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Professor Patricia Ponce de Leon covers everything you need to know to ace the AP Spanish test. You'll learn with tons of real world examples and links back to the important concepts tested behind each question. All the necessary grammar is covered along with in-depth explanations and tips for the Listening and Writing portions. Professor Ponce de Leon is a native Spaniard and expert instructor of many years at Strommen Language Classes, a teacher co-op based in Los Angeles that has the highest rated & affordable online and in-person courses.

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I. Preparing for the Exam

  Preparing for the Exam, Part I 29:14
   Intro 0:00 
   What Is It Like? 2:08 
    Six Interrelated Themes 2:09 
    Passing the AP 7:18 
    Success 9:19 
   Description of the Exam: Section I 11:34 
    Section I: Interpretive Communication 11:34 
    Section II: Free Response 15:45 
   Section I: Interpretive Communication 18:31 
    Part A - Reading Comprehension 18:32 
    Part B - Listening Comprehension 20:39 
   Section II: Free Response, Part A 21:24 
    Part A1: Interpersonal Writing 21:25 
    Part A2: Personal Writing 22:18 
   Section II: Free Response, Part B 24:17 
    Part B1: Interpersonal Speaking 24:18 
    Part B2: Presentational Speaking 26:15 
   Description of the Exam 27:25 
    Content: Six Themes 27:26 
  Preparing for the Exam, Part II 20:55
   Intro 0:00 
   Culture 1:12 
    Culture, Lifestyle, Traditions, and Vocabulary 1:13 
    Products, Practices, Perspectives 7:19 
   Cultural Comparison 8:58 
    Cultural Comparison 8:59 
    Cultural Comparison Example 10:21 
   Content Across Disciplines 12:02 
    Content Across Disciplines 12:03 
   Testing Culture, Comparison and Content Across Disciplines 15:34 
    Reading & Listening 15:35 
    Writing Sections & Interpersonal Speaking 18:23 
    Presentational Speaking 19:12 
  Scoring the Exam 1:06:54
   Intro 0:00 
   Scoring the Exam 0:11 
    Rubrics 0:12 
    Holistic Valuation 2:20 
    Tools to Articulate Ideas and Incorporate Info in the Writing 2:31 
   Characteristics of Items to Be In the Response 4:41 
    Task Completion 4:42 
    Development of the Topic 8:08 
    Language 11:56 
   Scoring Guidelines: 5 (Strong) 16:22 
    Interpersonal Writing 16:23 
    Presentational Writing 20:00 
    Interpersonal Speaking 25:53 
    Presentational Speaking 31:18 
   Scoring Guidelines: 4 (Good) 34:43 
    Interpersonal Writing 34:44 
    Presentational Writing 37:59 
    Interpersonal Speaking 42:41 
    Presentational Speaking 44:30 
   Scoring Guidelines: 3 (Fair) 46:44 
    Interpersonal Writing 46:45 
    Presentational Writing 48:09 
    Interpersonal Speaking 50:26 
    Presentational Speaking 52:16 
   Scoring Guidelines: 2 (Weak) 53:45 
    Interpersonal Writing 53:46 
    Presentational Writing 55:05 
    Interpersonal Speaking 56:29 
    Presentational Speaking 57:40 
   Scoring Guidelines: 1 (Poor) 58:40 
    Interpersonal Writing 58:41 
    Presentational Writing 59:15 
    Interpersonal Speaking 59:56 
    Presentational Speaking 60:40 
   Getting Ready 61:22 
    Vocabulary 61:23 
    Study Strategies 64:07 
  Reading Comprehension: How to Embrace It 23:43
   Intro 0:00 
   Reading Passages 0:09 
    Reading Comprehension 0:10 
    Section I: P.A 1:45 
    Section I: P.B 1:59 
    Section II: P.A 2:20 
    Section II: P.B 2:30 
   Reading Passages: Multiple Choice Tests 2:51 
    Cue for Right Answer & Distracters 2:52 
    Right Answers 3:59 
    Questions 4:39 
    Logical Order in Choices 6:08 
   Reading Strategies 6:55 
    Before Reading 6:56 
    While Reading 9:54 
    After Reading 13:55 
   Reading Strategies, Cont. 14:42 
    Understanding the Content 14:43 
    Think Critically 16:39 
    Understand Vocabulary 19:21 
  Points to Identify 18:13
   Intro 0:00 
   Culture and Content Across Disciplines 0:13 
    Culture 0:14 
    Content Across Disciplines 1:17 
   Subject Matter and Vocabulary 4:34 
    Vocabulary from Passages 4:35 
    Knowledge of Culture 6:16 
    Use the Text in Your Advantage 7:17 
   Graphs, Tables, and Images 8:19 
    First Step 8:20 
    Reading It 12:30 
    Third Step 13:47 
   Graphs, Tables, and Images, Cont. 14:10 
    Bar Graphs 14:11 
    Pie Charts 14:44 
    Tables 15:57 

