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2012 ew french exam preview

  1. 1. Preview of 2012 French AP French Language and Culture
  2. 2. All content presented incontext No more fill ins No more listening rejoinders Audio sources played 2x There is no separate culture section Culture is embedded throughout exam
  3. 3. Exam structure 50% of exam = multiple choice Interpretive mode Approx. 65 items in 9 sets  Reading selections  Listening selections  Reading & listening sections
  4. 4. Exam structure (cont.) 50% of exam = free response Interpersonal & presentational modes 4 items  Interpersonal writing  Interpersonal speaking  Presentational writing  Presentational speaking
  5. 5. Advance organizers Listening selections will be introduced with information to clarify:  Theme  Subject of selection  Identity of speakers  Title / date / names  Source
  6. 6. Print sources Ads Literary texts - prose Journalistic articles Letters  The above may be combined with maps, charts or tables
  7. 7. Audio sources Radio interviews / reports General interest podcasts PSAs Brief lectures Audio guides - museums, travel  Comprehensibility and relevance are #1  Accent, pace & background noise will vary
  8. 8. Multiple choice section Mix of factual & interpretive questions Vocabulary in context Purpose of text Audience of text Inferences & conclusions Occasional cultural or interdisciplinary questions
  9. 9. Multiple choice section (cont.) Interpersonal - appropriate reply, agree, contradict, support, elaborate Presentational texts-summary of text, organization of text Combined - how do items relate to each other
  10. 10. Free response section-writing Interpersonal (based on reading)  ex. - read email then write answer Presentational (based on reading & listening) ex. - read a paragraph, listen to a short audio source, then write response to a related question
  11. 11. Free response - speaking Interpersonal  5 exchanges in conversation  Advance organizers used Presentational speak about a topic related to a theme use personal experiences comparisons of francophone facts students will have prep time

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