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

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Just as with the sources, make sure to include answers to every single question to get full points for the interpersonal writing component.
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The Ultimate List of AP Spanish Language and Culture Tips Cont. 145 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] 6. Don’t get bogged down in details . Yup, we said it, don’t get bogged down. You’re not going to understand every single word of the prompts. Don’t let this bother you or cause you to lose confidence. Use the context around the word to figure out its meaning. Or, if possible, reduce the word to its root and see if you recognize any part of it. At the end of the day, you don’t have to understand every single line of every single prompt to do a stellar job in the written component. 7. Toss in the subjunctive whenever you can: The subjunctive mood is tough; even AP graders recognize that. So being able to use it every once in a while will showcase your language ability play it up! 8. Take a side: The presentational writing is a persuasive essay, which means you should have some kind of argument in your thesis. Then, use the sources as evidence to support your position. Refer to both sides of the issue, but clearly focus on one this will strengthen your argument. Start your AP Spanish Language Prep today
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The Ultimate List of AP Spanish Language and Culture Tips Cont. 146 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] Interpersonal and Presentational Speaking Tips 1. When in doubt, keep talking: You have a limited amount of time use it! Even if you’re stumped, talking basically about the main idea fills silence, and it can even help you think of more things to say as you go. 2. Fill it up: Know your filler words! Instead of saying but or ummmm or I mean , know phrases like this in Spanish – they’re called muletillas . These are especially helpful in interpersonal speaking , which is more informal. Some helpful ones to keep in mind: pues, bueno, mira, o sea, es decir 3. Everybody makes mistakes: If you catch yourself making a grammar mistake, self-correct! Even graders know we all mess up sometimes, so they like to see you fix your mistakes. 4. Interpersonal Speaking: This section can be tricky, but it’s simple if you’re prepared. Just think of it as a casual conversation communication is the most important thing. 5. Complete the task: This is the first and most important objective of the section. Each portion of the prompt will have instructions with one or two tasks to complete make sure you complete each one! Then show off what you can do in the remaining time. You only have twenty seconds, so follow instructions first and then fill up time. 6. Know your audience: Based on the description of the conversation, immediately identify if you should use or Usted . If you’re speaking to a friend, the informal is safe. But if you’ll be talking to a teacher, a boss, or someone giving you an interview, make sure you address them with the formal Usted .
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