The Official ACT Prep Pack with 6 Full Practice Tests (4 in Official ACT Prep Guide + 2 Online)


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ISBN: 1119580528
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The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, with 7 genuine, full-length practice tests and 400 additional questions online. This new edition includes: A NEW never-before-seen, full-length practice test with optional writing test (215 questions) 2400 online questions that can be filtered and organized into practice sets and 2 online tests Updated writing prompts and directions Real ACT test forms used in previous years The Official ACT Prep Pack 2019-2020, is the only guide from the makers of the exam and includes actual ACT test forms (taken from past ACT exams). It offers a total of 7 actual ACT tests (all with optional writing test) so you may practice at your own pace. To help you review, this guide provides detailed explanations for every answer and practical tips on how to boost your score on the English, math, reading, science, and optional writing tests. The test creators also created online resources accessible through this book. You can practice with the 2400 additional test questions that can be organized, filtered, and tracked for performance. The Official ACT Prep Pack, 2019-2020 is the best resource to prepare you for test day. By using this guide you can feel comfortable that you are preparing to do your best!

The Official ACT Prep Pack with 5 Full Practice Tests (3 in Official ACT Prep Guide + 2 Online)


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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119490782
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The Official ACT Prep Guide 2018 and ACT Online Prep have been combined to make the most comprehensive guide written by the makers of the ACT: The Official ACT Prep Pack. ACT Online Prep is an adaptive computer-based learning program, which means it will adjust to your learning curve and provide you a customized study plan based on your performance and the amount of time you have before test day! An access card within the book provides your unique access code along with instructions on how to start using ACT Online Prep. Once you register, you will have access to ACT Online Prep for 6-months. The Official ACT Prep Pack is a powerful tool providing you: The Official ACT Guide 2018 bestselling book 6-months access to ACT Online Prep 5 genuine full-length practice tests (three in current book and two online) Optional Writing tests 2,400+ additional online practice questions Free mobile app for on-the-go learning Game center to further test knowledge Flashcards customized for individual review needs Custom or standard learning paths Daily goals and tracking to help maintain focus Advice and guidance for test day By using the strategies and tools provided in The Official ACT Prep Pack, you can feel comfortable and confident that you’re prepared to do your best on test day.

The Official ACT Prep Guide, (Book + Bonus Online Content)


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The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, with 5 genuine, full-length practice tests and 400 additional questions online. This new edition includes: A NEW never-before-seen, full-length practice test with optional writing test (215 questions) 400 online questions that can be filtered and organized into practice sets Updated writing prompts and directions Real ACT test forms used in previous years The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2019-2010, is the only guide from the makers of the exam and includes actual ACT test forms (taken from past ACT exams). It offers 5 actual ACT tests (all with optional writing test) so you may practice at your own pace. To help you review, this guide provides detailed explanations for every answer and practical tips on how to boost your score on the English, math, reading, science, and optional writing tests. The test creators also created online resources accessible through this book. You can practice with the 400 additional test questions that can be organized, filtered, and tracked for performance. Or you can read the online articles discussing everything from a polished college admissions form to tips on how to graduate in four years. The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2019-2020 is the best resource to prepare you for test day. By using this guide you can feel comfortable that you are preparing to do your best!

The Praxis Series Official Guide, Second Edition

PPST® Pre-Professional Skills Test
Author: Educational Testing Service
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071626573
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The only official guide to The Praxis Series teacher-licensing exams--straight from the test makers If you're looking for the best, most trustworthy guide to the exams in The Praxis Series, you've found it. This official Praxis guide comes straight from ETS--the people who actually make the tests. It will show you exactly what to expect--whether you're taking the PPST test to begin your teaching career, the PLT to demonstrate your professional expertise, or a Praxis II Subject Test to prove your knowledge of a specific K-12 teaching topic. Only ETS can give you real Praxis questions for practice, show you exactly what you'll see on-screen on the computerized exams, and share with you the test maker's own strategies for success. That's why this guide is your indispensable source for everything you need to know about The Praxis Series. No other Praxis guide gives you: 3 full-length real PPST exams--fully updated to reflect the latest test format Actual PLT and other Praxis questions in the latest formats Sample PPST essays with actual raters' comments The most current state-by-state teacher certification testing requirements Comprehensive outline of PLT study topics Thorough coverage of Praxis II Elementary Education tests ETS is a private, nonprofit organization devoted to educational measurement and research, primarily through testing. ETS develops and administers millions of achievement and admissions tests each year in the United States and 180 other countries. These include the TOEFL, GRE, Praxis, and other standardized tests. For more information from ETS on individual Praxis II exams, visit www.ets.org/praxis

Oswaal CBSE Sample Question Paper Class 11 English Core (For March 2019 Exam)


Author: Oswaal Editorial Board This latest offering Oswaal Books is developed by “Oswaal Panel of Experts”. Oswaal Books strongly believes in Making Learning Simple. To ensure student friendly yet highly exam-oriented content, we take due care in developing our Panel of Experts. Accomplished teachers with 100+ years of combined experience, Subject Matter Experts with unmatchable subject knowledge, dynamic educationists, professionals with keen interest in education and topper students from the length and breadth of the country, together form the coveted Oswaal Panel of Experts. It is with their expertise, guidance and keen eye for details that the content in each offering from Oswaal Books meets highest quality standards. No wonder, Oswaal Books holds an enviable place in every student’s heart!
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CBSE 11th SAMPLE QUESTION PAPERS Preparing for any Examination calls for a lot of discipline and perseverance on the part of a student. We at Oswaal Books have always strived to be a student’s closest companion, his guiding light and his trusted friend by helping him sail through this important phase with utmost ease and confidence and emerge a winner!! In order to excel, a student not only has to be updated with the latest Board curriculum but also stay focused and use necessary exam tools to his advantage. On 15th March 2018, CBSE released an updated curriculum for Academic Year 2018-2019 on which Oswaal Books has based all its Exam Preparatory Material. Oswaal Books has always been proactive to follow the changes proposed by the Board and implement the same as soon as possible to put the students, parents and teachers at ease. The Oswaal Sample Question Papers have been developed as per the latest Board guidelines in order to support the students during the crucial exam preparatory phase. They provide the most formidable combination of Questions along with top notch Learning Tools to empower the students to conquer every examination they face. Each Sample Question Paper has been designed with a lot of care and precision. Our panel of experts have tried their best to arrange each Sample Question Paper in such a way that it gives the students an exact feel of the Final Examination. Special care has been taken to keep all the solutions simple and precise. 5 Sample Paper are solved in this book itself, while for the solutions of the other 5, you can visit www.oswaalbooks.com and download the solutions at any time. (Refer to the QR code). Some of the key highlights of Oswaal Sample Papers are: • Ten Sample Question Papers covering important concepts from an examination perspective (1-5 solved and 6-10 for Self-Assessment*) • All Typologies of Questions specified by CBSE included for examination success • Answers strictly follows latest CBSE Marking Scheme • On Tips Notes for crisp revision • ‘Mind Maps’ for improved learning • Oswaal Grammar Charts to facilitate effective concept clarification (Only in English SQPs) We hope Oswaal Sample Papers empower each and every student to excel, now and always!! OSWAAL BOOKS = LEARNING MADE SIMPLE

The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2015 with Online Question Bank and Exclusive Video


Author: GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118914104
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This is the only official study guide from the creators of the test and delivers more than 900 retired GMAT® questions and answer explanations and a 100- question diagnostic exam to help focus your test preparation efforts. NEW to The Official Guide for GMAT® Review 2015: Access to the online Question Bank including more than 900 practice questions of all types with answers and explanations, math review, essay topics, and a diagnostic test, as well as access to 50 online integrated reasoning questions. Exclusive access to videos from real test takers and GMAC staff who share insight and tips on GMAT® preparation.

