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    (Original post by lemxn)
    I just did last years paper

    For me the reading and translations were okay but the listening...
    last years was SO hard
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    (Original post by lemxn)
    Yes please
    1. If we used our cars less often there would beless traffic and fewer traffic jams
    2. I would have travelled by aeroplane but I didn’twant to leave a large carbon footprint
    3. Although she understands the consequences of airpollution she continues to take the train
    4. We must encourage car-sharing in order to reducecarbon emissions
    5. It seems to me that no one is thinking about theozone layer but we must change our habits
    6. Provided that we react immediately, it ispossible to reduce our carbon footprint
    7. So that we can be more “eco” it is important torecycle glass, paper and cardboard
    8. Cars and other vehicles emit too much carbon gaswhich pollutes the atmosphere
    9. Nowadays, most people are aware of the dangersrelated to global warming
    10. Nuclear power stations represent a high dangerto the earth, especially their nuclear waste
    11. There was an oil slick on the Atlantic coastrecently, and volunteers are cleaning the beaches
    12. It is possible to use less energy by turning outlights at home and by wearing jumpers
    13. Solar panels are a very efficient way ofgenerating energy but they are quite expensive
    14. Soon, there will be no more fossil fuels and wewill have to find other forms of energy
    15. You can save money by turning down the centralheating at home, especially in summer
    16. My neighbour has a bio roof but in my opinion itis very ugly
    17. Western countries should discourage the use ofcars, especially for short journeys
    18. What we need is to construct more and more windturbines in the countryside
    19. The rising price of petrol should discouragepeople from using their cars
    20. Tidal energy is a possible way of generatingeven more energy
    21. Coastal areas are very susceptible to tidalwaves
    22. In order to protect the planet we must protectendangered species
    23. I don’t want endangered species to disappear, soI am going to help charities who help them
    24. We must make people aware of the dangers offlooding
    25. People who drop litter in the street should paya fine
    26. In order that I can help people in the thirdworld I try to buy fair trade products
    27. Icebergs in the North Pole are melting so wemust try to stop global warming
    28. If global warming continues there will be moreand more floods
    29. Drought in hot countries leads to famine, whichleads to death
    30. There are fewer and fewer mammals such as walesand sharks in our waters
    31. Immigration has become a particularly thornyissue, especially with the extreme Right
    32. There are numerous asylum seekers who no longerhave any family
    33. Host countries do not want to accept too manyimmigrants in order to avoid overpopulation
    34. Several immigrants live with their own people inshantytowns
    35. Many people think that all immigrants receivelots of social security benefits
    36. Moonlighting is illegal but sometimes it is theonly way of earning money
    37. We must respect the heritage and customs ofeveryone, including immigrants
    38. Police tend to patrol border zones because theyare looking for illegal immigrants
    39. Many immigrants live below the poverty line andreceive donations from charities
    40. Fleeing a country is not easy and immigrants whodo so must think about their journey
    41. There was several riots in Paris recently whichtook place in the suburbs
    42. The unemployment rate amongst second generationimmigrants is very high
    43. Ethnic minorities sometimes have difficultyintegrating into society
    44. If there were more jobs there would be fewerriots and the rate of crime would decrease
    45. Inseveral European countries it is obligatory to always carry an identity card
    46. Integration is a thorny issue at the moment,especially before the recent elections
    47. Although I have respect for culturaldifferences, I don’t understand them
    48. This gang has never attacked him before, butthey have just begun targeting him
    49. Integrating into society is something which manyimmigrants manage to do
    50. If we do not discourage young people from votingfor Le Pen there will be more racism
    51. Social workers often work with immigrants tohelp them from day to day
    52. Despite everything, racism still exists and willalways exist
    53. Fighting against racism is the principal goal ofcharities such as SOS Racisme
    54. Despising those who are racist will not resolvethe problem
    55. People who commit racist attacks should go toprison
    56. Racists who attack innocent people should beincarcerated
    57. We must not legitimise racist sentiments byvoting for the extreme right
    58. Therewould be less tension on the estate if more police came to speak to theinhabitants
    59. Racismhas harmful effects on an individual if the police do not react
    60. I am not sure that I can help you but there are several anti-racism charities
    61. Illiteracy is a big problem amongst thehomeless, especially those who leave school early
    62. Giving money to those who beg will net resolvethe problem
    63. Life expectancy amongst the homeless is lowerthan those who do not live on the street
    64. The death rate continues to rise, despiteeverything that we have done to reduce it
    65. Having a full-time job is only a dream for manyunemployed people
    66. Educating those without qualification should bea priority for the government
    67. The economy will suffer if unemploymentcontinues to rise
    68. Debt is a serious problem for all countries, butespecially for those in the Third World
    69. The quality of life of the underprivileged isinferior to that of the well-off
    70. What is most important is to reduce the highnumber of redundancies as soon as possible
    71. Burgling my neighbour’s house is something Iwould never think of doing
    72. But he has just been arrested for burgling thelady who lives opposite him
    73. I am afraid of being kidnapped, even though Iknow it will probably never happen
    74. Reoffending is a way of life for many criminals,despite the possible penalties
    75. Criminals tend to target the weak andvulnerable, such as old people
    76. I am totally against the death penalty and I amnot sure that it can prevent violent crimes
    77. Shooting an individual is a serious crime and Ithink that guns should be banned
    78. Life imprisonment should be the only possiblesentence for rapists and murderers
    79. No one can understand how a criminal thinks
    80. An arsonist has just set fire to the school inmy neighbourhood
    81. I am completely against cloning, even if theresults will help us
    82. Curing illness such as HIV and cancer is theprincipal goal for many scientists
    83. If there were fewer illnesses there would alsobe fewer deaths
    84. Organ transplants save lives and so I would beready to donate an organ after my death
    85. Corn is a plant which has been geneticallymodified in order to be less susceptible to disease
    86. Scientists have sent a rocket into space to seeif life exists on the moon
    87. No one is going to use my DNA to clone anotherhuman being. What a nightmare!
    88. In the future we will all use cars which fly andwhich do not need petrol
    89. I think I saw a flying saucer last night butperhaps it was a UFO…
    90. Space travel is just a dream which will neverhappen!
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    I just copied and pasted them all. Just hope it has worked.
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    (Original post by Han24)
    last years was SO hard
    The listening about prison or whatever was so difficult and with the translations I always seem to write stuff down which is in the 'reject' section on mark schemes
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    I did that paper for my mock. I thought the translations were good but it was a hard paper. Don't worry because if everyone finds it hard the grade boundaries will hopefully be lower this year.


