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¿Cómo se dice…? Student Text 11th Edition

Ana C. Jarvis, Raquel Lebredo, Francisco Mena-Ayllón

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¿CÓMO SE DICE . . . ? Eleventh Edition's proven four-skills methodology, unparalleled grammar explanations, flexibility, and ease-of-use are some of the many reasons for the success of this renowned introductory Spanish program. The eleventh edition features a new and robust selection of authentic literary spreads and short poems with audio recordings, updated chapter-opener photographs and companion images that highlight culture and geography, and updated visuals and descriptions of important cultural figures from the Hispanic world. It also features the addition of author-written online questions that reinforce chapter-specific grammar, vocabulary, and cultural content; new and improved, end-of-chapter self-tests for student practice and exam-preparation; and a complete technology package that includes iLrn™: Language Learning Center.

Ana C. Jarvis, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Emerita

Ana C. Jarvis, a native of Paraguay, was born in Asunción and attended school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. Dr. Jarvis retired from Chandler-Gilbert Community College after a long and distinguished career. Prior to CGCC, she taught at Mesa Community College; the University of California, Riverside; San Bernardino Valley College; Brigham Young University; and Riverside City College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks, she has published several short stories in Spanish. In 1988, she was chosen as "Faculty Member of the Year" at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

Raquel Lebredo, California Baptist University

Raquel Lebredo was born in Camaguey, Cuba. She attended school in Havana and later enrolled at the University of Havana, where she received a Ph.D. in Education. She was subsequently employed as an elementary school principal, and taught literature and language at a preparatory school in Havana. She moved to the United States after living in Spain for a period of time. Dr. Lebredo was awarded a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside. Since then, she has taught Spanish at Claremont Graduate School, Crafton Hills College, the University of Redlands, and California Baptist University, and has authored several Spanish textbooks. In 1985, she was chosen as "Faculty Member of the Year" by the student body at California Baptist University, and in 1991 she received a YWCA "Women of Achievement" award.

