Opiniones : A 4-Skills Approach to Intermediate-High/Advanced Spanish

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Opiniones is designed to address the transitional problem between beginning and upper division courses. It is the only upper level book that takes a four-skills approach to the further development of language proficiency after students have gone through the basic language sequence. Unlike other texts, Opiniones provides students with an audiolibrary-unscripted, native speakers talking about familiar topics-which bridges the gap between scripted first-year materials and authentic ones. The audiolibrary provides authentic materials that expose students to different aspects of culture, dialectal differences and speech patterns.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 212 x 274 x 18mm | 816.48g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0131178849
  • 9780131178847

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"Opiniones" continues the solid four-skills approach to language learning that students have been accustomed to during their years of basic language instruction through their High Intermediate/Advanced courses. To the already proven techniques for speaking, reading, and writing, "Opiniones" adds a new technique called Narrow Listening to help students develop their listening skills. "Narrow Listening" is an intermediate step between the scripted audio of basic language texts and the unguided listening of authentic texts. "Opiniones" draws on and incorporates Second Language Acquisition Research, which has demonstrated how crucial explicit practice of listening skills is for successful language learning. A highly flexible text, "Opiniones" exposes students to authentic language, linguistic diversity of Spanish, uniquely high-interest topics, and genuine experiences.
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A. Temas Personales = 8 temas 1. ?Como somos? 1.1. Descripciones personales 1.2. Nuestra familia 2. ?Como nos divertimos? 2.1. De viaje 2.2. Fin de semana tipico 3. ?Que hacemos? 3.1. La universidad 3.2. Nuestra salud. 4. ?Que nos gusta? 4.1. La casa en que vivo 4.2. Cine y television B. Temas Especulativos y Controversiales = 8 temas 5. ?Que pasara...? 5.1. Vida en el futuro 5.2. Vida en otros planetas 5.3. Medio ambiente 6. ?Como seria...? 6.1. Tu pareja ideal. Cita perfecta 6.2. Tu trabajo ideal 6.3. Tres deseos 7. ?Que opinas de...? 7.1. Los toros 7.2. La eutanasia C. Temas Informativos = 8 temas 8. Nuestros valores 8.1. Valores de la familia 8.2. Valores de la juventud 8.3. Papel de la mujer 8.4. Lo diferente: choque cultural 9. Nuestras tradiciones 9.1. Fiestas Latinoamericanas 9.2. Fiestas de Espana 10. Nuestra musica y comida 10.1. Musica 10.2. Comida
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