Sat II

Literature - The Best Test Preparation for the Scholastic Assessment Test II
Author: Joseph A. Alvarez,Research and Education Association
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780878918461
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Master the SAT II Literature Subject Test and score higher... Our test experts show you the right way to prepare for this important college exam. REA''s SAT II Literature Subject test prep covers all Literature language areas to appear on the actual exam including in-depth coverage of prose, poetry, drama, theater, and more. The book features 6 full-length practice SAT II Literature exams. Each practice exam question is fully explained to help you better understand the subject material. Use the book''s Literary Index for speedy look-ups and smarter searches. Follow up your study with REA''s proven test-taking strategies and powerhouse drills that get you ready for test day. DETAILS - Comprehensive review of every Literature topic to appear on the SAT II subject test - Packed with proven test tips, strategies and advice to help you master the test - 6 full-length practice SAT II Literature Subject exams. Each exam question is answered in complete detail with easy-to-follow, easy-to-grasp explanations. - The book''s Literary Index allows for quicker, smarter searches of the information you need most TABLE OF CONTENTS About The Book About The Test About The Review Section About The Index of Literary Works Scoring the Examination LITERATURE COURSE REVIEW Chapter 1 - PROSE Reading Novels Reading Short Stories Reading Essays Reading Satire Chapter 2 - POETRY Verse and Meter Figurative Language and Poetic Devices Types of Poetry Chapter 3 - DRAMA AND THEATER Plot Structure Character Reading the Play Types of Plays History Modern Drama THE PRACTICE EXAMS Practice Test 1 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test 2 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test 3 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test 4 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test 5 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test 6 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers LITERATURE INDEX EXCERPT About Research & Education Association Research & Education Association (REA) is an organization of educators, scientists, and engineers specializing in various academic fields. Founded in 1959 with the purpose of disseminating the most recently developed scientific information to groups in industry, government, high schools, and universities, REA has since become a successful and highly respected publisher of study aids, test preps, handbooks, and reference works. REA''s Test Preparation series includes study guides for all academic levels in almost all disciplines. Research & Education Association publishes test preps for students who have not yet completed high school, as well as high school students preparing to enter college. Students from countries around the world seeking to attend college in the United States will find the assistance they need in REA''s publications. For college students seeking advanced degrees, REA publishes test preps for many major graduate school admission examinations in a wide variety of disciplines, including engineering, law, and medicine. Students at every level, in every field, with every ambition can find what they are looking for among REA''s publications. While most test preparation books present practice tests that bear little resemblance to the actual exams, REA''s series presents tests that accurately depict the official exams in both degree of difficulty and types of questions. REA''s practice tests are always based upon the most recently administered exams, and include every type of question that can be expected on the actual exams. REA''s publications and educational materials are highly regarded and continually receive an unprecedented amount of praise from professionals, instructors, librarians, parents, and students. Our authors are as diverse as the fields represented in the books we publish. They are well-known in their respective disciplines and serve on the faculties of prestigious high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States and Canada. ABOUT THE BOOK This book provides you with an accurate and complete representation of the SAT II: Subject Test in Literature. It is composed of six complete practice tests based on the most recently administered Literature tests. Each test is modeled after the actual exam and takes one hour to complete. The tests cover every type of question that can be expected to appear on the exam. Following each test is an answer key complete with detailed explanations designed to clarify the material for the student. By studying the review sections, completing all six tests, and studying the answer explanations, students can discover their strengths and weaknesses and prepare themselves for the actual exam in Literature. ABOUT THE TEST The SAT II: Subject Test in Literature is designed to test the student''s ability to read and understand literature in English. Each exam consists of approximately sixty multiple-choice questions based on six to eight short reading comprehension passages. The passages are drawn from: - English literature (40-50%) - American literature (40-50%) - Other Literature written in English (0-10%) Each test covers material from: - Renaissance and 17th century (30%) - 18th and 19th centuries (30%) - 20th century (40%) Each test contains: - poetry selections (45-50%) - prose selections (45-50%) - drama and other selections (0-10%) The Literature test does not require any specific knowledge of literature in English. The student is expected to possess a working knowledge of basic literary terms and to use analytical skills derived from high school literature studies to answer the test questions. The number of questions in a set is related to the length and complexity of the poem or passage. Generally, each group of questions based on a passage or poem consists of several questions about meaning, including effect and argument or theme, and several questions about form, including structure, generic properties, and method of organization. Where appropriate, the questions may also consider the narrative voice and the tone. The questions have five answer choices, and they can be categorized into three types: the regular multiple-choice question, the NOT/EXCEPT question, and the Roman numeral question. ABOUT THE REVIEW SECTION The reviews in this book are designed to further students'' understanding of the test material. Each review includes techniques students can use to enhance their reading and analyzing abilities to earn higher scores on the exam. The reviews also discuss extensively the variety of literary genres, terms, and devices which the student will be required to know for the exam. The three review sections in this book correspond with the three topics covered on the SAT II exam. READING PROSE - This review covers the various forms of prose the student may encounter on the SAT II exam, including novels, short stories, essays, and satire. Also included is a section covering general rules and ideas about fiction and non-fiction, as well as tips on how to analyze prose passages for the test. READING POETRY - Every type of poetry the student can encounter on the SAT II exam is described in detail with examples. Genre, structure, convention, and poetic form are all given ample discussion. Definitions and examples appear in this section for such terms as onomatopoeia, masculine/feminine rhyme, paradox, allusion, and many others, as well as study hints to help the student analyze poetry for the test. READING DRAMA - This review gives extensive samples of the types of questions which could be asked about drama on the SAT II exam. The various types of drama, including conflict, character, and types of plays are discussed at length with examples. Classic works such as Antigone, The Glass Menagerie, and Death of a Salesman are used to illustrate the topics covered. ABOUT THE INDEX OF LITERARY WORKS In the back of this book you will find an extensive index which lists all of the literary works which are mentioned in this book. In addition to helping you find where specific works are located in the test, this index also serves as a suggested reading list of many of the literary classics you should read to help familiarize yourself with all the terms and genres you will need to know. Reading the works is excellent preparation for taking the SAT II: Literature Test.

