Master the AP Spanish Language Test


Everything you need to score high on the Advanced Placement Spanish exam. Master the AP Spanish ...
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Everything you need to score high on the Advanced Placement Spanish exam. Master the AP Spanish Language Test offers these test-preparation tools:
  • In-depth grammar review and exercises
  • A comprehensive vocabulary list including proven strategies to learn vocabulary
  • More than 500 practice questions
  • Two full-length sample exams with easy-to-understand explanatory answers
  • Expert preparation for oral response questions
    About the Authors
    Jill Rodriguez has been teaching AP Spanish Language at Northern High School in southern Maryland for several years. She has been named Teacher of the Year three times.

    Olga J. Burtnett is the Foreign Language Department Chair at Spartanburg High School in South Carolina and has been teaching AP Spanish language for 16 years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764561870
  • Publisher: Peterson's
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: ARCO Master the AP Series
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.51 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
How To Use This Book viii
Part 1 The Advanced Placement Program
Diagnostic Test 3
Answers and Explanations 17
Answer Sheet 29
Chapter 1 About the Test 31
The College Board and Their AP Program 31
AP Exam Development Teams 31
How to Know if You Have a Realistic Chance of Earning Credits 32
The Scoring System 33
Chapter 2 How and Why to Take the AP Test 35
Why Take the Test 35
The Nuts and Bolts 37
Chapter 3 The Test Format 43
Section I, Selected-Response Questions 44
Section II, Free-Response Questions 47
Sample Exercises 52
Answers and Explanations 58
Part 2 Techniques for Tackling the Test
Chapter 4 Study Skills and Test-Taking Tips 65
Scheduling Study Time 65
Study Skills 66
General Test-Taking Tips 69
Chapter 5 The Listening Sections 73
Typical Questions about Dialogues 75
Typical Questions about Narratives 80
The Test Writers' Favorite Listening Questions and Their Answers 85
Training the Ear for the Listening Sections 89
Sample Listening Section 91
Answers and Explanations 93
Chapter 6 Conquering Verbs in Subjunctive 95
The Two-Step Verb-Analysis Process for Subjunctive Sentences 96
Identifying Specific Subjunctive Indicators 102
The Subjunctive or Indicative with Conjunctions? 119
Chapter 7 Mastering Verb Questions in Indicative Situations 127
The Preterite Tense 127
The Imperfect Tense 129
The Test Writers Favorite Trick Questions 131
Other Indicative Tenses and Formulas 139
Indicative Formulas When There Is No Que 140
The Non-Conjugated Forms: The Infinitive and Present Participle (Gerund) 143
Verb Form Practice Cloze 148
Answers and Explanations 153
Chapter 8 Adjectives and Articles and Gender 157
Gender 158
Adjectives 170
Practice Questions with Adjectives and Articles 183
Answers and Explanations 185
Chapter 9 Focusing on Vocabulary and Idioms 187
Logic Indicators 187
The Test Writers' Favorite Idiomatic Expressions 209
Practice Vocabulary Questions 214
Answers and Explanations 216
Chapter 10 Beating Questions about Prepositions and Conjunctions 217
How Prepositions are Tested in Multiple-Choice Questions 217
Tackling Question about Pronouns 238
How the AP Exam Tests Conjunctions 240
Correlative Conjunctions 243
Sample Questions 243
Answers and Explanations 246
Chapter 11 Understanding the Error-Recognition Section 247
The Typical Spanish Student's Nemesis 247
Typical Mistake Types 247
Systematically Identifying the Error 248
Chapter 12 Taking on the Reading, Writing, and Speaking Tasks 271
Reading Comprehension 271
Writing the Essay 278
The Speaking Tasks 284
Part 3 Grammar Review
Chapter 13 The Basics 299
The Article 299
The Number: Singular and Plural 302
Pronouns 305
Possessive Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives 311
Interrogative Pronouns 312
Relative Pronouns 314
Chapter 14 The Verb 317
The Indicative Mood 317
Past Indicative Tense 326
The Future 335
The Conditional 337
Progressive Tenses 338
The Subjunctive Mood 341
Present Subjunctive of Regular Verbs 342
Present Subjunctive of Irregular Verbs 343
The Imperfect Subjunctive 347
Chapter 15 The Compound Tenses 349
The Present Perfect Indicative 349
The Pluperfect Indicative 350
The Future Perfect Indicative 350
The Conditional Perfect 351
The Present Perfect Subjunctive 352
The Past Perfect or Pluperfect Subjunctive 353
The Imperative or Command 353
Special Verb Constructions 357
Practice Test 1 365
Answers and Explanations 384
Answer Sheet 393
Practice Test 2 395
Answers and Explanations 415
Answer Sheet 425
Appendix Audio Transcripts 427
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