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    (Original post by Bude8)
    If any of you guys are worried about living costs, then don't worry, cause you can buy food for an entire week for £14, but it will mean you have instant noodles for every meal of the week :beard:

    I love instant noodles
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    I love instant noodles
    not the healthiest thing out there though :lol:
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    not the healthiest thing out there though :lol:


    I'm not the healthiest eater out there :laugh:
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    As well as growing long hair, I have decided that I'm going to grow a beard like this:
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    As well as growing long hair, I have decided that I'm going to grow a beard like this:
    Lol you'll be easy to recognise in September:lol:
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    Lol you'll be easy to recognise in September:lol:
    Well, if my hair is long and my beard is that mighty by then...

    Going to take a while to grow, but I know it's going to look so bad while growing :lol:
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    As well as growing long hair, I have decided that I'm going to grow a beard like this:
    And the moustache as well to complete the look?
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    (Original post by JustaDreamer)
    And the moustache as well to complete the look?
    Yeah I meant I want facial hair like that, sorry :lol:
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Yeah I meant I want facial hair like that, sorry :lol:
    Oh right I see haha :lol:
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    (Original post by JustaDreamer)
    Oh right I see haha :lol:
    One day maybe I'll try for this...
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    One day maybe I'll try for this...
    Then you'll put this :beard: to shame haha
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Same.

    Literally done nothing these past 2 weeks, first exam is on the 5th of may (Physics).

    I feel like a robot on auto when I do Physics papers now, none of it is difficult.

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    That's quite soon! I have an exam in ten days I think, or nine. But rest start in June

    How's French?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    That's quite soon! I have an exam in ten days I think, or nine. But rest start in June

    How's French?
    Lol, French..

    I had my speaking exam in March which went well - the lady was suggesting that I was 'above average'.

    I'm planning to do 2-3 practice essays (because I suck at them) from now until the exam (22nd of May last one).

    Listening and reading are all about practice really. It doesn't help that the discussion's seem to be at lightning speed. Translation is easy peasy. Sitting on a C/B from the prelim so need to pull it up to an A

    My folio pieces are done and dusted: one on L'étranger and the other on elitism/the grandes écoles.

    How about you?
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Lol, French..

    I had my speaking exam in March which went well - the lady was suggesting that I was 'above average'.

    I'm planning to do 2-3 practice essays (because I suck at them) from now until the exam (22nd of May last one).

    Listening and reading are all about practice really. It doesn't help that the discussion's seem to be at lightning speed. Translation is easy peasy. Sitting on a C/B from the prelim so need to pull it up to an A

    My folio pieces are done and dusted: one on L'étranger and the other on elitism/the grandes écoles.

    How about you?
    Ah that's good then! How are your oral exams structured?

    Yours exams are a lot earlier it seems.

    Oooh that sounds quite fun, the elitism one. L'étranger would bore me to death

    I have my oral next week (teachers still haven't told me, only found out because someone messaged me like '10 days!!!' I was like wtf) so had to finish and dust off an expose which I need to learn now

    And written exam... I hate it. It's just so boring and long. 3 whole hours. I've only done a mock, no other past papers so I'm contemplating whether to try for the A* or just get an A
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Ah that's good then! How are your oral exams structured?

    Yours exams are a lot earlier it seems.

    Oooh that sounds quite fun, the elitism one. L'étranger would bore me to death

    I have my oral next week (teachers still haven't told me, only found out because someone messaged me like '10 days!!!' I was like wtf) so had to finish and dust off an expose which I need to learn now

    And written exam... I hate it. It's just so boring and long. 3 whole hours. I've only done a mock, no other past papers so I'm contemplating whether to try for the A* or just get an A
    L'Étranger isn't that boring. La Casa de Bernarda Alba for Spanish is probably better, but once you go in depth into L'Étranger there's a lot to say.

    Written exam takes a long time, but the essay takes up about half of it. It's not too hard to get an A* either as long as you can write a good essay as the UMS conversions are nice.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    L'Étranger isn't that boring. La Casa de Bernarda Alba for Spanish is probably better, but once you go in depth into L'Étranger there's a lot to say.

