Higher Education

En contacto, Enhanced Student Text: Lecturas intermedias, 9th Edition

  • Mary McVey Gill University of Alberta Extension
  • Brenda Wegmann University of Alberta Extension
  • Teresa Méndez-Faith Saint Anselm College
  • ISBN-10: 1285734564  |  ISBN-13: 9781285734569
  • 368 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2007, 1999
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $109.50

About

Overview

EN CONTACTO: LECTURAS INTERMEDIAS Enhanced Ninth Edition, provides reading, vocabulary, and conversation activities. The program encourages students to work more communicatively through pair and group activities that combine the grammar and vocabulary featured in EN CONTACTO: GRAMÁTICA EN ACCIÓN. New video segments provide students with additional grammar support and encourage cultural exploration.

Features and Benefits

  • “A escribir” writing activities call upon students to look back through the chapter, call to mind words, phrases and ideas, and follow a simple sequential process toward creating a composition on a theme that demands both thought and imagination.
  • The program is known for its thematic unity of grammar, reader, workbook and video that highlight vocabulary and structures.
  • “¿Sabe usted?” sections provide interesting cultural information about the author, setting, language, etc.
  • “Antes de leer” section offers pre-reading exercises and teaches reading skills and strategies.
  • “Después de leer” sections check for comprehension and encourage students to use the language in writing and conversation activities.

Table of Contents

EN CONTACTO: LECTURAS INTERMEDIAS ENHANCED NINTH EDITION.
New Short Films:
Quiero ser charro, by Make-A-Wish Foundation.
El baile maldito, by Rafa de los Arcos.
Barcelona/Venecia, by David Muñoz.
Juanito bajo el naranjo, by Juan Carlos Villamizar, Lola Amapola Producciones.
Preface.
1. EN BUSCA DE LA FELICIDAD.
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema Los tres (¿o más?) secretos de la felicidad. Selección 1 San Fermín y los toros Carlos Carnicero. Selección 2 Entrevista a Daddy Yankee de la revista El nuevo día. En contacto con el arte Baile a orillas del Manzanares de Francisco de Goya. Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
2. VEJEZ Y JUVENTUD.
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema La familia: Tradición, cambios y nuevos retos. Selección 1 Las vecinas Ana Alomá Velilla. Selección 2 La última despedida Ana María Salazar. En contacto con el arte Limpiando nopalitos de Carmen Lomas Garza. Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
3. PRESENCIA LATINA.
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema Los hispanos en América del Norte. Selección 1 Naranjas Ángela McEwan-Alvarado. Selección 2 Ay, papi, no seas cocacolero Luis Fernández Caubí. En contacto con el arte Ven, o luz espiritual de Manuel Martínez. Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
4. AMOR Y AMISTAD.
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema Los altibajos de las relaciones humanas
Selección 1 Primer e-mail Lucía Scosceria. Selección 2 El contrato nupcial Aleida. En contacto con el arte Mi casamiento de Pilar Sala. Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
5. VIVIR Y APRENDER.
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema Dos estilos de vida estudiantil. Selección 1 Hablan los estudiantes (Encuesta). Selección 2 La academia, el reality show. latinoamericano Armando Sánchez Lona. En contacto con el arte La gran Tenochtitlán de Diego Rivera. Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
6. DE VIAJE.
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema Cinco consejos para el viajero. Norteamericano. Selección 1 Cuando conoces a un auténtico trotamundos Yasmina Jiménez
Selección 2 Vuelva usted mañana Mariano José de Larra. En contacto con el arte Paseo a orilla del mar, Joaquín Sorolla. Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
7. GUSTOS Y PREFERENCIAS.
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema ¿Por qué nos gusta lo que nos gusta?
Selección 1 Lima en la cima Ruperto de Nola. Selección 2 El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (“El episodio de los galeotes”) Miguel de Cervantes. En contacto con el arte. Personajes y perro ante el sol de Joan Miró. Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
8. DIIMENSIONES CULTURALES.
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema La asombrosa cultura latinoamericana.
Selección 1 —Adiós: ''Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye'' Naldo Lombardi. Selección 2 Poesía Afroamericana. Balada de los dos abuelos Nicolás Guillén. Negrito Tato Laviera. En contacto con el arte El trueque de José García Chibbaro. Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
9. UN PLANETA PARA TODOS.
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema ¿Cómo podemos salvar la tierra? Poema In memoriam Federico García Lorca. Selección 1 El pescador y el pez Toásiyé Alma Africana. Selección 2 Noble campaña Gregorio López Fuentes. En contacto con el arte Ni arriba, ni abajo de Nicolás Uriburu. Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
10. IMAGENES Y NEGOCIOS.
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema La imagen quebrada y el desafío de la realidad. Selección 1 Todas las crises son oportunidades (Entrevista con Carlos Slim) Miguel Jiménez / Amanda Mars. Selección 2 El delantal blanco Sergio Vodanovic. En contacto con el arte La familia del presidente de Fernando Botero. Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
11. ¡ADIOS, DISTANCIAS!
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema ¿Hacia un planeta mejorado por la tecnología? Selección 1 Hablan los usuarios de Internet (encuesta). Selección 2 El reino del dragón de oro Isabel Allende. En contacto con el arte El enigma de Hitler de Salvador Dalí
Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
12. ¡VIVA LA IMAGINACIÓN!
Metas. Vocabulario preliminary. Enfoque del tema La tradición literaria de España y Latinoamérica. La poesía Coplas por la muerte de su padre (Selecciones) Jorge Manrique
Nada te turbe Teresa de Avila. Cuadros y ángulos Alfonsina Storni. Hombre Alfonsina Storni
Defensa de la alegría Mario Benedetti. El cuento Mujeres de ojos grandes Angeles Mastretta. La novela Cien años de soledad Gabriel García Márquez. En contacto con el arte Armonía de Remedios Varo. Vocabulario clave del capítulo.
Glosario.
Credits.

