Exploraciones

ISBN-10: 1413000681
ISBN-13: 9781413000689
Edition: 2012
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List price: $154.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.410

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with thousands of students and hundreds of faculty, EXPLORACIONES is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners.

Margarita Casas was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She completed her bachelor's degree in sciences and techniques of communication in Guadalajara, Mexico. She holds two master's degrees from Colorado State University, one in Spanish literature with an emphasis on education, and the other in Teaching English as a Second Language. Currently, she is an instructor of Spanish at Linn-Benton Community College, where she served as Foreign Language Department chair for 11 years. She has collaborated on two textbooks prior to EXPLORACIONES and has published a novel, Italia En Cuatro Estaciones, winner of the first Literature contest of the Universidad de Guadalajara. She is an avid traveler who hopes to inspire her students to travel and see the world by themselves.

Mis Amigos De La Clase
Hola?Qu? tal
In this chapter you will learn how to Greet and say goodbye to people in formal and informal situations
Describe your classroom, your friends and other people
Use numbers up to 100 and exchange telephone numbers
Spell names
Exploraciones gramaticales
Gender and number of nouns
Definite/indefinite articles and the use of hay
The verb ser
Gender and number of adjectives
En vivo
La lista de?tiles escolares
Las prefieres rubias o pelinegras
Conexiones culturales
Latinos e hispanos en el mundo
La diversidad del mundo hispanohablante
Lectura
La identidad de los hispanos
Algunas personas famosas de Latinoam?rica y Espa?a
Exploraciones profesionales
Trabajo social
?Como Es Tu Vida
In this chapter you will learn how to Talk about your classes
Describe your family and tell ages
Talk about what people do routinely
Express ownership
Exploraciones gramaticales
The verb tener and expressions with tener
Adjective placement
Regular -ar verbs
Possessive adjectives
En vivo
Un plan de estudios
Una tarjeta
Conexiones culturales
La educaci?n en los pa?ses hispanos
El papel de la familia y su valor
Lectura
Otros sistemas universitarios
Una familia t?pica latinoamericana
Exploraciones profesionales
Educaci?n
?Que Tiempo Hace Hoy
In this chapter you will learn how to: Communicate dates, time and seasons
Talk about the weather
Discuss clothing
Discuss your likes and dislikes
Use question words to ask for specific information
Exploraciones gramaticales
Present tense of -er and -ir verbs
Me gusta/te gusta/le gusta (introduction)
Stem-changing verbs I (e - ie. e - i)
Information questions
En Vivo
La cartelera
La Paz ya tiene Miss Cholita
Conexiones Culturales
Algunas celebraciones
El clima y la ropa
Lectura
La Navidad en algunos pa?ses hispanos
Los trajes tradicionales
Exploraciones profesionales
Las ventas
Donde Vives
In this chapter you will learn how to Describe your town or city
Describe your house
Tell what you and others are going to do in the near future
Request information about the cost of things
Exploraciones gramaticales
The verb ir and the ir + a + infinitive
Estar with prepositions
Stem-changing verbs (o - ue)
Adjective placement II
En vivo
Un directorio para turistas
Casas en venta
Conexiones culturales
Ciudades fuera de lo com?n
Soluciones para la vivienda
Lectura
Algunas ciudades?nicas de Am?rica Latina
Exploraciones profesionales
Construcci?n
?Estas Feliz En El Trabajo
In this chapter you will learn how to Describe your feelings, emotions and physical states
Talk about ongoing actions
Discuss abilities needed for certain jobs and professions
Exploraciones gramaticales
Estar with adjectives and with present progressive
Ser and estar
Irregular verbs with changes in the first person
Saber y Conocer
En Vivo
Eres un genio
Las solicitudes de empleo
Conexiones Culturales
Las emociones y el bienestar
Las profesiones y la econom?a
Lectura
Qui?nes son m?s felices
Profesiones poco comunes
Exploraciones profesionales
El trabajo social
?Como Pasas El Dia
In this chapter you will learn how to Talk about your daily routine
Discuss your hobbies and pastimes
Talk about sports
Discuss events that occurred in the past
Exploraciones gramaticales
Reflexive verbs
Affirmative and negative expressions
Preterite of regular verbs and verbs with spelling changes
Preterite (stem changers)
En vivo
La higiene
La biograf?a de Ana Guevara
Conexiones culturales
La vida diaria
Los deportes en Espa?a y Latinoam?rica
