EXCELLING ON THE AP SPANISH LANGUAGE EXAM WHY THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU This book will help you master the revamped AP Spanish Language Exam rolling out for 2007, with complete coverage fully embracing the exam's new format and question types. REA offers the total test prep package, with comprehensive printed and audio materials that take you through the newly integrated listening, speaking and writing portions of the exam. As you may already know, the test covers subject matter deemed to be comparable to an advanced-level college course in Spanish Composition and Conversation. Why use this book? Because you don't want to leave anything to chance on test day. While our prep is designed to be effective for self-study, this book also lies at the heart of hundreds of AP Spanish classrooms in schools across the United States. Our targeted subject reviewspecially designed to complement your textbookand three full-length practice tests, featuring detailed explanations for each answer, will put you in the best possible position to succeed on the exam. We also provide a 500-word English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English glossary. It's all about giving you the confidence you need to score well on the AP Spanish Language Exam come May. ABOUT THE REVIEW SECTION This book begins with a substantive review of the Spanish language. This review includes conjugations of regular and irregular verbs, pronouns, idioms, as well as other parts of speech. After each new topic, we offer drills to enable you to practice the vocabulary and rules you have just reviewed. At the end of the practice tests is our 500-word English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English glossary. With it, you will not only be able to locate Spanish words you do not know from the reading passages but you can also review words that will help you provide a more detailed answer to the essay or speaking parts of the exam. (Please note that no dictionaries will be allowed at the time of the actual exam.) ABOUT OUR AUDIO CDS At various points throughout the practice tests, you will need to stop the test CD and record your responses on a recording device. Make sure to have a recording device available. Follow the directions carefully by listening to the directions on the CD as well as following the tests in this book. ABOUT THE AP PROGRAM The Advanced Placement Program is intended to provide high school students with the opportunity to pursue college-level studies and, if they test sufficiently well, gain actual college credit or placement for that work. In fact, most colleges and universities in the United States and in more than 30 other countries grant incoming students credit, placement, or both according to their AP Exam scores. WHAT'S ON THE EXAM? The AP Spanish Language exam is divided into two sections. The first section is a 90-minute multiple-choice section that tests listening and reading comprehension. The second section, a free-response section, is approximately 100if minutes long and tests the student's speaking and writing skills. Section I. Multiple choice (50% of your grade): This section is composed of two parts. Part A is the listening comprehension portion of the test. You will listen to a series of dialogues, narratives, and lectures on audio CD. You will then answer questions based on each. Part B is the reading comprehension part of the exam. Students read several passages and answer questions about each. Section II. Free response (50% of your grade): Part A of the free-response section consists of four distinct parts. The fist exercise requires the student to read a paragraph and fill in the correct form of the root words that have been providHughes, Erica R. is the author of 'The Best Test Preparation for the Ap Spanish Language Exam ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780738602943 and ISBN 0738602949.