Dos mundos en breve Student Edition with Bind-In Passcode

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2005-06-28
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Based on the Natural Approach,Dos mundos: En brevestresses the use of engaging activities and interesting readings in a natural and spontaneous classroom atmosphere. In this comprehension-based approach to learning language, the development of communicative language skills is the central goal, with formal grammar presentation and grammar practice at the service of communication. The text is designed so that class time can be devoted to exposing students to Spanish through creative activities and readings, allowing grammar explanations and exercises to be studied outside the classroom.

Table of Contents

(Note: The preliminary chapters (Paso A-C) and Captulo 1 of this Table of Contents provide a comprehensive listing of contents for those chapters, as representative of the other chapters. Captulo 2-11 provides only the vocabulary topics and grammatical structures.)

The following lists the Enlace literario readings found in the Lecturas y cultura section of each chapter:

Captulo 1 El interrogatorio Virgilio Piera
Captulo 2 Lindo da Carmen Naranjo
Captulo 3 Cuadrados y ngulos Alfonsina Storni
Captulo 4 Versos sencillos Jos Mart
Captulo 5 Nadie entiende a los maestros Jos Emilio Pacheco
Captulo 6 Todos juntos Gioconda Belli
Captulo 7 Cuando salimos de El Salvador Jorge Argueta
Captulo 8 Jitomates risueos Francisco X. Alarcn
Captulo 9 La noche buena Toms Rivera
Captulo 10 Dos cuerpos Octavio Paz
Captulo 11 El tren Antonio Machado

Paso A La clase y los estudiantes

Actividades de comunicacin

Los nombres de los compaeros de clase

Quin es?

Los colores y la ropa

Los nmeros (039)

Los saludos


A.1 Naming and Describing: The Verbs llamar and llevar

A.2 Spelling: The Spanish Alphabet

A.3 Identifying People and Things: Subject Pronouns and the Verb ser

A.4 Identifying People and Things: Gender

A.5 Responding to Instructions: Commands

Paso B Las descripciones

Actividades de comunicacin

Hablando con otros

Las cosas en el saln de clase

Los nmeros (4069)

El cuerpo humano

La descripcin de las personas


B.1 Addressing Others: Informal and Polite you (t/usted)

B.2 Expressing Existence: hay

B.3 Describing People and Things: Negation

B.4 Describing People and Things: Plural Forms

B.5 Describing People and Things: Adjective-Noun Agreement and Placement

Paso C Mi familia y mis amigos

Actividades de comunicacin

La familia

Qu tenemos?

Los nmeros (10100) y la edad

Los idiomas y las nacionalidades


C.1 Expressing Possession: The Verbs tener and ser de (l)

C.2 Expressing Possession: Possessive Adjectives

C.3 Expressing Age: The Verb tener

C.4 Describing People: Adjectives of Nationality

C.5 Talking about Habitual Actions: Present Tense of Regular ar Verbs

Captulo 1 Los datos personales y las actividades

Actividades de comunicacin

Las fechas y los cumpleaos

Datos personales: El telfono y la direccin

La hora

Las actividades favoritas y los deportes

Lecturas y cultura

Ventanas culturales Nuestra comunidad: Rigoberta Mench

Enlace literario

El interrogatorio,
por Virgilio Piera

Ventanas al pasado Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo

Lectura: La pasin por los deportes

En resumen


1.1 Counting: Numbers 1001000 and Dates

1.2 Talking about Habitual Actions: Present Tense of er and ir Verbs

1.3 Asking Questions: Question Formation

1.4 Telling Time: Hours and Minutes

1.5 Expressing Likes and Dislikes: gustar + Infinitive

Captulo 2 Mis planes y preferencias

Actividades de comunicacin

Los planes

Las clases

Las preferencias y los deseos

El tiempo


2.1 Expressing Future Plans: ir + a + Infinitive

2.2 Sequencing: Ordinal Adjectives

2.3 Stating Preferences and Desires: preferir and querer + Infinitive

2.4 Describing the Weather: Common Expressions

2.5 Pointing Out People and Objects: Demonstrative Adjectives

Captulo 3 Los lugares y las actividades

Actividades de comunicacin

Los lugares

Las actividades diarias

Las tres comidas

De dnde es usted?


