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OK, as some of you probably know, I've been teaching myself GCSE Spanish this year. I'm doing it with AQA and for the oral, as well as a roleplay and a general conversation, I have to give a 60-90 second presentation and then have a 60-90 second discussion on it. What I need some help with is choosing a topic. The teacher I'm doing the exam with, my French teacher, was saying something about it not being very good to use one of the conversation topics because it limits what you could be asked, but I really don't have a clue what else there is to talk about. I'm thinking of doing holidays because it's easy to get lots of tenses in, but that comes up in the suggested questions. Any thoughts? Muchas gracias
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But if you limit what you're going to be asked then you have a better idea of what the general conversation is surely? Anyway, holidays is great for tenses, or free time. They are both good for conditionals as well whereas it's much harder with other topics. Hmm I feel like I've been a bit brief but you know the sort of topics you can do from french! Ooh I just reread your post again. You could do university or something on that, you family/friends, school etc etc
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I'm doing my work experience and future job.
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I agree with leannemann. At GCSE level the examiner is not so bothered about 'how easy' the topic is, they are more bothered about the overall quality of language. If you feel more confident with a topic like holidays go for it - stuff your teacher! Holidays is a great topic because you can use lots of opinions/justifications of opinions, all 3 tenses and include lots of descriptive material. If you include all these within the time limit: full marks! That's my opinion anyway.
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I did mine on Semana Santa in Spain. Its good because its off topic and I found it really interesting so I didn't get bored learning it!
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My topic is going to be about work experience - I'll talk about whether I have a part time job now, about my work experience last summer, then what I will do in the future (uni etc), and finally what my dream job would be. I was quite easily able to fit in four/five tenses (present, imperfect, preterite, future & conditional) and I found it a good topic to do.

Holidays is perfectly fine though, and it's usually a very popular topic because it's easy to construct and easy to use a variety of tenses. If you feel comfortable doing it, by all means go for it. I would've thought that once you finished the speech, the examiner may ask you two or three questions around the topic, and perhaps have another conversation with you about a different topic... so the longer & better your speech is, the easier you'd find the conversation q's.

Good luck
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I can't actually remember what I did for my GCSE which is kinda worrying (tho it was a couple of years ago!) but I do remember doing a speech on my dream house, might have been for the oral but seems a bit of a strange topic! maybe it was just an exercise... anyway it was cool because there's loads of opportunity for conditional, future and subjunctive set phrases (cuando tenga mucho dinero / si tuviera mucho dinero, compraria...) and also you can be descriptive. Holidays is a pretty standard one though, can't go wrong with it, as is free time
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I think I'll go with holidays then. Now I just have to write it.......Thanks for the help, guys
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(Original post by kellywood_5)
I think I'll go with holidays then. Now I just have to write it.......Thanks for the help, guys
If you want some help just let me know! I should have managed to grasp holidays seeing as we spent the whole of year 10 doing it with a supply teacher!
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(Original post by leannemann)
If you want some help just let me know! I should have managed to grasp holidays seeing as we spent the whole of year 10 doing it with a supply teacher!
Lol thanks for the offer, I may just take you up on it! I'll have to actually finish my course first though, otherwise I won't know how to use any of the fancy tenses :p: If I stay on target with my timetable, I should finish it on Sunday, but we all know what can happen to the most carefully planned of timetables!
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I do French and Spanish GCSE and for French, we're just picking out part of our coursework. For Spanish, my teacher wouldn't let us do that and so people have come up with a variety of different topics - I'm doing vegetarianism, my friend's doing Japan, another friend is writing about a rowing championship she participated in.

¡Mucha suerte!
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I'm doing Home and Abroad for the presentation, and I haven't learnt it yet :eek:
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