1 Outline 1. Strategies 2. Sample Dialogue Part I Speaking1. Strategies2. Sample DialogueVolunteer for the dialogue… This is when you call!Part II Listening Comprehension1. Strategies2. Example
2 Outline Part III Reading Comprehension 1. Strategies 2. Examples of each section
3 Outline Part IV Writing 1. The Rubric… What is expected? 2. Strategies 3. Student Samples4. Grammar… With what do you need help?
4 Comprehensive Examination in Spanish Part I: Speaking creditsPart II: Listening Comprehension creditsPart III: Reading Comprehension creditsPart IV: Writing credits
5 Oral Dialogue Part I Strategies 1. Do not give just yes/no responses2. Do not restate all or essential parts of what the teacher has just said.3. “Hello” and “How are you?” may serve to initiate a conversation but can not qualify for credit.
6 Oral Dialogue Part I Strategies 1. Each utterance must be a Checkpoint B idea. This can be achieved by adding… but, because, or by adding a question after your simple response.2. Do not go to the main point immediately. Put yourself in the situation and expand the conversation.
7 What is Checkpoint B?- Speaker can initiate and sustain a conversation.- Speaker can use common verb tenses… present, past and future.- Speaker can use word order accurately.- Speaker can be understood by a native who is used to dealing with foreigners- Speaker can demonstrate a wide range of vocabulary to expand the topic.- Speaker can give more than one simple utterance.
8 Me gustaría ir pero tengo otros planes Ejemplos...Teacher: ¿Quieres ir de compras?Student:Me gustaría ir pero tengo otros planesEs una buena idea porque necesito una nueva camisaEstá bien. ¿Cuándo deseas ir?
9 Student Dialogue Sample (Student Initiates)I am a security guard at a major touristattraction in Argentina.You have becomeseparated from your group. You start theconversation.
10 Useful Expressions No te preocupe Es una lástima… Quisiera o Me gustaríaClaro que sí¿Puede Ud. ayudarme?
11 Useful Expressions Espero que sí. Lo siento. Me equivoco. Perdóname No me importa.Vale.Yes, I hope.I am sorry.I am wrong.Excuse me.I don’t care.Okay.
12 Useful Expressions ¿Puede ayudarme? Estoy agradecido. Ud. es muy servicial.Tengo ganas de…Can you help me?I am thankful.You are very helpful.I feel like...
13 Useful Expressions Fue un placer. It was a pleasure. No hay de qué. Estoy seguro.No te preocupes.Es una lástima.Es una buena idea.Estoy de acuerdo.Me gustaría/QuisieraIt was a pleasure.You are welcome.I am sure.Don’t worry.It is a pity.It is a good idea.I agree.I would like...
14 Dialogue Sample 1 (Teacher initiates) I am your friend. We are planning a party.We will talk about what each of us will doto prepare for it. I will start theconversation.
15 Dialogue Sample 2 (Teacher initiates) I am your host parent in Mexico. Weare talking about your plans for thefuture. I will start the conversation.
16 Dialogue Sample 3 (Student initiates) I am your friend. We are planning aday at the beach. You start theconversation.
17 Dialogue Sample 4 (Student Initiates) I am your teacher in Costa Rica. You have a report that is duetomorrow, but you need additionaltime to complete the assignment.You start the conversation.
18 Dialogue Sample 5 (Student Initiates) I am in a repair shop in Peru. Youcall me because something needs tobe repaired. You start theconversation.
19 Dialogue Sample 6 (Teacher Initiates) I am a travel agent in Puerto Rico.We are going to discuss your plansfor a short trip. I will start theconversation.
20 Part II Listening Comprehension 15 passages - 1 question per passage1-9 questions in English10-15 questions in SpanishAll questions are preceded by a sentence given in English.
21 Strategies for Listening Comprehension Do not read questions or answers while the teacher is reading the paragraph.Deduce the answer by focusing on key words used in context which will lead you to the correct answer.Eliminate the answers that you do not hear.Do not focus on dates and names.
22 Strategies for Listening Comprehension Do not try to translate as the teacher is reading.Never leave a blank answer… give it your best guess.Never change an answer once you have moved from this question.
