Nexos, Media Edition

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  • Copyright: 2006-01-17
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Nexos Media Edition offers total flexibility for a variety of course settings. Whether your course is a traditional classroom course, a hybrid course (combination of classroom and online instruction), or taught completely online, Nexos Media Edition offers solutions via a unique combination of print and digital components. These carefully integrated resources can be combined in any way to address individual course needs. The print components include a paperback text and supporting Student Activities Manual (SAM). The digital components include a robust interactive multimedia eBook and eSAM (housed in either Eduspace or Blackboard/WebCT) that provide an array of media capabilities. Developed as an integrated program, the print and digital options can be mixed and matched to address individual course needs. In addition, students may purchase a static, downloadable PDF eBook.Offering seamless integration of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, Nexos Media Edition includes all of the features of the print text to prepare introductory Spanish students to communicate meaningfully in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes. Through realistic pacing of material, easy-to-use grammar, practical vocabulary, and a modern video story line that contextualizes grammar and vocabulary, the program provides rich linguistic and cultural content that engages students and promotes language learning. Situations, vocabulary, and activities throughout the text reflect a technologically up-to-date, Internet-proficient Spanish-speaking world that appeals to today's students.

Table of Contents

?Bienvenidos a la clase de espa?ol! Vocabulario preliminar: the alphabet
numbers 0-100
objects in the classroom
the textbook
classroom commands
?C?mo te llamas? La identidad personal Introducci?n a los pa?ses de habla espa?ola Comunicaci?n: exchange addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses
introduce yourself and others, greet, and say good-bye
make a phone call
tell your and others' ages
address friends informally and acquaintances politely
write a personal letter ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Greetings
Asking and giving personal information (phone numbers and addresses)
Introductions and saying good-bye ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Identifying people and objects: Nouns and articles
Identifying and describing: Subject pronouns and the present indicative of the verb ser
Expressing quantity: Hay + nouns
Expressing possession, obligation, and age: Tener, tener que, tener + a?os Cultura: Opener: Spanish-speaking countries of the world
?F?jate! Cell phones
Voces de la comunidad: U.S.
Exploraciones culturales: Spanish: Your direct connection to the 21st century
?Con?ctate! Country profiles
?Comp?rate! Spanish throughout the world A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Viewing a segment several times
A leer: Estrategia: Identifying cognates to aid comprehension; Lectura: ?Tu direcci?n electr?nica revela tu personalidad! A escribir: Estrategia: Prewriting--Identifying your target audience; Escritura: An e-mail message
?Qu? te gusta hacer? Gustos y preferencias Hispanos en Estados Unidos Comunicaci?n: express likes and dislikes
compare yourself to other people and describe personality traits
ask and answer questions
talk about leisure-time activities
indicate nationality ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Activities
Personality and physical characteristics ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Describing what you do or are doing: The present indicative of -ar verbs
Saying what you and others like to do: Gustar + infinitive
Describing yourself and others: Adjective agreement Cultura: Opener: Statistics on Hispanics in the U.S.
?F?jate! False cognates
Voces de la comunidad: Isabel Vald?s, author and consultant
Exploraciones culturales: Hispanics in the U.S.
?Con?ctate! Spanish-language media in the U.S.
