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    (Original post by abbeyizzie)
    not holidays or sport - it came up in speaking. the exam board have not exhausted all themes yet so will not repeat in a series x
    Family, and fashion came up in the speaking as well
    The speaking and the essay have no correlation
    I think sport / holidays will come up! As they haven't come up in a while
    Stress/Smoking/Cannabis comes up every year!!!
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    yes they do have a correlation. the exam board want to test you on as much stuff as possible - unlikely to repeat essay and speaking cards because then candidates are only tested on one topic. x
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    (Original post by Future Medics)
    Family, and fashion came up in the speaking as well
    The speaking and the essay have no correlation
    I think sport / holidays will come up! As they haven't come up in a while
    Stress/Smoking/Cannabis comes up every year!!!
    I agree, X
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    (Original post by abbeyizzie)
    yes they do have a correlation. the exam board want to test you on as much stuff as possible - unlikely to repeat essay and speaking cards because then candidates are only tested on one topic. x
    All the topics are tested on the speaking, just on different people, so it doesn't have any correlation with the essay, it's just luck really! I.e. different people get different stimulus cards in the speaking, so while you got sport/holidays (can't remember what you said!!) others might have got television/family, so it's impossible to tell from the speaking what will come up in the essay. If you look at past papers, health has come up 5 times so probably won't come up again- I think Sport and Music are both very likely- but I don't like writing essays on the Popular Culture topic!
    Good luck
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    yeah but what i mean is the examiner have tested these topics already during in this examination series, there are lots of untested topics, so surely they will test those. x
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    How did people find the paper?? Was everyone ok time wise ??
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    (Original post by araghia04)
    How did people find the paper?? Was everyone ok time wise ??
    I found it terrible. I've found all the past papers easier. And not really, I would have liked an extra ten minutes to check through.

    This was posted from The Student Room's Android App on my HTC Desire
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    It was a disaster
    I found the listening and reading so hard and then wrote a terrible short essay with no content because of the timing

    Talk about the causes of stress amongst les jeunes!!
    It was so stressful all the way through...
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    I'm doing a2 French, it's way harder!
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    Good god it was awful. Really disappointing as i had been getting good marks in past papers, yet this one was so difficult! Wrote a terrible essay only managing to complete the intro and two full paragraphs, then half of a half-hearted point.

    What essay did everyone choose?
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    i did 11) -les nouvelles t.
    i talked about
    addiction
    fraudulent tickets
    radiation (phones)
    identity loss
    violence in internet
    downloading without authorisation
    why ados still use it - fear of being an outsider, and helps them relax and escape.
    The reading was tricky - the publicity q.
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    this was the worst paper I have ever done for french !
    I'm so annoyed with myself, had no time, the listening just seemed all over the place (even the first question I was like :confused: ), I was panicking time wise on the reading and then wrote the ****test essay on "les nouvelles technologies" with hardly any content, ughhhh
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    (Original post by soph-a-loaf)
    this was the worst paper I have ever done for french !
    I'm so annoyed with myself, had no time, the listening just seemed all over the place (even the first question I was like :confused: ), I was panicking time wise on the reading and then wrote the ****test essay on "les nouvelles technologies" with hardly any content, ughhhh
    Urgh, I have to agree with you there, except I did 'le concubinage' instead...

    I genuinely went into that exam thinking I'd get an A. If I still get an A it will be an absolute miracle...

    Hopefully the grade boundaries will be really low?
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    (Original post by PointlessUsername)
    Urgh, I have to agree with you there, except I did 'le concubinage' instead...

    I genuinely went into that exam thinking I'd get an A. If I still get an A it will be an absolute miracle...

    Hopefully the grade boundaries will be really low?
    I really hope the grade boundaries are low!
    I'm so gutted, so did I. In every past paper I've done I've been getting As, but there is absolutely no way I even got a C for that exam
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    A short message to those who are disappointed with their first impression of the paper, the AS course barely prepares you for the paper. I'm currently doing the A2 section of the course and thought I would retake this as I'm aiming for an A* after getting an A the first time round. It would be difficult to fully express the extent to which the A2 course equips you for almost an french task, and if you retake the paper next May I am quite confident that you will feel likewise, as the AS is so pathetically tedious in comparison to A2
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    i found it really difficult aswell! The listening was particularly difficult at the beginning! what did everyone put for the very first question??
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    I got 'One in two adults in France are overweight', you?

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