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Conversaciones escritas: Lectura y redacción en contexto, 2nd Edition

Kim Potowski

ISBN: 978-1-118-74486-4 January 2017 320 Pages

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Conversaciones escritas: Lectura y redaccion en contexto, 2nd Edition 
contains updated data and resources including substantial revisions throughout the book as well as translated texts that have been re-edited for structure and fluency. This text includes more suggested video links in Spanish and writing activities based on essays to help readers write in Spanish. Each chapter contains a minimum of two readings presenting different aspects of a particular debate on topics. With the help of engaging essays and practice exercises that more closely reflect thematic content of chapters; the heart of this text deals with contemporary cultural and community topics.

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Capítulo 1: La inmigración 1

Capítulo 2: ¿Qué importa el nombre? 39

Capítulo 3: Cuestiones de lengua 73

Capítulo 4: El mundo laboral 116

Capítulo 5: La tecnología 147

Capítulo 6: Lo biológico y lo social del género 177

Capítulo 7: El bienestar y la salud 215

Capítulo 8: La literatura hispana en EE. UU. 252

Apéndice A: Palabras y patrones importantes en la redacción académica 285

Apéndice B: Algunos aspectos del sistema verbal en español (verbos regulares) 287

Apéndice C: Rúbrica general, “Entrando a la conversación”: Cartas 289

Text Credits 291

Índice 293

  • Updated data and resources throughout the book
  • More suggested video links in Spanish
  • Translated texts have been re-edited for structure and fluency
  • Practice exercises that more closely reflect thematic content of the chapter
  • Interactive questions following each sample "carta"
  • New grammar point focusing on prepositions
  • Substantial revisions to Chapter 6 and throughout the book for greater LGBTQ inclusivity