The SAT Subject Test


Author: Linda Gregg,Miriam Ellis,Paulette Cuvillier
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780878914517
Category: Study Aids
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Master the SAT II French Subject Test and score higher... Our test experts show you the right way to prepare for this important college exam. REA's SAT II French Subject test prep covers all French language areas to appear on the actual exam including in-depth coverage of declensions, verb tenses, spelling pitfalls, negation, and more. The book features 6 full-length practice SAT II French exams. Each practice exam question is fully explained to help you better understand the subject material. Use the book's glossary for speedy look-ups and smarter searches. Follow up your study with REA's proven test-taking strategies, powerhouse drills and study schedule that get you ready for test day. DETAILS - Comprehensive review of every French language topic to appear on the SAT II subject test - Flexible study schedule tailored to your needs - Packed with proven test tips, strategies and advice to help you master the test - 6 full-length practice SAT II French Subject exams: each exam question is answered in complete detail with easy-to-follow, easy-to-grasp explanations - The book's glossary allows for quicker, smarter searches of the information you need most TABLE OF CONTENTS About Research & Education Association Study Schedule Passing the SAT II: French subject test About this Book About the Test How to Use this Book Format of the SAT II: French Subject Test About the Review Sections Scoring the SAT II: French Subject Test Studying for the SAT II: French Subject Test Test-Taking Tips Score Conversion Chart Chapter 1 The Sounds of French Pronunciation Hints The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) The French Alphabet Accents Liaison Elision Syllabification Chapter 2 Cognates - Words You Recognize Cognates Common to Both Languages Cognates with Minor Spelling Changes Spelling Pitfalls "Faux amis" (False Friends) Some Borrowed Words Capitalization Interrogative Sentences Chapter 3 By the Numbers Counting from 1 to 1,000,000,000 Telling Time Describing Time Days of the Week Months The Four Seasons: Les quatre saisons Expressing the Year Phone Numbers Expressing Age Calculations Comparisons Ordinal Numbers Chapter 4 Nouns and Articles Gender Formation of Feminine Plural Nouns The Article Special Uses of the Definite Article The Indefinite Article Chapter 5 The Partitive Article (Le Partitif) General Use Formation Omission of the Definite Article after "de" Definite, Indefinite, or Partitive Article Chapter 6 Adjectives Function Formation of Feminine Position of Adjectives Comparing with Adjectives Possessive Adjectives Demonstrative Adjectives ("this," "these") Interrogative Adjectives Adjectives of Number Demi(e): Half Indefinite Adjectives Chapter 7 Pronouns Subject Pronouns Direct Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns With Two Verbs Together With Two Object Pronouns Together Y and en; penser à; parler de Interrogative Sentences with Pronouns Disjunctive Pronouns Relative Pronouns Possessive Pronouns Chapter 8 Verbs L'indicatif L'impératif Le passé composé L'imparfait Le plus-que-parfait Le futur proche Le futur Le conditionnel L'infinitif Le participe présent Les verbes pronominaux Two Other Past Tenses of the Indicative Chapter 9 The Subjunctive Formation: Regular Verbs Uses of the Subjunctive in Subordinate Clauses Uses of Subjunctive after Certain Conjunctions Le passé du subjonctif Chapter 10 Adverbs Formation of Adverbs Irregular Forms Placement of the Adverb Comparative of Adverbs The Superlative Some Common Adverbs Interrogative Adverbs Adverbs that Connect Nouns, Phrases, and Clauses Chapter 11 Prepositions and Conjunctions Prepositions Compound Prepositions Prepositions with Geographic Names Common Verbs + Preposition + Infinitive Conjunctions Chapter 12 Basic Idiomatic Expressions Expressions with avoir Expressions with faire Impersonal Expressions with il Idiomatic Expressions with être The Verb manquer Measuring Time with depuis/depuis que Connaître and savoir Miscellaneous Expressions Chapter 13 Negation Positive and Negative Adverbial Expressions Quelque chose de/rien de + Adjective Chapter 14 Useful Vocabulary School (L'école) Animals (Un animal; Les animaux) The Body (Le corps) The City (La ville) Clothing (Les vêtements) Colors (Les couleurs) Drinks (Les boissons) The Family (La famille) Foods (Les aliments) Illnesses (Les maladies) Professions, Occupations (Les professions, les métiers) Sports/Leisure (Les sports et les passe-temps) Countries (Les pays) Professions (Les professions) PRACTICE TEST I Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers PRACTICE TEST II Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers PRACTICE TEST III Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers PRACTICE TEST IV Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers PRACTICE TEST V Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers PRACTICE TEST VI Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Answer Sheets GLOSSARY EXCERPT About Research & Education Association Research & Education Association (REA) is an organization of educators, scientists, and engineers specializing in various academic fields. Founded in 1959 with the purpose of disseminating the most recently developed scientific information to groups in industry, government, high schools, and universities, REA has since become a successful and highly respected publisher of study aids, test preps, handbooks, and reference works. REA's Test Preparation series includes study guides for all academic levels in almost all disciplines. Research & Education Association publishes test preps for students who have not yet completed high school, as well as high school students preparing to enter college. Students from countries around the world seeking to attend college in the United States will find the assistance they need in REA's publications. For college students seeking advanced degrees, REA publishes test preps for many major graduate school admission examinations in a wide variety of disciplines, including engineering, law, and medicine. Students at every level, in every field, with every ambition can find what they are looking for among REA's publications. While most test preparation books present practice tests that bear little resemblance to the actual exams, REA's series presents tests that accurately depict the official exams in both degree of difficulty and types of questions. REA's practice tests are always based upon the most recently administered exams, and include every type of question that can be expected on the actual exams. REA's publications and educational materials are highly regarded and continually receive an unprecedented amount of praise from professionals, instructors, librarians, parents, and students. Our authors are as diverse as the fields represented in the books we publish. They are well-known in their respective disciplines and serve on the faculties of prestigious high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States and Canada. PASSING THE SAT II: FRENCH SUBJECT TEST ABOUT THIS BOOK This book provides you with an accurate and complete representation of the SAT II: French Subject Test. Inside you will find topical reviews packed with the information and strategies you'll need to do well on the exam, as well as six REA practice tests based on the actual College Board exam. Our practice tests contain every type of question that you can expect to encounter on the SAT II: French Test. Following each of our tests, you will find an answer key and step-by-step detailed explanations designed to help you master the test material. ABOUT THE TEST Who takes the test and what is it used for? Planning to attend college? Then you should take the SAT II: French Subject Test if: (1) Any of the colleges to which you're applying require the test for admission, OR (2) You wish to demonstrate proficiency in French. The SAT II: French exam is designed for students who have at least two years of strong preparation in the language. Who administers the test? The SAT II: French Subject Test is developed by the College Board and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The test development process involves the assistance of educators throughout the United States, and is designed and implemented to ensure that the content and difficulty level of the test are appropriate. When should the SAT II: French Subject Test be taken? Most students take the Subject Tests towards the end of their junior year or at the beginning of their senior year. You should take the SAT II: French Subject Test while you are taking a French class. You're likely to be rusty if you haven't been in a French class for several months. If you are applying to a college that requires SAT II: Subject Test scores as part of the admissions process, you should take the SAT II: French Subject Test in time for your colleges to see your score. If your scores are being used only for placement purposes, wait as long as you can to get the most preparation in your French courses as possible. Make sure to contact the colleges to which you are applying for more specific information. When and where is the test given? The SAT II: French Subject Test is administered six times a year - in October, November, December, January, May, and June - at test centers across the United States. The test given in November is the only one that includes a listening portion (which is not covered in this book). To receive information on upcoming administrations of the exam, consult the publication Taking the SAT II: Subject Tests, which can be obtained from your guidance counselor or by contacting: College Board SAT Program P.O. Box 6720 Princeton, NJ 08541-6720 (609) 771-7070 Website: www.collegeboard.com Is there a registration fee? To take the SAT II: French Test, you must pay a registration fee. For a fee schedule, consult the publication "Taking the SAT II: Subject Tests." Financial assistance may be granted in certain situations. To find out if you qualify and to register for assistance, contact your academic advisor. