Spanish 4 – Final June 2011
If you are unable to attend the exam period for any reason, you must contact your teacher before the
exam. Make ups are given for excused absences only.
The final exam will cover Conexiones, chapters 3-2, 4, 5 & 6-2 (only grammar), as well as Destinos
The structure of the exam is as follows:
II. Reading Comprehension
III. Grammar (multiple choice)
VI. Writing (2 short essays)
Speaking: you will be asked to express your opinion or give advice on different topics. Each question
will have specific grammatical structures that you will be asked to use in your answer. You may take a
few minutes to jot down key words you would like to use but you CANNOT write down any complete
sentences or conjugated verbs. Your answer must consist of at least 8 complete sentences in
Spanish. Your answer must be logical, but the information does not have to be exact. You will be
graded on your ability to respond, not on your recall of details.
Your speaking will be graded using the World Language Department Speaking Assessment rubric.
The topics will be:
Helping the community and people in need
Personal relationships and personality traits
Listening: this section will be multiple choice. Study the vocabulary listed below:
chapter 3 pp. 89, 99
chapter 4 pp. 125,137
chapter 5 pp. 161, 171
Also, go to the website http://www.prenhall.com/conexiones/ to listen to the vocabulary and do the
practice activities for chapters 3, 4 and 5.
Reading Comprehension: this section will be multiple choice. Study the vocabulary as listed above,
and the homework assignments you have done in your workbook. Make sure that the answers in your
workbook are correct. Also, review the reading sections in each of the chapters mentioned above in
Grammar: this section will be multiple choice. Review the homework assignments you have done in
your workbook & the worksheets. Make sure that the answers in your workbook & worksheets are
correct. Also, study the following topics in your textbook, notes & Power Point presentations:
DOP, IOP & double object pronouns past participle, present perfect & pluperfect tense pp.
pp. 103-106 & 109 146-147
gustar & similar verbs pp. 112-113 subjunctive v. indicative in adjective clauses; w/ojalá,
reflexive verbs pp. 130-131 quizá, tal vez pp. 166 & 221
reciprocal actions p. 132 comparisons (mejor, peor, mayor, menor) pp.178-180
commands with pronouns (Ud., Uds. & tú) pp. 214-219
Vocabulary: this section will be multiple choice. Study the vocabulary for the chapters listed above
(specific questions will only on the words from our lists, but the rest of the chapter vocabulary may
appear in context), and the homework assignments you have done in your workbook & worksheets.
Make sure that the answers in your workbook & worksheets are correct.
Destinos: this section will be true/false. Study the worksheets and questions reviewed in class. If
you have missed any episodes, be sure to view them. You may also want to see the review episodes
- numbers 18, 25 and 26. You may view any remaining episodes and review episodes at:
Writing: You will have to write two short essays. Each topic will have specific grammatical structures
that you will be asked to use in your essay. Your essays must be well constructed and completely
answer the question(s) asked. Your grammar and vocabulary must be accurate in order to
communicate effectively. The essay will be evaluated as follows:
5 pts. Well constructed paragraph with different kinds of sentences
5 pts. vocabulary words are used and spelled correctly
5 pts. verbs are used and spelled correctly in the forms required
5 pts. You answer the question fully and provide many details
20 pts. Total
Here are some websites to practice:
Practice these at www.conjuguemos.com (Spanish verbs exercises 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 28, 29)
(Spanish grammar exercises 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18)
Use this site: http://www.prenhall.com/conexiones/ to access the review exercises for each chapter.
Review grammar topics on www.studyspanish.com.
Practice grammar drills on www.conjuguemos.com