Barron's AP Chinese Language and Culture: with Audio CDs

Barron's AP Chinese Language and Culture: with Audio CDs

by Yan Shen M.A.

Paperback(Bilingual)

$29.99

Overview

This brand-new manual prepares students for a subject that has just been added to the Advanced Placement program. Separate sections review all parts of the new exam: Listening, Reading, Grammar, Speaking, and Culture. Each section also includes exercises, and the listening and reading sections include practice questions with answer keys and answer explanations. The book reflects the AP exam’s standards, presenting questions in both traditional and simplified Chinese characters. Two full-length practice exams are presented with answer keys. Enclosed with the manual are three audio compact discs, which present spoken material covering the exam’s Listening and Speaking sections.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764194009
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2009
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction


    General Information


    The AP Chinese Course


    The AP Chinese Exam


    Navigating the Computer


    Suggested Resources


    Using This Book

  • 2 Listening

    Comprehension



    General Information


    Rejoinders


    Listening Selections


    Listening Strategies


    Listening Comprehension Practice


    Answers and Answer Explanations

  • 3 Reading Comprehension


    General Information


    Reading Strategies


    Reading Selections


    Reading Comprehension Practice


    Answers and Answer Explanations

  • 4 Writing Skills


    General Information


    Evaluation Criteria


    Scoring Guidelines


    Types of Essays


    Writing Strategies


    Common Writing Mistakes


    Writing Skills Practice

  • 5 Speaking Skills


    General Information


    Evaluation Criteria


    Conversation Samples and Scores


    Cultural Presentation Samples and

    Scores


    Speaking Tips


    Vocabulary Tips


    Speaking Preparation


    Presentation


    Speaking Skills Practice


    Speaking Skills

  • 6 Grammar Review


    Complements


    Sentences with Special Predicates


    The Passive Voice


    Existential Sentences


    Sentences with Verbal

    Constructions in a Series


    Pivotal Sentences


    Comparison


    Expressing Emphasis


    Complex Sentences


    Common Sentence Patterns in

    Spoken Chinese

  • 7 Cultural Notes


    Physical Geography of China


    Survey of Modern History


    Festivals and Customs


    Chinese Mythology


    Idiom Story


    Four Grand Works in Chinese

    Literature


    Chinese Characters


    Calligraphy


    Chinese Arts and Crafts


    Four Great Inventions of

    Ancient China


    Traditional Chinese Medicine


    Traditional Chinese Architecture


    Classical Gardens


    Traditional Performing Arts


    Education


    Chinese Martial Arts


    Traditional Entertainment


    Cultural Heritage


    Traditional Clothing


    Traditional Food


    Chinese Astrology


    Chinese Taboos


    Important Idioms


    Useful Proverbs

  • 8 Model Exam 1


    Answers and Answer Explanations

  • 9 Model Exam 2


    Answers and Answer Explanations

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