The Manual de actividades, Volumes 1 and 2, offers additional practice with vocabulary, grammar, and listening comprehension. Two distinguishing features of the Manual are the A escuchar! section at the end of every "A" lesson and the Para escribir section at the end of every "B" lesson. A escuchar! provides in-depth listening comprehension practice, accompanied by listening strategies. Para escribir guides students through the process of writing, from jotting down ideas, to creating outlines and rough drafts, and finally to the reviewing and editing of the final written piece. Verb charts and an Answer Key provide excellent reference materials for students.