II. AP Practice Exam

  AP Practice Exam: Multiple Choice Section I, Part A 1:07:17
   Intro 0:00 
   Reading Strategies 0:14 
    Before Reading 0:15 
    While Reading 5:49 
    After Reading 11:32 
   Fuente #1: Anuncio Obra Teatral 13:32 
    Number 1 13:33 
    Number 2 16:06 
    Number 3 17:19 
    Number 4 22:18 
    Number 5 23:49 
   Fuente #2: Historia 26:34 
    Number 6 28:29 
    Number 7 32:33 
    Number 8 34:53 
    Number 9 37:12 
    Number 10 40:15 
    Number 11 43:24 
    Number 12 44:24 
   Fuente #3: Articulo 48:00 
    Number 13 48:01 
    Number 14 49:36 
    Number 15 50:49 
    Number 16 52:11 
    Number 17 54:19 
    Number 18 56:43 
    Number 19 57:53 
   Fuente #3: Tabla 60:24 
    Number 21 60:25 
   Fuente #3: Articuloy Tabla 63:18 
    Number 23 63:19 
  AP Practice Exam: Free Response Questions II, Part A 25:32
   Intro 0:00 
   Interpersonal Writing: Email Reply 1:37 
    Learning Objectives 1:38 
   Fuente #1: Email 4:16 
    Reading the Passage: Understand the Content 4:17 
    Reading the Passage: Think Critically 6:02 
    Reading the Passage: Infer Meaning 7:28 
   Writing the Answer 8:42 
    Structure: Greeting and Body 8:43 
    Be Creative with the Answers 1 15:07 
    Be Creative with the Answers 2 18:37 
   Fuente #3: Articulo 20:57 
    Structure: Closing 20:58 
  How to Take Advantage of the Listening Comprehension 20:46
   Intro 0:00 
   Listening Comprehension 0:11 
    Description 0:12 
    Identify and Summarize Main Points 1:44 
    Understand Some Detailed information & Draw a Conclusion 2:15 
    Interpretation of Specific Paragraph 5:40 
    Interpretation of Specific Idiom Phrase 6:38 
   Strategies for Listening Comprehension: See if you Can Improve 7:56 
    Bring Your Knowledge 7:57 
    Concentrate 8:40 
    Listen for Repeated Words 9:33 
    Pay Attention to the Structure 10:25 
    Topic in the Thread 13:07 
    Make Your Own Group of Notes 13:56 
    Visualize 14:11 
    First Listening: Main Ideas 16:46 
    Second Listening: Details and Facts 17:36 
    Process the Info in Spanish 18:00 
    Recognize Cognates 19:20 
    Make Educated Guesses 19:34 
  Section I, Part B: Print & Audio Texts 28:47
   Intro 0:00 
   Section I: Part B 0:14 
    Audio & Text Combined/ Just Audio Selections 0:15 
    Two Selections with Print Texts & Audio Source 1:35 
    1 Min to Read Intro & Questions of Audio 4:37 
   Get the Best from the Reading 5:16 
    Find Out the Format 5:17 
    Scan the Passage & Guess 7:56 
    Second Reading 10:46 
    Apply Background Knowledge 14:44 
    Tone & Mood 16:25 
   Get the Best from the Listening 16:57 
    Read the Introduction & Questions 16:58 
    Focus on What You Listen 17:41 
    Develop the Information 21:18 
    Follow the Thread of the Audio 23:15 
    Listen Twice: General Ideas First, Checking Information Second 24:15 
  AP Practice Exam: Multiple Choice Section I, Part B 1:00:25
   Intro 0:00 
   Interpretative Communication: First Selection 1:16 
    Interpretative Communication 1:17 
    31) B- To Understands the Purpose & To Demonstrates Critical Reading 12:51 
    32) A - To Demonstrate Understanding of a Variety of Vocabulary 18:05 
   Interpretative Communication: First Selection, Cont. 24:41 
    33) B - To Demonstrates Critical Reading 24:42 
    34) D - To Demonstrate Knowledge & Understanding of Content Across Disciplines 29:33 
   Interpretative Communication: First Selection, Cont. 33:03 
    35) C - To Demonstrate Listening of Audio Resources in the Target Cultural Context 33:04 
    36) D - To Demonstrate Understanding of a Variety of Vocabulary & Critical Listening 37:34 
   Interpretative Communication: First Selection, Cont. 42:58 
    37) C - To Demonstrate Knowledge & Understanding of Content Across Disciplines 42:59 
    38) C - To Demonstrate Understanding of a Variety of Vocabulary & Critical Listening 46:20 
   Interpretative Communication: First Selection, Cont. 52:00 
    39) C - To Demonstrate Comprehension of Content from Authentic Audio 52:01 
   Interpretative Communication: First Selection, Cont. 54:49 
    40) D - Comprehension, Distinguishing Features, and Critical Reading 54:50 