Lectura
La siesta
Deportistas famosos
Exploraciones profesionales
La salud y el estado f?sico
?Como Pasaste Las Vacaciones
In this chapter you will learn how to Request a room in a hotel and any of their services
Use numbers above 100
Order food in a restaurant
Exploraciones gramaticales
Preterite (irregular)
Por and para and prepositional pronouns
Direct object pronouns (3rd person)
Direct object pronouns (1st and 2nd person)
En vivo
Un folleto de un hotel
Un men? para un restaurante
Conexiones Culturales
Lugares excepcionales
Tanta comida! Lectura
D?nde quedarse: hoteles, moteles, pensiones o albergues
La comida r?pida en Latinoam?rica y Espa?a
Exploraciones profesionales
La hoteler?a
?Que Haces En Tu Tiempo Libre
At the end of the chapter, you will be able to Give instructions
Talk about your hobbies and pastimes
Talk about what you used to do in the past
Exploraciones gramaticales
Indirect object pronouns
The impersonal se and the passive se
Imperfect (used to)
Double object pronouns
En vivo
Volante del supermercado
Servicio para fiestas infantiles
Conexiones culturales
Tanta comida
La m?sica
Lectura
Los alimentos del Nuevo Mundo
Literatura para ni?os
Exploraciones profesionales
La cocina
?Que Paso
In this chapter you will learn how to: At the end of the chapter, you will be able to Describe in detail past events
Talk about holidays and celebrations
Give the details of an accident
Exploraciones gram?ticales
A comparison of the preterite and the imperfect
Uses of the preterite and the imperfect
Preterite and imperfect with emotions and mental states
An overview of the preterite and the imperfect
En vivo
Un anuncio para una fiesta de quince a?os
Recomendaciones para peatones
Conexiones Culturales
Festivales y celebraciones
Viajes y transportes
Lectura
El D?a de los Muertos
Leyendas urbanas
Exploraciones profesionales
El orden p?blico
?Quien Te Cuida La Casa Mientras Estas De Viaje
At the end of the chapter, you will be able to Discuss daily chores
Give and receive directions
Make travel arrangements
Suggest activities
Make informal and formal requests
Exploraciones gram?ticales
Formal commands
Relative pronouns
Informal commands
Commands with pronouns
En vivo
Conexiones Culturales
La econom?a del turismo
Los trabajadores
Lectura
Ad?nde ir de vacaciones
La ayuda dom?stica
Exploraciones profesionales
Crimonolog?a
?Que Haces Durante El Fin De Semana
At the end of the chapter, you will be able to Express preferences and make comparisons
Describe the state of objects and people
Exploraciones gram?ticales
Comparisons
Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
Estar with the past participle
Se to indicate accidental occurrences
En vivo
Conexiones Culturales
La moda
Las artes tradicionales
Lectura
Las Tapadas en Per
Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo
Exploraciones profesionales
El periodismo
?Que Sea Del Planeta
At the end of the chapter, you will be able to Talk about the future
Talk about what you have done
Discuss the environment
Express your opinions and knowledge about the animal world and the environment
Express doubt and certainty
Exploraciones gram?ticales
Future
Present perfect
Present subjunctive with impersonal expressions
Present subjunctive with doubt
En vivo
Conexiones Culturales
La geograf?a
La ecolog?a
Lectura
Los parques nacionales en Costa Rica
Animales fant?sticos
Exploraciones profesionales
Industria verde
?Tienes Muchos Compromisos Sociales
At the end of the chapter, you will be able to Talk about relationships
Express desires and give recommendations
Talk about popular culture
Discuss emotional reactions to events
Exploraciones gram?ticales
Reciprocal verbs
Present subjunctive with expressions of desire
Present subjunctive with expressions of emotion
Present subjunctive with adjective clauses
En vivo
Conexiones Culturales
El cortejo
De pel?cula
Lectura
La fiesta de quincea?era y sus ra?ces
Las telenovelas
Exploraciones profesionales
Televisi?n y cine
?Te Preocupa Tu Salud
At the end of the chapter, you will be able to Discuss health issues with a doctor
Discuss hypothetical situations
Express opinions regarding world issues
Tell what had happened prior to other events in the past
Exploraciones gramaticales
Conditional
Imperfect subjunctive
Pluscuamperfecto
Present subjunctive with adverbial clauses
En vivo
Conexiones Culturales
El valor de la salud
Los pa?ses hispanos frente al futuro
Lectura
El valor de la salud
Latinoam?rica y la inmigraci?n
Exploraciones profesionales
La medicina
Appendices
Country profiles
Glossary
Verb conjugations

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