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So i'm looking for some tips on what things to include or just generally what an A grade spanish essay should be like at AS

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Hi
So i'm looking for some tips on what things to include or just generally what an A grade spanish essay should be like at AS

Thanks in advance

Well...if we say 'the advantages and disadvantages of the internet'
-Planning - plan out your positive and negative points - find justification for these, perhaps add in some facts?

Introduction
-E.g. Hoy en día el internet tiene una gran influencia sobre nuestras vidas, pero es un aspecto beneficioso para nuestra sociedad? (beware my grammatical errors!!!)
-Set out what you are going to do in the essay. En este ensayo/ En mi primera sección/parte exploraré las ventajas del Internet en todas partes de nuestra vida. En mi segunda sección/parte....analizaré/ hablaré de/ exploraré/ describiré
-Opinion maybe?

Essay
Depending how you want to do it. Detail and explain the positive points (about 3?)
-Communication (communcate in real time with people in different countries, emails)
-Shopping (cheaper, wide range)
-Enjoyment (gaming, socialising)
-work
-Education! (Homework, research)

Negative points, some people like to mix these up with the positives
-Fraud
-Inappropriate sites - think of the children!
-Addicition
-Behaviour that people wouldn't do normally
-piracy and plagerism!

Conclusion -
Sum up. What do you think? Rhetorical question maybe to make people reflect?

And througout, put in a lot of subjunctive and higher lever phrases

Pienso que -> considero que or siento que +subj
Es importante que + subj (es importante que sepamos - it's important that we think)
En lo que a mí me conciene
que yo sepa....


uhhh does that help?
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Well...if we say 'the advantages and disadvantages of the internet'
-Planning - plan out your positive and negative points - find justification for these, perhaps add in some facts?

Introduction
-E.g. Hoy en día el internet tiene una gran influencia sobre nuestras vidas, pero es un aspecto beneficioso para nuestra sociedad? (beware my grammatical errors!!!)
-Set out what you are going to do in the essay. En este ensayo/ En mi primera sección/parte exploraré las ventajas del Internet en todas partes de nuestra vida. En mi segunda sección/parte....analizaré/ hablaré de/ exploraré/ describiré
-Opinion maybe?

Essay
Depending how you want to do it. Detail and explain the positive points (about 3?)
-Communication (communcate in real time with people in different countries, emails)
-Shopping (cheaper, wide range)
-Enjoyment (gaming, socialising)
-work
-Education! (Homework, research)

Negative points, some people like to mix these up with the positives
-Fraud
-Inappropriate sites - think of the children!
-Addicition
-Behaviour that people wouldn't do normally
-piracy and plagerism!

Conclusion -
Sum up. What do you think? Rhetorical question maybe to make people reflect?

And througout, put in a lot of subjunctive and higher lever phrases

Pienso que -> considero que or siento que +subj
Es importante que + subj (es importante que sepamos - it's important that we think)
En lo que a mí me conciene
que yo sepa....


uhhh does that help?
Yes thanks a lot!
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I'd be a little dubious of using siento que. The times I've come across it, it's used to convey emotions/feelings. It makes sense in English to say that I have a feeling that I can do well in my exams; however, in Spanish, I'd probably say "It seems to me that" or something along those lines. If you use me parece que (it seems to me that), you can also use the subjunctive.
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I'd be a little dubious of using siento que. The times I've come across it, it's used to convey emotions/feelings. It makes sense in English to say that I have a feeling that I can do well in my exams; however, in Spanish, I'd probably say "It seems to me that" or something along those lines. If you use me parece que (it seems to me that), you can also use the subjunctive.
I would have used it with an opinion phrase "siento que esta pelicula demuestre..." "siento que no haya la esperanza" to show personal feelings towards a topic. Although I don't admit to be right
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um,,, I've got to write a Spanish paragraph on the topic 'ganar'- earning money. But i'm a bit stuck. I'm looking to getting an a* at gcse, so could I have a little help please. We need to include answers to:
Que haces para ganar dinero?- What do you do to earn money?
Que haces con tu dinero?- What do you do with your money?
Ahorras tambien?- Do you also save?
Cuanto dinero recibes?- How much money do you receive?
Es important recibir dinero de tu familia?- Is it important to receive money from your family?

I know how to answer the questions but I just need help on using all 3 tenses and linking them together, and expanding my answers to get a higher grade. thanks.
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um,,, I've got to write a Spanish paragraph on the topic 'ganar'- earning money. But i'm a bit stuck. I'm looking to getting an a* at gcse, so could I have a little help please. We need to include answers to:
Que haces para ganar dinero?- What do you do to earn money?
Que haces con tu dinero?- What do you do with your money?
Ahorras tambien?- Do you also save?
Cuanto dinero recibes?- How much money do you receive?
Es important recibir dinero de tu familia?- Is it important to receive money from your family?

I know how to answer the questions but I just need help on using all 3 tenses and linking them together, and expanding my answers to get a higher grade. thanks.
You can talk about what you did in the past what you do now and what you will do in the future so thats three tenses. Talk about what you would do in an ideal world so that's the conditional as well. You can use ojála que to use subjunctives as well.
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