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  1. Vocabulary for the College-Bound A.P. English Language and Composition Test 1 - Overview

  2. Learning New Words From ContextsExercises Covered • Part 1: Study Your New Words • 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6 • Part 2: Contexts with Similar Words • 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10, 2.12, • Part 3: “Commonsense” Contexts • 2.13, 2.14, 2.15,2.16, 2.18, • Part 4: Mixed Contexts • 2.19, 2.20, 2.21, 2.22, 2.24

  3. Pretest 1 - Antonyms • Complete the pretest on your own. • After you’ve completed all the items, compare your responses with your partner. • Share with the class any interesting differences between your answers

  4. Study Your Words – Group 1Which ones are familiar? • Ameliorate • amelioration • Conserve • conservation • conservational • Detriment • detrimental • Exotic • Folly • Formerly • former • Harmony • harmonious • Parsimonious • Parsimony • Raze • Reticent • reticence • Retire • Retort • retort • Subvert • subversion • Tractable • tractibility • Ignore • ignoramous • Impediment • impede • Indolent • indolence • Intact • Invalid • invalidate • invalid • Noncarcinogenic

  5. Apply What You’ve Learned • Sentence Completion • Concise Writing** • Close Reading • Antonyms • Composition (not on the tests) • Brainteasers

  6. Pretest 2 – Find the Context • Complete the pretest on your own. • After you’ve completed all the items, compare your responses with your partner. • Share with the class any interesting differences between your answers

  7. Study Your Words – Group 2Which ones are familiar? • Exhort • Exhortation • Expertise • Finicky • Gall • gall • Inane • inanity • Occident • occidental • Baffle • baffling • Cinema • cinematography • Despise • despicable • Ebullient • ebullience • Exaggerate • exaggeration • Peruse • Perusal • Scuffle • Scuffle • Spurn • Stipend • Surveillance • Tepid • tepidly • Wager • Wager • Wane

  8. Apply What You’ve Learned • Sentence Completion • Concise Writing** • Close Reading • Synonyms and Antonyms • Composition (not on the tests) • Brainteasers

  9. Pretest 3 – Use Commonsense • Complete the pretest on your own. • After you’ve completed all the items, compare your responses with your partner. • Share with the class any interesting differences between your answers

  10. Study Your Words – Group 3 • Abhorrent • Abhor • Admonish • Admonition • Ambrosial • Confine • Confinement • Decade • Detonate • Detonation • Ephemeral • Gullible • Gull • Haggle • Immerse • Immersion • Insomnia • Insomniac • Lapse • Lapse • Probe • Prober • Render • Replenish • Score • Snub • Snub • Suture • Unwittingly

  11. Apply What You’ve Learned • Sentence Completion • Concise Writing** • Synonyms and Antonyms • Close Reading • Composition (not on the tests) • Brainteasers

  12. Pretest 4 – Mixed Contexts • Complete the pretest on your own. • After you’ve completed all the items, compare your responses with your partner. • Share with the class any interesting differences between your answers

  13. Study New Words – Group 4 • Acquit • Acquittal • Complex • Complexity • Consign • Consignee • Effrontery • Excruciating • Forbearance • Hamper • Nettlesome • Oblivious • Oblivion • Prodigious • Prodigy • Rejuvenate • Residue • Residual • Salutary • Scrutinize • Scrutiny • Supersede • Sweltering • Swelter • Unruffled • Unwieldy • Unwieldiness • Withdraw • Withdrawal • Zany • Zany

  14. Apply What You’ve Learned • Sentence Completion • Concise Writing** • Synonyms • Close Reading • Composition (not on the tests) • Brainteasers

  15. Vocab Test 1 • You will have the entire period to complete the test. • Answer all the questions to the best of your ability. • The test must be completed individually. • The test answers will become available for review when all students have completed the test.