Dos Mundos : A Communicative Approach

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 1997-08-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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The philosophy of this best-selling introductory text is to emphasize communicative proficiency. Based on the Natural Approach, the text stresses the use of activities in a natural and spontaneous classroom atmosphere. In this comprehension-based approach, the development of receptive skills--listening and reading--precede and form the basis for the development of the productive skills--speaking and writing. Dos mundos is designed so that class time is devoted to exposing students to Spanish through the abundant activities in the text, allowing the grammar explanations and exercises to be studied outside of class.

Table of Contents

[Dos mundos 4/e Grammar TOC minus functional titles]

Paso A La clase y los estudiantes


A.1 Commands

A.2 The Verb llamarse

A.3 Subject Pronouns and the Verb ser

A.4 Negation

A.5 Gender (Part 1)

A.6 The Verb llevar

A.7 Plural Forms (Part 1)

Paso B Las descripciones

Gramática y ejercicios

B.1 Informal and Polite you (tú/usted)

B.2 More about Subject Pronouns

B.3 Gender (Part 2)

B.4 Hay

B.5 Plural Forms (Part 2)

B.6 Adjective-Noun Agreement

Paso C Mi familia y mis amigos

Gramática y ejercicios

C.1 The Verb tener; de(l)

C.2 Possessive Adjectives

C.3 The Verb tener

C.4 Adjectives of Nationality

C.5 Present Tense of Regular -ar Verbs

Capítulo 1 Los datos personales y las actividades

Gramática y ejercicios

1.1 Numbers 100–1000 and Dates

1.2 The Spanish Alphabet

1.3 Present Tense of Regular -er and -ir Verbs

1.4 Question Formation

1.5 Hours and Minutes

1.6 Gustar + infinitive

Capítulo 2 Mis planes y preferencias

Gramática y ejercicios

2.1 Ir + a + Infinitive

2.2 Ordinal Adjectives

2.3 Preferir and querer + Infinitive

2.4 Common [Weather] Expressions

Capítulo 3 Las actividades y los lugares

Gramática y ejercicios

3.1 Estar

3.2 Present Tense of Regular Verbs

3.3 Hacer, salir, jugar

3.4 Ser de / estar en

3.5 Present Progressive

Capítulo 4 La vida diaria y los días feriados

Gramática y ejercicios

4.1 Ir + a(l); estar + en

4.2 Verbs with Stem-Vowel Changes (ie, ue) in the Present Tense

4.3 Irregular Verbs

4.4 Reflexives

4.5 Estar + Adjective

4.6 Tener + Noun

Capítulo 5 Las clases y las carreras

Gramática y ejercicios

5.1 Indirect Object Pronouns with Verbs of Informing

5.2 Saber and poder + Infinitive

5.3 Demonstrative Adjectives

5.4 Pensar, quisiera, me gustaría, tener ganas de

5.5 Infinitives after Prepositions

5.6 Let’s

Capítulo 6 La residencia

Gramática y ejercicios

6.1 Más/menos

6.2 Tan/tanto

6.3 Tener que, deber, necesitar, hay que, es necesario

6.4 The Preterite of Regular Verbs (Part 1)

6.5 Conocer and saber

6.6 Personal Direct Object Pronouns

Capítulo 7 Las experiencias

Gramática y ejercicios

7.1 The Preterite of Regular Verbs (Part 2)

7.2 Verbs with Irregular Preterite Forms

7.3 Stem-Changing Verbs in the Preterite

7.4 Indirect Object Pronouns with decir

7.5 Hacer + Time

Capítulo 8 La comida

Gramática y ejercicios

8.1 Impersonal Direct Object Pronouns lo, la, los, and las

8.2 The Verbs gustar and encantar

8.3 Prepositions + Pronouns

8.4 No, never

8.5 The Impersonal se

8.6 Present-Tense and Preterite Forms [of stem-changing verbs]

Capítulo 9 El pasado

Gramática y ejercicios

9.1 The Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs parecerse and llevarse

9.2 The Imperfect Tense

9.3 The Imperfect and Preterite of "State" Verbs

9.4 The Imperfect of ir + a + Infinitive

Capítulo 10 La geografía, el transporte y el medio ambiente

Gramática y ejercicios

10.1 The Present Perfect

10.2 ¡Qué... !, ¡Cuánto/a/os/as... !

10.3 Por and para (Part 1)

10.4 Adverbs

10.5 More Verbs like gustar

Capítulo 11 Los viajes

Gramática y ejercicios

11.1 Polite Commands

11.2 The Present Subjunctive Following querer and cuando

11.3 The Present Subjunctive of Irregular Verbs

11.4 The Imperfect Progressive

11.5 The Imperfect in Contrast to the Preterite

Capítulo 12 La salud y las emergencias

Gramática y ejercicios

12.1 Haber

12.2 Become, Get

12.3 Indirect Object Pronouns with Commands and the Present Subjunctive

12.4 [No-fault] se

12.5 The Present Perfect, Imperfect, and Preterite

12.6 The Present Perfect and the Pluperfect

Capítulo 13 De compras

Gramática y ejercicios

13.1 Adjectives Used as Nouns

13.2 Demonstrative Pronouns

13.3 Por and para (Part 2)

13.4 Indirect Object Pronouns

13.5 Using Indirect and Direct Object Pronouns Together

Capítulo 14 Los consejos y el comportamiento

Gramática y ejercicios

14.1 Polite and Informal [Direct commands]

14.2 Summary of [pronoun] Placement

14.3 The Subjunctive Mood

14.4 ¡Que + Subjunctive!

14.5 Let’s (Subjunctive)

Capítulo 15 El porvenir

Gramática y ejercicios

15.1 Reciprocal Pronouns

15.2 Ser and estar

15.3 The Future Tense

15.4 The Subjunctive in Time Clauses

15.5 The Conditional

Capítulo 16 El mundo y las relaciones sociales

Gramática y ejercicios

16.1 Indicative and Subjunctive

16.2 Adjective and Adverbial Clauses

16.3 The Subjunctive in Purpose Clauses

16.4 If Clauses and the Past Subjunctive

16.5 Si hubiera... -do… ,habría... -do

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