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK What do I study first? The SAT II: French Subject Test is designed to test knowledge that you have acquired throughout your education. Therefore, the best way to prepare yourself for the actual exam is to refresh your knowledge by thoroughly studying our review material and test-taking tips and by taking the sample tests provided in this book. They will familiarize you with the types of questions, directions, and the format of the SAT II: French Subject Test. To begin your studies, follow this simple plan: (1) Read over the reviews and the suggestions for test-taking. (2) Take one of our practice tests to determine your area(s) of weakness. (3) Study the review material, focusing on your specific problem areas. The reviews include the information you need to know when taking the exam. Make sure to take the remaining practice exams to further test yourself and become completely comfortable with the format and content of the actual SAT II: French Subject Test. Consult our study schedule for a detailed test-preparation timetable. When should I start studying? It is never too early to start studying for the SAT II: French Test. The earlier you begin, the more time you will have to sharpen your skills. Do not procrastinate! Cramming is not an effective way to study, since it does not allow you the time needed to learn the test material. The sooner you learn the format of the exam, the more comfortable you will be when you take it. FORMAT OF THE SAT II: FRENCH SUBJECT TEST The SAT II: French Test is a one-hour exam consisting of 85 to 90 multiple-choice questions - the number of items has been known to vary from one form of the test to another. The questions you'll encounter on the SAT II: French Subject Test are designed to measure the gradual development of competence in the French language acquired over a period of years. The test measures your grasp of the language in three distinct areas: - Vocabulary-in-context: Approx. 30%. Tests your knowledge of vocabulary and basic idioms within culturally authentic contexts. - Structure: 30-40%. Tests your ability to choose words or expressions that are grammatically correct within a sentence or longer paragraphs. - Reading: 30-40%. Tests your understanding of main and supporting ideas, themes, and settings of a text. Passages are drawn from texts like essays, historical works, newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and timetables. ABOUT THE REVIEW SECTIONS The reviews in this book will teach you the skills and concepts needed to approach SAT II: French Subject Test questions. We cover sentence structure, grammar, verb conjugation, spelling, and capitalization. Systematic review will help you identify the kinds of errors that often appear in vocabulary-in-context and structure questions. By using the reviews in conjunction with the practice tests, you will be able to sharpen your skills and put yourself in the best possible position to succeed on the SAT II: French Subject Test. STUDYING FOR THE SAT II: FRENCH SUBJECT TEST It is vital that you choose the time and place for studying that works best for you. Some students may set aside a certain number of hours every morning, while others may study at night before going to sleep. Only you can determine when and where your study time will be most effective. Be consistent and use your time wisely. Work out a study routine and stick to it! When you take the practice tests, try to make your testing conditions as much like the actual test as possible. Turn your television and radio off, and sit down at a quiet table free from distraction. Make sure to clock yourself with a timer. As you complete each practice test, score your test and thoroughly review the explanations to the questions you answered incorrectly; however, do not review too much at any one time. Concentrate on one problem area at a time by reviewing the questions and explanations, and by studying the review until you are confident you completely understand the material. Keep track of your scores. By doing so, you will be able to gauge your progress and discover general weaknesses in particular sections. You should carefully study the reviews that address your areas of difficulty; this will strengthen your skills and build your confidence. TEST-TAKING TIPS Although you may be unfamiliar with standardized tests such as the SAT II: French Subject Test, there are many ways to acquaint yourself with this type of examination and help alleviate your test-taking anxieties. Here are ways to help you become accustomed to the SAT II: French Subject Test, some of which may apply to other standardized tests as well. Become comfortable with the format of the SAT II: French Subject Test. When you are practicing to take the test, simulate the conditions under which you will be taking the actual test. Stay calm and pace yourself. After simulating the test only a couple of times, you will boost your chances of doing well, and you will be able to sit down for the actual exam much more confidently. Know the directions and format for each section of the test. Familiarizing yourself with the directions and format of the different test sections will not only save you time, but will also ensure that you are familiar enough with the SAT II: French Subject Test to avoid anxiety (and the mistakes caused by being anxious). Work on the easier questions first. Within each group of questions, the easier ones are usually at the beginning. If you find yourself working too long on one question, make a mark next to it in your test booklet and continue to the next question. After you answer all the questions you can, go back to the ones you have skipped. If you are unsure of an answer, guess. However - if you do guess, guess wisely. Use the process of elimination by going through each answer to a question and eliminating as many of the answer choices as possible. By eliminating two answer choices, you give yourself a fifty-fifty chance of answering correctly, since there will only be two choices left from which to make your guess. Mark your answers in the appropriate spaces on the answer sheet. Each numbered row will contain four ovals corresponding to each answer choice for that question. Fill in the circle that corresponds to your answer darkly, completely, and neatly. You can change your answer, but remember to completely erase your old answer. Any stray lines or unnecessary marks may cause the machine to score your answer incorrectly. When you have finished working on a section, you may want to go back and check to make sure your answers correspond to the correct questions. Marking one answer in the wrong space will throw off the rest of your test, whether it is graded by machine or by hand. You don't have to answer every question. You are not penalized if you do not answer a question. The only penalty you receive is if you answer a question incorrectly. Try to use the guessing strategy, but if you are truly stumped by a question, you do not have to answer it. Work quickly and steadily. You have a limited amount of time to work on each section, so you need to work quickly and steadily. Avoid focusing on one problem for too long. Taking the practice tests in this book will help you to learn how to budget your time. Before the Test Make sure you know exactly where your test center is well in advance of your test day so you do not get lost on the day of the test. On the night before the test, gather together the materials you will need the next day: - Your admission ticket - Two forms of identification (e.g., driver's license, student identification card, or current alien registration card) - Two No. 2 pencils with erasers - Directions to the test center - A watch, if you wish, but not one that makes noise, as it may disturb other test-takers On the day of the test, you should wake up early (we hope after a decent night's rest) and have a good breakfast. Dress comfortably, so that you are not distracted by being too hot or too cold while taking the test. Also, plan to arrive at the test center early. This will allow you to collect your thoughts and relax before the test, and will also spare you the stress of being late. If you arrive after the test begins, you will not be admitted or receive a refund. During the Test When you arrive at the test center, try to find a seat where you feel you will be comfortable. Follow all the rules and instructions given by the test supervisor. If you do not, you risk being dismissed from the test and having your scores canceled. Once all the test materials are passed out, the test instructor will give you directions for filling out your answer sheet. Fill out this sheet carefully, since this information will appear on your score report. Remember - since no scratch paper will be provided, you can write in your test booklet. After the Test When you have completed the SAT II: French Subject Test, you may hand in your test materials and leave. Then, go home and relax. You should receive your score report about five weeks after you take the test. This report will include your scores, percentile ranks, and interpretive information. YOUR SCORE REPORT You should receive your score report about five weeks after you take the test. This report will include your scores, percentile ranks, and interpretive information. When you register for the test, you can also take advantage of two different reporting options: Score Choice and the Writing Sample Copy Service. Score Choice allows you to review your scores before instructing the College Board to send them to the colleges you have chosen. If you decide your scores are too low, you can take the test again. Only you and your high school will know your original scores. The Writing Sample Copy Service provides you with three copies of your graded essay, which you can send to colleges for admissions purposes. Additionally, if you plan to take the test again, a copy of your essay with graders' comments can be invaluable in assessing your strengths and weaknesses.

