AP German Language and Culture
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The AP German Language and Culture Exam will test your ability to apply communication and language skills developed in the course and ask you to demonstrate your understanding of German-speaking culture.
30 questions 40mins 23% of Score
This section presents 4 sets of authentic print sources (announcements/advertisements, literary texts, articles and charts, letters) with questions. The questions will ask you to:
35 questions 55mins 27% of Score
This section includes a variety of authentic audio sources, including conversations, audio reports, interviews, instructions, and presentations. It is divided into 2 subsections:
You will respond to questions about main ideas and supporting details. Some questions will require you to show understanding of cultural or interdisciplinary information.
You will have time to read a preview of each selection and skim the questions before listening to the audio. All audio texts will be played twice.
You are encouraged to take notes during this part of the exam and are given writing space for that purpose. Your notes will not be graded.
2 questions 1hr 10mins 25% of Score
There are two writing tasks in this section:
2 questions 18mins 25% of Score
There are two speaking tasks in this section:
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2021 AP German Language and Culture Free-Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines
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2021 AP German Language and Culture Free-Response Questions
2021 AP German Language and Culture Scoring Guidelines
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Task 2: Persuasive Essay Audio File
Task 2: Persuasive Essay Transcript
Directions: Part B Audio File
Directions: Part B Transcript
Task 3: Conversation Audio File
Task 3: Conversation Transcript
Task 4: Cultural Comparison Audio File
Task 4: Cultural Comparison Transcript
Directions: End of Part B Audio File
Directions: End of Part B Transcript
AP German Language and Culture Exam Free-Response Questions and Scoring Information Archive
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