?Comp?rate! Mother's Day in U.S. and Mexico A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Using questions as an advance organizer
A leer: Estrategia: Using a bilingual dictionary to aid in comprehension; Lectura: Dime la verdad
?En qu? crees que te parece a tu madre? A escribir (in workbook): Estrategia: Prewriting--Using a bilingual dictionary
Escritura: An art review
?C?mo aprendemos? Investigaciones Puerto Rico, Cuba y la Rep?blica Dominicana Comunicaci?n: talk about courses and schedules and tell time
talk about present activities and future plans
talk about possessions
ask and answer questions ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Fields of study and days of the week
Telling time and times of day
Talking about dates ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Asking questions: Interrogative words
Talking about daily activities: -er and -ir verbs in the present indicative
Talking about possessions: Simple possessive adjectives
Indicating destination and future plans: The verb ir Cultura: Opener: Courses of study
?F?jate! Romance languages
Voces de la comunidad: Erick Carreira, scientist
Exploraciones culturales: Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic
?Con?ctate! Investigating the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean
?Comp?rate! The twenty-four hour clock A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Using body language to aid in comprehension
A leer: Estrategia: Using visuals to aid in comprehension; Lectura: Los ritmos afrocaribe?os
A escribir: Estrategia: Prewriting--Brainstorming ideas; Escritura: A descriptive diary entry
?Te interesa la tecnolog?a? Conexiones Espa?a Comunicaci?n: talk about computers and technology
identify colors
talk about likes and dislikes
describe people, emotions, and conditions
talk about current activities
say how something is done ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Technology, computers, and colors
Emotions, electronics
On the Internet ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Expressing likes and dislikes: Gustar with nouns and other verbs like gustar
Describing yourself and others and expressing conditions and locations: The verb estar and the uses of ser and estar
Talking about everyday events: Stem-changing verbs in the present indicative
Describing how something is done: Adverbs Cultura: Opener: Facts about Spanish Internet users
?F?jate! Linguistic borrowings from other languages
Voces de la comunidad: Manuel Castells, sociologist
Exploraciones culturales: Spain
?Con?ctate! Planning a trip to Sevilla using the Internet
?Comp?rate! Expressions of courtesy A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Watching without sound
A leer: Estrategia: Using format clues to aid comprehension; Lectura: Trucos de navegaci?n: Smileys al completo
A escribir (in workbook): Estrategia: Prewriting--Narrowing your topic; Escritura: An e-mail message
?Qu? tal la familia? Relaciones familiares Honduras y El Salvador Comunicaci?n: talk about and describe your family
talk about professions
describe daily routines
indicate current actions ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: The family
Professions and careers
Personal care items ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Describing daily activities: Irregular yo verbs in the present indicative
Describing daily activities: Reflexive verbs
Describing actions in progress: The present progressive tense Cultura: Opener: Ethnic diversity in Honduras and El Salvador
?F?jate! Gender and Spanish words for professions
Voces de la comunidad: Graciela Kenig, author and career consultant
Exploraciones culturales: Honduras and El Salvador
?Con?ctate! Investigating Honduras and El Salvador
?Comp?rate! Diminutives and nicknames A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Listening for the main idea
A leer: Estrategia: Skimming for the main idea; Lectura: La cultura gar?funa
A escribir: Estrategia: Writing--Creating a topic sentence; Escritura: A description of a profession
?Ad?nde vas? La comunidad local M?xico Comunicaci?n: talk about means of transportation
say where things are located
talk about where you are and where you are going
give directions
agree and disagree
indicate and talk about what you plan to buy
make polite requests and commands
refer to objects located close to you, farther away, and at a distance ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Places in the university and around town, means of transportation
Shopping ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Indicating location: Prepositions of location
Telling others what to do: Commands with usted and ustedes
Affirming and negating: Affirmative and negative expressions
Indicating relative position of objects: Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns Cultura: Opener: Spanish and the indigenous languages of Mexico
?F?jate! Regional variations of Spanish around the world
Voces de la comunidad: Ann R
?lvarez, social services director
Exploraciones culturales: M?xico
?Con?ctate! Investigating Mexico
?Comp?rate! Using commands and using other expressions of courtesy A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Watching facial expressions
A leer: Estrategia: Working with unknown grammatical structures; Lectura: Los j?venes se divierten
A escribir (in workbook): Estrategia: Adding supporting detail; Escritura: Writing--A description of daily life
?Cu?les son tus pasatiempos preferidos? Los ratos libres Panam? y Costa Rica Comunicaci?n: talk about sports and leisure-time activities
talk about seasons and the weather
say how you feel using tener expressions
describe your recent leisure-time activities
suggest activities and plans to friends ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Sports and leisure activities, seasons
Tener expressions, weather ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Talking about what you did: The preterite tense of regular verbs
Talking about what you did: The preterite tense of some common irregular verbs
Referring to something already mentioned: Direct object pronouns
Telling friends what to do: T? command forms Cultura: Opener: Fahrenheit vs.
Celsius; millimeters vs.
