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

This section is probably one of the hardest because

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This section is probably one of the hardest because you will have to be persuasive in a second language, which means you will have to manage a persuasive tone in Spanish. The third subsection is the informal speaking part that is made up of a simulated conversation with the proctor. You will have to respond to 5 or 6 prompts, and you will have only 20 seconds to respond to each. Despite the speed and length of this section, it is easier because the language is simpler. Finally, you will have the formal oral presentation. This subsection is meant to represent all accumulated skills that you have gathered in your Spanish language learning. It can be the most difficult because you only have 4 minutes to prepare for the single prompt. After you have prepared, you will have 2 minutes to give your presentation. Content The overall content of the exam is difficult to measure due to the vast amount of subject matter that is covered while learning a language. However, the College Board does require that specific content is reviewed over the length of the exam. In addition, the questions all come in specific formats that can help you prepare your AP Spanish Language study plan. The reading part of the first section is made up of a few overall categories of texts. These texts are as follows: • News and Journalism: Newspaper articles, headlines, magazines, etc. • Literature: Poetry, book passages, short stories, other excerpts. • Announcements: Events, political announcements, and others. • Advertisements: Magazine advertisements, newspaper classifieds, etc. • Correspondence: E -mails and letters, both formal and informal. • Maps: Usually in the format of giving directions or identifying locations. • Tables: Graphics with specific information and statistics.
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Is AP Spanish Language Hard? Cont. 15 Interested in an Albert license? E-mail us at [email protected] These materials are all authentic, and it can be quite difficult to figure out a comprehensive study plan to cover them all. The audio part of the first section is made up of fewer categories of audio samples that are usually only a few minutes in length. These audios are: • Interviews: You will have to identify what both the interviewer asks and the interviewee answers. • Podcasts: Listen to informational podcasts and identify the subject matter. • PSAs: Government and private organizations making announcements about a public concern or initiative. • Conversations: Informal conversations between two people where you will have to identify the subject matter and responses. • Brief Presentations: Informational presentations, similar to podcasts. The audio is paired with texts that the student will use as supplementary information. Finally, there is the free response section. These are generally more specific in their content, but more general on their subject matter. The student usually has to voice an opinion or makeup responses on the spot.
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