Gramática


5. Describing - Adjectives: Gender, Number, and Position


6. Expressing to be - Present Tense of ser;


Summary of Uses


7. Expressing Possession - Possessive Adjectives (Unstressed)


8. Expressing Actions - Present Tense of -er and -ir Verbs; More about Subject Pronouns


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: México



• Entre amigos: ¿Cuántos hermanos tienes?


Conozca... México


Un paso más


Literatura de México: Rosario Castellanos


Lectura: La unidad familiar: ¿Perspectivas culturales válidas o estereotipadas?


Escritura


Capítulo 3 De compras


Vocabulario: Preparación



• De compras: La ropa



• ¿De qué color es?



• Más allá del número 100


Pronunciación


Stress and Written Accent Marks (Part 2)


Gramática


9. Pointing out People and Things - Demonstrative Adjectives


10. Expressing Actions and States - Tener, venir, preferir, querer, and poder; Some Idioms with tener


11. Expressing Destination and Future Actions - Ir; ir a + infinitive; The Contraction al


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Nicaragua



• Entre amigos: ¡Está súper fuera de moda!


Conozca... Nicaragua


Un paso más


Literatura de Nicaragua: Rubén Darío


Lectura: La psicología de los colores


Escritura


Capítulo 4 En casa


Vocabulario: Preparación



• ¿Qué día es hoy?


Los muebles, los cuartos y las otras partes de la casa


¿Cuándo? Preposiciones


Pronunciación


b and v


Gramática


12. Expressing Actions - Hacer, oír, poner, salir, traer, and ver


13. Expressing Actions - Present Tense of Stem-Changing Verbs


14. Expressing -self/-selves - Reflexive Pronouns


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Costa Rica



• Entre amigos: Quiero cambiar los muebles


Conozca... Costa Rica


Un paso más


Literatura de Costa Rica: Carmen Naranjo


Lectura: Anuncios puertorriqueños


Escritura


Capítulo 5 Las estaciones y el tiempo

Vocabulario: Preparación



• ¿Qué tiempo hace hoy?



• Los meses y las estaciones del año



• ¿Dónde está? • Las preposiciones


Pronunciación


r and rr

Gramática


15. ¿Qué están haciendo? - Present Progressive: Estar + -ndo


16. ¿Ser o estar? - Summary of Uses of ser and estar


17. Describing - Comparisons


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Guatemala



• Entre amigos: ¡A mí me encanta el verano!


Conozca... Guatemala

Un paso más


Literatura de Guatemala: Miguel Ángel Asturias


Lectura: Todos juntos en los trópicos


Escritura


Capítulo 6 ¿Qué le gusta comer?


Vocabulario: Preparación



• La comida



• ¿Qué sabe Ud. y a quién conoce?


Pronunciación


d and t

Gramática


18. Expressing what or whom - Direct Object Pronouns


19. Expressing Negation - Indefinite and Negative Words


20. Influencing Others - Formal Commands


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Panamá



• Entre amigos: ¿Quién cocina en tu casa?


Conozca... Panamá


Un paso más


Literatura de Panamá: Carlos Guillermo Wilson


Lectura: La cocina de Palomino


Escritura


Capítulo 7 De vacaciones


Vocabulario: Preparación


De viaje


De vacaciones


Pronunciación


g, gu, and j


Gramática


21. Expressing to whom or for whom - Indirect Object Pronouns; Dar and decir


22. Expressing Likes and Dislikes - Gustar


23. Talking about the Past (1) - Preterite of Regular Verbs and of dar, hacer, ir, and ser


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Honduras y El Salvador



• Entre amigos: El verano pasado me fui a Canadá…


Conozca... Honduras y El Salvador


Un paso más


Literatura de Honduras: Clementina Suárez


Lectura: México es mucho más que playas


Escritura


Capítulo 8 Los días festivos


Vocabulario: Preparación



• La fiesta de Javier



• Emociones y condiciones


Gramática


24. Talking about the Past (2) - Irregular Preteites


25. Talking about the Past (3) - Preterite of Stem-Changing Verbs


26. Expressing Direct and Indirect Objects Together - Double Object Pronouns


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Cuba



• Entre amigos: Comemos las uvas de la suerte


Conozca... Cuba

Un paso más


Literatura de Cuba: José Martí


Lectura: ¡La época de las tradiciones!


Escritura


Capítulo 9 El tiempo libre


Vocabulario: Preparación



• Pasatiempos, diversiones y aficiones



• Los quehaceres domésticos


Gramática


27. Descriptions of Habitual Actions in the Past -Imperfect of Regular and Irregular Verbs


28. Expressing Extremes - Superlatives


29. Getting Information—Summary of Interrogative Words


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Colombia



• Entre amigos: ¿Sabes bailar salsa?


Conozca... Colombia


Un paso más


Literatura de Colombia: Gabriel García Márquez


Lectura: El sitio de mi recreo


Escritura


Capítulo 10 La salud


Vocabulario: Preparación



• La salud y el bienestar



• En el consultorio


Gramática


30. Narrating in the Past - Using the Preterite and the Imperfect


31. Recognizing que, quien(es), lo que - Relative Pronouns


32. Expressing each other - Reciprocal Actions with Reflexive Pronouns


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Venezuela



• Entre amigos: ¡Yo sí hago ejercicio!


