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Dos mundos
Dos mundos

Dos mundos, 7th Edition

ISBN10: 0073385212 | ISBN13: 9780073385211
By Tracy Terrell, Magdalena Andrade, Jeanne Egasse and Elías Miguel Muñoz
© 2010

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Dos mundos, a best-selling program for Introductory Spanish known for its exceptional progressive activities, made its name as an innovative pioneer in Beginning Spanish. Today, it has maintained the spirit of innovation through many successful editions and continues to be implemented in numerous beginning Spanish language classes across the nation with outstanding results.

Based on the communicative approach, Dos mundos stresses the use of engaging activities in a natural and spontaneous classroom atmosphere. The Actividades de comunicacion play a primary role in Dos mundos, since the core of the program is communication. These activities include fresh, practical ideas from the field of second-language teaching. In this research-based approach to learning language, the development of communicative language skills is the central goal, with formal grammar presentation and practice at the service of communication. To this end, the grammar explanations and exercises on the blue pages at the end of each chapter are designed for quick reference and ease of study.

Additionally, cultural content is integrated throughout each chapter. The new Conozca section on each chapter opener gives an introduction of the country or region of focus, including information about holidays, foods, famous people, and important cities. Ventanas culturales readings focus on community, customs, and daily life while Ventanas al pasado readings focus on aspects of the social, cultural, or political history of the Spanish-speaking world The Enlace readings explore literature, music, and cinema, and the Lecturas present topics such as sports and leisure activities. 

(Note: The preliminary chapters (Paso A-C) and Capitulo 1 of this Table of Contents provide a comprehensive listing of contents for those chapters, as representative of the other chapters. Capitulo 2-15 provides only the vocabulary topics and grammatical structures.)

The following lists the Enlace readings found in each chapter:

Capitulo 1 Enlace a la musica
  • Cuba
  • Capitulo 2 Enlace a la musica
  • La musica andina
  • Capitulo 3 Enlace al cine
  • Mexico y Espana
  • Capitulo 4 Enlace a la literatura
  • “Versos sencillos” Jose Marti
  • Capitulo 5 Enlace a la musica
  • El rock en espanol
  • Capitulo 6 Enlace a la literatura
  • “Cuadrados y angulos” Alfonsina Storni
  • Capitulo 7 Enlace a la literatura
  • “Cuando salimos de El Salvador” Jorge Argueta
  • Capitulo 8 Enlace a la literatura
  • “Jitomates risuenos” Francisco X. Alarcon
  • Capitulo 9 Enlace a la musica
  • La musica infantil
  • Capitulo 10 Enlace a la literatura
  • “Dos cuerpos” Octavio Paz
  • Capitulo 11 Enlace a la musica
  • La danza negra en Peru
  • Capitulo 12 Enlace al cine
  • Argentina y Chile
  • Capitulo 13 Enlace a la literatura
  • “Nada mas” Maria Elena Walsh
  • Capitulo 14 Enlace a la literatura
  • “Kinsey Report No.6” Rosario Castellanos
  • Capitulo 15 Enlace a la literatura
  • “La noche buena” Tomas Rivera
  • Paso A La clase y los estudiantes

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Los nombres de los companeros de clase

    ¿Quien es?

    Los colores y la ropa

    Los numeros (0–39)

    Los saludos


    A.1 Naming and Describing: The Verbs llamar and llevar

    A.2 Spelling: The Spanish Alphabet

    A.3 Identifying People and Things: Subject Pronouns and the Verb ser

    A.4 Identifying People and Things: Gender

    A.5 Responding to Instructions: Commands

    Paso B Las descripciones

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Hablando con otros

    Las cosas en el salon de clase

    Los numeros (40–69)

    El cuerpo humano

    La descripcion de las personas


    B.1 Addressing Others: Informal and Polite you (tu/usted)

    B.2 Expressing Existence: hay

    B.3 Describing People and Things: Negation

    B.4 Describing People and Things: Plural Forms

    B.5 Describing People and Things: Adjective-Noun Agreement and Placement

    Paso C Mi familia y mis amigos

    Actividades de comunicacion

    La familia

    ¿Que tenemos?

