Using a communicative, real-life approach, Mundo Unido I, a three book series consisting of a grammar book, reader and workbook, turns learning intermediate Spanish into a fun experience. The readings, cultural notes and realia, are designed to build practical vocabulary, stimulate authentic conversations and increase cultural awareness. Contains a unique feature, the ''escena'', a two-page spread depicting a realistic situation which illustrates the unit's thematic vocabulary and acts as a springboard for all types of conversations and classroom activities. Mundo Unido II offers numerous reading and writing strategies to improve students' communication skills. Includes multiple aids--exercises, realia, drawings, cartoons, photos--which help readers obtain the flavor of everyday life in the Hispanic world. Available individually or as a set.