The Best Test Preparation for the SAT II, Subject Test

English Language Proficiency Test
Author: Libby Vernon,John Reid Currie,Research and Education Association,Dianne Ramdeholl
Publisher: Research & Education Assn
ISBN: 9780878916412
Category: Study Aids
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Master the SAT II English Language Proficiency Subject Test and score higher... Our test experts show you the right way to prepare for this important college exam. REA's SAT II English Language Proficiency Subject test prep covers all English language areas that appear on the actual exam including in-depth coverage of comprehending and listening to verbal statements, dialogues, and short talks. The book features 4 full-length practice exams. Each practice exam question is fully explained to help you better understand the subject material. The accompanying 2 audio cassettes help you improve your listening skills and prepare you for the critical listening comprehension portions of the actual exam. Follow up your study with REA's proven test-taking strategies and powerhouse drills that get you ready for test day. DETAILS - Comprehensive review of every English language topic to appear on the SAT II subject test - Packed with proven test tips, strategies and advice to help you master the test - 4 full-length practice SAT II English Language Proficiency Subject exams. Each exam question is answered in complete detail with easy-to-follow, easy-to-grasp explanations. - Includes 2 audio cassettes that contain the listening comprehension sections from the four sample tests. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 - About the SAT II: ELPT About This Book About The Test How To Use This Book Format of the ELPT About The Review Sections Scoring the Exam Studying for the ELPT ELPT Test-Taking Tips Chapter 2 - Listening Comprehension Review Hints for Preparations Test-Taking Hints Test Content Statements Dialogues Short Talks Chapter 3 - Reading Comprehension Review Reading Comprehension Effective Reading Tips Basic Questions Additional Tips Vocabulary Problem Situations Context Clues Vocabulary Word List FOUR PRACTICE TESTS Practice Test 1 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test 2 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test 3 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test 4 Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Transcript Proficiency Level Keys Answer Sheets EXCERPT About Research & Education Association Research & Education Association (REA) is an organization of educators, scientists, and engineers specializing in various academic fields. Founded in 1959 with the purpose of disseminating the most recently developed scientific information to groups in industry, government, high schools, and universities, REA has since become a successful and highly respected publisher of study aids, test preps, handbooks, and reference works. REA's Test Preparation series includes study guides for all academic levels in almost all disciplines. Research & Education Association publishes test preps for students who have not yet completed high school, as well as high school students preparing to enter college. Students from countries around the world seeking to attend college in the United States will find the assistance they need in REA's publications. For college students seeking advanced degrees, REA publishes test preps for many major graduate school admission examinations in a wide variety of disciplines, including engineering, law, and medicine. Students at every level, in every field, with every ambition can find what they are looking for among REA's publications. While most test preparation books present practice tests that bear little resemblance to the actual exams, REA's series presents tests that accurately depict the official exams in both degree of difficulty and types of questions. REA's practice tests are always based upon the most recently administered exams, and include every type of question that can be expected on the actual exams. REA's publications and educational materials are highly regarded and continually receive an unprecedented amount of praise from professionals, instructors, librarians, parents, and students. Our authors are as diverse as the fields represented in the books we publish. They are well-known in their respective disciplines and serve on the faculties of prestigious high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States and Canada. ABOUT THE BOOK This book provides you with an accurate and complete representation of the SAT II: English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT). The four sample tests are based on the most recently administered ELPT examination. Our reviews are designed to prepare you for the types of questions you can expect to see when taking the actual test. You will be given one hour to complete each sample test. The sample tests contain every type of question that you may expect to appear on the actual exam. Following each test you will find an answer key and detailed explanations which are designed to help you understand the test material. Copies of this book include audio cassettes, containing the listening comprehension sections from the four sample tests. These tapes will help you improved your listening skills and prepare you for the listening comprehension portions of the ELPT. ABOUT THE TEST Who Takes the Test and What is it Used for? Any American secondary school student with English as a second language or limited English proficiency who has had at least two years of high school study in the United States can take this exam. The English Language Proficiency Test is used to measure your reading and listening skills in English. Unlike English test that focus on grammar and language structure, the ELPT uses everyday-life examples to test a student's ability to function in an English-speaking environment. The test is used by colleges and universities as an indicator of a student's ability to use English in life situations. It can also be used as a measure for academic placement. Students entering the workforce can use the ELPT to demonstrate their ability to understand written and spoken English. Who Administers the Test? The ELPT is developed and administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The questions for the ELPT are developed by language specialists who follow standardized procedures which ensure a high quality of work. All questions are reviewed by many people, revised as necessary, and then are administered in trial test situations, before being compiled into a test format. According to ETS, the tests are then reviewed, using specific procedures, to ensure that they are free from cultural bias and that they will properly measure student's knowledge. When Should the ELPT Be Taken? The ELPT should be taken by American high school students who have completed two to four ears of training in an English as a Second Language program or an English enrichment course. The examination should be taken prior to graduation from high school. When and Where is the Test Given? The ELPT is administered twice a year, once at SAT test centers and once at participating high schools. The first test administration date is in November at SAT test centers. The second administration date is in April at participating high schools. To receive information on upcoming administrations of the exam, consult the publication Taking the SAT II: Subject Tests, which can be obtained from your guidance counselor or by contacting: College Board SAT Program P.O. Box 6200 Princeton, NJ 08541-6200 Phone: (609) 771-7600 Website: http://www.collegeboard.com You must pay a registration fee to take the SAT II: English Language Proficiency Subject Test. Consult the publication Taking the SAT II: Subject Tests for information on the fee structure. Financial assistance may be granted in certain situations. To find out if you qualify and to register for assistance, contact your academic advisor. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK What Do I Study First? Before you do anything else, you should take the first practice test which appears after the two review sections. After you complete this test, you will be able to determine what areas are causing you difficulty and should be studied first, so that you can strengthen your weaknesses. After you have thoroughly studied the areas with which you are having problems, you may want to retake Test 1 to gauge your improvement in these areas. When you feel comfortable with the areas which have previously caused you difficulty, you should then begin reviewing and preparing for each section of the ELPT. When should I start studying? It is never too early to start studying for the ELPT, the earlier the better. You should start studying as soon as possible so that you will be able to learn more. Make sure you take the first practice test before you start studying can help you strengthen your problem areas before you run out of time to study. Last minute studying and cramming is not an efficient way to study and does not allow you to learn the material which you will need to know for the exam. How else can I improve my English speaking and writing skills while preparing for the test? In addition to using Test 1 to determine your problem areas, make sure you study all of the reviews. The reviews will cover the information you will need to know for the exam. You should also test yourself by completing as many of the practice tests as you possibly can. Besides using this book, there is one way you can familiarize yourself with written English - READ! Reading will help you improve your writing skills because you will have become acquainted with correct structure and phrasing in written English. You should read newspaper and magazine articles and advertisements. Read the college admissions material and college catalogs of the schools to which you are applying. You should also read books of interest to you. Just make sure you read, read, READ! There are many ways you can familiarize yourself with spoken English. If you are in your car, turn on the radio. Listening to radio newscasts and weather reports can also help prepare you for the test. You should watch television documentaries, go to lectures, and even go to the movies. Doing all of these things will help your perception of spoken English and will help prepare you for the listening comprehension sections, and may even aid in building your vocabulary. FORMAT FOR THE ELPT Section / Time Allotted / Questions Part A: Listening Comprehension - Rejoinders / 10 minutes / 14 questions Part B: Reading Comprehension - Realia / 30 minutes / 42 questions Part C: Listening Comprehension - Narratives and Dialogues / 20 minutes / 28 questions The ELPT will take about one hour to complete, plus about 20 minutes of administration time. All of the questions in the ELPT will be multiple choice. Each question is rated as either superior, advanced, or intermediate. These ratings distinguish the difficulty level of a question and aids in scoring the student's proficiency rating. Each question will have four answer choices from which to choose. You should be aware of the amount of time you have to complete each section of the test, so that you do not waste too much time working on difficult questions, while neglecting to answer easy questions. Speed is very important. Using the practice tests will help you prepare for this. Taking as many of the practice tests as possible, and making sure to time yourself, will help you become accustomed to the time constraints. Repeating this process will help you develop speed in answering the questions because you will become more familiar with the format. First, make sure you know how much time you have to complete each section. Second, read the directions to each section so that you understand it completely. Third, you should become familiar with the three parts of the