What's New

  • Describe the NEW key features (e.g. a chapter in the TOC, a feature to spotlight, a supplement to call out, and technology to mention) instructors will want to be aware of.
  • New authentic short films are followed by textbook activities with defined vocabulary, comprehension and follow-up discussion questions.

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Instructor's Resource PowerLecture  (ISBN-10: 049590886X | ISBN-13: 9780495908869)

The Power Lecture CD-ROM provides Word and PDF versions of chapter tests, final exams, and course midterms. It includes an exam for each chapter, as well as two midterms and finals, so as to allow for flexibility in both preparing for and administering exams.

Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 049590855X | ISBN-13: 9780495908555)

The student activities manual closely follows the organization of the main text to provide additional reading, writing, listening and pronunciation practice outside of class. Listening sections can be completed with the use of the lab audio cds, or online via iLrn, Quia eSAM, or Premium Website.

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Student Activities Manual Audio CDs  (ISBN-10: 049590869X | ISBN-13: 9780495908692)

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Student Supplements

Student Activities Manual  (ISBN-10: 049590855X | ISBN-13: 9780495908555)

The student activities manual closely follows the organization of the main text to provide additional reading, writing, listening and pronunciation practice outside of class. Listening sections can be completed with the use of the lab audio cds, or online via iLrn, Quia eSAM, or Premium Website.

List Price = $126.95  | CengageBrain Price = $126.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.25

Student Activities Manual Audio CDs  (ISBN-10: 049590869X | ISBN-13: 9780495908692)

The SAM audio CD's provide listening input for the out-of-class activities, to be used with the EN CONTACTO student activities manual.

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Premium Web Site 3-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 111130128X | ISBN-13: 9781111301286)

The text's new Premium Website is your one-stop portal to an online suite of digital resources. You will have complimentary access to the complete in-text audio program in mp.3 format, auto-graded vocabulary and grammar quizzes, cultural Web search activities, and chapter-specific Web links. Premium password-protected content resources include the complete SAM audio program, Videoteca video segments in mp.4 format, the complete video program, audio-enhanced flashcards, links to pronunciation podcasts (available for purchase), and games such as Concentration & Crossword Puzzles, and glossary. You can access the premium assets by packaging a printed access card with a new copy of the text for a nominal fee.

List Price = $35.00  | CengageBrain Price = $35.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $35.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mary McVey Gill

: Mary McVey Gill has co-authored numerous books in Spanish including EN CONTACTO: LECTURAS INTERMEDIAS, and HABLEMOS ESPAÑOL. She worked in academic publishing for many years and co-authored TAPESTRY II: LISTENING/SPEAKING, a book for English language learners.

Brenda Wegmann

Brenda Wegmann received a Master's degree in Spanish literature from the University of Wisconsin and taught Spanish for seven years at Boston University and Northeastern University before moving to Canada in 1974. Since then she has lived with her family in Edmonton while teaching Spanish at the University of Alberta in the Department of Extension and writing Spanish and ESL textbooks, as well as trade books. Among her publications (written in collaboration with outstanding co-authors) are the following: PERSPECTIVAS, EN CONTACTO (for intermediate university Spanish), MOSAIC 1 & 2 (ESL readers), PRONTO Y PRÁCTICO (Practical Spanish for Canadians), STREETWISE SPANISH DICTIONARY / THESAURUS, LAUGH N' LEARN SPANISH (co-authored with cartoonist Lynn Johnston of “For Better or For Worse”), TUNE UP YOUR SPANISH, and most recently, THE RED-HOT BOOK OF SPANISH SLANG AND IDIOMS.

Teresa Méndez-Faith

Teresa Méndez-Faith was born in Asuncion, Paraguay. She received her PhD at the University of Michigan in 1979. She currently resides in New England. An essayist, literary critic and college professor, she teaches Hispanic-American literature at Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire. She has authored several books including Paraguay: Novela y Exilio (1985) and Nuevos contextos: Doce cuentistas contemporáneos de Hispanoamérica (2002), and is co-author of four Spanish textbooks. Teresa Méndez-Faith has been awarded several academic distinctions, including two postgraduate scholarships from the National for Endowment the Humanities, the AAUP "Teacher of the Year" prize at her college (1990) and, also that same year, the "Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award".