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Puntos (Student Edition)

Puntos (Student Edition)

11th Edition
By Thalia Dorwick and Ana María Pérez-Gironés
ISBN10: 1259991687
ISBN13: 9781259991684
Copyright: 2021
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Capítulo 1 Ante todo

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
Primera parte
Saludos y expresiones de cortesía
Nota comunicativa Más expresiones de cortesía
Pronunciación Las vocales: a, e, i, o, u
El alfabeto español
Nota comunicativa Los cognados

Segunda parte
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar la hora

Primera parte
¿Cómo es usted? (Part 1) 

Segunda parte
Los números del 0 al 30; Hay 
Nota comunicativa El género y los números 
Los gustos y preferencias (Part 1) 
¿Qué hora es?

Capítulo 2 En la Universidad

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
En el salón de clase 
Las materias 
Nota comunicativa Más palabras interrogativas 
Pronunciación Diphthongs and Linking 

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 
Expressing Actions • Subject Pronouns (Part 1) • Present Tense of -ar Verbs; Negation
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar las partes del día 
Nota comunicativa El verbo estar 
Getting Information (Part 1) • Asking Yes/No Questions 

Capítulo 3 La familia

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

La familia y los parientes 
Los números del 31 al 100 
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar la edad: tener… años
Los adjetivos
Pronunciación Stress and Written Accent Marks (Part 1)

Describing • Adjectives: Gender, Number, and Position
Nota comunicativa Otras nacionalidades 
Expressing to be • Present Tense of ser; Summary of Uses (Part 2)
Nota comunicativa Cómo dar explicaciones : Porque y para + infinitive
Expressing Possession • Unstressed Possessive Adjectives (Part 1)
Expressing Actions • Present Tense of -er and -ir Verbs; Subject Pronouns (Part 2)
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar la frecuencia de las acciones

Capítulo 4 De compras

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
De compras: La ropa
Nota comunicativa Preguntas coletilla (tag)
Los colores: ¿De qué color es?
Los números a partir del 100
Pronunciación Stress and Written Accent Marks (Part 2)

Pointing Out People and Things • Demonstrative Adjectives (Part 2) and Pronouns
Expressing Actions and States • Tener, venir, poder, preferir, querer; Some Idioms with tener
Nota comunicativa Mucho y poco
Expressing Destination and Future Actions • Ir; The Contraction al; Ir + a + infinitive

Capítulo 5 En casa
Vocabulary and Pronunciation
Los muebles, los cuartos y otras partes de la casa
¿Qué día es hoy? 
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar on con los días de la semana 
¿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)
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar una secuencia de acciones

Capítulo 6 Las estaciones y el tiempo

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
¿Qué tiempo hace hoy? 
Nota comunicativa Otras expresiones con tener 
Los meses y las estaciones del año 
¿Dónde está?: Las preposiciones (Part 2)

¿Qué están haciendo? • Present Progressive: Estar + -ndo
Nota comunicativa El gerundio con otros verbos 
¿Ser o estar? • Summary of the Uses of ser and estar 
Nota comunicativa El uso de adjetivos + por 
Describing • Comparisons 

Capítulo 7 ¡A comer!

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
La comida y las comidas
Nota comunicativa Más vocabulario para hablar de la comida
¿Qué sabe usted y a quién conoce?


Expressing what or who(m) • Direct Objects: The Personal a; Direct Object Pronouns
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar una acción muy reciente: acabar + de + infinitivo
Expressing Negation • Indefinite and Negative Words
Influencing Others • Commands (Part 1): Formal Commands

Capítulo 8 De viaje

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
De viaje
De vacaciones
Nota comunicativa Otro uso de la palabra se: para expresar acciones impersonales

Expressing to whom or for whom • Indirect Object Pronouns; Dar and decir
Expressing Likes and Dislikes • Gustar (Part 2)
Nota comunicativa Otras maneras de expresar los gustos y preferencias 
Talking About the Past (Part 1) • Preterite of Regular Verbs and of dar, hacer, ir, and ser

Capítulo 9 Los días festivos

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
Una fiesta de cumpleaños para Javier
Las emociones y los estados afectivos
Nota comunicativa Cómo enfatizar: -ísimo