III. Writing Skills

  Writing Skills: How to Embrace It 25:41
   Intro 0:00 
   How to Embrace It 0:10 
    Interpersonal & Presentational Writing Task 0:11 
    Address The Task Assigned 4:39 
    Keep Coherency With Lexicon 6:42 
    Time Yourself as a Practice 6:53 
    If Not Enough Words 7:36 
   Interpersonal Writing: E-mail Reply 9:14 
    Interpersonal Writing: E-mail Reply 9:15 
   Presentational Writing: Essay 13:41 
    Presentational Writing: Essay 13:42 
   Scoring the Exam 17:58 
    Finishing the Essay in Time 18:01 
    Have an Organized Essay 19:08 
    Building Correct & Consistent Paragraphs 21:06 
    Stating Information Accurately from a Source 23:10 
    Using Most of the Sources, but Without Quoting 24:03 
    Use Punctuation, Orthography, and Accents 24:51 
  Writing Skills: Interpersonal Writing, Part I 18:14
   Intro 0:00 
   Interpersonal Writing 0:13 
    Minimum Words & maximum Minutes 0:14 
    Introduction with Reasons 0:33 
    Tips: Pay Attention to Your Reply 1:31 
    Tips: Make Short List with Details to Check 3:52 
    Tips: Don't Waste Time 4:45 
    Tips: Use Simple Ideas & Complex Structures 5:17 
    Example: Simple Ideas & Complex Structures 6:11 
   Structure 8:09 
    Description: Reason and Type 8:10 
    E-mail 8:50 
    Develop the Communication 10:08 
    Make Proper References 11:22 
    Address the E-mail Completely 12:15 
    Use Variety of Vocabulary 13:08 
   Structure, Cont. 14:26 
    Real Correspondence, Not Just Answers 14:27 
    Appropriate Greeting and Goodbye 14:55 
    Body 15:21 
    Body: Be Creative While Giving the Answers 15:43 
    Body: Comment on Points from the E-mail 16:04 
    Body: Make Some Other Questions 16:40 
    Closing 16:53 
  Writing Skills: Interpersonal Writing, Part II 24:29
   Intro 0:00 
   Tone 0:15 
    Formal Tone 0:53 
    Appropriate Expressions (Greeting and comment) 2:06 
    Appropriate Closing and Goodbyes 5:00 
    Closing Sentence 10:25 
   Language Use 10:32 
    Transitions Overview 10:33 
    Compound Sentences 11:18 
    To Introduce the Idea 12:29 
    To Develop the Idea 13:08 
    Consequence of an Idea 15:03 
    Contrast Ideas 15:48 
    Add a New Idea 16:24 
    To Summarize 17:12 
   Strategies 17:26 
    Spend-3-5 Mins Reading the E-mail 17:27 
    Write Your E-mail in Around 8 Minutes: FORMAL 18:47 
    Check the Writing in 2-5 Minutes 20:59 
  Writing Skills: Presentational Writing, Part I 16:00
   Intro 0:00 
   What to Expect 0:47 
    General Question 1:12 
    Conventions of Proper Language and Orthography 1:53 
    Two Printed Sources 2:46 
    An Audio Source 2:59 
    40 Minutes Total to Complete 3:32 
   How to Read and Listen to Source Material 4:06 
    What Works for the Exam 4:12 
    Print Sources 4:18 
   First Source Introduction 5:00 
    Identify the Topic Sentence by Text 5:01 
    Don't Try to Use Words You Don't Know 5:54 
    Make a Brief Description of the Article 7:23 
    Show Your Reaction 7:45 
   Second Source Introduction 8:19 
    Key Elements to Organize 8:20 
    Make a Conclusion Based on the Information 9:04 
    Find the Point of View 9:59 
    Integrate at Least One Idea from Each Source 10:36 
   Audio File 11:11 
    Write Words 11:12 
    First Time: General Ideas 12:03 
    Second Time: Relate to the Topic 12:21 
    Follow the Thread 12:37 
    Understanding Context & Visualize the Listening 13:18 
  Writing Skills: Presentational Writing Part II 26:31
   Intro 0:00 
   Writing the Essay 0:24 
    Organization, Cohesion, and Logical progress 0:25 
    Your Point of View 1:16 
   Introduction 3:04 
    Presentation & Explanation 3:05 
    Contrasting Points of View 4:23 
    State Your Opinion 4:40 
    Motivate the Reader 5:23 
   Body/Paragraphs 5:50 
    Build Theme around Your Point of View 5:51 
    Starting Sentence that Supports the Theme 7:11 
    Info as Evidence 8:14 
    Close with Remarks of the Evidence 9:02 
   Conclusion 10:01 
    Point of View 10:02 
    Call for Action 10:52 
    Complex Structures & Grammar Knowledge 11:16 
    Do NOT Introduce New Ideas 15:08 
   Useful Vocabulary 16:08 
    Expressions & Vocabulary 16:09 
    Useful Vocabulary to Introduce Ideas or Topic 16:39 
    Useful Vocabulary for Defining Concepts 19:42 
    Useful Vocabulary for Ideas That are Connected 21:06 
    Useful Vocabulary for Ideas That are Not Related 22:35 
    Useful Vocabulary for Logic or Reasoning 23:14 
    Useful Vocabulary to Make the Conclusion 24:10 

