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¡Avance! Student Edition

¡Avance! Student Edition

Grade Levels: 13
By Mary Lee Bretz and Trisha Dvorak and Carl Kirschner and Rodney Bransdorfer and Constance Kihyet
Copyright: 2014
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
MHID: 0073385395
ISBN 13: 9780073385396

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New Features

The Práctica activities are now available in Connect Spanish, allowing students to complete form-focused practice at home.

Using new speaking prompts provided in Connect, instructors can now better evaluate and gauge students' developing oral proficiency and provide additional out-of-class practice to monitor and promote students' advancement in this critical skill area.

Seventy-five percent of the literary readings (Del mundo hispano) have been updated; literary readings are now included in every chapter.

All-new comprehension questions offer a follow-up to each cultural passage to gauge students' comprehension and promote deeper understanding of the cultural information while simultaneously improving their communication skills.

The new Cinemateca section provides pre- and post-viewing activities to accompany scenes from selected Spanish-language films (films not included).

All instructors materials are now available electronically with Connect Spanish for ease of access.

Connect Spanish includes an interactive ebook, the complete Workbook/Lab Manual, grammar tutorials, and all audio materials.

Available within Connect Spanish and as a mobile app, LearnSmart provides students with targeted feedback specific to their individual performance, and additional practice in areas where students need help the most.

Connect Spanish includes a comprehensive gradebook to view your assignment results.

Voice Board and Blackboard IM, two powerful tools integrated into Connect Spanish, promote communication and collaboration outside the classroom.

Practice Spanish: Study Abroad, our immersive online game for Introductory Spanish available online and as a mobile-ready app (additional cost).

Key Features

Describir y comentar activities jump start the theme, vocabulary lists, and Conversacíon activities.

Avance continues to offer grammar structure explanations with embedded practice (Práctica), followed by the Autoprueba, and then Conversacíon activities, designed for communicative practice.

¡Avance! Student Edition

Capítulo 1 Tipos y estereotipos




Gender and Number of Nouns

Basic Patterns of Adjective Agreement

Equivalents of To Be: ser, estar

Subject Pronouns and the Present Indicative

Direct Object Pronouns

Un poco de todo

trabajar / funcionar

bajo / corto / breve

mirar / buscar / parecer

Lectura cultural: No somos los únicos que estereotipamos

Capítulo 2 La comunidad hispana


La herencia y las relaciones


Impersonal se and Passive se

Indirect Objects

Sequence of Object Pronouns

The Imperfect Indicative

Reflexive Structures

Un poco de todo

pensar / pensar en / pensar de / pensar que

consistir en / depender de

enamorarse de / casarse con / soñar con

Lectura cultural: La diversidad hispana

Capítulo 3 Costumbres y tradiciones


Las costumbres y tradiciones


Gustar and Similar Verbs

Forms of the Preterite

Hacer in Expressions of Time

Preterite/Imperfect Contrast

Relative Pronouns: que, quien

Un poco de todo

hora / vez / tiempo

el cuento / la cuenta

pagar / prestar atención / hacer caso (de) / hacer (una) visita

Lectura cultural: La cocina es una celebración que merece celebrarse.

Capítulo 4 La familia


La familia y la crianza

Los parientes


Imperatives: Formal Direct Commands

The Subjunctive Mood: Concept; Forms; Use in Noun Clauses

Uses of the Subjunctive: Persuasion

Imperatives: Informal Direct Commands

Un poco de todo

soportar / mantener / apoyar / sostener

cerca / cercano/a / íntimo/a / unido/a

importar / cuidar (se)

Lectura cultural: La función de la familia extendida hispana

Capítulo 5 Geografía, demografía, tecnología


La demografía y la comunidad

Las computadoras


More Relative Pronouns

Positive, Negative, and Indefinite Expressions

Uses of the Subjunctive: Certainty versus Doubt; Emotion

Un poco de todo

volver / regresar / devolver

mudarse / trasladar(se) / mover(se)

sentir / sentirse

Lectura cultural: La variedad geográfica en el mundo hispano

Capítulo 6 El hombre y la mujer en el mundo actual


Las etapas de vida y la preparación


Present Perfect Indicative

Present Perfect Subjunctive

Uses of the Subjunctive: Adjective Clauses

Un poco de todo

tener éxito / lograr / suceder

asistir a / atender / ayudar

ponerse / volverse / llegar a ser / hacerse

Lectura cultural: Las mujeres en el poder en Hispanoamérica

Capítulo 7 El mundo de los negocios


El trabajo y el mercado

Las transacciones monetarias/bancarias


Review of the Preterite

Review of the Uses of the Subjunctive

The Past Subjunctive: Concept; Forms

Use of Subjunctive and Indicative in Adverbial Clauses

Un poco de todo

ya que / como / puesto que / porque / por

cuestión / pregunta

fecha / cita

los/las dos / ambos/as / tanto… como…

Lectura cultural: Las prácticas empresariales entre cultura

Capítulo 8 Creencias e ideologías


La religión

Creencias y creyentes


The Subjunctive in Adverbial Clauses: Interdependence

Por and para

The Process se

Review of the Subjunctive: An Overview

Un poco de todo

dato / hecho

realizar / darse cuenta (de)