    Los numeros (10–100) y la edad

    Los idiomas y las nacionalidades


    C.1 Expressing Possession: The Verbs tener and ser de (l)

    C.2 Expressing Possession: Possessive Adjectives

    C.3 Expressing Age: The Verb tener

    C.4 Describing People: Adjectives of Nationality

    C.5 Talking about Habitual Actions: Present Tense of Regular –ar Verbs

    Capitulo 1 Los datos personales y las actividades

    Actividades de comunicacion y lecturas

    Las fechas y los cumpleanos

    Datos personales: El telefono y la direccion

    Ventanas culturales
  • Nuestra comunidad: Rigoberta Menchu
  • Enlace a la musica
  • Cuba
  • La hora

    Las actividades favoritas y los deportes

    Ventanas al pasado
  • Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo
  • En resumen

    Lectura: La pasion por los deportes


    1.1 Counting: Numbers 100–1000 and Dates

    1.2 Talking about Habitual Actions: Present Tense of –er and –ir Verbs

    1.3 Asking Questions: Question Formation

    1.4 Telling Time: Hours and Minutes

    1.5 Expressing Likes and Dislikes: gustar + Infinitive

    Capitulo 2 Mis planes y preferencias

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Los planes

    Las clases

    Las preferencias y los deseos

    El tiempo


    2.1 Expressing Future Plans: ir + a + Infinitive

    2.2 Sequencing: Ordinal Adjectives

    2.3 Stating Preferences and Desires: preferir and querer + Infinitive

    2.4 Describing the Weather: Common Expressions

    2.5 Pointing Out People and Objects: Demonstrative Adjectives

    Capitulo 3 Los lugares y las actividades

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Las actividades diarias

    Las tres comidas

    Los lugares

    ¿De donde es usted?


    3.1 Talking about Habitual Actions: Present Tense of Regular Verbs

    3.2 Using Irregular Verbs: haver, salir, jugar

    3.3 Referring to Objects Already Mentioned: Direct Object Pronouns lo, la, los, and las

    3.4 Asking and Answering Questions

    3.5 Talking About Location and Origin: estar + en, ir + al / a la and ser de

    Capitulo 4 La vida diaria y los dias feriados

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Los dias feriados y las celebraciones

    La rutina diaria

    Los estados fisicos y animicos


    4.1 Discussing Habitual Actions: Verbs with Stem-Vowel Changes (ie, ue) in the Present Tense

    4.2 Discussing Habitual Actions: Irregular Verbs

    4.3 Describing Daily Routine: Reflexives

    4.4 Ordering Events: Infinitives after Prepositions

    4.5 Describing States: estar + Adjective and tener + Noun

    Capitulo 5 Las clases y el trabajo

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Las actividades de la clase de espanol