ELPT. These sections are: PART A: Listening Comprehension - Rejoinders In this section, which makes up 17 percent of the test, your ability to respond to and understand spoken English will be tested. A tape recording of conversations will be played for you. You will then have seven seconds to choose the answer that would best continue the conversation. The questions, the conversations, and the answer choices will not appear in your test booklet. When you take the sample tests, take Part A for Tests 1-4 by using the provided tapes. Students will be given 10 minutes to complete the 14 questions in Part A. To study for this section, turn to the Listening Comprehension Review - Rejoinders. PART B: Reading Comprehension - Realia This section, which makes up 50 percent of the test, will test your ability to understand written English through published material such as signs, advertisements, directions, menus, labels, tickets, and street signs. The items in this section will include a piece of "realia" and test the students' ability to understand its content. Students will be given 30 minutes to complete the 42 questions in Part B. To study for this section, turn to the Reading Comprehension Review - Realia. PART C: Listening Comprehension - Narratives and Dialogues This part, which makes up 33 percent of the test, will have several spoken announcements or conversations which the students listen to and then answer questions about the content or main points of what was said on the tape. The students will be given 12 seconds to complete each question. Part C has 28 questions that must be completed in 20 minutes. To study for this section, turn to the Listening Comprehension Review - Narratives and Dialogues. ABOUT THE REVIEW SECTIONS Our reviews are written to help you understand the concepts behind the questions which will be asked in the ELPT. They will help you to prepare for the actual test. They contain study tips on how to choose the best answer quickly and accurately. Also, there will be many drills which will help you in studying for the ELPT. You should use the reviews in conjunction with the diagnostic test and its cross-referencing table, which can show you what areas you need to study the most. The three review sections in this book correspond to the test sections of the official ELPT. Listening Comprehension Reviews Both Listening Comprehension parts of the ELPT (Rejoinders and Narratives and Dialogues) will be discussed in great detail in this review. It will illustrate for you the different forms of questions that may appear in those parts of the ELPT. Through using this review, you will learn how to listen for key words and phrases. A number of study tips have been included to help you concentrate more effectively and choose the correct answer quickly. Reading Comprehension Review This review will describe for you the "realia" that will be presented in Part B of the ELPT. The review will help you learn how to understand the content of various signs, menus, directions, etc. STUDYING FOR THE ELPT At first glance, the ELPT may appear to be primarily a test of written English. However, the ELPT not only tests your written English ability., but it also tests your ability to understand spoken English. By using the tests contained in this book, you will be able to develop your abilities in both of these areas. It is important for you to discover the time and place that works best for you. Some students may set aside a certain number of hours every morning to study, while others may choose to study at night before going to sleep. Other students may study during the day, while waiting on line, or they may even listen to English tapes while doing chores. Only you can determine when and where your study time will be most effective. The most important factor to keep in mind is consistency. Work out a study routine and stick to it! You may want to follow a schedule similar to the one presented at the beginning of this book. Depending on how long before the exam you begin to study, you may want to add to this schedule or condense it. Be sure to take the first practice test before you begin studying the reviews in this book. By taking the practice test before studying you will determine your strengths and weaknesses, enabling your studying to be more concise and effective. When you take the practice tests, you should sit down at a quiet table and time yourself. Try to make the conditions as much like a test center as possible by removing all distractions. Afterwards, you should check each answer and thoroughly review the reasoning behind each question that you missed. You should not review too much at one time. Concentrate on each of your problem areas individually, until you feel comfortable with your ability in each of those areas. Write in the margins and spaces of this book when practicing, and write in the test booklet when taking the test. You should use this space to make notes to yourself, especially notes to go back to a certain question. You should also cross out answers that you know are incorrect. Although you can write in your test booklet, make sure you do not write anything on your answer sheet, except to mark the answer you chose. Keep track of your scores! You will be able to gauge your progress and discover general weaknesses in particular sections. You may find it very helpful to work with someone else. If possible, you should find a friend or classmate who is also taking the test. You may even find it convenient to ask a native speaker of English to help you practice. ELPT TEST-TAKING TIPS You may be unfamiliar with standardized tests such as the ELPT. There are many ways to acquaint yourself with this type of examination. Listed below are points to help you become familiar with the ELPT, some of which may be applied to other standardized tests. How to Beat the Clock Become comfortable with the format of the exam. When you are practicing to take the ELPT, pretend that you are under the same time constraints as you would during the test. Stay calm, pace yourself, and pay attention to the clock. Practice these techniques thoroughly. After simulating the test only a few times, you will be better able to sit down for the actual ELPT much more confidently and boost your chances of doing well. Become familiar with the directions. Make sure you understand them before you take the exam, so that you do not waste valuable time on the exam. Know the format for each section before you actually take the test. This will not only save you valuable time, but also ensure that you are familiar enough with the exam to avoid nervousness (and the mistakes that come from being nervous). Work on the easier questions first. Mark the very difficult questions (in the test booklet, not on the answer sheet) and continue. Remember, only correct answers will be counted in your score. You will not be penalized for guessing, so when you have either answered or marked all of the questions, go back and answer any of the difficult questions that you my have skipped. If you find yourself working too long on one question, mark it and go on. Be sure that you are marking your answer in the space that corresponds to the number of the question in the test booklet. Know how much time is allowed for each section. Remember that you are racing against the clock. This is why you should not spend too much time on a single question. Budget your time. Every question has the same value, whether it is difficult or easy, so it is important to move on if a question becomes too time consuming. Pace yourself and make sure to check your time periodically to make sure that you are moving at a good rate. Should I Guess? If you don't know the answer to a question, guess! Cross out and eliminate answers (in the test booklet) that you know are wrong, and then pick the best answer from the ones that are left. Even if you can't eliminate any answers, guess anyway! Remember that there is no penalty for guessing, and only correct answers are counted. If you guess, you may increase your number of correct answers. The Day of the Test On the day of the test, you should wake up early (hopefully after a decent night 's rest) and have a good breakfast. Make sure you dress comfortably, so that you are not distracted by being too hot or too cold while taking the exam. You should plan to arrive at the test site early. By being early, you will spare yourself the anxiety of being late for the test. It will also allow you to collect your thoughts and to relax before taking the exam. Before you leave your home, make sure you have all the necessary information to be admitted into the test site. You should consult your ELPT handbook for exact requirements. Make sure you bring at least two sharpened #2 (or HB) pencils, with erasers, to the exam. The pencils should be medium-soft with black lead. You may want to wear a watch to the test site; however, only ordinary watches will be permitted. Watches with alarms, calculator functions, flashing lights, beeping sounds, etc., will not be allowed in the test site. No food will be allowed into the examination room. During the Test When you arrive at the test center, you will be assigned a seat in the examination room by a member of the test site staff. You will not receive a break during the examination. If you need to use the rest room, or if you become ill, you may leave the examination room, but you must first give the test supervisor your identification documents before you leave the room. If you do leave the room, you will not be allowed to make up any lost time. Once you enter the test site, follow all the instructions given by the test supervisor. If you do not, you risk being dismissed from the examination or having your ELPT scores voided (they will not be scored). Your answer sheet will not be scored and your test payment will not be refunded if you try to remove a test booklet, an answer sheet, or any tape from the test center. All the test materials are the property of Educational Testing Service and legal action may be taken against you if you try to take home test materials or copy them in any way. There are also regulations that, if not followed, will void your answer sheet and then your test payment will not be refunded for any reason. Check your ELPT handbook for a list of these regulations. When all of the test materials have been passed out, the test instructor will give you directions for filling out one side of your answer sheet. You must fill out this sheet carefully since this information will be printed on your score report. Fill out your name exactly as it appears on your identification documents, unless otherwise instructed. Remember to write in the margins and spaces of your test booklet, leaving notes for yourself to return to a question, or just to cross out incorrect answers. Make sure you do not write on your answer sheet, except to fill in the oval corresponding to the answer you chose. You will be marking your answers on the side two of your answer sheet. Each numbered row will contain four ovals corresponding to each answer choice for that question. Fill in the oval which corresponds to your answer darkly, completely, and in a neat manner. You can change your answer, but remember to completely erase your old answer. Only one answer should be marked. This is very important, as your answer sheet will be scored by machine and stray lines or unnecessary marks may cause the machine to score your answers incorrectly. Only work on the section of the test which the test instructor has instructed you to work on. You should begin only when instructed to do so, and stop, immediately, when instructed to end. Do not turn to the next section of the test until you are told to do so. When all of the sections have been completed, you should remain seated until all of the test materials have been collected. You will have to wait for your test results to arrive in the mail, which usually takes about one month.

