Spanish for Getting Along: Basic Spanish Series

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Heinle
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BASIC SPANISH FOR GETTING ALONG is a communication worktext that applies the grammar learned in Basic Spanish and puts it to practical use. The worktext presents realistic situations a learner could encounter in everyday life with dialogue completions, role plays, and realia-based activities. Basic Spanish for Getting Along contains two Lecciones preliminares(preliminary lessons), twenty lessons and four review sections (Repasos) to correlate with the Basic Spanish core text in structure and content. The second edition boasts a rich media package that allows students to access everything they need for their Spanish course. The Basic Spanish Resource Center houses a plethora of student and instructor assets including in-text audio MP3s, cultural activities, video based grammar tutorials, chapter quizzes, PowerPoint slides, in-text answer keys and much, much more! This invaluable product lets students complete worktext activities online while accessing the Basic Spanish eBook. iLrn offers diagnostic tests with auto-generate study plans so students can gauge their progress and focus their studies on their weak areas.

Table of Contents

Lecci?n preliminar
Greetings and farewells
Cardinal numbers 0-39
The alphabet
Days of the week
Months of the year
Communication: Greetings and farewells
Polite expressions
Days of the week
Months of the year
Culture: How to address and greet people
Names and surnames
Lecci?n preliminar
En el club
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
En el restaurante Don Pepe, en Madrid
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: Espa?a
Eating habits in Spanish-speaking countries
Methods of payment
?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: M?xico
Mealtime customs
Navidad en Guatemala
The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar
Ir a+ infinitive
Uses of the verbs ser and estar
Communication: How to describe people and circumstances
Exchanges at a party
How to discuss plans Culture: Guatemala
Family ties
En el hotel
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
De vacaciones en Managua
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
En una pensi?n en San Jos?
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
?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
Los deportes y las actividades al aire libre
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 outdorr activities and talking about sports
Culture: Rep?blica Dominicana
Soccer and baseball in the Hispanic world
Un d?a con Adela y Mario
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
Los quehaceres de casa
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
Hoy tenemos mucho que hacer
Time expressions with hacer
Irregular preterits
The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u)
Command forms: t? Communication: How to talk about the preparation of meals
More about household chores
Culture: Ecuador
Women's and men's roles - Nicknames
Un matrimonio peruano va de compras
En and a as equivalents of at
The imperfect tense
The past progressive
The preterit contrasted with the imperfect Communication: Shopping for clothes
Culture: Per?
Different ways of shopping in the Hispanic world
En una tienda por departamentos en La Paz
Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer
Hace meaning ago
Uses of se 4. ?Qu?? and ?Cu?l? used with ser
Communication: More about shopping: clothes, shoes, jewelery
Culture: Bolivia
Stores in Hispanic cities
Problemas con el coche
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
Alquilando un coche
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
De viaje
The present subjunctive
The subjunctive with verbs of volition
The absolute superlative
Communication: Travelling by train and by bus
Culture: Argentina
Seasons and climates
En la sala de emergencias
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
En la Universidad
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 puertorrique?os
The educational system in Spain and Latin America
La se?ora Duarte est? enferma
The subjunctive after certain conjunctions
The present perfect subjunctive
Uses of the present perfect subjunctive Communication: How to discuss health problems with the doctor
Culture: Los mexicanoamericanos
More about health care in the Hispanic world
Haciendo diligencias
The imperfect subjunctive
Uses of the imperfect subjunctive
If clauses
Communication: At the post office and at the bank
Culture: Los cubanoamericanos
National currencies of different Spanish-speaking countries Repaso Lecciones 16-20
Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet
Useful Classroom Expressions
Weights and Measures
Spanish-English Vocabulary
English-Spanish Vocabulary
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