Francisco Mena-Ayllón, University of Redlands, Emeritus

Francisco Mena-Ayllón, a native of Madrid, Spain, received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of California, Riverside, in 1973. He has taught Spanish language and literature courses at the University of California, Riverside; Oberlin College; California State University, Chico; the University of Redlands; and Crafton Hills College. In addition to authoring numerous Spanish textbooks in the United States, he has published a book about Federico García Lorca and several volumes of his own poetry. His poetry has been published in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. His work has also been included in several anthologies of contemporary Spanish poets, and he is listed in Quién es Quién en las Letras Españolas, 1978 (Who's Who in Spanish Letters), as an important contributor to contemporary Spanish literature. Professor Mena-Ayllón is now retired.
  • New "Lección preliminar" presents a range of preliminary vocabulary and expressions to immediately activate students' use of language.
  • New "¡Un poema para memorizar!" short poems with audio recordings make use of poetry to give students practice with Spanish cadence and pronunciation while exposing them to authentic literary production.
  • The new and updated technology package includes iLrn™: Language Learning Center, Heinle eSAM, and a Premium Website.
  • New chapter-specific iLrn activities written by the authors give students extra practice with vocabulary, grammar, and culture presentations.
  • The authors' consistent methodology builds from students' knowledge base while reinforcing their previous knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, or culture.
  • Relevant themes and vocabulary draw on topics that are of interest to today's students.
  • Integrated learning tips provide students with extra support and helpful suggestions for grasping new concepts.
  • iLrn™: Language Learning Center (an all-in-one online solution for the introductory Spanish course) provides students with everything they need to develop the skills and learn concepts presented in a language course.
  • Chapter-opening spreads provide a complete overview of chapter content and introduce the cultures and countries to be covered, illuminated by detailed maps.
  • Paced activity sets progress from form-focused practice to open-ended communicative activities that provide a framework on which to negotiate meaning.
  • The cultural presentation broadens coverage of the Spanish-speaking world by first introducing the target culture in the chapter-opener and then integrating new content at relevant points throughout the chapter.
  • Four-skills application-based strategy sections provide clearly articulated strategies for developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills along with specific exercises that guide students in applying those strategies.
LECCIÓN PRELIMINAR.
Situaciones. En la Universidad. Vocabulario: greetings and farewells, give and receive phone numbers, numbers 0-10.
1. SALUDOS Y DESPEDIDAS.
Situaciones. Estudiantes y profesores. Vocabulario: greetings and farewells, introduce yourself, days of the week, dates, titles of courtesy. Pronunciación: The Spanish a and e. Estructuras. The alphabet. Cardinal numbers 11–39. Colors. Days of the week. Months and seasons of the year. Subject pronouns. Present indicative of ser. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Listening for the main idea. A conversar. Speaking for basic communication. ¡Vamos a leer! Recognizing cognates. ¡Vamos a escribir! Generating ideas by brainstorming. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Los mexicoamericanos. Los Estados Unidos hispánicos y el español en el mundo. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
2. EN LA UNIVERSIDAD.
Situaciones. Si necesitas ayuda…. Vocabulario. classroom. languages. useful questions and answers. some polite expressions. Pronunciación. The Spanish i, o, and u. Estructuras. Gender and number. Definite and indefinite articles. Cardinal numbers 40–100. Telling time. Present indicative of regular -ar verbs. Negative and interrogative sentences. Possession with de. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Listening for specifics and guessing intelligently. A conversar. Asking for repetition. ¡Vamos a leer! Guessing the meaning of unknown words. ¡Vamos a escribir! Conducting and reporting an interview. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Los cubanoamericanos. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
3. POR TELÉFONO.
Situaciones. Dos compañeros de cuarto…. Vocabulario. decribe people and activities. make and receive phone calls. personal information. Pronunciación. Linking. Estructuras. Possessive adjectives. Cardinal numbers 101–1000. Descriptive adjectives: Forms, position, and agreement with articles and nouns. Present indicative of regular -er and -ir verbs. Present indicative of the irregular verbs tener and venir. The personal a. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Taking a phone call. A conversar. Using stock phrases. ¡Vamos a leer! Activating background knowledge. ¡Vamos a escribir! Analyzing writing models. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Los puertorriqueños en los Estados Unidos. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
4. COSTUMBRES Y TRADICIONES.
Situaciones. ¡Bienvenido! Vocabulario. weekend activities, and festivities. needs and preferences. states of mind. Pronunciación. The Spanish b, v, d, and g (before a, o, or u). Estructuras. Pronouns as objects of prepositions. Contractions. Present indicative of the irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar. Ir a + infinitive. Present indicative of e:ie stem-changing verbs. Expressions with tener. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Listening to voice mail. A conversar. Asking for additional information. ¡Vamos a leer! Identifying text formats. ¡Vamos a escribir! Writing an e-mail. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. México. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
5. LAS COMIDAS.
Situaciones. ¿Qué comemos? Vocabulario. restaurants, menu. ordering meals. paying the bill. the weather. Pronunciación. The Spanish p, t, c (in the combinations ca, co, cu), and q. Estructuras. Comparative forms. Irregular comparative forms. Present indicative of o:ue stem-changing verbs. Present progressive. Uses of ser and estar. Weather expressions. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Listening for details I. A conversar. Providing supporting details. ¡Vamos a leer! Expanding your vocabulary through reading. ¡Vamos a escribir! Solidifying and repurposing what you learn. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Guatemala. El Salvador. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
6. LOS QUEHACERES DE LA CASA.
Situaciones. ¡Tocan a la puerta! Vocabulario. household chores. family relationships. parts of a house. Pronunciación. The Spanish j, g (before e o i) y h. Estructuras. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. Present indicative of e:i stem-changing verbs. Affirmative and negative expressions. Verbs with irregular first-person forms. Saber vs. conocer. Direct object pronouns. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Listening for details II. A conversar. Reporting. ¡Vamos a leer! Skimming. ¡Vamos a escribir! Sequencing steps for a recipe. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Honduras. Nicaragua. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
7. EN UN HOTEL.