SAT II

German Reading Test - The Best Test Preparation for the Scholastic Assessment Test II
Author: Michael Busges,Frederic Curry,J. V. McMahon,Peter Schroeck,Linda Thomas
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780878914029
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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Master the SAT II German Subject Test and score higher... Our test experts show you the right way to prepare for this important college exam. REA's SAT II German Subject test prep covers all German language areas to appear on the actual exam including in-depth coverage of declensions, verb tenses, passive voice, word order, and more. The book features 6 full-length practice SAT II German exams. Each practice exam question is fully explained to help you better understand the subject material. Use the book's glossary for speedy look-ups and smarter searches. Follow up your study with REA's proven test-taking strategies, powerhouse drills and study schedule that get you ready for test day. DETAILS - Comprehensive review of every German language topic to appear on the SAT II subject test - Flexible study schedule tailored to your needs - Packed with proven test tips, strategies and advice to help you master the test - 6 full-length practice SAT II German Subject exams. Each exam question is answered in complete detail with easy-to-follow, easy-to-grasp explanations. - The book's glossary allows for quicker, smarter searches of the information you need most TABLE OF CONTENTS About Research & Education Association Passing the SAT II: German Subject Test About this Book About the Test How to Use this Book Format of the SAT II: German Test Scoring the SAT II: German Test Practice-Test Score Conversion Table Studying for the SAT II: German Test Test-Taking Tips Independent Study Schedule Chapter 1: NOUNS Gender Plurals Compound Nouns Articles Chapter 2: CASES The Nominative Case The Accusative Case The Dative Case The Genitive Case Chapter 3: DECLENSION OF NOUNS Declension of the Definite Article and Der-Words Declension of the Indefinite Article and Ein-Words Negation of Nouns Weak Masculine Nouns Chapter 4: PRONOUNS Personal Pronouns Reflexive Pronouns Relative Pronouns Indefinite Relative Pronouns Da(r)- and Wo(r)-Compounds Chapter 5: VERBS About Verbs in General The Use of the Present Tense (das Prasens) The Imperative The Use of the Simple Past Tense (das Imperfekt) The Use of the Present Perfect Tense (das Perfekt) The Use of the Past Perfect Tense (das Plusquamperfekt) The Use of the Future Tense (das Futur) Separable-Prefix Verbs Principal Parts of Verbs Chapter 6: THE SUBJUNCTIVE (Der Konjunktiv) The Use of the General Subjunctive (der Konjunktiv II) The Use of the Past-Time General Subjunctive The Use of the Special Subjunctive (der Konjunktiv I) Chapter 7: THE PASSIVE VOICE (Das Passiv) The Use of the Passive Voice Passive Substitutes Chapter 8: INTERROGATIVES About Questions in General The Interrogative Wer? (Who?) The Interrogatives Wo?, Woher?, and Wohin? (Where?) The Interrogative Welcher? (Which?) Chapter 9: PREPOSITIONS About Prepositions in General Prepositions with the Accusative Case Prepositions with the Dative Case Prepositions with the Genitive Case Prepositions with Either the Dative or the Accusative Case Some Idiomatic and Other Uses of Prepositions Contractions Common Verb-Preposition Combinations Chapter 10: ADJECTIVES About Adjectives in General Adjective Endings Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs Irregular Forms in the Comparative and Superlative Equal and Unequal Comparisons Special Phrases Used in Comparisons Adjectival Nouns Chapter 11: WORD ORDER About Word Order in General Coordinating Conjunctions Subordinating Conjunctions Time, Manner, Place The Position of Objects The Position of Nicht Chapter 12: SPECIAL USAGE PROBLEMS Als, Wenn, Wann Nachdem, Nach, Nachher Seitdem, Seit Bevor, Vor, Vorher Noch Ein, Ein Ander Kennen, Wissen Endlich, Schlielich, Zuletzt Ein Paar, Ein paar Treffen, Begegnen, Kennenlernen Es Gibt, Es Sind Nur, Erst Lernen, Studieren Worte, Worter Spat, Sich Verspaten, Verspatung Haben andern, Sich andern, Sich Verandern Sondern, Aber Kein vs. Nicht Chapter 13: NUMERALS Cardinal Numbers Ordinal Numbers Days, Months, and Seasons Telling Time Dates and Age Time Expressions Chapter 14: BASIC VOCABULARY Parts of the Body/Illness Articles of Clothing/Shopping Colors Asking and Receiving Directions/Transportation Family Food and Drink/Ordering Greetings GLOSSARY Practice Test I Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test II Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test III Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test IV Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test V Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test VI Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers ANSWER SHEETS EXCERPT About Research & Education Association Research & Education Association (REA) is an organization of educators, scientists, and engineers specializing in various academic fields. Founded in 1959 with the purpose of disseminating the most recently developed scientific information to groups in industry, government, high schools, and universities, REA has since become a successful and highly respected publisher of study aids, test preps, handbooks, and reference works. REA's Test Preparation series includes study guides for all academic levels in almost all disciplines. Research & Education Association publishes test preps for students who have not yet completed high school, as well as high school students preparing to enter college. Students from countries around the world seeking to attend college in the United States will find the assistance they need in REA's publications. For college students seeking advanced degrees, REA publishes test preps for many major graduate school admission examinations in a wide variety of disciplines, including engineering, law, and medicine. Students at every level, in every field, with every ambition can find what they are looking for among REA's publications. While most test preparation books present practice tests that bear little resemblance to the actual exams, REA's series presents tests that accurately depict the official exams in both degree of difficulty and types of questions. REA's practice tests are always based upon the most recently administered exams, and include every type of question that can be expected on the actual exams. REA's publications and educational materials are highly regarded and continually receive an unprecedented amount of praise from professionals, instructors, librarians, parents, and students. Our authors are as diverse as the fields represented in the books we publish. They are well-known in their respective disciplines and serve on the faculties of prestigious high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States and Canada. PASSING THE SAT II: GERMAN SUBJECT TEST ABOUT THIS BOOK This book provides you with an accurate and complete representation of the SAT II: German Subject Test. Inside you will find a complete course review, as well as six REA practice tests based on the actual exam. Our practice tests contain every type of question that you can expect to encounter on the actual exam. Following each test you will find an answer key with detailed explanations designed to help you master the test material. ABOUT THE TEST Who takes the test and what is it used for? Students planning to attend college take the SAT II: German Subject Test for one of two reasons: (1) Because it is an admission requirement of the college or university to which they are applying, "OR" (2) To demonstrate proficiency in German. The SAT II: German exam is designed for students who have taken two to four years of German. Who administers the test? The SAT II: German Subject Test is developed by the College Board and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). The test development process involves the assistance of educators throughout the country, and is designed and implemented to ensure that the content and difficulty level of the test are appropriate. When and where is the test given? The SAT II: German Subject Test is offered once a year, in June, at many locations throughout the country. To receive information on upcoming administrations of the exam, consult the publication Taking the SAT II: Subject Tests, which can be obtained from your guidance counselor or by contacting: College Board SAT Program P.O. Box 6200 Princeton, NJ 08541-6200 Phone: (609) 771-7600 Website: http: //www.collegeboard.com Is there a registration fee? You must pay a registration fee to take the SAT II: German Subject Test. Consult the publication Taking the SAT II: Subject Tests for information on the fee structure. Financial assistance may be granted in certain situations. To find out if you qualify and to register for assistance, contact your academic advisor. