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The next best thing to living in a Spanish-speaking country, iD-MELO T+!: A COMPLETE COURSE, International Edition (with Audio CD) immerses you in Spanish, enabling you to learn the language by interacting in the language with your classmates and your instructor on a daily basis. YouAell discover how to use what youAeve already learned in new and exciting ways. YouAell interpret artifacts from everyday life, learn interesting information about noteworthy Spanish-speaking personalities, and encounter the peoples, customs, and language spoken in each of the Spanish-speaking countries through visual, audiovisual, and textual resources. Every chapter provides opportunities to sharpen your listening, reading, and writing skills. Encouraging you to go beyond the book, the new edition offers multimedia assets that allow you to access real-time information and multi-sensory displays of authentic language and culture.

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Para Empezar. Paso modelo. Part I: THE SPANISH ALPHABET AND PRONUNCIATION. Spelling and forming vowel sounds. Pronunciation: Vowels. Pronunciation: Diphthongs. Part II: SALUDOS, PRESENTACIONES Y DESPEDIDAS. Part III: T+ AND USTED AND TITLES OF ADDRESS. CapYtulo 1. En preparaci n. 1.1 Subject pronouns and the verb ser: Singular forms. 1.2 Adjectives: Singular forms. 1.3 Gender and number: Articles and nouns. 1.4 Infinitives. 1.5 Subject pronouns and the verb ser: Plural forms. 1.6 Gender and number: Adjectives. 1.7 Present tense of -ar verbs. 1.8 The verb ir. CapYtulo 2. 2.1 Present tense of -er and -ir verbs. 2.2 Three irregular verbs: Tener, salir, venir. 2.3 Interrogative words. 2.4 Numbers 0u199. 2.5 Possessive adjectives. 2.6 Telling time. 2.7 Days of the week, months, and seasons. CapYtulo 3. 3.1 The verb estar. 3.2 Present progressive tense. 3.3 Ser and estar with adjectives. 3.4 The verb gustar. CapYtulo 4. 4.1 Demonstrative adjectives. 4.2 Present tense of e > ie and o > ue stem-changing verbs. 4.3 Numbers above 200. 4.4 Comparisons of equality and inequality. 4.5 Idioms with tener. 4.6 Preterite of ir, ser, poder, and tener. CapYtulo 5. 5.1 Ser and estar: A second look. 5.2 Prepositions. 5.3 Por and para. 5.4 Adverbs of time and frequency. 5.5 Comparisons: Actions and quantities. 5.6 Adverbs derived from adjectives. CapYtulo 6. 6.1 Preterite of regular verbs. 6.2 Preterite of verbs with spelling changes. 6.3 Preterite of estar, decir, and hacer. 6.4 The pronoun se: Special use. CapYtulo 7. 7.1 Direct-object nouns and pronouns. 7.2 Irregular -go verbs. 7.3 Present tense of e > i stem-changing verbs. 7.4 Review of direct-object nouns and pronouns. 7.5 The verbs saber and conocer. CapYtulo 8. 8.1 Indirect-object nouns and pronouns. 8.2 Review of gustar. 8.3 Double object pronouns. 8.4 Review of ser and estar. 8.5 The verb dar. CapYtulo 9. 9.1 Weather expressions. 9.2 Mucho and poco. 9.3 Reflexive verbs. 9.4 Affirmative t* commands. CapYtulo 10. 10.1 Present subjunctive: theory and forms. 10.2 Subjunctive with expressions of persuasion. 10.3 Irregular verbs in the preterite. 10.4 Negative and indefinite expressions. 10.5 Preterite of stem-changing -ir verbs. CapYtulo 11. 11.1 Imperfect of regular verbs. 11.2 Uses of the imperfect. 11.3 Imperfect of ser, ir, and ver. 11.4 Preterite and imperfect: Completed and continuous actions. 11.5 Preterite and imperfect: Beginning/end and habitual/customary actions. 11.6 Present perfect. CapYtulo 12. 12.1 Future tense of regular verbs. 12.2 Future tense of verbs with irregular stems. 12.3 Conditional of regular and irregular verbs. 12.4 T* commands: A second look. CapYtulo 13. 13.1 Present subjunctive: Review of theory and forms. 13.2 Usted and ustedes commands. 13.4 Present subjunctive of irregular verbs and ojala. 13.5 Subjunctive with expressions of emotion. 13.6 Subjunctive with impersonal expressions. CapYtulo 14. 14.1 Subjunctive with expressions of doubt, denial, and uncertainty. 14.2 Subjunctive in adjective clauses. 14.3 Subjunctive in adverb clauses.

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J. Blommers is Associate Professor of Spanish and Program Coordinator for the Spanish Masters program in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at California State University, Bakersfield. He specializes in second-language acquisition and is particularly interested in listening strategies and techniques. Other interests include 19th-century Peninsular literature and Hispanic-American culture. A native Iowan, Professor Blommers studied political science and Spanish at the University of Iowa and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and holds a master of arts and a Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Iowa.

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