Open Door to Spanish A Conversation Course for Beginners

ISBN-10: 0131815202
ISBN-13: 9780131815209
Edition: 2nd 1995
List price: $67.00
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Description: For conversation courses taught at community colleges and in adult education and vocational programs. Margarita Madrigal's books have been used by thousands of students around the world. Former successful students applaud the Madrigal Method: its  More...

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Book details

List price: $67.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/11/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188

For conversation courses taught at community colleges and in adult education and vocational programs. Margarita Madrigal's books have been used by thousands of students around the world. Former successful students applaud the Madrigal Method: its simplicity, its copious use of cognates, and its humor. The conversations, explanations, exercises, activities, and tapes in Open Door to Spanish teach students to recognize the large number of words and expressions that are alike in English and in Spanish (cognates), strategies and rules for converting English words to Spanish, hints for identifying large numbers of new words in Spanish, formulas to help students use Spanish verbs to describe events in the past, present, and future.

The Imperfect Tense (Singular) or -ar Verbs. Spanish Words Ending in -ion. Asking and Telling Where Your Friends Were
The Imperfect Tense (Singular) or -er and -ir Verbs
Expressing Age with tener
Using Subject Pronouns
Saying What You and Others Wanted to Do
How to Form the Imperfect Tense of Regular -ar, -er, and -ir Verbs
Expressions that are Used with the Imperfect
ser and Ir in the Imperfect
Talking about What Your Friends Used to Own
Uses of the Preterite and the Imperfect Tenses
Review of the Preterite Tense
Expressions that Are Used with the Preterite
Review of ser, estar, and tener in the Imperfect
Review of Adjective/Noun Gender and Number Agreement
More Parts of the Body
estar for Temporary Conditions
The Present Progressive Tense
Talking about what You and Your Friends Are Doing
The Past Progressive Tense
The Preterite Forms of llegar, venir, decir, and creer
Asking and Telling What People Said
Stressing and Accenting Spanish Words
Comparative
Talking about Leisure Activities
Review of the Present Tense
Uses of the Present Tense
Specialty Stores
Professions
Talking about Activites
Irregular Present Tense Verbs
Talking about Gifts
Superlatives
-e to -ie Stem Changing Verbs
The Verbs Querer
Talking about Parties
-o to -ue Stem-changing Verbs
The Double Negative
Saber in the Present Tense
saber and poder with Infinitives
Present Tense Irregular Verbs (New and Review)
-e to -ie Stem-changing Verbs
Making Plans to Attend a Party
More Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense
Making Weekend Plans
Formal Commands (the Imperative)
Commands with Direct Object Pronouns
Irregular Command Forms
Nosotros Commands
Ordering in a Restaurant
The Familiar Command
Indirect Object Pronouns
Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Together
Irregular Formal Commands
How to Form the Present Subjunctive
Uses of the Present Subjunctive
Reflexive Verbs and Pronouns
Talking about Birthdays
The Present Perfect Tense
The Past Perfect Tense
Paying a Visit
Review of Preterite Tense Irregular Verbs
The Preterite of hacer, traer, poder, ser, and dar
How to Form the Past Subjunctive
Uses of the Past Subjunctive
Expressions with the Past Subjunctive

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