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

Capítulo 10 El tiempo libre

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
Los pasatiempos, diversiones y aficiones
Los quehaceres domésticos
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar la obligación

Talking About the Past (Part 4) • Descriptions and Habitual Actions in the Past: Imperfect of Regular and Irregular Verbs
Nota comunicativa El progresivo en el pasado
Getting Information (Part 2) • Summary of Interrogative Words
Expressing Extremes • Superlatives
Nota comunicativa Los diminutivos

Capítulo 11 La salud

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
La salud y el bienestar 
Una cita en el consultorio 
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar una cualidad general: lo + adjetivo

Talking About the Past (Part 5) • Using the Preterite and the Imperfect
Nota comunicativa Algunas palabras y expresiones asociadas con el pretérito y el imperfecto
Recognizing que, quien(es), lo que • Relative Pronouns
Expressing each other (Part 2) • Reciprocal Actions with Reflexive Pronouns

Capítulo 12 ¡Conectad@s!

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
En el centro de una ciudad
La tecnología

Influencing Others (Part 2) • Tú (Informal) Commands 
Nota comunicativa Verbos derivados de poner, tener y venir
Expressing Subjective Actions or States • Present Subjunctive (Part 1): An Introduction
Expressing Desires and Requests • Use of the Subjunctive (Part 2): Influence

Capítulo 13 El arte y la cultura

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
Las artes
Nota comunicativa Más sobre los gustos y preferencias
Los ordinals

Expressing Feelings • Use of the Subjunctive (Part 3): Emotion
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar los deseos con ojalá
Expressing Uncertainty • Use of the Subjunctive (Part 4): Doubt and Denial
Nota comunicativa Verbos que requieren preposiciones
Expressing Influence, Emotion, Doubt, and Denial • The Subjunctive (Part 5): A Summary

Capítulo 14 Las presiones de la vida

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
Las presiones de la vida académica
¡Qué mala suerte!
Nota comunicativa Más sobre los adverbios: adjetivo + -mente


Telling How Long 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

Capítulo 15 La naturaleza yelmedio ambiente

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
La ciudad y el campo
Los vehículos
Nota comunicativa Frases para indicar cómo llegar a un lugar

Más descripciones • Past Participle Used as an Adjective
¿Qué has hecho? • Perfect Forms: Present Perfect Indicative and Present Perfect Subjunctive
Nota comunicativa El pluscuamperfecto: había + participio pasado

Capítulo 16 La vida social y afectiva

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
Las relaciones sentimentales
Nota comunicativa El uso del infinitivo como sustantivo
Las etapas de la vida

¿Hay alguien que… ? ¿Hay un lugar donde… ? • The Subjunctive (Part 6): The Subjunctive After Nonexistent and Indefinite Antecedents
Lo hago para que tú… • The Subjunctive (Part 7): The Subjunctive After Conjunctions of Purpose and Contingency 
Nota comunicativa ¿Para qué? / para (que)… and ¿por qué? / porque…

Capítulo 17¿Trabajar para vivir o vivir para trabajar?

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
Las profesiones y los oficios
El mundo laboral
Una cuestión de dinero
Nota comunicativa Más pronombres posesivos

Talking About the Future • Future Verb Forms 
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar probabilidad con el futuro
Expressing Future or Pending Actions • The Subjunctive (Part 8): The Subjunctive and Indicative After Conjunctions of Time

Capítulo 18 La actualidad

Vocabulary and Pronunciation
Las noticias
El gobierno y la responsabilidad cívica

Lectura cultural final
El español en el resto del mundo 
• La Guinea Ecuatorial 
• Las Islas Filipinas 
• El Canadá

Queríamos que todo el mundo votara • The Subjunctive (Part 9): The Past Subjunctive 
Nota comunicativa Cómo expresar deseos imposibles
Expressing What You Would Do • Conditional Verb Forms
Nota comunicativa Cláusulas con si

1. Glossary of Grammatical Terms
2. Using Adjectives as Nouns
3. More About Stressed Possessives
4. Additional Perfect Forms (Indicative and Subjunctive)
5. Verbs

Spanish-English Vocabulary
English-Spanish Vocabulary
Mandatos y frases comunes en el salón de clase 
Selected Verb Forms 

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 at Wesleyan 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


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