Metas Spanish in Review, Moving Toward Fluency

ISBN-10: 0073513202
ISBN-13: 9780073513201
Edition: 2008
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Description: Metasis an exciting new version of the best-selling intermediate Spanish textbookPunto y aparte,created in response to requests from reviewers for a version ofPunto y apartewith enough material to be used over the entire second year.Metasachieves  More...

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List price: $125.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 3/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694

Metasis an exciting new version of the best-selling intermediate Spanish textbookPunto y aparte,created in response to requests from reviewers for a version ofPunto y apartewith enough material to be used over the entire second year.Metasachieves this goal by essentially doubling the amount of material in each of the six main chapters of Punto y aparte (originally designed as a fourth-semester book), and then by dividing each of these expanded chapters (now calledUnidadesinMetas) into two self-contained sections (Capítulo AandCapítulo B) to make the amount of material more manageable. Thus,Metasoffers the same 12-unit structure found in most intermediate Spanish textbooks (6 units x 2 chapters each = 12 manageable chapters). In terms of grammar,Metasfocuses on key grammatical structures (los puntos clave) critical to the seven communicative functions or goals (las siete metas comunicativas) that are central to intermediate-level study. The seven communicative functions are: Description (Descripción) Comparison (Comparación) Reactions and recommendations (Reacciones y recomendaciones) Narrating in the past (Narración en el pasado) Talking about preferences (Hablar de los gustos) Hypothesizing (Hacer hipótesis) Talking about the future (Hablar del futuro) By organizing the text around key grammatical structures,Metasretains the framework ofPunto y aparte,resulting in a logical and manageable progression. Additionally, the continual reinforcement and recycling of all seven communicative functions offer students many opportunities to communicate, produce, and create with the language, rather than to simply review the scope and sequence of Spanish grammar of their first-year course.

Anne Lambright is Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literature in the Hispanic Studies Program at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She earned her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research and teaching focus is on contemporary Latin American Literature, Andean literature, indigenismo, and Latin American women’s writing, topics on which she has published several articles and books. She is the author of Creating the Hybrid Intellectual: Subject, Space, and the Feminine in the Narrative of Jos� Mar�a Arguedas and co-author of Unfolding the City: Women Write the City in Latin America (2007), with Elisabeth Guerrero. In addition, she is the co-author of Metas: Spanish in Review, Moving Toward Fluency (2008).

Para empezar
Los cinco amigos Cara a cara Puntos clave
Introducci�n
Perspectivas
ESPA�A Cap�tulo 1A
Percepciones e impresiones La historia
Las primeras impresiones Vocabulario del tema Nota cultural
�Somos tan sensibles? Puntos clave
Descripci�n y comparaci�n Rinc�n cultural Lugares fascinantes
Espa�a Lo hispano en los Estados Unidos
La influencia espa�ola en la historia estadounidense Lectura
“Los siete pecados capitales en USA”, por Fernando D�az-Plaja �A escribir! Hablando del tema Cap�tulo 1B
La relaci�n entre la historia y el arte La entrevista
Un curso en el extranjero Vocabulario del tema Puntos clave Rinc�n cultural Un momento hist�rico
La Guerra Civil Espa�ola Un artista hispano
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes La m�sica espa�ola Lectura
“Salvador Dal�
La novela de su vida”, por Eunice Castro Yo experto/a
Conexiones
EL CARIBE Cap�tulo 2A
�Qu� importancia tienen nuestras ra�ces? La historia
Mami viene a visitarme. �V�lgame Dios! Vocabulario del tema Nota cultural
Los apodos Puntos clave
Reacciones y recomendaciones Rinc�n cultural Lugares fascinantes
El Caribe Lo hispano en los Estados Unidos
Los “nuyoricans” Lectura
“M-111”, por Jacobo Morales �A escribir! Hablando del tema Cap�tulo 2B
La inmigraci�n La entrevista
La situaci�n de los inmigrantes en un nuevo pa�s Vocabulario del tema Puntos clave Rinc�n cultural Un momento hist�rico
La Revoluci�n Cubana Un artista hispano
Nick Quijano La m�sica caribe�a Lectura:So�ar en cubano(fragmentos), por Cristina Garc�a Yo experto/a
Pasiones Y Sentimientos
M�XICO Cap�tulo 3A
�Est� equilibrada su vida? La historia
Buscando el equilibrio Vocabulario del tema Nota cultural
Los piropos Puntos clave
Narraci�n en el pasado Rinc�n cultural Lugares fascinantes
M�xico Lo hispano en los Estados Unidos
“Un d�a sin mexicanos” Lectura
“La t�a Valeria” (fragmento de Mujeres de ojos grandes), por �ngeles Mastretta �A escribir! Hablando del tema Cap�tulo 3B
La pasi�n en la historia y arte de M�xico La entrevista
Diego
Su tienda, Tesoros Vocabulario del tema Puntos clave Rinc�n cultural Un momento hist�rico
La Revoluci�n Mexicana Un artista hispano
Jos� Guadalupe Posada La m�sica mexicana Lectura:La Adelita(corrido mexicano) Yo experto/a Para repasar
Los cinco amigos Puntos clave
Nuestro Alrededor Y C�Mo Nos Afecta
EL CONO SUR Cap�tulo 4A
Las obligaciones y el tiempo libre La historia
Hay que ser m�s fiesteros Vocabulario del tema Nota cultural
�Qui�nes son los m�s fiesteros? Puntos clave
Hablar de los gustos Rinc&a

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