Basic Spanish for Getting Along

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Ideal for an Introductory Conversation course when paired with the core text (Basic Spanish), this worktext contains two Lecciones preliminares (preliminary lessons) to correlate with Basic Spanish in structure and content and features a Para leer y entender reading comprehension section that ties together the themes, vocabulary, and structures of the preceding five lessons. Applied presentation features realistic dialogues, personalized questions, situational role-plays, and realia-based activities that correspond grammatically with those in Basic Spanish. Practical, specialized vocabulary includes terms essential for communicating in everyday situations, an in-text audio CD, and Un paso maacute;s sections that offer additional vocabulary practice and realia-based activities. Cultural focus highlights Hispanic customs and traditions relevant to the subject matter of the lesson, in Notas culturales sections. Comprehension checks begin with comprehension questions on the dialogues in the Diacute;game section that follows the vocabulary lists in each worktext, and end with pair activities in the Hablemos section for immediate reinforcement. Convenient pocket Phrasebook provides students and professionals with a handy reference for real-life and on-the-job situations. It contains vocabulary and phrases arranged alphabetically, specific to the worktext.

Table of Contents

Leccioacute;n preliminar
Conversaciones breves Structures
Greetings and farewells
Cardinal numbers 0–39
The alphabet
Days of the week
Months of the year
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 Leccioacute;n preliminar
En el club Structures
Gender and number
The definite and indefinite articles
Subject pronouns
The present indicative of ser
Uses of hay
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 Leccioacute;n
En el restaurante Don Pepe, en Madrid Structures
The present indicative of regular -ar verbs
Interrogative and negative sentences
Forms and position of adjectives
Telling time
Cardinal numbers 300–1,000 Communication: How to order a meal, Asking for the check and discussing method of payment Culture: Espantilde;a. Eating habits in Spanish-speaking countries, Methods of payment Leccioacute;n
¡Feliz aniversario! Structures
Agreement of adjectives, nouns, and adjectives
The present indicative of regular -er and -ir verbs
Possession with de
Possessive adjectives
The personal a Communication: More restaurants and eating out Culture: Meacute;xico
Celebrations, Mealtime customs, Godparents Leccioacute;n
Navidad en Guatemala Structures
The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar
Ir a + infinitive
Uses of the verbs ser and estar
Contractions Communication: How to describe people and circumstances, Exchanges at a party, How to discuss plans Culture: Guatemala. Family ties, Celebrations, Salsa Leccioacute;n
En el hotel Structures
The irregular verbs tener and venir
Expressions with tener
Comparative forms
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 Leccioacute;n
De vacaciones en Managua Structures
Stem-changing verbs (e:ie)
Some uses of the definite article
The present progressive
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 Leccioacute;n
En una pensioacute;n en San Joseacute; Structures
Stem-changing verbs (o:ue)
Affirmative and negative expressions
Pronouns as object of a preposition
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 Leccioacute;n
¡Buen viaje! Structures
Stem-changing verbs (e:i)
Irregular first-person forms
Saber contrasted with conocer
Indirect object pronouns Communication: How to make travel arrangements and get information about travelling Culture: Puerto Rico
Travelling to Cuba Leccioacute;n
Los deportes y las actividades al aire libre Structures
Pedir contrasted with preguntar
Special construction with gustar, doler, and hacer falta
Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
Direct and indirect object pronouns used together Communication: Planning outdoor activities and talking about sports Culture: Repuacute;blica Dominicana
Soccer and baseball in the Hispanic world Leccioacute;n
Un diacute;a con Adela y Mario Structures
Possessive pronouns
Reflexive constructions
Command forms: Ud. and Uds
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 Leccioacute;n
Los quehaceres de casa Structures
The preterit of regular verbs
The preterit of ser, ir, and dar
Uses of por and para
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 Leccioacute;n
Hoy tenemos mucho que hacer Structures
Time expressions with hacer
Irregular preterits
The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u)
Command forms: tuacute; Communication: How to talk about the preparation of meals, More about household chores Culture: Ecuador
Women's and men's roles, Nicknames Leccioacute;n
Un matrimonio peruano va de compras Structures
En and a as equivalents of at
The imperfect tense
The past progressive
The preterit contrasted with the imperfect Communication: Shopping for clothes Culture: Peruacute;
Different ways of shopping in the Hispanic world Leccioacute;n
En una tienda por departamentos en La Paz Structures
Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer
Hace meaning ago
Uses of se
¿Queacute;? and ¿Cuaacute;l? used with ser Communication: More about shopping: clothes, shoes, jewelery Culture: Bolivia
Stores in Hispanic cities Leccioacute;n
Problemas con el coche Structures
The past participle
The present perfect tense
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 Leccioacute;n
Alquilando un coche Structures
The future tense
The conditional tense
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 Leccioacute;n
De viaje Structures
The present subjunctive
The subjunctive with verbs of volition
The absolute superlative Communication: Travelling by train and by bus Culture: Argentina
Seasons and climates Leccioacute;n
En la sala de emergencias Structures
The subjunctive to express emotion
The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions
Formation of adverbs Communication: How to talk about medical emergencies and doctor's recommendations Culture: Uruguay
Hospitals and medical care in the Hispanic world Leccioacute;n
En la universidad Structures
The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial
The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence
Diminutive suffixes Communication: How to talk about college life Culture: Los puertorriquentilde;os The educational system in Spain and Latin America Leccioacute;n
La sentilde;ora Duarte estaacute; enferma Structures
The subjunctive
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