?F?jate! Sports-related linguistic borrowings
Voces de la comunidad: Orlando Antigua, Harlem Globetrotter
Exploraciones culturales: Panam? and Costa Rica
?Con?ctate! Investigating Panam? and Costa Rica
?Comp?rate! Weather on both sides of the equator A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Listening for details
A leer: Estrategia: Scanning for detail; Lectura: Costa Rica: Aventuras en los r?pidos
A escribir: Estrategia: Writing--Freewriting; Escritura: An article for the school newspaper
?En qu? puedo servirle? Estilo personal Per? y Ecuador Comunicaci?n: talk about clothing and fashion
shop for various articles of clothing and discuss prices
describe recent purchases and shopping trips
talk about buying items and doing favors for others
make comparisons ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Articles of clothing, fabrics, accessories
Clothes shopping
Means of payment, numbers over 100 ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Talking about what you did: The preterite tense of more irregular verbs
Talking about what you did: The preterite tense of -ir stem-changing verbs
Saying who is affected or involved: Indirect object pronouns
Making comparisons: Comparatives and superlatives Cultura: Opener: Guanacos, vicu?as, alpacas, and llamas
?F?jate! T? vs. usted
Voces de la comunidad: Carolina Herrera, fashion designer
Exploraciones culturales: Per? and Ecuador
?Con?ctate! Investigating Per? and Ecuador
?Comp?rate! Chinese immigration to Latin America
A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Using background knowledge to anticipate content
A leer: Estrategia: Using background knowledge to anticipate content; Lectura: El jean impone su encanto
A escribir (in workbook): Estrategia: Revising--Editing your freewriting; Escritura: A description of your closet
?Qu? te apetece? Sabores Bolivia y Paraguay Comunicaci?n: talk about food and cooking
shop for food
order in a restaurant
talk about what you used to eat and cook
say what you do for others ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Restaurants and menus
Recipes and food preparation
Setting the table ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Talking about what you used to do: The imperfect tense
Talking about the past: Choosing between the preterite and the imperfect tenses
Avoiding repetition: Double object pronouns
Indicating for whom actions are done, and what is done routinely: The uses of se Cultura: Opener: Typical Bolivian and Paraguayan foods
?F?jate! The preterite and the imperfect
Voces de la comunidad: Guillermo Pernot, chef and host of a cooking program
Exploraciones culturales: Bolivia and Paraguay
?Con?ctate! Investigating Bolivia and Paraguay
?Comp?rate! Bilingualism in Paraguay A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Using visuals to aid comprehension
A leer: Estrategia: Setting a time limit; Lectura: Los bocadillos en las oficinas
A escribir: Estrategia: Writing--Writing a paragraph; Escritura: A personal anecdote
?C?mo es tu casa? Ambientes Guatemala y Nicaragua Comunicaci?n: talk about your childhood
describe houses and apartments and their furnishings
talk about household tasks
indicate numerical order
talk about the duration of past and present events
say what people want others to do
emphasize ownership ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Parts of the city, the house, ordinal numbers
Household tasks, furniture and decorations
Household appliances ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Expressing hopes and wishes: The subjunctive mood
Emphasizing ownership: Stressed possessives
Expressing ongoing events and duration of time: Hace / Hac?a with time expressions
Choosing between por and para Cultura: Opener: Two historic houses in Guatemala and Nicaragua
?F?jate! Emphasizing in Spanish
Voces de la comunidad: Francisco X
Alarc?n, bilingual author and poet
Exploraciones culturales: Guatemala and Nicaragua
?Con?ctate! Investigating Guatemala and Nicaragua
?Comp?rate! Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala and Nicaragua A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Listening to tone of voice
A leer: Estrategia: Understanding poetry; Lectura: Poems by Nicaraguan poets Rub?n Dar?o and Jos? Coronel Urtecho
A escribir (in workbook): Estrategia: Writing--Adding transitions between paragraphs; Escritura: Transitional sentences
?Qu? quieres ver? Culturas Venezuela y Colombia Comunicaci?n: talk about popular and high culture
express preferences and make suggestions about entertainment
express emotion and wishes
express doubt and uncertainty
express unrealized desires and unknown situations ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Movie genres, talking about movies
Television shows; talking about television, music, art, and culture ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Expressing emotion and wishes: The subjunctive with impersonal expressions and verbs of emotion
Expressing doubt and uncertainty: The subjunctive with expressions of doubt and disbelief
Expressing unrealized desires and unknown situations: The subjunctive with nonexistent and indefinite situations Cultura: Opener: Ownership of radios and televisions in Colombia, Venezuela, and U.S.
