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Barron's AP Chinese Language and Culture: With Audio CDs (Barron's AP Chinese Language & Culture)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

(back cover)

  • In-depth coverage provides questions in both traditional and simplified Chinese characters--just like the actual exam
  • Two full-length practice exams are presented with answer keys and answer explanations
  • Enclosed audio CDs present spoken material covering the exam's Listening, and Speaking sections
  • A comprehensive review covers all test topics

  • 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

  • Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764194009
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series
    Subject:
    Examinations
    Contribution by:
    Shang, Joanne
    Contribution:
    Shang, Joanne
    Author:
    Yan Shen M.A.
    Author:
    Shen, Yan
    Author:
    Shen M. a., Yan
    Subject:
    Chinese language
    Subject:
    Chinese
    Subject:
    Advanced Placement
    Subject:
    Chinese language - Examinations
    Subject:
    AP Chinese; Test Preparation
    Subject:
    AP Chinese
    Subject:
    Test Preparation
    Subject:
    Foreign Languages-Chinese
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Series:
    Barron's AP Chinese Language & Culture
    Publication Date:
    20090831
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    576
    Dimensions:
    10.875 x 8.375 in 34.4 oz
    Age Level:
    08-12

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  • In-depth coverage provides questions in both traditional and simplified Chinese characters--just like the actual exam
  • Two full-length practice exams are presented with answer keys and answer explanations
  • Enclosed audio CDs present spoken material covering the exam's Listening, and Speaking sections
  • A comprehensive review covers all test topics

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