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    Hello!

    I need your help!

    I have my French writing Higher exam coming up (i'm aqa)

    Does anyone have any advice, tips, key words, good things to do to get me a good grade?

    Thanks,
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    Use as many tenses as possible- definitely the present, perfect and future, and also the imperfect, pluperfect and conditional if you've been taught those. Try to make sure your vocabulary is varied, so that rather than saying the same thing all the time, you're finding different ways of saying things, and also use different persons of verbs other than just 'je.' Linking words such as 'mais', 'aussi', 'cependant' (however) and 'neanmoins' (nevertheless) are good for making your sentences longer and more complex.
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    use 3 tenses (past, present, future.

    answer each quesion.

    extend each question.

    give an opinion.

    don't make any mistakes in spelling or concorde.

    this will give you full marks...
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    right, I have a few phrases here

    pour approfondir la question - to go into the matter in more depth

    en ce qui concerne - as far as ..... is concerned

    il faut également mentionner - mention must also be made of

    ceci est sans doute dû en partie à - this is no doubt partley due to the fact that

    tout semble indiquer que - everything seems to point to the fact that

    these are obviously not suitable in a letter or similar (btw, make sure you learn the letter endings) but could come in handy!

    good luck

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    It's often helpful to read the examiner's report on the aqa site, that's what I've done.
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    yeah basically what these guys said but you need to have some uniqueness in your writing by using certain phrases.
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    They often like you to mention about advantages and disadvantages or things,

    could you give me some suggestions on how to open these sentences?
    such as:
    Un advantage est

    Thanks very much!
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    (Original post by Nait)
    They often like you to mention about advantages and disadvantages or things,

    could you give me some suggestions on how to open these sentences?
    such as:
    Un advantage est

    Thanks very much!
    You could use 'les avantages sont......' and 'les désavantages sont....' or maybe 'd'un main...' and 'd'un autre main.......' (on one hand, on the other hand).
 
 
 
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