The Everything Intermediate Spanish Book: Take Your Spanish Speaking, Writing, and Reading Skills to the Next Level

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The Everything Intermediate Spanish Book with CD is the perfect guide to take your Spanish speaking, writing, and reading to the next level. Whether you're planning a trip to españa or simply brushing up on what you already know for personal or professional interest, this valuable book and CD will help you reach your goals. Grammar and vocabulary lessons are presented through entertaining and practical real-world situations. The lighthearted tone and familiar scenarios will encourage you to overcome the "fear ...
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Overview

The Everything Intermediate Spanish Book with CD is the perfect guide to take your Spanish speaking, writing, and reading to the next level. Whether you're planning a trip to españa or simply brushing up on what you already know for personal or professional interest, this valuable book and CD will help you reach your goals. Grammar and vocabulary lessons are presented through entertaining and practical real-world situations. The lighthearted tone and familiar scenarios will encourage you to overcome the "fear factor" and have fun while communicating effectively in Spanish!

The Everything Intermediate Spanish Book with CDfeatures:

  • Pronunciation review
  • Equivalents of the verb to be
  • Reflexive and transitive verbs
  • Casual and formal etiquette
  • Conditional and commands

With this book and audio practice CD, you will soon be able to move with ease throughout the Spanish-speaking world!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598692563
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Everything (Language and Writing) Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Rosenstiel, M.A., has twenty years of experience teaching Spanish, earned a master's degree in Hispanic literature, and completed coursework for a doctorate in Hispanic and comparative literature. She has collaborated on several textbooks and authored a variety of educational materials in Spanish. She lives in Grapevine, TX.
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Table of Contents


Top Ten Reasons for Learning Intermediate Spanish     x
Introduction     xi
Build on the Basics     1
Review What You've Learned     2
Take the Next Step     5
Expand Your Vocabulary     6
Say What You Mean: Using a Bilingual Dictionary     8
Pronunciation Review     13
Spanish Around the World: An Introduction to Accents     14
Spanish Consonants     17
Spanish Vowels     22
Accent This: Written and Spoken     25
Other Occasions for Accents     27
Equivalents of the Verb "To Be"     32
The First Steps: Ser, Estar, and Hay     32
Two More Ways to Be: Hacer and Tener     34
Describing People, Places, and Things     36
The Simple Present     41
The Present Continuous     43
Simple Present or Present Continuous?     45
Question and Answer Formation     47
Just a Simple Yes or No     48
Answering Yes-or-No Questions     49
"Or" Questions     52
Tag Questions     53
Using Interrogative Words     55
Embedded Questions     57
Relatives     59
Making Comparisons     61
Yours, Mine, and Ours: Expressing Possession     62
Expressing Possession with De     65
Meeting and Greeting     66
It's All in the Family     69
Compare Using Adjectives     71
Impersonal Expressions with Infinitives     76
Out and About: Verbs and Adverbs     79
Leisure Activities     80
Comparisons with Verbs     83
Adverbs of Frequency     85
Adverbs of Quality     88
Comparisons with Adverbs     90
Reflexive and Transitive Verbs     93
Reflexive Verbs     94
Por and Para: Part 1     97
Por and Para: Part 2     99
Reflexive and Transitive Verbs     102
Special Applications of Reflexives     104
The Future Tense     107
Parts of the Body     108
Physical and Mental Condition     110
The Future with Ir     113
Sports and Fitness     114
The Future Tense     117
Using the Past Tenses     121
The Imperfect Tense     122
Introduction to the Preterite     125
Narrate Using Imperfect and Preterite     129
The Present Perfect     132
Casual Etiquette Using Infinitives     135
Polite Requests Using Verb + Infinitive     136
Demonstratives     139
Express Obligation with Hay que     144
The Parent/Teacher Conference     147
What Comes Next: Sequencing     149
Office and Work: More Formal Etiquette     151
Expressing Obligation with Tener que, Deber, Necesitar     152
Office Who's Who and What's What     154
Giving Instructions     159
You've Got Mail     160
Business Correspondence Formulas     163
Phone Etiquette     164
Conditional and Commands     167
State Preferences Using the Conditional     168
Schedules, Reservations, and Rentals     172
A Change of Plans: Managing Travel Surprises     174
Affirmative Commands     175
Negative Commands     180
Direct Object Pronouns     183
Check In and Check It Out: Hotel Reservations     184
Room Service and Housekeeping     191
Ask the Concierge: Requesting Advice     193
Rent a Vacation Home     194
Managing Minor Inconveniences     196
Indirect Object Pronouns     199
Food Categories     200
Manage the Menu: Asking for Clarification and Explanation     203
Place Your Order: Indirect Object Pronouns     207
There's a Fly in My Soup: Problem Solving     210
Money Matters     211
Mastering Object Pronouns     213
All That Glitters: Direct Object Pronouns     214
Verbs Like Gustar     218
Indirect Object Pronouns     222
Odds and Ends: Double-Object Pronouns     225
Bargaining Dos and Don'ts     226
Sightseeing: Using Superlatives     229
The Superlative     230
Make Suggestions Using Vamos a + Infinitive     231
Asking for and Following Directions     232
Impersonal Expressions with Se     233
Managing Minor Difficulties     237
Narrate with Preterite and Imperfect Verbs     241
Regular Preterite Verbs     242
Irregular Preterite Verbs     245
Regular and Irregular Preterite Verbs     248
Postcards: Preterite and Imperfect     249
From Mountains to Seashore: Prepositions     253
Prepositions: Part 1      254
Prepositions: Part 2     261
Talking about the Weather with Hay, Hacer, and Estar     265
Months and Seasons     268
Helping Hands: Spanish for Volunteers     271
Introducing Your Community Services     272
Social Services     277
Help at the Hospital     280
School Volunteers     282
Strategies for Lifetime Learning     285
Building on What You Know     286
Use the Spanish Around You     287
Vocabulary and Grammar Development     288
Listen Carefully     291
Push the Envelope: Overcome the "Fear" Factor     292
Spanish-to-English Glossary     293
English-to-Spanish Glossary     299
Idiomatic Expressions and Refrains     306
Answer Key     311
Index     331
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