Synopses & Reviews
Gain confidence in your Spanish-language communication using the method trusted by more than 200,000 students
The Ultimate Spanish Review and Practice gives you a good grasp of grammar so you can build your skills and confidence in communication. Each grammatical concept is explained and illustrated with engaging sentence examples; you'll also get extensive exercises offer practice at applying this knowledge in everyday conversation.
This book/CD-ROM package includes:
- More than 400 exercises, in addition to 200 exercises on the accompanying CD-ROM
- A Pre-Test that identifies your strengths and weaknesses and a Post-Test that helps you review your progress, both on the CD-ROM
- Bonus online content, including audio exercises as well as internet-based activities focused on key cultural website across the Spanish-speaking world
Topics include: Pre-Test Verbs, The present tense, Ser and estar, Stem-changing verbs and verbs with spelling changes, The preterit tense, The imperfect tense, The future and conditional tenses, Reflective verbs, Passive constructions, The perfect tenses, The gerund and the progressive tenses, The subjunctive in noun clauses: present and present perfect subjective, The imperfect subjective and past perfect subjective conditional sentences, The subjective adverb and adjective clauses, Commands, The infinitive Nouns and Their Modifiers, Pronouns, Nouns and articles, Adjectives, Demonstratives and possessives, Personal pronouns: subject, object, prepositional, Relative pronouns Other Elements of the Sentence, Adverbs, Prepositions, Interrogative words and question formation, Negative and indefinite words, Numbers; dates; time, Idiomatic Usage, Idiom, expressions, and proverbs, Word formation and diminutives, ¡Ojo! Common errors and pitfalls
Gain confidence in your Spanish-language communication using the method trusted by more than 200,000 students. This package includes more than 400 exercises in the book and 200 on the accompanying CD-ROM. Includes audio exercises as well as Internet-based activities focused on key cultural Web sites across the Spanish-speaking world.
About the Author
Ronni L. Gordon, Ph.D. is a prominent author of foreign language textbooks, reference books, and materials for multimedia. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish language and Spanish and Latin American History and Literature from Rutgers University, and taught at Harvard and Boston University. She is an education consultant specializing in curriculum development in foreign languages, literature, and history, and teacher training. David M. Stillman, Ph.D. is a well-known writer of foreign language textbooks, multimedia courses, and reference books. He holds a Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics from the University of Illinois and taught at Harvard, Boston University, and Cornell. He is a professor at The College of New Jersey where he teaches Italian, Spanish, French, and Hebrew
Table of Contents
Pre-Test Verbs: 1. The present tense 2. Ser and estar 3. Stem-changing verbs and verbs with spelling changes 4. The preterit tense 5. The imperfect tense 6. The future and conditional tenses 7. Reflective verbs 8. Passive constructions 9. The perfect tenses 10. The gerund and the progressive tenses 11. The subjunctive in noun clauses: present and present perfect subjective 12. The imperfect subjective and past perfect subjective conditional sentences 13. The subjective adverb and adjective clauses 14. Commands 15. The infinitive Nouns and Their Modifiers; Pronouns: 16. Nouns and articles 17. Adjectives 18. Demonstratives and possessives 19. Personal pronouns: subject, object, prepositional 20. Relative pronouns Other Elements of the Sentence 21. Adverbs 22. Prepositions 23. Interrogative words and question formation 24. Negative and indefinite words 25. Numbers; dates; time Part Four: Idiomatic Usage 26. Idiom, expressions, and proverbs 27. Word formation and diminutives 28. ¡Ojo! Common errors and pitfalls