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I've got my spanish oral in 2 weeks time, and I'm hoping for an A* overall, so it would be really good if I could get those extra marks in the oral, but I have no clue about any A* constructions. In French, we were given a list of constructions (apres avoir, venir de + infinitive etc.) but I don't know any in Spanish (or higher vocab/phrases). Can anyone help? :confused:
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Do you mean just complicated phrases that'll get you good marks?

Subjunctive phrases...

si tuviera... , podria... (if i had, i would)
espero que + subjunctive -> espero que pueda comprar

i'll have a think for some more
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Hay numerosas/os + noun
Es decir que - that is to say that
A mí me parece + adj.
No solo…sino también - not only, but also
Además de lo dicho - in addition to what has been said
Antes de + inf - before ...ing
Por lo tanto
Por eso
Por supuesto
Por una parte...por otra parte - on one hand, on the other hand
Sin embargo
No obstante - nevertheless
A pesar de - on spite of
A la diferencia de - unlike...
Tanto...como - both...and
A primera vista - at first sight [i liked the hotel etc.]
A causa de + noun - because of [a causa del tiempo, no puedo salir - because of the weather, i can't go out]
Por consiguiente or consecuencia - consequently
De hecho - in fact
En cuanto a - as far as X is concerned
De todos modos - anyway
Mientras que - whilst
Estoy en contra de /a favor de/ de acuerdo con
Tras + inf. - after also después de
De modo/forma + adj. - in a X way [e.g. de modo rapido]
Acabar de + inf. - to have just done something
Al + inf. - on ...ing [al llegar... = on arriving...]
Así que /puesto que /ya que - since/because etc.
Volver a + inf. - to do something again [vuelvo a hacerlo = i'm doing it again]
En vez de /en lugar de - instead of
Además de + inf. - as well as
Depender de - depends on
Consistir en - consists of
Soñar con - to dream about
Primero/ segundo etc.
Lo que importa es que - what matter is that [lo pasé bien]
No tener más remedio que + inf. - to have no other choice but to...
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Yep, I do mean just any complicated phrases that would be ok to use at GCSE level. Thanks for your help, now I can start writing my conversation answers
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Ask the teacher what is required from you in order to obtain that higher grade. Leannemann has offered some fab phrases. Watch out for phrases which take the subjunctive e.g en caso de que or a menos que. Eg sentence: No pueden asistir a menos que los padres tengan dinero. Meaning: They cannot attend unless their parents have money.
Etc
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