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2.2: Course Contents at a Glance

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    The following list shows a summary of the topics covered in this course. To see all of the course pages, visit the Table of Contents.

    ¿Qué haces todos los días?

    • Use vocabulary related to parts of the body
    • Use reflexive verbs that refer a daily routine or habitual actions
    • Express how often or how little you do something using adverbs of time

    Mente sana en cuerpo sano

    • Use vocabulary related to illness and health
    • Use reflexive verbs that refer to emotions
    • Use por and para appropriately for the context
    • Read about some approaches to health and wellbeing in South America

    ¿Terminaste tus tareas?

    • Use vocabulary related to chores and errands
    • Use regular verbs in the preterit tense to describe past events
    • Recognize direct objects and use direct object pronouns

    Nosotros preferimos ir de compras

    • Use vocabulary related to shopping
    • Use stem-changing verbs in the preterit tense to describe past events
    • Use the appropriate direct object pronoun for the context
    • Read about shopping experiences in the past and present, and in the US and Latin America

    ¿Adónde fuiste de vacaciones?

    • Use vocabulary related to travel
    • Use irregular verbs in the preterit tense to describe past events
    • Differentiate and use various ways to say “to become” and “to realize” in Spanish

    ¿Le dio un regalo?

    • Use vocabulary related to hotels and lodging
    • Use indirect object pronouns to construct sentences with verbs like gustar
    • Use direct and indirect object pronouns together
    • Read about some of the noteworthy places in Latin America

    ¡Luces, cámara, acción!

    • Use vocabulary related to technology
    • Use verbs in the imperfect past tense
    • Properly use indefinite and negative expressions

    Cuando te gusta tu trabajo, todos los días son vacaciones

    • Use vocabulary related to professions
    • Compare two things using comparative expressions
    • Use superlative expressions
    • Read about COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning)

    ¡Nos vamos de fiesta!

    • Use vocabulary related to modern holidays and celebrations
    • Distinguish the use of the imperfect for description and the preterite for narration of past events
    • Distinguish the use of imperfect for ongoing actions and the preterit for interrupting actions in the past

    ¿Sabes toda la historia de tus tradiciones?

    • Use vocabulary related to traditional holidays and celebrations
    • Distinguish the use of the imperfect for describing ongoing conditions and the preterit for the onset of conditions
    • Integrate the various uses of preterit and imperfect in complete narrations
    • Become familiar with the various public festivities that the Spanish-speaking world celebrates

    Si cuidamos la tierra, la tierra nos cuidará

    • Understand and use vocabulary related to geography and the environment
    • Use the present perfect tense
    • Use the simple future tense

    Sin tierra ni olivares ¿qué sería de las ciudades?

    • Use the names of common animals
    • Use the conditional tense
    • Correctly use the relative pronouns que, donde, and quien
    • Learn about and discuss environmental challenges in the Hispanic world
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