Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language, 2nd edition

  • Clemence de Jouet-Pastre, 
  • Anna Klobucka, 
  • Patricia Sobral, 
  • Maria Luci de Biaji Moreira, 
  • Amelia P. Hutchinson

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Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language provides engaging instruction in both Brazilian and European Portuguese. Updated to reflect the 1990 Acordo Ortográfico (spelling reform), the text ensures that you learn how to accurately read and write in Portuguese today.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2013

ISBN-13: 9780137614080

Subject: Portuguese

Category: Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language

Table of contents


  1. BRIEF


  • Lição preliminar: Primeiros passos
  • Lição 1: A universidade
  • Lição 2: Entre amigos
  • Lição 3: Horas de lazer
  • Lição 4: A família
  • Lição 5: A casa
  • Lição 6: A roupa e as compras
  • Lição 7: O tempo e os passatempos
  • Lição 8: Festas e tradições
  • Lição 9: O trabalho e os negócios
  • Lição 10: A comida
  • Lição 11: A saúde e os médicos
  • Lição 12: As férias e as viagens
  • Lição 13: O meio ambiente
  • Lição 14: A sociedade
  • Lição 15: A ciência e a tecnologia


  • Lição 1: Estruturas
    • Talking about people: Subject pronouns
    • Talking about academic life and daily occurrences: Present tense of regular -ar verbs
    • Specifying gender and number: Articles and nouns
    • Contractions of a, de, and em with articles
    • Expressing location and states of being: Present tense of estar
    • Asking and answering questions: Interrogative words
    • Mais um passo: Some regular -er and -ir verbs
  • Lição 2: Estruturas
    • Describing people, places, and things: Adjectives
    • Identifying and describing; expressing origin, possession, location of events, and time: Present tense of ser
    • Expressing inherent qualities and changeable conditions: Ser and estar with adjectives
    • Expressing ownership: Possessive adjectives
    • Mais um passo: Some idiomatic expressions with estar
  • Lição 3: Estruturas
    • Talking about daily life: Present tense of regular -er and -ir verbs
    • Expressing movement [or habits? conferir como ficou resolvido]: Present tense of ir
    • Expressing future action: Ir + infinitive [and other structures? conferir como ficou na versão definitiva]
    • Expressing age, possession, and obligation: Ter and ter que + infinitive
    • Talking about quantity: Numbers above 100
    • Mais um passo: Some uses of por and para
  • Lição 4: Estruturas
    • Expressing opinions, plans, preferences, and feelings: Present tense of stem changing verbs
    • Expressing when, where, or how an action occurs: Adverbs
    • Talking about daily activities: Present tense of fazer, dizer, trazer, sair, and pôr
    • Expressing how long something has been going on: Faz/há with expressions of time
    • Mais um passo: The preterir tense of regular verbs and of ir
  • Lição 5: Estruturas
    • Expressing ongoing actions: Present progressive
    • Describing physical and emotional states: Expressions with ter, estar com, and ficar com
    • Pointing out and identifying people and things: Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
    • Learning useful verbs: Present tense of dar, ler, ver, and vir
    • Stating what you know: Saber and conhecer
    • Mais um passo: Some reflexive verbs and pronouns
  • Lição 6: Estruturas
    • Talking about the past: Preterit tense of regular verbs
    • Talking about the past: Preterit of ir and ser
    • Indicating the object of an action: Direct object nouns and pronouns
    • Reinforcing inquiries: Tag questions
    • Mais um passo: Some more uses of por and para
  • Lição 7: Estruturas
    • Indicating for whom an action takes place: Indirect object nouns and pronouns
    • Talking about the past: Some irregular preterits
    • Expressing ongoing actions and descriptions in the past: The imperfect
    • Imperfect tense of regular and irregular verbs
    • Narrating in the past: The preterit and the imperfect
    • Mais um passo: Há/Faz meaning ago
  • Lição 8: Estruturas
    • Comparing people and things: Comparisons of inequality
    • Comparing people and things: Comparisons of equality
    • Comparing people and things: The superlative
    • Emphasizing or clarifying information: Pronouns after prepositions
    • Talking about daily routine: Reflexive verbs and pronouns
  • Lição 9: Estruturas
    • Stating impersonal information: Se as impersonal subject
    • Talking about the past: More on the preterit and the imperfect
    • Asking questions: More on interrogative pronouns
    • Giving instructions: Commands
  • Lição 10: Estruturas
    • Expressing subjective attitudes: Introduction to the present subjunctive
    • Talking about expectations: The subjunctive used to express wishes and hope
    • Expressing doubt and uncertainty: The subjunctive with verbs and expressions of doubt
    • Telling people what to do: More on commands
  • Lição 11: Estruturas
    • Expressing emotions, opinions, and attitudes: The subjunctive with expressions of emotion
    • Suggesting that someone and the speaker do something: The equivalents of the English let’s
    • Expressing movement, time, and action: Por and para (review)
    • Using prepositions to express a range of meanings: Additional uses of por and para
    • Referring to people and things: Relative pronouns
  • Lição 12: Estruturas
    • Expressing affirmation and negation: Affirmative and negative expressions
    • Talking about things that may not exist: The indicative and the subjunctive in adjective clauses
    • Making qualified statements: The subjunctive in adverbial clauses
    • Expressing wishes, recommendations, and conditions in the past: The past subjunctive
  • Lição 13: Estruturas
    • Planning the future: The future tense
    • Hypothesizing about the future: The future subjunctive
    • Hypothesizing about what might happen: The conditional
    • Expressing reciprocity: Reciprocal verbs and pronouns
  • Lição 14: Estruturas
    • Talking about results of actions: The past participle
    • Emphasizing facts resulting from actions: The passive voice
    • Talking about the recent past: The present perfect
    • Talking about the past from a past perspective: The past perfect
  • Lição 15: Estruturas
    • Expressing actions: Uses of the impersonal infinitive
    • Personalizing the expression of actions: The personal infinitive
    • Hypothesizing about the present and the future: Present and future if-clause sentences
    • Expressing subjective attitudes: Diminutives and augmentatives
  • Expansão gramatical: More on direct object pronouns
    • Contractions of direct and indirect object pronouns
    • Object pronouns with future and conditional verb forms
    • The present perfect subjunctive
    • The conditional perfect and the pluperfect subjunctive
    • If-clause sentences with the perfect tenses
    • The future perfect and the future perfect subjunctive

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