Hablando seriamente

Hablando seriamente : Textos y pretextos para conversar y discutir

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For third- or fourth-year Spanish Conversation and Composition courses.Designed as a springboard to conversation, this text features a series of essays on a broad range of important, substantive, and interesting contemporary topics, together with lexical explanations, and varied vocabulary exercises that test students' comprehension of the essays and require them to express a statement of personal opinion or interpretation about the issues raised in, or related, to the essay. The text stimulates interesting conversation, encourages students to feel that their ideas are important, and challenges them to show their real capabilities.show more

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  • Paperback | 235 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • Spanish
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130307572
  • 9780130307576

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Hablando seriamente is intended for use in third or fourth year Spanish conversation and composition classes at the college level. It emphasizes a carefully structured approach to acquiring and retaining vocabulary and achieving a higher level of conversation proficiency. Each of the twelve chapters focuses on an engaging high-interest topic. New pre-reading activities lead into a reading that provides background information on the topic as a basis for discussion. The Expansi&#243'n de vocabulario section then provides essential vocabulary for comprehending and discussing the essays and for working with the exercises that follow. These exercises will develop reading comprehension skills, build vocabulary, and improve students' ability to express and defend their ideas and feelings.show more

Table of contents

1. Costumbres alimenticias en el mundo actual. 2. El dinero, la inflacion y el desempleo. 3. El estres y sus consecuencias. 4. El alcohol y las drogas. 5. La desigualdad social entre los sexos. 6. La destruccion del medio ambiente. 7. Diversidad etnica y discriminacion. 8. La presencia hispana en los Estados Unidos. 9. La revolucion tecnologica. 10. La influencia de la television. 11. Consideraciones sobre la amistad. 12. La busqueda de la felicidad.show more

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