Lectura cultural: La medicina alternativa en Hispanoamérica

Capítulo 9 Los hispanos en los Estados Unidos


La ciudadanía y la inmigración

Las nacionalidades hispanas


The Passive Voice

Resultant State or Condition versus Passive Voice

“No-Fault” se Construction

A and en

Un poco de todo

perder / faltar a / echar de menos / extrañar

ahorrar / salvar / guardar

llevar / tomar / hacer un viaje / tardar en

Lectura cultural: El futuro del inglés en los Estados Unidos

Capítulo 10 La vida moderna


Las adicciones


Future and Conditional

If Clauses with Simple Tenses


Un poco de todo

grande / largo

dejar de / impedir / detener(se)

doler / lastimar / hacer daño / ofender

Lectura cultural: La televisión en el mundo hispano

Capítulo 11 La ley y la libertad individual


Las autoridades

Los delitos y los delincuentes


Other Forms of the Perfect Indicative

The Perfect Subjunctive

More on the Sequence of Tenses

Un poco de todo

pero / sino / sino que / no solo

intentar / tratar de / tratar / probar(se)

preguntar (hacer una pregunta) / pedir

Lectura cultural: ¿Cuándo se llega a la edad adulta en el mundo hispano?

Capítulo 12 El trabajo y el ocio


El descanso y la preparación

Profesiones y oficios


Review of Verb Forms

Progressive Forms

Restrictions on the Use of the -ndo Form

Un poco de todo


Lectura cultural: El tiempo libre a la hispana

About the Author

Mary Lee Bretz

Mary Lee Bretz is Professor Emerita of Spanish and former Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers University. Professor Bretz received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Maryland. She has published numerous books and articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish literature and on the application of contemporary literary theory to the study and teaching of Hispanic literature.

Trisha Dvorak

Trisha Dvorak is Senior Program Manager with Educational Outreach at the University of Washington. She has coordinated elementary language programs in Spanish and taught courses in Spanish language and foreign language methodology. Professor Dvorak received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. She has published books and articles on aspects of foreign language learning and teaching and is co-author of Composición: Proceso y síntesis, a writing text for third year college students.

Carl Kirschner

Carl Kirschner is Professor of Spanish and Dean of Rutgers College. Formerly Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers, he has taught courses in linguistics (syntax and semantics), sociolinguistics and bilingualism, and second language acquisition. Professor Kirschner received his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts. He has published a book on Spanish semantics and numerous articles on Spanish syntax, semantics, and bilingualism, and edited a volume on Romance linguistics.

Rodney Bransdorfer

Rodney Bransdorfer received his Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught at Purdue University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Gustavus Adolphus College. He is currently Professor of Spanish at Central Washington University. He has presented papers at national conferences such as AATSP and AAAL. In addition to his work on the Pasajes series, he has authored or co-authored several other McGraw-Hill titles including: ¡Avance!, Second Edition (2008), ¿Qué te parece?, Third Edition (2005), the instructor's annotations for Nuevos Destinos: Spanish in Review (1998), and the instructor's annotations for Destinos: Alternate Edition (1997).

Constance Kihyet

Constance Moneer Kihyet is Professor of Spanish at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, where she currently teaches a wide range of courses in Spanish language and Latin American civilization, culture, and literature. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the Florida State University in 1979, specializing in Golden Age literature. Her interests and publications include studies of Golden Age and nineteenth-century Spanish literature, as well as aspects of second language acquisition, teaching methodology, and literary translation. In accordance with her interest in Golden Age literature, she recently completed the translation of the Adventures of Espandian (1587) for the historical text The Chronicles of California's Queen Calafia (2007). She has written test bank materials for the Pasajes: Lengua program and is co-author of the test bank of Puntos de partida, An Invitation to Spanish. Professor Kihyet is also co-author of El mundo hispano, An Introductory Cultural and Literary Reader, Con destino a la comunicación, Avance: Intermediate Spanish, First and Second Editions, as well as Pasajes: Literatura, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Edition.