For example say you do not understand the word

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For example, say you do not understand the word “library.” You might read a sentence that says, “He went to the library to get some books so he can study.” You can get from the context of the sentence that a library is a place where books are stored. Looking at context clues in reading exercises can definitely help you get the understanding of a particular word you are struggling to understand. Otherwise, you can also work on looking at the context of the entire article, especially if the particular word is a keyword for the rest of the article or text. 3. Cognates. English is an odd language that has both Germanic and Latin roots. Spanish is a Latin language that is derived from the Latin that Romans spoke. The shared Latin background of both English and Spanish has given rise to certain useful cognates. Cognates are two words that have the same origins; in this case, the words in English that have a Latin origin that is shared with Spanish. You might have noticed that the easiest cognates to identify end with the suffix ción in Spanish and tion in English. The meaning of these words is obvious just by looking at them, such as “preparation” and “ preparación .” It is said that about 40% of all English words are Spanish cognates. That means if you come across a word that seems similar and makes sense in the context in which it is presented, then it probably means what you are guessing.
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How to Study for AP Spanish Language Cont. 27 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] These words are most often scientific or have prefixes or suffixes that are Latin- based in English. Other examples would be geografía /geography and repetir /to repeat. However, beware of false cognates that look similar, but could portray a different or opposite meaning from what you want to say. The most common false cognate would be “embarrassed” and “ embarazada .”“ Embarazada ” actually means “pregnant” in Spanish; if you want to say “I’m embarrassed,” you would actually say, “ Tengovergüenza” and not “Estoyembarazada.” Keeping these three AP Spanish tips in mind will help you improve your Spanish and make your studies much easier. They will also play a huge role in how you take your exam, creating a way to answer a question that might otherwise give you a difficult time. The Study Plan Now that we have covered tips about the test and its content, studying for the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam will now come down to figuring out what you already know and what you need to know. Because this is a language and not a concrete concept, it is much more difficult to identify your weak points. In any case, Spanish does have a few different areas that are not easily transferred into English that you absolutely have to study.
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