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK What do I study first? Remember that the SAT II: German Subject Test is designed to test knowledge that you have acquired throughout your education. Therefore, the best way to prepare for the exam is to refresh yourself by thoroughly studying our review material and taking the sample tests provided in this book. Our practice tests will familiarize you with the types of questions, directions, and format of the SAT II: German Subject Test. To begin your studies, read over our course review and suggestions for test-taking. Then take the first practice test to determine your area(s) of weakness. When you 're done, restudy the review material, focusing on your specific problem areas. The course review includes the information you need to know when taking the exam. Make sure to take the remaining practice tests to further test yourself and become familiar with the format of the SAT II: German Subject Test. Further recommendations are detailed in our study schedule in the front of this book. When should I start studying? It is never too early to start studying for the SAT II: German test. The earlier you begin, the more time you will have to sharpen your skills. Do not procrastinate! Cramming is not an effective way to study! The sooner you learn the format of the exam, the more comfortable you will be when you take it. FORMAT OF THE SAT II: GERMAN TEST The SAT II: German is a one-hour exam consisting of 80 to 85 multiple-choice questions that are designed to measure the gradual development of competence in the German language acquired over a period of years. About 50% of the test measures vocabulary and structure in context or grammar. The rest measures reading comprehension. In light of Educational Testing Service's stated intention to comply with the German spelling reform (Rechtschreibreform), REA, too, has sought to adhere to the spelling reform throughout this book. SCORING THE SAT II: GERMAN TEST How do I score my practice tests? The SAT II: German Test, like all other SAT Subject Tests, is scored on a 200-800 scale. Your exam is scored by crediting one point for each correct answer and deducting one-third of a point for each incorrect answer. There is no deduction for answers that are left blank. Use the worksheet below to calculate your raw score and to record your scores for the six practice tests. When will I receive my score report and what will it look like? You can expect to receive your score report within about five weeks after you take the test. This report will include your scores, percentile ranks, and interpretive information. STUDYING FOR THE SAT II: GERMAN TEST It is critical to choose the time and place for studying that works best for you. Some students may set aside a certain number of hours every morning to study, while others may choose to study at night before going to sleep. Only you can determine when and where your study time will be most effective. Be consistent and use your time wisely. Work out a study routine and stick to it! When you take the practice tests, try to make your testing conditions as much like the actual test as possible. Turn your television and radio off, and sit down at a quiet desk or table free from distraction. Make sure to clock yourself with a timer. As you complete each practice test, score it and thoroughly review the explanations to the questions you answered incorrectly; however, do not review too much at any one time. Concentrate on one problem area at a time by reviewing the questions and explanations, and by studying our review until you are confident you completely understand the material. Keep track of your scores. By doing so, you will be able to gauge your progress and discover general weaknesses in particular sections. You should carefully study the reviews that cover your areas of difficulty, as this will build your skills in those areas. TEST-TAKING TIPS Although you may be unfamiliar with standardized tests such as the SAT II: German Subject Test, there are many ways to acquaint yourself with this type of examination and help alleviate your test-taking anxieties. Here are six specific ways you can give yourself a leg up: Become comfortable with the format of the exam. When you are practicing, simulate the conditions under which you will be taking the actual test. Stay calm and pace yourself. This will allow you to sit down for the actual exam with much more confidence. Read all of the possible answers. Just because you think you have found the correct response, do not automatically assume that it is the best answer. Read through each choice to be sure that you are not making a mistake by jumping to conclusions. Use the process of elimination. Go through each answer to a question and eliminate as many of the answer choices as possible. By eliminating just two answer choices, you give yourself a better chance of getting the item correct, since there will only be two choices left from which to make your guess. Work quickly and steadily. You will have only 1 hour, so avoid focusing on any one question too long. Taking the practice tests in this book will help you learn to budget your time. Learn the directions and format for each section of the test. Familiarizing yourself with the directions and format of the exam will save you valuable time on the day of the actual test. Be sure that the answer oval you are marking corresponds to the number of the question in the test booklet. Since the exam is graded by machine, marking one wrong answer can throw off your answer key and your score. Be extremely careful when filling in your answer sheet. Before the Test Make sure you know where your test center is well in advance of your test day so you do not get lost on the day of the test. On the night before the test, gather together the materials you will need the next day: - Your admission ticket - Two forms of identification (e.g., driver 's license, student identification card, or current alien registration card) - Two No. 2 pencils with erasers - Directions to the test center - A wristwatch (if you wish) but not one that makes noise, as it may disturb other test-takers On the day of the test, you should wake up early (it is hoped after a decent night 's rest) and have a good breakfast. Dress comfortably so that you are not distracted by being too hot or too cold while taking the test. Also, plan to arrive at the test center early. This will allow you to collect your thoughts and relax before the test, and will also spare you the stress of being late. If you arrive after the test begins, you will not be admitted and you will not receive a refund. During the Test When you arrive at the test center, try to find a seat where you feel you will be comfortable. Follow all the rules and instructions given by the test supervisor. If you do not, you risk being dismissed from the test and having your scores canceled. Once all the test materials are passed out, the test instructor will give you directions for filling out your answer sheet. Fill this sheet out carefully since the information you supply will appear on your score report. After the Test When you have completed the SAT II: German Subject Test, you may hand in your test materials and leave. Then, go home and relax!

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