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D1-The-Ultimate-Student’s-Guide-to-Preparing-for-the-AP-Spanish-Language-Exam-v2.pdf

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17 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] Listening Skills As can be seen, about a quarter to a third of the final score rests on how well you can interpret what a Spanish speaker is saying. This means you will have to develop proper listening skills in order to answer the questions appropriately. This means taking the time to listen to Spanish speakers outside of class. This is one of the hardest skills to develop because it requires a greater effort outside of class. Reading Comprehension This goes along with listening skills, although to a lesser degree. A vast amount of the exam rests on being able to read a text and interpret it, mainly within the persuasive essay and reading multiple choice sections. Many of the instructions themselves are also in Spanish on the test. Speaking Skills, Specifically Euphemisms Finally, the main part of the speaking portion rests on your fluidity and grasp of Spanish concepts as you answer questions in Spanish. Given that you have a short amount of time to answer a question, you will need to be able to come up with an answer quickly. The main skill that needs to be developed for speaking is being able to come up with euphemisms. This means that if you don’t know the word for an idea you want to express, you should be able to quickly come with a description where that word can be understood. Benefits As we’ve said before, the Spanish language is spoken by nearly half a billion people throughout the world. This number includes over 44 million people in the United States alone. Learning the Spanish language can bring about benefits that you can take with you for a lifetime.
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Is AP Spanish Language Hard? Cont. 18 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] Communication Learning Spanish will allow you to communicate with over half of the population of the Americas. You can also start following Spanish news and reading Spanish newspapers. Learning Spanish will also help you better understand social issues affecting the Spanish-speaking population of the United States as you can better connect with the people. Employment Opportunities Many jobs today require basic Spanish speaking skills in order to be hired as businesses are trying to garner more clients from the growing Hispanic population in the United States. You can use your Spanish skills to make yourself more desirable as a potential employee. This especially helps if you eventually have a position where you can work within Latin America. Greater Understanding One of the strangest and most interesting parts of learning a new language is that it makes you think in different ways. Studies have shown that learning a new language can help you with your critical thinking skills as well as your communication skills. It makes sense, given that learning a new language challenges you to be more expressive and think about what you are saying before you speak.
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