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    I'm doing Normandy and WW2 for my cultural topics. I think I'm going to go with the war for the essay as there is more to write about!

    I have been doing past papers but AQA barely have any on their website! I've also been practicing as many translations as possible. I never manage to get above 4/10 for french into English and vice versa!


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    Have you done the specimen paper??


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    I've never seen the specimen paper!


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    I have the paper and listening file if you want.


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    (Original post by kate_maria)
    I have the paper and listening file if you want.


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    would you mind sending it to me please if i give you my email via inbox?
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    (Original post by lemxn)
    I'm going to focus on translation and writing mainly for revision, and try to find some useful listening and reading exercises which is hard with the lack of past papers.

    However I have found past papers (some with mark schemes, transcripts and sound files) from 2003, 06, 07, 08 and 10. They are a different specification and look a bit harder but the layout for translation is the same and the essay questions are similar.

    I have put all files here and will update if I can find more papers:

    https://www.mediafire.com/folder/ehh...CH_PAST_PAPERS

    Does anyone have 2009 or 2011 past papers? (and mark schemes/sound files if possible)



    I did Un Sac de Billes as well but won't be looking at it again (boring!!) I will be doing Les 400 Coups/Francois Truffaut for the essay which is alright but you are so lucky you get to do a film which is actually good, I love Amelie!
    Do you have the listening tracks to go with the papers?
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    (Original post by annaelizabet)
    would you mind sending it to me please if i give you my email via inbox?
    The specimen paper? Yeah sure


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    (Original post by kate_maria)
    The specimen paper? Yeah sure


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    Thanks! what culture topics are you doing?
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    Anyone studying la haine and un sac de billes?

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    (Original post by annaelizabet)
    Thanks! what culture topics are you doing?
    I'm doing the Algerian war and L'Enfer by Claude Chabrol. What are you doing?
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    I am doing "La Haine" and WW2, does your teacher have any predicitions about possible questions for the film?
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    (Original post by CelineBean)
    Anyone studying la haine and un sac de billes?

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    Yes!! has your teacher got any predicitions about what may come up for them?
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    (Original post by annaelizabet)
    I am doing "La Haine" and WW2, does your teacher have any predicitions about possible questions for the film?
    I'm doing la haine and un sac de Billes. Pretty difficult to predict or discuss it with other students as I'm the only student doing A2 in my school, but I'm really hoping something on techniques used in la haine/motivations for the movie being made come up! I'm so bad at talking about the reactions the film provokes etc or why you'd recommend it

    What about you?

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    (Original post by CelineBean)
    I'm doing la haine and un sac de Billes. Pretty difficult to predict or discuss it with other students as I'm the only student doing A2 in my school, but I'm really hoping something on techniques used in la haine/motivations for the movie being made come up! I'm so bad at talking about the reactions the film provokes etc or why you'd recommend it

    What about you?

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    Yeah me too! it could be literally anything, they are usually open ended though. What grade are you hoping for ?
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    (Original post by CelineBean)
    I'm doing la haine and un sac de Billes. Pretty difficult to predict or discuss it with other students as I'm the only student doing A2 in my school, but I'm really hoping something on techniques used in la haine/motivations for the movie being made come up! I'm so bad at talking about the reactions the film provokes etc or why you'd recommend it

    What about you?

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    Omg I'm the only one doing A2 french too and the rest of my subjects.
 
 
 
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