IV. Speaking Skills

  Speaking Skills: What to Know 36:20
   Intro 0:00 
   What to Know? 0:10 
    Conversation & Formal Presentation 0:11 
    Interpersonal Speaking 1:11 
    Presentational Speaking 4:49 
   Scoring the Exam: Simulated Conversation 9:42 
    Simulated Conversation 9:43 
    Poor/Weak 12:04 
    Fair 14:14 
    Strong 15:26 
   Scoring the Exam: Cultural Comparison 16:45 
    Cultural Comparison 16:46 
    Poor/Weak 19:12 
    Fair 21:56 
    Strong 22:29 
   Getting Into It: The More You Know .. 24:09 
    The More You Know about Spanish Culture 24:10 
    The More You Read and Listen to Spanish 25:14 
   Tips for the Speaking Part: Don't.. 28:36 
    Don't Talk in English 28:37 
    Don't Use Curse Words 30:17 
    Don't Have Long Pauses 30:27 
   Tips for the Speaking Part: Remember to.. 32:15 
    Be Precise and Varied in Grammar and Vocabulary 32:16 
    Time Provided 33:50 
    Be Relaxed 34:20 
    Let Your Brain Work 35:44 
  Interpersonal Speaking 22:58
   Intro 0:00 
   Challenge 0:38 
    How Well You Manage a Conversation 0:39 
    Instruction and Theme 1:29 
    Adequate Vocabulary and Expressions 2:23 
    Grammar Use 4:27 
   Practice 9:31 
    Subjunctive 9:32 
    Short Expressions 12:37 
    Reaction from Script 14:25 
    Greeting Already memorized 16:29 
   Practice, Cont. 17:21 
    Know Instructions 17:22 
    Check Audience 18:17 
    Pull Out Words Related to the Context 18:48 
    Visualize the Other Person 20:38 
    Be Specific Giving Examples or Narrating 21:22 
    Relax and Talk 22:43 
  Presentational Speaking 26:37
   Intro 0:00 
   Challenge 0:37 
    Knowledge of Spanish Culture 0:38 
   Practice: Part I 5:58 
    Arrive with a Wide and Solid Spanish-Experienced Background 5:59 
    Solid Presentation 8:10 
    Idiomatic Language 9:08 
   Practice: Part II 9:37 
    Introduction 9:38 
    Body 12:55 
    Conclusion 13:58 
    Map Your Ideas, Examples of Importance 16:27 
   Practice: Part III 17:18 
    Transitional Phrases to Introduce 17:19 
    Transitional Phrases to Develop Idea 19:26 
    Transitional Phrases to Connect 20:03 
    Transitional Phrases to Contrast 21:12 
    Transitional Phrases to Suggest 21:30 
    Transitional Phrases to Summarize 22:21 
   Practice: Part IV 23:14 
    Don't Write to Read 23:15 
    Write Down Key Vocabulary & Transitions 23:48 
    Compare Target Culture to Your Own 24:19 
    Get Used to Talk Beforehand & Relax 25:41