    Las habilidades

    Las carreras y las actividades del trabajo

    Las actividades futuras


    5.1 Indicating to Whom Something is Said: Indirect Object Pronouns with Verbs of Informing

    5.2 Expressing Abilities: saber and poder + Infinitive

    5.3 Referring to Actions in Progress: Present Progressive

    5.4 Expressing Obligation and Duty: tener que, deber, necesitar, hay que, es necesario

    5.5 Expressing Plans and Desires: pensar, quisiera, me gustaría, tener ganas de

    Capitulo 6 La residencia

    Actividades de comunicacion

    El vecindario y la casa

    Las actividades en casa

    Las actividades con los amigos

    Las presentaciones


    6.1 Making Comparisons of Inequality: mas/menos

    6.2 Making Comparisons of Equality: tan/tanto

    6.3 Talking about Past Actions: Preterite Tense of Regular Verbs (Part 1)

    6.4 Knowing People, Places, and Facts: conocer and saber

    6.5 Referring to People Already Mentioned: Personal Direct Object Pronouns

    Capitulo 7 Hablando del pasado

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Mis experiencias

    Las experiencias con los demas

    Hablando del pasado


    7.1 Talking About Past Actions: Preterite Tense of Regular Verbs (Part 2)

    7.2 Relating Past Events (Part 1): Verbs with Irregular Preterite Forms

    7.3 More About Relating Past Events (Part 2): Stem-Changing Verbs in the Preterite

    7.4 Reporting the Past: Indirect Object Pronouns with decir

    7.5 Expressing ago: hacer + Time

    Capitulo 8 La comida

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Las comidas, las bebidas y la nutricion

    La compra y la preparacionde la comida

    Los restaurantes


    8.1 Referring to Objects Already Mentioned: Impersonal Direct Object Pronouns lo, la, los, and las

    8.2 More about Expressing Likes: The Verbs gustar and encantar

    8.3 Making Negative Statements and Questions: No, never

    8.4 Expressing one or you: The Impersonal se

    8.5 Using Stem-Changing Verbs like pedir and servir: Present Tense and Preterite Forms

    Capitulo 9 La ninez y la juventud

    Actividades de comunicacion

    La familia y los parientes

    La ninez

    La juventud


    9.1 Describing Family Relationships: The Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs parecerse and llevarse bien

