Guía de estudio
Examen I
Capítulos preliminar, 1 y 2


I.  A escuchar: You will listen to a paragraph two times and decide if the phrases that follow are true or false based on what you heard.  This tests listening comprehension as well as vocabulary.  Be sure to review your numbers and chapter vocabulary.  Also study the general review questions at the end of each chapter located in the Autoprueba y repaso section.

II.  Los artículos definidos e indefinidos: You will fill in the blanks of sentences with the correct definite (el, la, los, las) and indefinite (un, una, unos, unas) articles.  Be careful with the vocabulary words that end in -a, but are masculine such as el día, el mapa, el programa, etc.  Also be sure to review singular versus plural forms.  Know the articles for all vocabulary words.

Example:  Hay ____ mapa en ___ escritorio.  Hay un mapa en el escritorio.

III. Los adjetivos posesivos: You will fill in the blank with the correct form of the possessive adjective.  You will know which adjective to use based on the subject of the sentence.

Example:  Los estudiantes hacen ____ tarea todos los días.  Los estudiantes hacen su tarea todos los días.

IV. Los adjetivos: You will write the correct form of the adjective according to the noun given.  I will include nationalities as well as descriptive adjectives here.  Practice making nouns and adjectives plural at the following link: Adjective/Noun exercises

Examples:  sobrina ______ (español) -- sobrina española; chicos ________ (débil) -- chicos débiles

V. ¿Qué hora es?:  You will write out the time and include if it is in the morning, in the afternoon or at night.

Example:  10:45 a.m.  Son las once menos cuarto de la mañana.

VI. El presente de los verbos -er e -ir: From a list of infinitives, you will choose the correct verb to complete the sentence, then conjugate the verb correctly in the present tense.  I will be testing vocabulary as well as grammar.  Can you conjugate -er and -ir verbs, and can you read basic sentences in Spanish?  Remember that hacer and salir have an irregular yo form.  Ser, ir, tener and estar are irregular.

VII. El presente de los verbos -ar: Just like the last section, you will choose the correct -ar verb to complete the sentence, then conjugate the verb correctly in the present tense.

VIII.  Vocabulario: You will complete the sentences with the most appropriate vocabulary word.  Study vocabulary lists for the preliminary chapter and chapters 1 & 2.

Example: La profesora usa ______ para escribir correos electrónicos.  (la computadora)
              La madre de mi madre es mi _____.  (abuela)

IX. Cultura: You will answer questions based on the cultural readings and discussions we have covered in class.