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Puntos (Student Edition)

Puntos (Student Edition)

10th Edition
By Thalia Dorwick and Ana María Pérez-Gironés and Anne Becher
ISBN10: 0073534498
ISBN13: 9780073534497
Copyright: 2017
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Capítulo 1 Ante todo

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Primera parte

Saludos y expresiones de cortesía

El alfabeto español


¿Cómo es usted? (Part 1)

Los números del 0 al 30; Hay

Los gustos y preferencias (Part 1)

¿Qué hora es?

Capítulo 2 En la universidad

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

En el salon de clase

Las materias


Naming People, Places, Things, and Ideas (Part 1): Singular Nouns: Gender and Articles

Naming People, Places, Things, and Ideas (Part 2): Nouns and Articles: Plural Forms

Getting Information (Part 1): Asking Yes/No Questions

¿Qué hora es?

Cultura: Los Estados Unidos de América

Capítulo 3 La familia

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

La familia y los parientes

Los números del 31 a 100

Los adjectivos


Describing: Adjectives: Gender, Number, and Position

Expressing to be: Present Tense of ser; Summary of Uses (Part 2)

Expressing Possession: Unstressed Possessive Adjectives (Part 1)

Expressing Actions: Present Tense of -er and -ir Verbs; Subject Pronouns (Part 2)

Cultura: México

Capítulo 4 De compras

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

De compras: La ropa

Los colores: ¿De qué color es?

Los números a partir del 100


Pointing Out People and Things: Demonstrative Adjectives (Part 2) and Pronouns

Expressing Actions and States: Tener, venir, poder, preferir, querer; Some Idioms with tener

Expressing Destination and Future Actions: Ir; The Contraction al; Ir + a + Infinitive

Cultura: Guatemala y Honduras

Capítulo 5 En casa

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Los muebles , los curators y otras partes de la casa

¿Qué día es hoy?

¿Cuándo?: Las preposiciones (Part 1)


Expressing Actions: Hacer, oír, poner, salir, traer, ver

Expressing Actions: Present Tense of Stem-changing Verbs (Part 2)

Expressing -self/-selves: Reflexive Pronouns (Part 1)

Cultura: El Salvador y Nicaragua

Capítulo 6 Las estaciones y el tiempo

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

¿Qué tiempo hace hoy?

Los meses y las estaciones

¿Dónde está?: Las preposiciones (Part 2)


¿Qué están haciendo?: Present Progressive: Estar + -ndo

¿Ser o estar?: Summary of the Uses of ser and estar

Describing: Comparisons

Cultura: Costa Rica

Capítulo 7 ¡A comer!

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

La comida y las comidas

¿Qué sabe Ud. y a quién conoce?


Expressing what or who(m): Direct Objects: The Personal a; Direct Object Pronouns

Expressing Negation: Indefinite and Negative Words

Influencing Others: Commands (Part 1): Formal Commands

Cultura: Panamá

Capítulo 8 De viaje

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

De viaje

De vacaciones


Expressing to who(m) or for who(m): Indirect Object Pronouns; Dar and decir

Expressing Likes and Dislikes: Gustar (Part 2)

Talking About the Past (Part 1): Preterite of Regular Verbs and of dar, hacer, ir, and ser

Cultura: La República Dominicana

Capítulo 9 Los días festivos

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Una fiesta de cumpleaños para Javier

Las emociones y los estados afectivos


Talking About the Past (Part 2): Irregular Preterites

Talking About the Past (Part 3): Preterite of Stem-changing Verbs

Avoiding Repetition: Expressing Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Together

Cultura: Cuba

Capítulo 10 El tiempo libre

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Los pasatiempos, diversions y aficiones

Los quehaceres domésticos


Talking About the Past (Part 4): Descriptions and Habitual Actions in the Past: Imperfect of Regular and Irregular Verbs

Getting Information (Part 2): Summary of Interrogative Words

Expressing Extremes: Superlatives

Cultura: Puerto Rico

Capítulo 11 La salud

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

La salud y el bienestar

En el consultorio del médico


Talking About the Past (Part 5): Using the Preterite and the Imperfect

Recognizing que, quien(es), lo que: Relative Pronouns

Expressing each other (Part 2): Reciprocal Actions with Reflexive Pronouns

Cultura: Venezuela

Capítulo 12 ¡Conestad@s!

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

La ciudad y el barrio

La tecnología


Influencing Others (Part 2): Tú (Informal) Commands

Expressing Subjective Actions or States: Present Subjunctive (Part 1): An Introduction

Expressing Desires and Requests: Use of the Subjunctive (Part 2): Influence

Cultura: Colombia

Capítulo 13 El arte y la cultura

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Los artes

Los ordinales


Expressing Feelings: Use of the Subjunctive (Part 3): Emotion

Expressing Uncertainty: Use of the Subjunctive (Part 4): Doubt and Denial

Expressing Influence, Emotion, Doubt, and Denial: The Subjunctive (Part 5): A Summary

Cultura: El Ecuador y Bolivia

Capítulo 14 Las presiones de la vida moderna

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Las presiones de la vida académica

¡Qué mala suerta!


Telling How Long Something Has Been Happening or How Long Ago Something Happened: Hace… que: Another Use of hacer

Expressing Unplanned or Unexpected Events: Another Use of se

¿Por o para?: A Summary of Their Uses

Cultura: El Perú

Capítulo 15 La naturaleza y el medio ambiante

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

La ciudad y el campo

Los vehículos


Más descripciones: Past Participle Used as an Adjective

¿Qué has hecho?: Perfect Forms: Present Perfect Indicative and Present Perfect Subjunctive

Cultura: La Argentina y El Uruguay

Capítulo 16 La vida social y afectiva

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Las relaciones sentimentales

Las etapas de vida


¿Hay alguien que… ? ¿Hay un lugar donde… ?: The Subjunctive (Part 6): The Subjunctive After Nonexisting and Indefinite Antecedents

Lo hago para que tú…: The Subjunctive (Part 7): The Subjunctive After Conjunctions of Purpose and Contingency

Cultura: El Paraguay

Capítulo 17 ¿Trabajar para vivir or vivir para trabajar?

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Las profesiones y los oficios

El mundo laboral

Una cuestión de dinero


Talking About the Future: Future Verb Forms

Expressing Future or Pending Actions: The Subjunctive (Part 8): The Subjunctive and Indicative After Conjunctions of Time

Cultura: Chile

Capítulo 18 La actualidad

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

Las noticias

El gobierno y la responsabilidad cívica


Queríamos que todo el mundo votara: The Subjunctive (Part 9): The Past Subjunctive

Expressing What You Would Do: Conditional Verb Forms

Cultura: España

About the Author

Thalia Dorwick

Thalia Dorwick has taught at Allegheny College, California State University (Sacramento), and Case Western Reserve University, where she received her Ph.D. in Spanish in 1973. She has been recognized as an Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher by the California Foreign Language Teachers Association. Dr. Dorwick is the coauthor of several textbooks and the author of several articles on language teaching issues.

Ana María Pérez-Gironés

Ana María Pérez-Gironés is an adjunct Professor of Spanish oat Western University, Middletown, Connecticut. She received a Licenciatura en Filología Anglogermánica from the Universidad de Sevilla in 1985, and her M.A. in General Linguistics from Cornell University in 1988. Her professional interests include second language acquisition and the integration of cultural competence and technology in language teaching

Anne Becher

Anne Becher received her M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics in 1992 from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she coordinates Beginning Spanish and teaches pedagogy and methods courses for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She has taught beginning through advanced levels of Spanish since 1996, including several years teaching Modified Spanish classes for students with difficulty learning languages.


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