THE BASIC SPANISH SERIES, BASIC SPANISH FOR GETTING ALONG, Enhanced Second Edition, is a communication manual designed to serve those who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish by presenting everyday situations that students may encounter when traveling or living in Spanish-speaking countries or when dealing with Spanish-speaking people in the United States. This worktext introduces essential vocabulary and provides students with opportunities to apply, in a wide variety of practical contexts, the grammatical structures presented in the corresponding lessons of the BASIC SPANISH core text.
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Table of Contents
Preface. Preliminar I. Conversaciones breves. Structures: 1. Greetings and farewells. 2. Cardinal numbers 0-39. 3. The alphabet. 4. Days of the week. 5. Months of the year. 6. Colors. Communication: Greetings and farewells--Polite expressions--Days of the week--Months of the year. Culture: How to address and greet people--Names and surnames. Preliminar II. En el club. Structures: 1. Gender and number. 2. The definite and indefinite articles. 3. Subject pronouns. 4. The present indicative of ser. 5. Uses of hay. 6. Cardinal numbers 40-299. Communication: Answering the phone--Inquiring about origin--Discussing quantities. Culture: Different ways to answer the phone according to countries--How to address adults with respect. 1. En el restaurante Don Pepe, en Madrid. Structures: 1. The present indicative of regular -ar verbs. 2. Interrogative and negative sentences. 3. Forms and position of adjectives. 4. Telling time. 5. Cardinal numbers 300-1,000. Communication: How to order a meal--Asking for the check and discussing method of payment. Culture: Espana. Eating habits in Spanish-speaking countries--Methods of payment. 2. Feliz aniversario! Structures: 1. Agreement of adjectives, nouns, and adjectives. 2. The present indicative of regular -er and -ir verbs. 3. Possession with de. 4. Possessive adjectives. 5. The personal a. Communication: More restaurants and eating out. Culture: Mexico.--Mealtime customs--Godparents. 3. Navidad en Guatemala. Structures: 1. The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar. 2. Ir a+ infinitive. 3. Uses of the verbs ser and estar. 4. Contractions. Communication: How to describe people and circumstances--Exchanges at a party--How to discuss plans Culture: Guatemala. Family ties--Celebrations--Salsa. 4. En el hotel. Structures: 1. The irregular verbs tener and venir. 2. Expressions with tener. 3. Comparative forms. 4. Irregular comparative forms. Communication: Discussing accommodations and prices at a hotel--Getting additional information. Culture: Honduras y El Salvador. Types of hotels in Latin America--The naming of children. 5. De vacaciones en Managua. Structures: 1. Stem-changing verbs (e:ie). 2. Some uses of the definite article. 3. The present progressive. 4. Ordinal numbers. Communication: How to discuss prices and accommodations at a boarding house--Errands and excursions while travelling. Culture: Nicaragua. Meals--Boarding houses in the Hispanic world. Repaso Lecciones 1-5. 6. En una pension en San Jose. Structures: 1. Stem-changing verbs (o:ue). 2. Affirmative and negative expressions. 3. Pronouns as object of a preposition. 4. Direct object pronouns. Communication: Commenting on accommodations at a boarding house--Making plans. Culture: Costa Rica. Living arrangements for students--Pharmacies in the Hispanic world. 7. Buen viaje! Structures:1. Stem-changing verbs (e:i). 2. Irregular first-person forms. 3. Saber contrasted with conocer. 4. Indirect object pronouns. Communication: How to make travel arrangements and get information about travelling. Culture: Puerto Rico. Travelling to Cuba. 8. Los deportes y las actividades al aire libre. Structures:1. Pedir contrasted with preguntar. 2. Special construction with gustar, doler, and hacer falta. 3. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. 4. Direct and indirect object pronouns used together. Communication: Planning outdorr activities and talking about sports. Culture: Republica Dominicana. Soccer and baseball in the Hispanic world. 9. Un dia con Adela y Mario. Structures: 1. Possessive pronouns. 2. Reflexive constructions. 3. Command forms: Ud. and Uds. 4. Uses of object pronouns with command forms. Communication: How to talk about daily routine--At the hairdresser--Getting ready to go out. Culture: Venezuela. Women in Hispanic countries--American products in Spain and Latin America--Popular forms of entertainment. 10. Los quehaceres de casa. Structures:1. The preterit of regular verbs. 2. The preterit of ser, ir and dar. 3. Uses of por and para. 4. Seasons of the year and weather expressions. Communication: How to talk about what took place--How to talk about household chores. Culture: Colombia. Coffee in social situations--Markets and supermarkets in the Hispanic world. Repaso Lecciones 6-10. 11. Hoy tenemos mucho que hacer. Structures: 1. Time expressions with hacer. 2. Irregular preterits. 3. The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u). 4. Command forms: tu. Communication: How to talk about the preparation of meals--More about household chores. Culture: Ecuador. Women's and men's roles--Nicknames. 12. Un matrimonio peruano va de compras. Structures: 1. En and a as equivalents of at. 2. The imperfect tense. 3. The past progressive. 4. The preterit contrasted with the imperfect. Communication: Shopping for clothes. Culture: Peru. Different ways of shopping in the Hispanic world. 13. En una tienda por departamentos en La Paz. Structures: 1. Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer. 2. Hace meaning ago. 3. Uses of se. 4. ¿Que? and ¿Cuál? used with ser. Communication: More about shopping: clothes, shoes, jewelery. Culture: Bolivia. Stores in Hispanic cities. 14. Problemas con el coche. Structures: 1. The past participle. 2. The present perfect tense. 3. The past perfect (pluperfect) tense. Communication: How to deal with situations related to automobiles. Culture: Paraguay. The use of the automobile in the Hispanic world. 15. Alquilando un coche. Structures:1. The future tense. 2. The conditional tense. 3. Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en. Communication: How to discuss car rental. Culture: Chile. The metric system--Driving in Spain and Latin America. Repaso Lecciones 11-15. 16. De viaje. Structures:1. The present subjunctive. 2. The subjunctive with verbs of volition 3. The absolute superlative. Communication:Travelling by train and by bus. Culture: Argentina. Seasons and climates. 17. En la sala de emergencias. Structures:1. The subjunctive to express emotion. 2. The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions. 3. Formation of adverbs. Communication: How to talk about medical emergencies and doctor's recommendations. Culture: Uruguay. Hospitals and medical care in the Hispanic world. 18. En la Universidad. Structures: 1. The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial. 2. The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence. 3. Diminutive suffixes. Communication: How to talk about college life. Culture: Los puertorriquenos. The educational system in Spain and Latin America. 19. La senora Duarte está enferma. Structures: 1. The subjunctive after certain conjunctions. 2. The present perfect subjunctive. 3. Uses of the present perfect subjunctive. Communication: How to discuss health problems with the doctor. Culture: Los mexicanoamericanos. More about health care in the Hispanic world. 20. Haciendo diligencias. Structures: 1. The imperfect subjunctive. 2. Uses of the imperfect subjunctive. 3. If clauses. Communication: At the post office and at the bank. Culture: Los cubanoamericanos. National currencies of different Spanish-speaking countries. Repaso Lecciones 16-20. Appendix A: Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet. Appendix B: Verbs. Appendix C: Useful Classroom Expressions. NEW Appendix D: Mas sobre el tema. Appendix E: Weights and Measures. Spanish-English Vocabulary. English-Spanish Vocabulary.