    9.2 Expressing for, from, to whom: Prepositions + Pronouns

    9.3 Saying What You Used to Do: The Imperfect Tense

    9.4 Describing the Past: The Imperfect and Preterite of “State” Verbs

    9.5 Saying What You Were Going to Do: The Imperfect Tense of ir + a + Infinitive

    Capitulo 10 Nuestro planeta

    Actividades de comunicacion

    La geografia y el clima

    Los medios de transporte

    La ecologia y el medio ambiente


    10.1 Saying What You Have Done: The Present Perfect

    10.2 Exclamations with ¡Que… !, ¡Cuanto/a/os/as… !

    10.3 Expressing by, through, Destination and Time (Part 1): por and para

    10.4 Describing Actions: Adverbs

    10.5 Expressing Reactions: More Verbs like gustar

    Capitulo 11 De viaje

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Los viajes en automovil

    En busca de sitios

    Los planes de viaje

    Los sitios turisticos


    11.1 Giving Instructions: Polite Commands

    11.2 Softening Commands (Part 1): The Present Subjunctive following querer

    11.3 Expressing Indefinite Future and Present Subjunctive of Irregular Verbs

    11.4 Talking About Past Actions in Progress: Imperfect Progressive

    11.5 Saying What Was Happening: The Imperfect in Contrast to the Preterite

    Capitulo 12 La salud y las emergencias

    Actividades de comunicacion

    El cuerpo humano y la salud

    Las enfermedades y su tratamiento

    Las visitas al medico, a la farmacia y al hospital

    Los accidentes y las emergencias


    12.1 Expressing Existence: haber

    12.2 Expressing Changes in States: Become, get

    12.3 Making Requests: Indirect Object Pronouns with Commands and the Present Subjunctive

    12.4 Adverbs Relating Unplanned Occurrences: se

    12.5 Narrating Past Experiences: Present Perfect, Imperfect, and Preterite

    Capitulo 13 De compras

    Actividades de comunicacion

    Los productos y los materiales

    Los precios

    Comprando ropa

    Las compras y el regateo


    13.1 Describing People and Things: Adjectives Used as Nouns

    13.2 Indicating Which Ones(s): Demonstrative Pronouns

    13.3 Talking about Price, Beneficiary, and Purpose: por and para (Part 2)

    13.4 Exchanging Items: Indirect Object Pronouns

    13.5 Referring to People and Things Already Mentioned: Using Indirect and Direct Object

    Pronouns Together

    Capitulo 14 La familia y los consejos

    Actividades de comunicacion

    La familia, las amistades y el matrimonio

    Las instrucciones y los mandatos

    Las ordenes, los consejos y las sugerencias

    La crianza y el comportamiento


    14.1 Expressing each other: Reciprocal Nouns

    14.2 Describing: ser and estar

    14.3 Giving Direct Commands: Polite and Informal

    14.4 Using Softened Commands: The Subjunctive Mood

    14.5 Saying Let/Have Someone Else Do It!: ¡Que + Subjunctive!

    Capitulo 15 El porvenir

    Actividades de comunicacion

    El futuro y las metas personales

    Cuestiones sociales

    El futuro y la tecnologia: Posibilidades y consecuencias


    15.1 Talking about the Future: The Future Tense

    15.2 Talking about When: The Subjunctive in Time Clauses

    15.3 Adding Details and Expressing Why and How: More Uses of the Subjunctive

    15.4 Expressing Opinions and Reactions: Indicative and Subjunctive

    15.5 Hypothetical Reactions: The Conditional

    15.6 If Clauses and the Past Subjunctive

    About the Author

    Tracy Terrell

    Tracy D. Terrell (late) received his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and published extensively in the area of Spanish dialectology. Professor Terrell’s publications on second-language acquisition are widely known in the United States and abroad.

    Magdalena Andrade

    Magdalena Andrade received her first BA in Spanish and French and a second BA in English from California State University, San Diego. After teaching in the Calexico Unified School District Bilingual Program for several years, she taught elementary and intermediate Spanish at both San Diego State and the University of California, Irvine, where she also taught Spanish for Heritage Speakers and Humanities Core Courses. Upon receiving her PhD from the University of California, Irvine, she continued to teach there for several years and also at the University of California, Riverside, and California State University, Long Beach, where she taught the graduate foreign language methods courses and coordinated the Spanish and French TA Programs as well as the Credential Program for foreign languages. For several years she has taught at the community college level, but currently, she is taking time off from regular teaching to help dyslexic children hone their reading skills. She also tutors special-needs students taking college-level Spanish courses. Professor Andrade has coauthored the textbook Dos mundos: Comunicación y comunidad and the readers Mundos de fantasía: Fábulas, cuentos de hadas y leyendas and Cocina y comidas hispanas (McGraw Hill).

    Jeanne Egasse

    Jeanne Egasse received her BA and MA in Spanish Linguistics from the University of California, Irvine. She also holds California Credentials for Spanish as well as for Bilingual Cross-Cultural Education. Professor Egasse has taught foreign-language methodology courses and introductory linguistics, and served as supervisor of foreign language and ESL teachers in training for the Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine. From 1980 to 2020 she was a full-time professor of Spanish, coordinator of the Spanish Department, and co-chair of World Languages at Irvine Valley College. Professor Egasse continues to offer online conversation groups for local college students and volunteers for the Irvine Valley College Foundation. In addition, she serves as a consultant for local schools and colleges on implementing the Natural Approach in the language classroom. She has coauthored the first-year college Spanish textbook Dos mundos: Comunicación y comunidad and the readers Cocina y comidas hispanas and Mundos de fantasía: Fábulas, cuentos de hadas y leyendas (McGraw Hill).

    Elías Miguel Muñoz

    Elías Miguel Muñoz holds a PhD in Spanish from the University of California, Irvine, and has taught language and literature at the university level. Dr. Muñoz is the author of Viajes fantásticos and Ladrón de la mente, titles in the Storyteller’s Series by McGraw Hill, and coauthor of the textbook Dos mundos: Comunicación y comunidad, also from McGraw Hill. He has published six novels, which include Vida mía, Brand New Memory, and Diary of Fire; two books of literary criticism; and two poetry collections. One of his plays was produced off-Broadway, and his creative work has been featured in numerous anthologies and source books, including Herencia: The Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States, The Encyclopedia of American Literature, W.W. Norton’s New Worlds of Literature, and The Scribner Writers Series: Latino and Latina Writers. He is currently at work on a sci-fi historical novel.

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