Conozca... Venezuela

Un paso más


Literatura de Venezuela: Rómulo Gallegos


Lectura: Las vitaminas y la salud


Escritura


Capítulo 11 Presiones de la vida moderna


Vocabulario: Preparación



• Las presiones de la vida estudiantil



• ¡La profesora Martínez se levantó con el pie izquierdo!


Gramática


33. Telling How Long Something Has Been Happening or How Long Ago Something Happened - Hace... que: Another Use of hacer


34. Expressing Unplanned or Unexpected Events - Another Use of se


35. ¿Por o para? - A Summary of Their Uses

Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Puerto Rico



• Entre amigos: ¡Estoy súper estresada!


Conozca... Puerto Rico


Un paso más


Literatura de Puerto Rico: Rosario Ferré


Lectura: Divórciate del estrés


Escritura


Capítulo 12 La calidad de la vida


Vocabulario: Preparación



• Tengo... Necesito... Quiero...



• La vivienda


Gramática


36. Influencing Others - Tú Commands


37. Expressing Subjunctive Actions or States - Present Subjunctive: An Introduction


38. Expressing Desires and Requests - Use of the Subjunctive: Influence


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Perú



• Entre amigos: Me tiras un correo, ¿eh?


Conozca... Perú


Un paso más


Literatura de Perú: Mario Vargas Llosa

Lectura: Secretaria de bolsillo


Escritura


Capítulo 13 El arte y la Cultura


Vocabulario: Preparación



• Las artes



• Ranking Things: Ordinals


Gramática


39. Expressing Feelings - Use of the Subjunctive: Emotion


40. Expressing Uncertainty - Use of the Subjunctive: Doubt and Denial


41. Expressing Influence, Emotion, Doubt, and Denial - The Subjunctive: A Summary


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Bolivia y el EcuadorEntre amigos: ¿Y qué pintores te gustan?



• Conozca... Bolivia y el Ecuador


Un paso más


Literatura de Ecuador: Jorge Icaza


Lectura: Museo Virtual de Artes


Escritura


Capítulo 14 La naturaleza y el medio ambiente


Vocabulario: Preparación



• La naturaleza y el medio ambiente



• Los coches


Gramática


42. Más descripciones - Past Participle Used as an Adjective


43. ¿Qué has hecho? - Perfect Forms: Present Perfect Indicative and Present Perfect Subjunctive


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Argentina



• Entre amigos: Nuestro pequeño grano de arena


Conozca... Argentina


Un paso más


Literatura de Argentina : Alfonsina Storni


Lectura : La Amazonia pierde un millón y medio de hectáreas cada año


Capítulo 15 La vida social y la vida afectiva



• Las relaciones sentimentales



• Etapas de la vida


Gramática


44. ¿Hay alguien que... ? ¿Hay un lugar donde... ? - Subjunctive after Nonexistent and Indefinite Antecedents


45. Lo hago para qué tú... - Subjunctive after Conjunctions of Contingency and Purpose


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Chile



• Entre amigos: Es muy lindo estar enamorado


Conozca... Chile


Un paso más


Literatura de Chile: Gabriela Mistral


Lectura : Las separaciones y los divorcios han aumentado…


Escritura


Capítulo 16 ¿Trabajar para vivir o vivir para trabajar?



• Profesiones y oficios



• El mundo de trabajo



• Una cuestión de dinero


Gramática


46. Talking about the Future - Future Verb Forms


47. Expressing Future or Pending Actions - Subjunctive and Indicative after Conjunctions of Time


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: Uruguay y Paraguay



• Entre amigos: ¿A qué hora es la entrevista?


Conozca... Uruguay y Paraguay


Un paso más


Literatura de Uruguay : Horacio Quiroga


Lectura: «La higuera», por Juana Fernández de Ibarbourou


Escritura


Capítulo 17 En la actualidad


Vocabulario: Preparación



• Las noticias



• El gobierno y la responsabilidad cívica


Gramática


48. ¡No queríamos que fuera así! - Past Subjunctive


49. More About Expressing Possession - Stressed Possessives


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: la República Dominicana



• Entre amigos: ¡Por eso sí protestaría!


Conozca... la República Dominicana


Un paso más


Literatura de la República Dominicana: Manuel del Cabral


Lectura : «Cubanita descubanizada», por Gustavo Pérez Firmat


Escritura


Capítulo 18 En el extranjero



• Lugares y cosas en el extranjero



• En un viaje al extranjero


Gramática


50. Expressing What You Would Do - Conditional Verb Forms


51. Hypothetical Situations: What if . . . ? - Si Clause Sentences


Un poco de todo


Cultura


Perspectivas culturales


Videoteca



• Entrevista Cultural: España



• Entre amigos: Tengo mi pasaje a San Francisco


Conozca... España


Un paso más


Literatura de España: Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra


Lectura: «Rima XXIX», por Antonio Machado


Escritura
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