Situaciones. De vacaciones en Costa Rica. Vocabulario. checking in at a hotel. asking about accommodations. tourism. meal times. Pronunciación. The Spanish ll and ñ. Estructuras. Indirect object pronouns. Constructions with gustar. Time expressions with hacer. Preterit of regular verbs. Ordinal numbers. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Listening to authentic language. A conversar. Simplifying ideas through paraphrasing. ¡Vamos a leer! Guessing meaning from context. ¡Vamos a escribir! Summarizing and organizing. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Costa Rica. Panamá. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
8. HACIENDO DILIGENCIAS.
Situaciones. ¡Qué romántico eres! Vocabulario. banking. running errands. type of flowers. Pronunciación. The Spanish l, r, /rr/ sound, and z. Estructuras. Direct and indirect object pronouns used together. Preterit of ser, ir, and dar. Preterit of e:i and o:u stem-changing verbs. Uses of por and para. Formation of adverbs. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Guessing meaning from context. A conversar. Paraphrasing practice I. Rincón literario AUTHENTIC LITERATURE: Cuadrados y ángulos by Alfonsina Storni (Arg.). Estrategia. Reading poetry. ¡Vamos a escribir! Estrategia. Brainstorming and Organizing. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Puerto Rico. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
9. PREPARATIVOS PARA UNA FIESTA.
Situaciones. ¡Feliz aniversario! Vocabulario. shopping for groceries. preparing a meal. daily routines. musical instruments. Pronunciación. Intonation. Estructuras. Reflexive constructions. Some uses of the definite article. Possessive pronouns. Irregular preterits. Hace… meaning ago. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Dealing with fast speech. A conversar. Using pauses to manage conversation. Rincón literario AUTHENTIC LITERATURE: Las sandías by Nellie Campobello (Mex.). ¡Vamos a escribir! Estrategias: Writing diary entries Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Cuba. República Dominicana. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
10. BUSCANDO APARTAMENTO.
Situaciones. Dos amigos. Vocabulario. renting an apartment. parts of a house. home furniture and appliances. Pronunciación. Pronunciation in context. Estructuras. The imperfect. The preterit contrasted with the imperfect. Verbs that change meaning in the preterit. The relative pronouns que and quien. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Training yourself to listen for units of meaning. A conversar. Paraphrasing practice II. Rincón literario AUTHENTIC LITERATURE: Genesis by Marco Denevi (Arg.). ¡Vamos a escribir! Estragias. Writing a dialogue. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Venezuela. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
11. ¡BUEN VIAJE!
Situaciones. Una luna de miel ideal. Vocabulario. planning a trip. at the airport, in the airplane. Pronunciación. Pronunciation in context. Estructuras. The subjunctive mood. The subjunctive with verbs of volition. The subjunctive with verbs of emotion. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding a situation. A escuchar. Recognizing linking or transition words. A conversar. Using courtesy expressions and common phrases. Rincón literario AUTHENTIC LITERATURE: Sala de espera by Enrique Anderson-Imbert (Arg.). Predicting and anticipating. ¡Vamos a escribir! Assessing your needs as a writer. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Colombia. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
12. EL AUTOMÓVIL.
Situaciones. Necesitamos otro coche. Vocabulario. automobiles. service station. road emergencies. Pronunciación. Pronunciation in context. Estructuras. The Ud. and Uds. Commands. The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial. Constructions with se. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Recognizing spatial markers. A conversar. Paraphrasing practice III. Rincón literario AUTHENTIC LITERATURE: Mi raza by José Martí (Cub.). ¡Vamos a escribir!Estrategias. Brainstorming and organizing. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Perú. Ecuador. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
13. DE COMPRAS EN EL CENTRO COMERCIAL.
Situaciones. Vamos de compras. Vocabulario. clothing. shopping. Pronunciación. Pronunciation in context. Estructuras. The familiar commands (tú). ¿Qué? and ¿cuál? used with ser. The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Listening for the order of events. A conversar. Expressing ideas and opinions. Rincón literario AUTHENTIC LITERATURE: Meciendo y Piececitos by Gabriela Mistral. Reading poetry. ¡Vamos a escribir! Writing an advice column. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Chile. Ecuador. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
14. LAS CARRERAS UNIVERSITARIAS.
Situaciones. ¿Qué carrera me interesa? Vocabulario. college activities. careers. Pronunciación. Pronunciation in context. Estructuras. The subjunctive or indicative after certain conjunctions. The past participle. The present perfect and the past perfect (pluperfect). Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Guessing meaning practice I. A conversar. Paraphrasing practice IV. Rincón literario AUTHENTIC LITERATURE: Plataforma política (autor unknown). Using your experience as a context. ¡Vamos a escribir! Writing to persuade. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Argentina. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
15. LA SALUD.
Situaciones. Síntomas. Vocabulario. health problems. parts of the body. Pronunciación. Pronunciation in context. Estructuras. The future. The conditional. The future perfect and the conditional perfect. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Recognizing transitions. A conversar. Practicing extended conversation. Rincón literario AUTHENTIC LITERATURE: El viaje definitivo by Juan Ramón Jimenéz. Estrategia. Guessing and skimming. ¡Vamos a escribir! Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Paraguay. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
16. LAS ACTIVIDADES AL AIRE LIBRE.
Situaciones. ¿Adónde vamos? Vocabulario. sports. activities. Pronunciación. Pronunciation in context. Estructuras. The imperfect subjunctive. Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en. The present perfect subjunctive. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Identifying word boundaries practice I. A conversar. Transitioning between ideas. Rincón literario AUTHENTIC LITERATURE: Lecciones en inglés by Germán Arciniegas. Using your experience as context. ¡Vamos a escribir! Writing about opinions and experiences. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. Uruguay. Brasil. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
17. EL MUNDO DE LOS NEGOCIOS.
Situaciones. ¿Asistente… o víctima? Vocabulario. business. job interviews. job-related technology. Pronunciación. Pronunciation in context. Estructuras. The pluperfect subjunctive. If clauses. Summary of the uses of the subjunctive. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Guessing meaning practice II. A conversar. Giving a presentation. Rincón literario AUTHENTIC LITERATURE: A pesar de todo by Josefina González (Cub.). ¡Vamos a escribir! Using your imagination. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. España I. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
18. TEATRO… CINE… TELEVISIÓN.
Situaciones. Mirando las noticias. Vocabulario. media. the arts. communications. Pronunciación. Pronunciation in context. Estructuras. Uses of some prepositions after certain verbs. Uses of por and para in certain expressions. Some idiomatic expressions. Estrategias Así somos. A ver. VIDEO ACTIVITIES: Watching and understanding situations. A escuchar. Identifying word boundaries practice II and punctuating sentences. A conversar. Expressing idiomatic language. Rincón literario AUTHENTIC LITERATURE: Los deseos by Fernán Caballero (Esp.). Using prior knowledge. ¡Vamos a escribir! Writing a dialogue. Culture. El mundo hispánico y tú. España II. Review. ¿Cuánto sé ahora?
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