Parlez-vous français? If French is your favorite subject and you want to find a quantitative way to demonstrate your mastery of the language, look no farther than the SAT Subject Test in French. This exam is an hour-long multiple-choice test that solely tests participants’ knowledge of the French language, including vocabulary, grammar, and reading comprehension, as well as listening skills if you elect to take the SAT Subject Test in French with Listening. The test includes no short answer or essay component; it’s just eighty-five multiple-choice questions that test the following aspects of the French language in the following ratios:
- Vocabulary in context (30%)
- Structure (30–40%)
- Reading comprehension (30–40%)
“Ok,” you may be saying, “but what does a ‘vocabulary in context’ question even look like?” These often take the form of fill-in-the-blank questions that ask you to select a word or phrase that, when inserted into the blank contained in a sentence, creates a sentence that makes logical sense. Structure questions are where the test gets to measure your ability to conjugate French verbs correctly and work with other aspects of French sentence structure. Reading comprehension is basically what you would expect: you read a passage of French prose, and the test’s questions ask you about what you just read. This part of the exam is very much like the Reading sections you’ve likely encountered before on the SAT or ACT, only in French.
Feeling like this test is something you could handle, but trying to remember whether certain nouns are masculine or feminine, or how to conjugate subjunctive verbs? Varsity Tutors offers free SAT Subject Test in French Practice Tests that can help you brush up on vocabulary and concepts that you fully understood when learning them in class, but may now find to be a bit rusty. Each Practice Test contains about a dozen questions, all of them multiple-choice, just like on the real French SAT Subject Test. Problems are drawn from a variety of question types and topics, so you will be able to review comprehensively. Each problem includes a full explanation of how to figure out which answer is the correct one, so if you miss a question, you can actively learn from your mistake instead of wondering where you went wrong before moving on to other reviewing other concepts. Also, if you identify a question type or topic that you need to focus on in particular, Varsity Tutors also organizes its SAT Subject Test in French Practice Test questions by concept, so you can do questions that just test that particular subject. The same resource that helps you figure out what topics you need to focus on studying can also help you study those topics! These free resources can help you study efficiently and make the most of your review so that you can feel totally confident when sitting for the SAT Subject Test in French. Bonne chance!
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