¡Avance! Student Edition: Intermediate Spanish by Mary Lee Bretz¡Avance! Student Edition: Intermediate Spanish by Mary Lee Bretz

¡Avance! Student Edition: Intermediate Spanish

byMary Lee Bretz, Trisha Dvorak, Carl Kirschner

Paperback | January 29, 2013

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Title:¡Avance! Student Edition: Intermediate SpanishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10.8 × 8.4 × 0.7 inPublished:January 29, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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

Re?exive 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 Inde?nite 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 geográ?ca 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 o?cios


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