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Exploraciones (with iLrni Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) / Edition 1

Exploraciones (with iLrni Heinle Learning Center Printed Access Card) / Edition 1

by Mary Ann BlittMary Ann Blitt
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Created through a student-tested, faculty-approved review process with thousands of students and hundreds of faculty, EXPLORACIONES is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today s learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901413000688
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/03/2011
Series: World Languages Series
Edition description: NE
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Mary Ann Blitt began her Spanish studies at the age of 13 while living in Madrid, Spain. She received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and after spending a year studying at the Universidad de Granada, she returned to the university to obtain a teaching certificate. She later attended Colorado State University, where she received her master's degree in Spanish with interdisciplinary studies in French. After teaching Spanish and coordinating the study abroad program at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods in Kansas City for fourteen years, she joined the faculty at College of Charleston in 2014. Mary Ann has studied in Spain, Mexico, France, and Canada and has trained teachers of English as a Foreign Language in Asuncion, Paraguay. She is currently actively involved in professional development workshops.

Margarita Casas was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She completed her bachelor's degree in sciences and techniques of communication in Guadalajara, Mexico. She holds two master's degrees from Colorado State University, one in Spanish literature with an emphasis on education, and the other in Teaching English as a Second Language. Currently, she is faculty and Chair of the Foreign Language Department at Linn-Benton Community College. She has collaborated on two textbooks prior to EXPLORACIONES and has published a novel, Italia en cuatro estaciones, winner of the first literature contest of the Universidad de Guadalajara. She is an avid traveler who hopes to inspire her students to travel and see the world by themselves.