?F?jate! Learning vs. acquisition
Voces de la comunidad: Sonia Marie de Le?n de Vega, orchestra director
Exploraciones culturales: Venezuela and Colombia
?Con?ctate! Investigating Venezuela and Colombia
?Comp?rate! Alta Densidad, a high-tech Venezuelan television program A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Listening for sequencing words
A leer: Estrategia: Using prefixes and suffixes to aid in comprehension; Lectura: Yo soy Betty, la Fea
A escribir: Estrategia: Prewriting--Creating an outline; Escritura: A review
?Qu? s?ntomas tienes? El bienestar Guinea Ecuatorial, Marruecos, las Islas Canarias Comunicaci?n: talk about health and illness
describe aches and parts of the body
express probable outcomes
express yourself precisely with the subjunctive and the indicative
talk about future activities ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Symptoms and illnesses, parts of the body
In the doctor's office
Medications and treatments ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Expressing possible outcomes: The subjunctive and indicative with conjunctions
Expressing yourself precisely: Choosing between the subjunctive and indicative moods
Talking about future activities: The future tense Cultura: Opener: Medicinal benefits of traditional foods in Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, and the Canary Islands
?F?jate! Medical language
Voces de la comunidad: Dr
Emilio Carrillo, health plan director
Exploraciones culturales: Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, and the Canary Islands
?Con?ctate! Investigating Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, and the Canary Islands
?Comp?rate! Immigration to Spain from Africa A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Listening for cognates and key words
A leer: Estrategia: Understanding a chronology; Lectura: Eric Moussambani: Un h?roe improbable
A escribir (in workbook): Estrategia: Writing--Using softening language and courtesy expressions; Escritura: A letter to an advice columnist
?Te gusta trabajar con la gente? Metas profesionales Chile y Uruguay Comunicaci?n: talk about current events
interview for a job and talk about your skills and experience
talk about things you have done and had done in the past
express doubt, emotion, uncertainty, and opinions about recent events and actions ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Current events
Applying for a job, business and the economy ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Talking about what has occurred: The present perfect tense
Talking about events that took place prior to other events: The past perfect tense
Expressing doubt, emotion, and will: The present perfect subjunctive Cultura: Opener: Economic indicators for Chile, Uruguay, and the U.S.
?F?jate! Languages of the Americas
Voces de la comunidad: Gaddi V?squez, director of the U.S.
Peace Corps
Exploraciones culturales: Chile and Uruguay
?Con?ctate! Investigating Chile and Uruguay
?Comp?rate! Using web translators A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Watching for transitions and listening for words that signal a change in the conversation
A leer: Estrategia: Clustering words and phrases; Lectura: La Netiquette (etiqueta en la red)
A escribir: Estrategia: Writing--Writing from charts and diagrams; Escritura: A cover letter or e-mail
?Te gustar?a ir conmigo? Comunidad global Argentina Comunicaci?n: talk about travel and make travel plans
describe animals and geography
hypothesize and speculate
express doubt, emotion, and reactions about past events ?Imag?nate! Vocabulario ?til: Travel, the airport, on the airplane
In the hotel
Geography ?Prep?rate! Gram?tica ?til: Expressing doubt, emotion, volition, and nonexistence in the past: The imperfect subjunctive
Saying what might happen or could occur: The conditional
Expressing the likelihood that an event will occur: Si clauses with the subjunctive and the indicative Cultura: Opener: Natural wonders of Argentina
?F?jate! Use of the voseo
Voces de la comunidad: Omar Edmundo Pascucci, Chief Office of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship
Exploraciones culturales: Argentina
?Con?ctate! Investigating Argentina
?Comp?rate! Agroturismo in Argentina A ver / A leer / A escribir: A ver: Estrategia: Integrating your viewing strategies
A leer: Estrategia: Understanding an author's point of view
Lectura: "Mi vida entera", Jorge Luis Borges; "Instantes"("?ltimo poema"), author unknown
A escribir (in workbook): Estrategia: Revising--Editing your work; Escritura: An editing checklist
Reference Materials
Appendix: Spanish Verbs Spanish-English
Glossary English-Spanish
Glossary Index
Permissions and Credits
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