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    Thanks for the help guys
    Does anyone know how you can find out in a text if a word is borrowed? Any tips on this, as you don't know what could come up.
    Any predictions on the texts we could have for the exam?
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    (Original post by Gal cool)
    Thanks for the help guys
    Does anyone know how you can find out in a text if a word is borrowed? Any tips on this, as you don't know what could come up.
    Any predictions on the texts we could have for the exam?
    Hi there. It should be quite obvious hopefully.
    For instance, the word 'vodka' is quite obviously not English and therefore borrowed. The same for 'judge' and 'opera' which are derived from French I think. You will hopefully be able to tell.


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    Please help!

    We have only been told to learn Q1 and therefore only practised Q1. We've heard they may not even give a speech question. They may only give us a reading question. I have not practised or revised any of the content for the reading question. What should I do? I am totally confused.


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    (Original post by deano321)
    Please help!

    We have only been told to learn Q1 and therefore only practised Q1. We've heard they may not even give a speech question. They may only give us a reading question. I have not practised or revised any of the content for the reading question. What should I do? I am totally confused.


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    They will definitely give you a speech question, there are always two questions: one on speech, and one on writing OR reading. The first question is always on speech.

    Don't worry!!
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    (Original post by deano321)
    Please help!

    We have only been told to learn Q1 and therefore only practised Q1. We've heard they may not even give a speech question. They may only give us a reading question. I have not practised or revised any of the content for the reading question. What should I do? I am totally confused.


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    We have only been taught the content for Q1 too, our teacher didnt touch on the reading section at all. You only need to know the content for one so don't worry! The exam is always set out exactly the same
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    (Original post by elsierose)
    They will definitely give you a speech question, there are always two questions: one on speech, and one on writing OR reading. The first question is always on speech.

    Don't worry!!
    I'm in the same position, I have only revised speech. Today I looked through all the past questions ever asked and in 2011 they only asked about reading or writing, there was no speech question and now i'm worried they might do it again.
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    (Original post by Tamaras23)
    I'm in the same position, I have only revised speech. Today I looked through all the past questions ever asked and in 2011 they only asked about reading or writing, there was no speech question and now i'm worried they might do it again.
    I've just looked up June 2011 and one question was speech and the other was
    Writing
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    (Original post by Lulu1609)
    I've just looked up June 2011 and one question was speech and the other was
    Writing
    I think it was in the Jan 2011 paper.
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    (Original post by Gal cool)
    Thanks for the help guys
    Does anyone know how you can find out in a text if a word is borrowed? Any tips on this, as you don't know what could come up.
    Any predictions on the texts we could have for the exam?
    Aquisition will probably be on q child in the telegraphic or post telegraphic stage as there is more data to analyse
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    (Original post by Tamaras23)
    I think it was in the Jan 2011 paper.
    Sorry, you're right!

    I was taught all 3 acquisitions but speaking is by far the easiest.
    If this happens I would just say you can still use theorists you'd use for speaking.
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    Ohhhh God , so what are people doing? Praying there will be a spoken question ?😂


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    There's always a spoken one, and then either reading or writing. I'm personally just revising spoken as it's the easiest
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    I was taught all three but I'm just revising speaking as it's my favourite and I don't want to waste time revising something that I won't do (just really hoping it's a good transcript haha)
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    I've only revised speaking too, theres so much more to write about than writing or reading and I'm pretty sure there'll definitely be a transcript for speech. Even the one in 2011 was speech it just had aspects of reading in it by the parents, the child in the transcript didn't read a word.
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    How hard is to get a grade B in this exam?
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    Cheers guys


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    (Original post by Gal cool)
    How hard is to get a grade B in this exam?
    Well last year a B started at 59/96 so hopefully that is do able
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    (Original post by Gal cool)
    Thanks for the help guys
    Does anyone know how you can find out in a text if a word is borrowed? Any tips on this, as you don't know what could come up.
    Any predictions on the texts we could have for the exam?
    Hi! You can usually see borrowing patterns from affixes, silent letters or final consonants.

    French + Latin
    - prefixes: 'pre', 'pro', 'con'

    Germanic
    - usually spelling/consonants like 'dge' + 'tch'

    Greek
    - usually silent letters like (p)sychology + (p)neumonia are all derived from Greek!

    Words to do with science or religion are also mostly from Greek + Latin!

    Generally if something looks or sounds French, Italian Spanish etc and I'm not sure which one it is, I'd label it as a latinate borrowing, since they've all derived from Latin - not sure if it will always work, but if all fails I try to throw something in last minute.

    Here are some of my revision notes. Good luck everyone
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    [QUOTE=Lulu1609;65671775]Hi everyone! I'm doing this exam too.

    Have you been taught just speaking acquisition or speaking, writing and reading?

    I've been taught spoken, written and reading however I am just focusing on spoken as that's the easiest to analyse.
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    (Original post by hagridhair)
    Hi! You can usually see borrowing patterns from affixes, silent letters or final consonants.

    French + Latin
    - prefixes: 'pre', 'pro', 'con'

    Germanic
    - usually spelling/consonants like 'dge' + 'tch'

    Greek
    - usually silent letters like (p)sychology + (p)neumonia are all derived from Greek!

    Words to do with science or religion are also mostly from Greek + Latin!

    Generally if something looks or sounds French, Italian Spanish etc and I'm not sure which one it is, I'd label it as a latinate borrowing, since they've all derived from Latin - not sure if it will always work, but if all fails I try to throw something in last minute.

    Here are some of my revision notes. Good luck everyone
    Thank you
    Would this mean that pre-modification is a French borrowing? Just an example
 
 
 
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