Table of Contents

1. MIS AMIGOS DE LA CLASE. Hola Que tal? In this chapter you will learn how to: Greet and say goodbye to people in formal and informal situations Describe your classroom, your friends and other people Use numbers up to 100 and exchange telephone numbers Spell names. Exploraciones gramaticales. Gender and number of nouns. Definite/indefinite articles and the use of hay. The verb ser. Gender and number of adjectives. En vivo. La lista de utiles escolares. Las prefieres rubias o pelinegras? Conexiones culturales. Latinos e hispanos en el mundo. La diversidad del mundo hispanohablante. Lectura. La identidad de los hispanos. Algunas personas famosas de Latinoamerica y Espana. Exploraciones profesionales. Trabajo social. 2. COMO ES TU VIDA? In this chapter you will learn how to: Talk about your classes Describe your family and tell ages Talk about what people do routinely Express ownership. Exploraciones gramaticales. The verb tener and expressions with tener. Adjective placement. Regular -ar verbs. Possessive adjectives. En vivo. Un plan de estudios. Una tarjeta. Conexiones culturales. La educacion en los paises hispanos. El papel de la familia y su valor. Lectura. Otros sistemas universitarios. Una familia tipica latinoamericana. Exploraciones profesionales. Educacion. 3. QUE TIEMPO HACE HOY? In this chapter you will learn how to: Communicate dates, time and seasons Talk about the weather Discuss clothing Discuss your likes and dislikes Use question words to ask for specific information. Exploraciones gramaticales. Present tense of -er and -ir verbs. Me gusta/te gusta/le gusta (introduction). Stem-changing verbs I (e - ie; e - i). Information questions. En Vivo. La cartelera. La Paz ya tiene Miss Cholita. Conexiones Culturales. Algunas celebraciones. El clima y la ropa. Lectura. La Navidad en algunos paises hispanos. Los trajes tradicionales. Exploraciones profesionales. Las ventas 4. DONDE VIVES? In this chapter you will learn how to: Describe your town or city Describe your house Tell what you and others are going to do in the near future Request information about the cost of things. Exploraciones gramaticales. The verb ir and the ir + a + infinitive. Estar with prepositions. Stem-changing verbs (o - ue). Adjective placement II. En vivo. Un directorio para turistas. Casas en venta. Conexiones culturales. Ciudades fuera de lo comun. Soluciones para la vivienda. Lectura. Algunas ciudades unicas de America Latina. Exploraciones profesionales. Construccion. 5. ESTAS FELIZ EN EL TRABAJO? In this chapter you will learn how to: Describe your feelings, emotions and physical states Talk about ongoing actions Discuss abilities needed for certain jobs and professions Exploraciones gramaticales. Estar with adjectives and with present progressive. Ser and estar. Irregular verbs with changes in the first person. Saber y Conocer. En Vivo. Eres un genio? Las solicitudes de empleo. Conexiones Culturales. Las emociones y el bienestar. Las profesiones y la economia. Lectura. Quienes son m s felices? Profesiones poco comunes. Exploraciones profesionales. El trabajo social. 6. COMO PASAS EL DIA? In this chapter you will learn how to: Talk about your daily routine Discuss your hobbies and pastimes Talk about sports Discuss events that occurred in the past Exploraciones gramaticales. Reflexive verbs. Affirmative and negative expressions. Preterite of regular verbs and verbs with spelling changes. Preterite (stem changers). En vivo. La higiene. La biografia de Ana Guevara. Conexiones culturales. La vida diaria. Los deportes en Espana y Latinoamerica. Lectura. La siesta. Deportistas famosos. Exploraciones profesionales. La salud y el estado fisico. 7. COMO PASASTE LAS VACACIONES? In this chapter you will learn how to: Request a room in a hotel and any of their services Use numbers above 100 Order food in a restaurant. Exploraciones gramaticales. Preterite (irregular). Por and para and prepositional pronouns. Direct object pronouns (3rd person). Direct object pronouns (1st and 2nd person). En vivo. Un folleto de un hotel. Un menu para un restaurante. Conexiones Culturales. Lugares excepcionales. Tanta comida! Lectura. Donde quedarse: hoteles, moteles, pensiones o albergues? La comida r pida en Latinoamerica y Espana. Exploraciones profesionales. La hoteleria. 8: QUE HACES EN TU TIEMPO LIBRE? At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Give instructions Talk about your hobbies and pastimes Talk about what you used to do in the past. Exploraciones gramaticales. Indirect object pronouns. The impersonal se and the passive se. Imperfect (used to). Double object pronouns. En vivo. Volante del supermercado. Servicio para fiestas infantiles. Conexiones culturales. Tanta comida! La musica. Lectura. Los alimentos del Nuevo Mundo. Literatura para ninos. Exploraciones profesionales. La cocina. 9. QUE PASO? In this chapter you will learn how to: At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: Describe in detail past events Talk about holidays and celebrations Give the details of an accident. Exploraciones gram ticales. A comparison of the preterite and the imperfect. Uses of the preterite and the imperfect. Preterite and imperfect with emotions and mental states. An overview of the preterite and the imperfect. En vivo. Un anuncio para una fiesta de quince anos. Recomendaciones para peatones. Conexiones Culturales. Festivales y celebraciones. Viajes y transportes. Lectura. El Dia de los Muertos. Leyendas urbanas. Exploraciones profesionales. El orden publico. 10. QUIEN TE CUIDA LA CASA MIENTRAS ESTAS DE VIAJE? At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: - Discuss daily chores - Give and receive directions - Make travel arrangements - Suggest activities - Make informal and formal requests. Exploraciones gram ticales. Formal commands. Relative pronouns. Informal commands. Commands with pronouns. En vivo. Conexiones Culturales. La economia del turismo. Los trabajadores. Lectura. Adonde ir de vacaciones. La ayuda domestica. Exploraciones profesionales. Crimonologia. 11. QUE HACES DURANTE EL FIN DE SEMANA? At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: - Express preferences and make comparisons - Describe the state of objects and people. Exploraciones gram ticales. Comparisons. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. Estar with the past participle. Se to indicate accidental occurrences. En vivo. Conexiones Culturales. La moda. Las artes tradicionales. Lectura. Las Tapadas en Peru. Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo. Exploraciones profesionales. El periodismo. 12. QUE SEA DEL PLANETA? At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: - Talk about the future. Talk about what you have done - Discuss the environment - Express your opinions and knowledge about the animal world and the environment, - Express doubt and certainty. Exploraciones gram ticales. Future. Present perfect. Present subjunctive with impersonal expressions. Present subjunctive with doubt. En vivo. Conexiones Culturales. La geografia. La ecologia. Lectura. Los parques nacionales en Costa Rica. Animales fant sticos. Exploraciones profesionales. Industria verde. 13. TIENES MUCHOS COMPROMISOS SOCIALES? At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: - Talk about relationships - Express desires and give recommendations - Talk about popular culture - Discuss emotional reactions to events. Exploraciones gram ticales. Reciprocal verbs. Present subjunctive with expressions of desire. Present subjunctive with expressions of emotion. Present subjunctive with adjective clauses. En vivo. Conexiones Culturales. El cortejo. De pelicula. Lectura. La fiesta de quinceanera y sus raices. Las telenovelas. Exploraciones profesionales. Television y cine. 14. TE PREOCUPA TU SALUD? At the end of the chapter, you will be able to: - Discuss health issues with a doctor - Discuss hypothetical situations - Express opinions regarding world issues - Tell what had happened prior to other events in the past. Exploraciones gramaticales. Conditional. Imperfect subjunctive. Pluscuamperfecto. Present subjunctive with adverbial clauses. En vivo. Conexiones Culturales. El valor de la salud. Los paises hispanos frente al futuro. Lectura. El valor de la salud. Latinoamerica y la inmigracion. Exploraciones profesionales. La medicina. Appendices. Country profiles. Glossary. Verb conjugations.

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