Tips for GCSE French Higher Listening? Watch
I have a French Higher Listening exam on Monday 14th May and I just know I'm going to struggle with it!
Does anyone have any advice or any practice papers/resources I could use? It'd be much appreciated by me and anyone who needs helps on this too.
And lastly, who else is doing it? How are you feeling for it?
Awh I always wanted to do Spanish, I was so annoyed when I was made to do French. :/
I have found revision on both Linguascope and practice on past papers to be very successful. A lot of it is down to key words, especially adverbs and adjectives. It will be vital to learn these vastly, but you must also get the hang of the pronunciation I guess.
My suggestion then, is to request for access to Linguascope possibly through your school, or try past papers from the AQA GCSE French website and note down words you come across that you may struggle on whislt you're going through the past papers.
Best of luck
Oh okay, great, I'll speak to my French tomorrow and I'll have a go at some past papers.
Thanks for the advice, it's much appreciated!
Also I'm on roughly an A* with my controlled speaking and writing coursework and I'm scared that my reading and listening grade will drag my overall grade down. I want to do a level french and in my sixth form they only take an A at gcse. I've tried learning vocab etc, but nothing seems to be sinking in. I take spanish aswell, and I am confusing myself with the vocab in each language. Any suggestions on how to cope would be appreciated.
I found when I was learning french, I had a very english accent so I could only really talk to and understand english people that were speaking french rather than french people talking french. After improving my speaking, my listening improved also. If you know what the words should sound like, listening should come more natural to you.
Also, try and look out for keywords, rather than understanding everthing.
fatpat I know what you mean! I understand my teacher when she speaks French, and then the tape comes on and I don't understand a thing! I'll have a go at my speaking again then, thanks for the advice.
nancyfitzsimons, I'm in the exact same situation too! I'm on roughly an A* on my controlled assessments as well and I really don't want listening to drag my grade down. And yeah we're AQA too. For memory techniques, I normally start with two sentences at a time, mainly those that relate with each other so like if two are about hot weather, learn those two together etc. Saying them out loud a few times with notes and then without is helpful. I can't believe you have to do 9! I only had to do 5 and then a question I wasn't expecting, do you get an unpredictable question?
Wawasan -Yes, I was just thinking that! I think I'll give some a go after school tomorrow. You have really been helpful, thank you so much!
and download and then do the Foundation & Higher tier mock exams from Bitesize.
They seem to have helped me, good luck for May