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    (Original post by ambitious :))
    present participle of gardir=gardant
    stem=gard + present participle ending ant=gardant

    oh my god exam mode made me put grandir because preposition + infinitive!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh i am going to cry i forgot present particples even existed! I have been doing them since gcse i am actually going to cry why did i come on this forum omfg
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    (Original post by Annaaa123)
    I was so glad when I saw there was an essay question on advantages and disadvantages of holidays!
    Same, but I felt that I spoke very basic French because of exam pressure. Oh well, it's sufficient. Like i said, I used the idea of tourism THANKS to holidays (because that is generally a positive and a negative for holidays)
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    (Original post by caisku)
    I did this paper today and I have two issues, in question 1 and 9.

    QUESTION 1 A
    des tensions or d'attention? seriously? if they are going to be strict about that then tbh they need to reconsider their strategies. the two both fit the context of why youths drink alcohol and with exam pressure, it is undoubtable that people will make the mistake of d'attention if it really was des tensions.

    QUESTION 9 A
    (the numbers and exact wordings are a guess because I cannot remember)
    "1.1 de la familles sont decomposees, et plus que 2.2 sont ***"
    right it was something along those lines, the first half of the sentence spoke about the families (fem) but the latter part which we were asked to ajust monoparental to refers to MILLIONS - MASCULINE? so i put "monoparentals" because millions is masculine plural. Was this right or should I have done "monoparentalles" for the families? even though in the part asked, the adjective was referring to the millions?

    HELLLPPPPPP

    I think it was 'monoparentales' because it was referring to familles which is a feminine noun

    although I've had to re sit this twice so don't listen to me haha
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    (Original post by caisku)
    oh my god exam mode made me put grandir because preposition + infinitive!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh i am going to cry i forgot present particples even existed! I have been doing them since gcse i am actually going to cry why did i come on this forum omfg
    It was the only error i made on my close test too. Don't worry. It's just a mark :O
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    (Original post by danielcain-reed)
    I think it was 'monoparentales' because it was referring to familles which is a feminine noun

    although I've had to re sit this twice so don't listen to me haha

    yes but it was describing the millions which is a masculine noun so I assumed it would be that, but you're probably right because you have more experience
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    (Original post by jelmes96)
    It was the only error i made on my close test too. Don't worry. It's just a mark :O
    haha I'm hoping it was mine too! I was unsure about the monoparental at the start of the close because I wasn't sure if they wanted us to describe "millions"(m) or "familles"(f) I put it in masc. for millions because that's what it was talking about so meh I had 8/10 at the worst, which is pretty good I think. Just don't want to fail
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    (Original post by randomstudent137)
    for the pouvoir one on the grammar section I'm pretty sure you can also have peuvent (because it was plural) because on all of the past papers this has been allowed, for example jan 2012 question 9 , can anyone confirm/unconfirm this??
    It's normal French to use the present tense after a future time indicator, like 'le weekend prochain ils peuvent' or pourront


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    (Original post by Morgenmuffel96)
    It's normal French to use the present tense after a future time indicator, like 'le weekend prochain ils peuvent' or pourront


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    That is true, even in English, we tend to say, especially with modal verbs, such as, "tomorrow, can you come with me to the shop?". (if that makes sense. Obviously it would sound better with the conditional or future)
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    (Original post by caisku)
    yes but it was describing the millions which is a masculine noun so I assumed it would be that, but you're probably right because you have more experience
    But surely it's referring to the families which are single parent families rather than single parent millions?


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    (Original post by Morgenmuffel96)
    But surely it's referring to the families which are single parent families rather than single parent millions?


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    Agreed... partly because that was my thought
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    (Original post by caisku)
    I did this paper today and I have two issues, in question 1 and 9.

    QUESTION 1 A
    des tensions or d'attention? seriously? if they are going to be strict about that then tbh they need to reconsider their strategies. the two both fit the context of why youths drink alcohol and with exam pressure, it is undoubtable that people will make the mistake of d'attention if it really was des tensions.

    QUESTION 9 A
    (the numbers and exact wordings are a guess because I cannot remember)
    "1.1 de la familles sont decomposees, et plus que 2.2 sont ***"
    right it was something along those lines, the first half of the sentence spoke about the families (fem) but the latter part which we were asked to ajust monoparental to refers to MILLIONS - MASCULINE? so i put "monoparentals" because millions is masculine plural. Was this right or should I have done "monoparentalles" for the families? even though in the part asked, the adjective was referring to the millions?

    HELLLPPPPPP
    Yes finally, someone else who put d'attention:P They sound the same!
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    (Original post by babybunty97)
    Haha, I put that too... so I'm hoping they'll let us both off
    ahaha yeah let's hope so! ;D
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    (Original post by Pharaoh96)
    Yes finally, someone else who put d'attention:P They sound the same!
    I put it too
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    (Original post by sn96)
    Same D: Yeah, I'm sure I got the last one wrong though - for some reason I didn't pick up on the bit about them still dating...
    Realised that I always think of the right thing in these exams but then end up putting the wrong answer down anyway because I think the other ones are too simple -.-
    Ahh, good luck! I'm sure you'll have got it ^_^
    Just wondering though, do you know what Uni's are like with retakes in general? I really didn't want to be retaking but now I feel like it's inevitable...
    None of my unis were bothered with retakes!
    I got a C, D and an E at as-level because I really
    struggled with the jump between gcse and alevel
    but I've applied to university's that want B's and my ucas
    form showed I was retaking and I got offers from all of them!
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    I thought the exam was really hard compared to previous exams, I was getting A's or B's on everyone of them, but I think I would be struggling to get a B on this one. Hopefully the grade boundaries are low or I'll be resitting haha
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    Weren't the Aids in Senegal question on the listening supposed to be answered in French?
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    (Original post by caisku)
    I did this paper today and I have two issues, in question 1 and 9.

    QUESTION 1 A
    des tensions or d'attention? seriously? if they are going to be strict about that then tbh they need to reconsider their strategies. the two both fit the context of why youths drink alcohol and with exam pressure, it is undoubtable that people will make the mistake of d'attention if it really was des tensions.

    QUESTION 9 A
    (the numbers and exact wordings are a guess because I cannot remember)
    "1.1 de la familles sont decomposees, et plus que 2.2 sont ***"
    right it was something along those lines, the first half of the sentence spoke about the families (fem) but the latter part which we were asked to ajust monoparental to refers to MILLIONS - MASCULINE? so i put "monoparentals" because millions is masculine plural. Was this right or should I have done "monoparentalles" for the families? even though in the part asked, the adjective was referring to the millions?

    HELLLPPPPPP
    I am 99% certain it was "monoparentales" feminine plural. I'd say I was 100% sure but I don't have the mark scheme so I can't vouch for it

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    (Original post by rosh123)
    Weren't the Aids in Senegal question on the listening supposed to be answered in French?
    Yes they were supposed to be answered in French

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    Unoffical markscheme anyone? And for qn on the listening, did you have to say 'failure' at school? Could it be anything else?
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    Would you guys say this exam was tricker compared to most past papers? Lets all hat hold hands and repeatedly chant 'please let it be low grade boundaries!'
 
 
 
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