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1 AP SPANISH LANGUAGE What to Expect

2 Día del Examen Martes Mayo 8, :00am

3 What to Expect – 3 Hours Section 1: Multiple Choice Listening 20% Reading 30% Section 2: Free Response Writing 30% Speaking 20%

4 Section 1: Multiple Choice ListeningTips Short dialogues Narratives Variety of contexts LISTEN carefully What is the setting? What is the topic?

5 Section 1: Multiple Choice Listeningtips Long Dialogues Long narratives 2 minutes to read over before listening to recording Read, listen for any sources, setting, general information You may listen first/take notes OR Try to answer questions as the recording is playing LISTEN

6 Section 1: Multiple Choice Reading ComprehensionTips: Journalistic and/or literary selections followed by Comprehension questions Quickly scan questions first Read carefully Underline, circle anything that you think is important

7 General Tips for Multiple Choice Concentrate on What YOU KNOW DO NOT get hung up on unknown vocabulary Guess if you can eliminate two answers

8 Section II: Free Response Interpersonal Writing (informal) Tips 10 minutes/ 60 words or more Context may be , letter, short note etc. Focus on task completion, language use, and topic development 10% of free response score Address each bullet point!! Follow instructions Make sure you have a salutation & closing Be careful with tenses If you have time to edit, do so!

9 Section II: Free Response Presentational (Formal) Writing tips 55 minutes Listening, reading, writing 3 fuentes (sources) – 2 articles, 1 listening Synthesis, summary! Cite sources ( fuente 1) Cohesive writing Underline/take notes while reading/listening Cite sources Do not simple summarize each source– synthesize Intro/thesis (1 paragraph) Development (2-3 paragraphs) Conclusion (1 paragraph)

10 Section II: Free Response Interpersonal Speaking (informal) Tips Simulated Conversation 20 seconds per response 5-6 opportunities to speak 10% of speaking score Read over outline & jot down ideas Listen for tenses!! Address each bullet point Cross off or check off prompts completed

11 Section II: Free Response Presentational (Formal Speaking) tips 2 fuentes ( 1 oral, 1 written) 5 minutes to read, then listen 2 minutes to plan, 2 minutes to speak Cite sources 10% speaking score Underline and take notes while listening and reading CITE Sources

12 Transition Words Para empezar (to begin) Al principio (in the beginning) Como punto de partida ( as a starting place) Durante (during) Además (in addition) Después de (after) Y (and) Sin embargo (however) Aunque (although) En Primer Lugar (in the first place) Para continuar (to continue) Mientras Tanto (meanwhile) También (also) Luego (then) Entonces (then) Mientras (while) A pesar de (despite) En cambio (on the other hand)

13 Transition Words Hay que tomar en cuenta (to take into account) Por ejemplo (for example) Lo importante es que ( the important thing is) En resumen (in summary)

14 Statistics % of students who took the exam in 2011 passed with a 3 or higher Passing score: 3, 4, 5


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