Spanish Language: Preparation Guide

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"CliffsAP" study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP scores. "CliffsAP Spanish Language" is for students who are enrolled in AP Spanish or who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination in Spanish to earn college credit and/or placement into advanced coursework at the college level.Inside, you'll find test-taking strategies, a clear explanation of the exam format, a look at how exams are graded, and more: a topic-by-topic look at what's on the exam; a diagnostic test (CD included so you'll actually hear the dialogue you'll be tested on); three full-length practice tests; and, answers to frequently asked questions about the exam.Sample questions (and answers!) and practice tests reinforce what you've learned in areas such as understanding oral Spanish, using your Spanish vocabulary, diagramming the language's structure, and comprehending written material. "CliffsAP Spanish Language" also includes information on the following: the gender of nouns; verbal tenses; regional idiomatic expressions; verb usage and conjugation; spelling and punctuation rules; and, speaking Spanish in specific situations. This comprehensive guide offers a thorough review of key concepts and detailed answer explanations. It's all you need to do your best - and get the college credits you deserve. Advanced Placement Program and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 208.3 x 271.8 x 25.4mm | 340.2g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English, Spanish
  • 0764586882
  • 9780764586880

Table of contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO THE AP SPANISH LANGUAGE EXAM.Introduction.Format of the AP Spanish Language Exam.Scoring of the AP Spanish Language Exam.General Description.Questions Commonly Asked about the AP Spanish Language Exam.Some Successful Testing Strategies.PART II: ANALYSIS OF EXAM AREAS.Explaining Dialogues and Narratives.Dialogues and Narratives.Ability Tested.Basic Skills Necessary.Directions.Dialogues.Short Narratives.Longer Narratives.Suggested Strategies for Dialogue and Narrative Questions.Sample Dialogues and Narratives: Questions, Answers, and Explanations.Set 1.Answers and Explanations for Set 1.Set 2.Answers and Explanations for Set 2.Explaining Cloze Passages.Ability Tested.Basic Skills Necessary.Directions.Suggested Strategies for Cloze Passages.An Example of How to Read a Passage and Work Through Questions.Sample Cloze Passages: Questions, Answers, and Explanations.Sample 1.Answers and Explanations for Sample 1.Sample 2.Answers and Explanations for Sample 2.Explaining Error Recognition Exercises.Ability Tested.Basic Skills Necessary.Directions.Suggested Strategies for Error Recognition Exercises.A Guide to the Grammar Review Appendix.Examples of How to Work through Problems.Sample Error Recognition Sentences: Questions, Answers, and Explanations.Set 1.Answers and Explanations for Set 1.Set 2.Answers and Explanations for Set 2.Explaining Reading Comprehension Passages.Ability Tested.Basic Skills Necessary.Directions.Suggested Strategies for Reading Comprehension Passages.Skim and Scan.Identify What Type of Passage You Are Reading.Make Inferences.Identify Transitional Words.Understand Any Literary Figures of Speech.An Example of How to Read a Passage.Sample Reading Comprehension Passages: Questions, Answers, and Explanations.Sample 1.Answers and Explanations for Sample 1.Sample 2.Answers and Explanations for Sample 2.Explaining Paragraph Fill-Ins.Paragraph Fill-Ins.Ability Tested.Basic Skills Necessary.Directions.Suggested Strategies for Paragraphs Fill-Ins.Sample Paragraph Fill-Ins: Questions, Answers, and Explanations.Set 1.Answers and Explanations for Set 1.Set 2.Answers and Explanations for Set 2.Explaining Discrete Sentence Fill-Ins.Ability Tested.Basic Skills Necessary.Directions.Suggested Strategies for Discrete Sentence Fill-Ins.Examples of How to Work through Discrete Sentence Fill-Ins.Sample Discrete Sentence Fill-Ins: Questions, Answers, and Explanations.Set 1.Answers and Explanations for Set 1.Set 2.Answers and Explanations for Set 2.Explaining Essay Questions.Ability Tested.Basic Skills Necessary.Directions.Suggested Strategies for Essay Questions.How Essays Are Scored.High Score (9).Medium-High Score (7-8).Medium Score (4-6).Medium-Low Score (2-3).Low Score (0-1).Previous Essay Topics.An Example of How to Write an Essay.Sample Essay: Questions, Answers, and Explanations.Sample 1.Sample 2.Explaining Picture Sequences.Picture Sequences.Ability Tested.Basic Skills Necessary.Directions.Suggested Strategies for Picture Sequences.How to Practice for the Picture Sequence Section.Picture Sequence Scoring.High Score (9).Medium-High Score (7-8).Medium Score (5-6).Medium-Low Score (3-4).Low Score (1-2).No Score (0).Sample Picture Sequences.Sample 1.Sample 2.Explaining Directed Response Questions.Ability Tested.Basic Skills Necessary.Directions.Examples of Possible Questions.Suggested Strategies for Directed Response Questions.Directed Response Scoring.Excellent (4).Very good to good (3).Weak to poor (1).Unacceptable (0).Sample Directed Response Questions.Sample 1.Sample 2.PART III: DIAGNOSTIC TEST.Answer Sheet for the Diagnostic Test.Diagnostic Test.Section I: Multiple Choice Questions.Section II: Free Response.Part A: Writing Skills.Part B: Speaking Skills.Answer Key for the Diagnostic-Test.Section I: Multiple Choice Questions.Section II: Free Response Questions.Answers and Explanations for the Diagnostic Test.Section I: Multiple Choice Questions.Section II: Free Response Questions.Sample Answers for Essay Question.PART IV: THREE FULL-LENGTH PRACTICE TESTS.Answer Sheet for Practice Test 1.Practice Test 1.Section I: Multiple Choice Questions.Section II: Free Response.Part A: Writing Skills.Part B: Speaking Skills.Practice Test 1 Scoring Worksheet.Section I: Multiple Choice Section.Section II: Free Response Section.Final Score.Probable Final AP Score.Answer Key for Practice Test 1.Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions.Section II: Free-Response Questions.Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 1.Section I: Multiple Choice Questions.Section II: Free Response Questions.Sample Answers for Essay Question.Answer Sheet for Practice Test 2.Practice Test 2.Section I: Multiple Choice Questions.Section II: Free Response.Part A: Writing Skills.Part B: Speaking Skills.Practice Test 2 Scoring Worksheet.Section I: Multiple Choice Section.Section II: Free Response Section.Final Score.Probable Final AP Score.Answer Key for Practice Test 2.Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions.Section II: Free-Response Questions.Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 2.Section I: Multiple Choice Questions.Section II: Free Response Questions.Sample Answers for Essay Question.Answer Sheet for Practice Test 3.Practice Test 3.Section I: Multiple Choice Questions.Section II: Free Response.Part A: Writing Skills.Part B: Speaking Skills.Practice Test 3 Scoring Worksheet.Section I: Multiple Choice Section.Section II: Free Response Section.Final Score.Probable Final AP Score.Answer Key for Practice Test 3.Section I: Multiple-Choice Questions.Section II: Free-Response Questions.Answers and Explanations for Practice Test 3.Section I: Multiple Choice Questions.Section II: Free Response Questions.Sample Answers for Essay Question.PART V: APPENDICES.Grammar Review.Spanish-English Vocabulary.show more

About Gisela Bencomo

Gisela Bencomo, A.B.D., has taught AP Spanish Language and Literature at Miami Southridge Senior High School in Miami, Florida, since 1989. In addition to teaching, she is a reader for the AP Spanish Exams and a consultant for the College Board. She served as a member of the AP Spanish Development Committee for five years, and is also a presenter at workshops for AP teachers.show more