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Table of Contents

I. Preparing for the Exam
Preparing for the Exam, Part I

29m 14s

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

20m 55s

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

1h 6m 54s

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
1:00:40
Getting Ready
1:01:22
Vocabulary
1:01:23
Study Strategies
1:04:07
Reading Comprehension: How to Embrace It

23m 43s

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

18m 13s

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

1h 7m 17s

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
1:00:24
Number 21
1:00:25
Fuente #3: Articuloy Tabla
1:03:18
Number 23
1:03:19
AP Practice Exam: Free Response Questions II, Part A

25m 32s

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

20m 46s

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

28m 47s

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

1h 25s

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

25m 41s

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

18m 14s

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

24m 29s

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

16m

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

26m 31s

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

36m 20s

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

22m 58s

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

26m 37s

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
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  • Intro 0:00
  • Reading Passages 0:09
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Section I: P.A
    • Section I: P.B
    • Section II: P.A
    • Section II: P.B
  • Reading Passages: Multiple Choice Tests 2:51
    • Cue for Right Answer & Distracters
    • Right Answers
    • Questions
    • Logical Order in Choices
  • Reading Strategies 6:55
    • Before Reading
    • While Reading
    • After Reading
  • Reading Strategies, Cont. 14:42
    • Understanding the Content
    • Think Critically
    • Understand Vocabulary
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