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AP* Italian Language and Culture

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Ordering the pasta arrabbiata at Olive Garden is one thing, but how about knowing what arrabbiata means? Do you really want angry pasta all up in your spot? P.S. Giardino di Ulivi—they don't have breadsticks in Italy...

With Shmoop's guide to the AP® Italian Language and Culture Exam—tasted and approved by nonna herself—you'll

  • learn how to hear hand gestures and see accents. Or something like that.
  • practice your passato prossimo vs. imperfetto skillz. 
  • brush up on your Italian culture knowledge—and we're talking more than gelato.

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What's Inside Shmoop's Online AP® Italian Language and Culture Exam Prep

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our Test Prep resources will help you prepare for exams with fun, engaging, and relatable materials that bring the test to life.

Inside the AP® Italian Language and Culture guide, you'll find

  • a diagnostic exam to figure out where you're struggling before you even begin.
  • eighty drill questions to make sure the info sticks.
  • two full-length practice exams that mimic the look and feel of the exam.
  • answer explanations to help figure out where you went wrong…or right.
  • review of the multiple-choice questions, including audio and print texts.
  • review of the free-response sections, including the e-mail reply, the persuasive essay, the conversation, and the cultural comparison. 
  • a glossary of 500 Italian words with definitions and memorization tricks.
  • test-taking tips and strategies.
  • grammar review (passato prossimo! imperfetto! condizionale!).

We have online Test Prep for each and every AP® Exam!

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