3.1 Talking about Location: estar + en; ir + al / a la

3.2 Discussing Habitual Actions: Present Tense of Regular Verbs

3.3 Using Irregular Verbs: hacer, salir, jugar

3.4 Asking and Answering Questions

3.5 Describing Origin and Location: ser de/estar en

Captulo 4 La vida diaria y los das feriados

Actividades de comunicacin

Los dias feriados y las celebraciones

La rutina diaria

Los estados fsicos y anmicos


4.1 Discussing Habitual Actions: Verbs with Stem-Vowel Changes (ie, ue) in the Present Tense

4.2 Discussing Habitual Actions: Irregular Verbs

4.3 Describing Daily Routine: Reflexives

4.4 Ordering Events: Infinitives after Prepositions

4.5 Describing States: estar + Adjective and tener + Noun

Captulo 5 Las clases y el trabajo

Actividades de comunicacin

Las actividades de la clase de espaol

Las habilidades

Las carreras y las actividades del trabajo

Las actividades futuras


5.1 Indicating to Whom Something is Said: Indirect Object Pronouns with Verbs of Informing

5.2 Expressing Abilities: saber and poder + Infinitive

5.3 Referring to Actions in Progress: Present Progressive

5.4 Expressing Obligation and Duty: tener que, deber, necesitar, hay que, es necesario

5.5 Expressing Plans and Desires: pensar, quisiera, me gustara, tener ganas de

Captulo 6 La residencia

Actividades de comunicacin

El vecindario y la casa

Las actividades en casa

Las actividades con los amigos

Las presentaciones


6.1 Making Comparisons of Inequality: ms/menos

6.2 Making Comparisons of Equality: tan/tanto

6.3 Talking about Past Actions: Preterite Tense of Regular Verbs (Part 1)

6.4 Knowing People, Places, and Facts: conocer and saber

6.5 Referring to People Already Mentioned: Personal Direct Object Pronouns

Captulo 7 Hablando del pasado

Actividades de comunicacin

Mis experiencias

Las experiencias con los dems

Hablando del pasado


7.1 Talking About Past Actions: Preterite Tense of Regular Verbs (Part 2)

7.2 Relating Past Events (Part 1): Verbs with Irregular Preterite Forms

7.3 More About Relating Past Events (Part 2): Stem-Changing Verbs in the Preterite

7.4 Reporting the Past: Indirect Object Pronouns with decir

7.5 Expressing ago: hacer + Time

Captulo 8 La comida

Actividades de comunicacin

Las comidas, las bebidas y la nutricin

La compra y la preparacinde la comida

Los restaurantes


8.1 Referring to Objects Already Mentioned: Impersonal Direct Object Pronouns lo, la, los, and las

8.2 More about Expressing Likes: The Verbs gustar and encantar

8.3 Making Negative Statements and Questions: No, never

8.4 Expressing one or you: The Impersonal se

8.5 Using Stem-Changing Verbs like pedir and servir: Present Tense and Preterite Forms

Captulo 9 La niez y la juventud

Actividades de comunicacin

La familia y los parientes

La niez

La juventud


9.1 Describing Family Relationships: The Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs parecerse and llevarse bien

9.2 Expressing for, from, to whom: Prepositions + Pronouns

9.3 Saying What You Used to Do: The Imperfect Tense

9.4 Describing the Past: The Imperfect and Preterite of State Verbs

9.5 Saying What You Were Going to Do: The Imperfect Tense of ir + a + Infinitive

Captulo 10 Nuestro planeta

Actividades de comunicacin

La geografa y el clima

Los medios de transporte

La ecologa y el medio ambiente


10.1 Saying What You Have Done: The Present Perfect

10.2 Exclamations with Qu !, Cunto/a/os/as !

10.3 Expressing by, through, Destination and Time (Part 1): por and para

10.4 Describing Actions: Adverbs

10.5 Expressing Reactions: More Verbs like gustar

Captulo 11 De viaje

Actividades de comunicacin

Los viajes en automvil

En busca de sitios

Los planes de viaje

Los sitios tursticos


11.1 Giving Instructions: Polite Commands

11.2 Softening Commands (Part 1): The Present Subjunctive following querer

11.3 Expressing Indefinite Future and Present Subjunctive of Irregular Verbs

11.4 Talking About Past Actions in Progress: Imperfect Progressive

11.5 Saying What Was Happening: The Imperfect in Contrast to the Preterite

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