23 Listening Comprehension 1 What is this person going to do?1. go back to the hotel2. return to the subway station3. provide more information at the police station4. show two forms of identification
24 Listening Comprehension 2 ¿Qué quiere enseñarles a sus hijas esta madre?1. la importancia de obedecer las leyes de la sociedad2. la importancia de escribir composiciones en inglés3. la importancia de conocer la historia de España y de México4. la importancia de aprender su lengua ancestral, el español
25 High Frequency Regents Vocabulary el premio - prizela encuesta - surveyla entrevista - interviewaumentar- to increasequejarse- to complainlos derechos- the rightsel propósito - the purposeel tema - theme or topicla boda - weddingla carrera - careerdiario - dailyel diario - newspaperla prensa - newspaperla oferta - to offerla huelga - the strikela gira - tour
26 ¿De qué se trata? - What’s it about? el tamaño - sizela talla - sizela obra - the work(of art)sencillo - plain, simplegratis - freeel lugar - the placeel hogar - the homela venta - salede venta - for salela tarifa - the rate, fareel gobierno - governmentreal - royalactual - of the presentinaugurar - to open, inauguratedesarrollar - to developnacer - to be bornlos gastos - expensesel dueño - the owner
27 ¿Cuál es el propósito? What is the purpose? alograr - to achievetener éxito - to be successfullos impuestos – taxesel príncipe - the princela princesa – the princessgrabar - to tapesano– healthysolicitar - to applyla solicitud – applicationel alimento - food
28 Part III Reading Comprehension Part A - Long Paragraph - 5 multiple choice questions in Spanish- Literal questions.Part B - Authentic materials -1 multiple choice question in English per reading.Part C - Long passage with 5 multiple choice questions in English - Intuitive questions.
29 Part III Reading Comprehension Read through the passage completely to find the main idea.Read a second time with the intent to find the answer to the specific question.Do not assume that words in the reading are repeated in the answer.
30 Part III Reading Comprehension Relate the main idea with vocabulary that you already know and deduce the meaning of other words by how they are used in the paragraph.Look for cognates and root words to assist you in finding the answer.
31 Part III Reading Comprehension Focus on “tone” and theme of the writing.Look for supporting details.Think of the intention of the writer… not just the literal meaning of the passage.
32 Reading Comprehension 1 ¿Dónde ha vivido Vicente Fox por la mayor parte de su vida?1. en la ciudad de México2. en el campo de Guanajuato3. en los Estados Unidos4. en unos países diferentes
33 Reading Comprehension 2 Según el artículo, ¿qué clase de hombre es Vicente Fox?1. pesimista y tradicional2. quieto y tímido3. altivo y distante4. honrado y trabajador
34 Reading… Authentic Documents This information is directed to individuals who want to…1. choose a name for a pet2. purchase pet supplies3. give pets as gifts4. enter an animal in a pet contest
35 Writing - Part IV Select two of the three possible tasks Two narratives- letter, journal, reviewPicture prompt - Tell a story, not a description.Each writing must contain 100 or more words to earn full credit for length.As before, no dialogue will be given credit.
36 Writing Strategies Avoid exaggeration and humor. Make sure all information relates to purpose.Make sure your writing is Checkpoint B level.Do not cut yourself short - plan to write 110 to 115!
37 What is Checkpoint B?Writing sample reflects more complex content… What have you learned after levels 1 and 2?Writing sample expresses ideas in the present, the past and the future comprehensibly to a native speaker used to dealing with foreigners.Writing sample demonstrates correct sequencing of thoughts.
38 Writing Task 1You are writing an article for your Spanish class newspaper about one or mores aspects of your school that you would like to change. You may wish to include:Be sure to organize your ideas and thoughts in a proper and logical sequence of events.A good writing sample has an introductory statement, a middle and a concluding statement.
39 Writing Task 2In Spanish, write a story about the situation shown in the picture below. It must be a story relating to the picture, not a description of the picture. Do not write a dialogue.
40 Transitional words… antes (before) primero (first) al principio (at the beginning) entonces (then) luego (then, later) más tarde (later) próximo (next) sin embargo (however) finalmente (finally) en resumen (in summary)
41 What is Checkpoint B?Writing sample reflects more complex content… What have you learned after levels 1 and 2? Writing sample expresses ideas in the present, the past and the future comprehensibly to a native speaker used to dealing with foreigners. Writing sample demonstrates correct sequencing of thoughts.
42 Cosas que hacer antes del examen Read Spanish, listen to Spanish, or watch Spanish television!Speak Spanish with someone!Study Regents vocabulary and expressions!Don’t “cram” grammar!Be rested, alert and patient!Say to yourself… I am prepared!