    Written exam takes a long time, but the essay takes up about half of it. It's not too hard to get an A* either as long as you can write a good essay as the UMS conversions are nice.
    I couldn't even get through the first chapter, books are really not my thing. English is bad enough, forget French

    I finished my mock in an hour... So I get really really bored in exams

    I wouldn't know what a good essay is because no teachers
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I couldn't even get through the first chapter, books are really not my thing. English is bad enough, forget French

    I finished my mock in an hour... So I get really really bored in exams

    I wouldn't know what a good essay is because no teachers
    It gets better. The first section isn't too bad, but some of the second half of the book is quite hard-going. If you want a summary I posted this on the other thread:


    In an hour though? Did you actually write an essay?

    Do you not have anyone "watching over you", so to speak? I guess I'm lucky in that I've got a very picky teacher who will always have some improvements for an essay, even on the rare occasion that she awards full marks.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Ah that's good then! How are your oral exams structured?

    Yours exams are a lot earlier it seems.

    Oooh that sounds quite fun, the elitism one. L'étranger would bore me to death

    I have my oral next week (teachers still haven't told me, only found out because someone messaged me like '10 days!!!' I was like wtf) so had to finish and dust off an expose which I need to learn now

    And written exam... I hate it. It's just so boring and long. 3 whole hours. I've only done a mock, no other past papers so I'm contemplating whether to try for the A* or just get an A
    It's a 20 minute "interview" basically. You mention the topics you'd like to focus on beforehand, then the examiner begins with some trivial questions to ease you in which after 5 minutes will lead on to more in depth questions. I just chose the topics for my essays and some of the ones we looked into (e.g. Immigration, the EU, Women's rights etc.).

    The exam is split into two papers: Reading and Translation; Listening and Essay. The reading is usually an excerpt from a newspaper/book and the questions are on the word choice, linguistic techniques and the general idea of the piece - plus the usual content/understanding Qs. The essay has to be about 500 words.

    How is the exam structured in A-levels?

    Yeah, l'étranger was awful. I pretty much disagreed with the whole philosophy in my essay. Meh, not much point going for the A* - I find arts subjects much more difficult to get top marks because of the subjectivity.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    It gets better. The first section isn't too bad, but some of the second half of the book is quite hard-going. If you want a summary I posted this on the other thread:


    In an hour though? Did you actually write an essay?

    Do you not have anyone "watching over you", so to speak? I guess I'm lucky in that I've got a very picky teacher who will always have some improvements for an essay, even on the rare occasion that she awards full marks.
    I'll watch after I attempt to read it again :lol:

    Yeah I wrote an essay, did the paper. Got an A. Wouldn't have been near an A*. But considering I did nothing for it, it was okay

    Urmmm... Well Considering they didn't even tell me I have an oral exam, no one's really watching over.

    Tbf it's totally irrelevant to me but I thought it's an easy A
    (Original post by Princepieman)
    It's a 20 minute "interview" basically. You mention the topics you'd like to focus on beforehand, then the examiner begins with some trivial questions to ease you in which after 5 minutes will lead on to more in depth questions. I just chose the topics for my essays and some of the ones we looked into (e.g. Immigration, the EU, Women's rights etc.).

    The exam is split into two papers: Reading and Translation; Listening and Essay. The reading is usually an excerpt from a newspaper/book and the questions are on the word choice, linguistic techniques and the general idea of the piece - plus the usual content/understanding Qs. The essay has to be about 500 words.

    How is the exam structured in A-levels?

    Yeah, l'étranger was awful. I pretty much disagreed with the whole philosophy in my essay. Meh, not much point going for the A* - I find arts subjects much more difficult to get top marks because of the subjectivity.
    So it's pretty much English Language reading exam in French! Do you have to learn jargon?

    For my board this is what I've gathered

    Oral 40%
    Present a pre written expose on a region, film or book. So I'm doing les intouchables, and my question is how contrast is created. And then examiner follows up with questions. That lasts 10 mins I think
    Then you select two cards randomly, at blind. And on each is a transcript normally or something, and you have you have to answer questions on it. Thèmes are like environnement, terrorism, poverty etc

    Then there is one big paper
    Listening
    Reading some extracts and articles and answering on them
    Translation from English into French
    Essay on a film or book, about 400 words
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    Whaaaat? 'L'étranger' is brilliant!

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    I'll try and read it then
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    anybody here genuinely looking forward to the exams?
 
 
 
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