Here are some sample student responses to the questions in the speaking section of the 2008 AP Japanese Language Exam in two file formats: Real Player and MP3. Please see the text following the files for more information about using these audio files. Commentary that goes along with these audio files can be found in PDF format on the Italian Language Exam page.
Important Note About Audio Files
We offer audio files in two formats: Real Audio and MP3. The Windows Media Player that comes installed with recent versions of Windows operating systems will play the MP3 files. To play the Real Audio files, you must download a copy of the Real Player from the Real.com Web site (available below).
Real Audio Files
The Real Player can be downloaded from Real.com. Once the player has been downloaded to your computer, you can open a file by clicking on the file name. The player should then automatically open and the file should play. If you have any problems, go to the Real Networks Web site at Real.com and check their Services and Support section.
If the Windows Media Player is not already installed on your computer, go to the Windows Media site to download the Player for either Windows or Apple computers. To download an MP3 file directly to your computer, simply right click on file name and choose "Save Target As" if you use the Internet Explorer browser and "Save Link As..." if you use the Netscape browser. To play an MP3 file, click on the file name after it has been downloaded. If you have any problems using MP3 files, go to the Windows Media Player Support Center or the help section of the Web site of the MP3 player you are using.
Some versions of Netscape have trouble handling MP3 files and may display "gibberish" in the browser window. If this happens, try to click on the link while holding the shift key or right-click on the link, then select "Save This Link As" in Netscape.