Basic Spanish

ISBN-10: 0618505695
ISBN-13: 9780618505692
Edition: 7th 2006
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Description: Drawn from the successful Basic Spanish Grammar, 6/e, and accompanying career manuals, TheBasic Spanish Series offer a flexible, concise prologue to Spanish grammar and communication. The series has been enhanced and updated to better address the  More...

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List price: $207.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Drawn from the successful Basic Spanish Grammar, 6/e, and accompanying career manuals, TheBasic Spanish Series offer a flexible, concise prologue to Spanish grammar and communication. The series has been enhanced and updated to better address the needs of today's students, pre-professionals, and professionals who need a working knowledge of Spanish. The core text, Basic Spanish, provides the essential grammatical structures needed for communicating in Spanish. The six worktexts, Basic Spanish for Getting Along, Basic Spanish for Business and Finance, Basic Spanish for Medical Personnel, Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement, Basic Spanish for Social Services, and Basic Spanish for Teachers, are communication worktexts that encourage students to use and practice the grammar learned in Basic Spanish. The worktexts present realistic situations a student will encounter in everyday life when needing to communicate in Spanish as well as a variety of authentic workplace situations likely to be encountered by professionals, with attention to specialized vocabulary of each profession, dialogue completions, role-plays, and realia-based activities. The Basic Spanish Series offers flexibility for an array of academic, professional, and adult education settings. Basic Spanish can be used independently or with any combination of the six worktexts. Basic Spanish combined with Basic Spanish for Getting Along is ideal for an Introductory Conversation course, while combining the text with any of the career-specific worktexts serves students, pre-professionals, or professionals who need a working knowledge of the language in a short period of time. A comprehensive supplements package enhances the program and offers students and professionals helpful tools for developing their language skills outside of the classroom. Early introduction of essential communicative concepts enables students to begin speaking immediately. Chapter-opening spread orients and organizes students by previewing the chapter's Objectives, Structures, and Communication; highlighting a different Spanish-speaking country, with a profile in English and a map; and providing a legend of icons that indicate additional resources available with the program. Clear, concise grammar presentation lists the grammar topic in English and Spanish, followed by explanations in English, language models in Spanish with translations and charts, and Vamos a practicar exercises for reinforcement of the material. Practical vocabulary presentation contains lists of chapter vocabulary clearly divided into the following categories: Cognates, Verbs, Adjectives, and Other Words and Expressionsall containing translations with the exception of cognates. ¿Cuaacute;nto sabe usted ahora? self-tests offer assessment opportunities after every five lessons. Answers on the ClassPrep CD give instructors the option to cover the answers in class or provide students the answers so they can monitor their own progress. Para escuchar y entender section reinforces listening through two types of audio exercises Praacute;ctica (grammar exercises) and ¿Queacute; dicen? (listening comprehension). End-of-lesson activity provides practice of the active vocabulary introduced in each lesson, in the Palabras y maacute;s palabras (words and more words), followed by En estas situaciones, a pair/group activity that encourages students to apply structures and vocabulary learned in the lesson. Communicative activities encourage practice of the grammar points through role-plays and group situations.

Raquel Lebredo was born in Camag�ey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in Education in 1950. After living in Spain for a period of time, she moved in 1968 to the United States. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Since then she has taught Spanish at Claremont Graduate School, Crafton Hills College, the University of Redlands, and California Baptist College, and has authored several Spanish textbooks. She was honored as "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist College, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award.

Leccioacute;n preliminar
Communication: You will learn to greet people and exchange some polite questions and answers, exchange phone numbers, talk about days and dates, and describe colors
Structures
Greetings and farewells
Cardinal numbers 039
The alphabet
Days of the week
Months of the year
Colors Leccioacute;n preliminar
Communication: You will learn about cognates and some simple vocabulary related to the classroom
Structures
Gender and number
The definite and indefinite articles
Subject pronouns
The present indicative of ser
Uses of hay
Cardinal numbers 40299 Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to restaurants and cafeterias
Country highlighted: Espantilde;a Structures
The present indicative of regular -ar verbs
Interrogative and negative sentences
Forms and position of adjectives
Telling time
Cardinal numbers 3001,000 Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn additional vocabulary related to restaurants
Country highlighted: Meacute;xico Structures
Agreement of adjectives, nouns, and adjectives
The present indicative of regular -er and ir verbs
Possession with de
Possessive adjectives
The personal a Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to the family
Country highlighted: Guatemala Structures
The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar
Ir a + infinitive
Uses of the verbs ser and estar
Contractions Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary pertaining to hotels
Countries highlighted: Honduras y El Salvador Structures
The irregular verbs tener and venir
Expressions with tener
Comparative forms
Irregular comparative forms Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary about typical activities related to travelling in a foreign country
Country highlighted: Nicaragua Structures
Stem-changing verbs (e:ie)
Some uses of the definite article
The present progressive
Ordinal numbers �Cuaacute;nto sabe usted ahora? Lecciones 15 Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn more vocabulary related to situations encountered while traveling
Country highlighted: Costa Rica Structures
Stem-changing verbs (o:ue)
Affirmative and negative expressions
Pronouns as object of a preposition
Direct object pronouns Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to travel arrangements
Country highlighted: Puerto Rico Structures
Stem-changing verbs (e:i)
Irregular first-person forms
Saber contrasted with conocer
Indirect object pronouns Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to sports and other outdoor activities
Country highlighted: Repuacute;blica Dominicana Structures
Pedir contrasted with preguntar
Special construction with gustar, doler, and hacer falta
Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
Direct and indirect object pronouns used together Leccioacute;n
Country highlighted: Venezuela Structures
Possessive pronouns
Reflexive constructions
Command forms: Ud. and Uds
Uses of object pronouns with command forms Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to housework, shopping and weather
Country highlighted: Colombia Structures
The preterit of regular verbs
The preterit of ser, ir, and dar
Uses of por and para
Seasons of the year and weather expressions �Cuaacute;nto sabe usted ahora? Lecciones 610 Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to everyday life
Country highlighted: Ecuador Structures
Time expressions with hacer
Irregular preterits
The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u)
Command forms: tuacute; Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to things found at a shopping mall
Country highlighted: Peruacute; Structures
En and a as equivalents of at
The imperfect tense
The past progressive
The preterit contrasted with the imperfect Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to shopping. Country highlighted: Bolivia Structures
Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer
Hace meaning ago
Uses of se
�Queacute;? and �Cuaacute;l? used with ser Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to automobiles
Country highlighted: Paraguay Structures
The past participle
The present perfect tense
The past perfect (pluperfect) tense Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to transportation
Country highlighted: Chile Structures
The future tense
The conditional tense
Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en �Cuaacute;nto sabe usted ahora? Lecciones 1115 Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to traveling by train
Country highlighted: Argentina Structures
The present subjunctive
The subjunctive with verbs of volition
The absolute superlative Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to hospital care in emergencies
Country highlighted: Uruguay Structures
The subjunctive to express emotion
The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions
Formation of adverbs Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to college life
Nationality highlighted: Los puertorriquentilde;os Structures
The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial
The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence
Diminutive suffixes Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to health problems and visits to the doctor's office
Nationality highlighted: Los mexicanoamericanos Structures
The subjunctive after certain conjunctions
The present perfect subjunctive
Uses of the present perfect subjunctive Leccioacute;n
Communication: You will learn vocabulary related to running errands. Nationality highlighted: Los cubanoamericanos Structures
The imperfect subjunctive
Uses of the imperfect subjunctive
If clauses �Cuaacute;nto sabe usted ahora?Lecciones 1620
Appendixes
Spanish Pronunciation
Verbs

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