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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    It's okay I think my exposé will be decent. And then I can learn the rest, my grammar is pretty good but they speak quite fast (well just one person)



    Moi aussi, je ne me peux pas même le souvenir
    Well I'm glad you are at least slightly being challenged now

    I'm considering blindly entering myself for the AS German exams, hmmm :moon:

    Do you know if you have to prepare some sort of stimulus-related-presentation for the AS oral? On AQA that is?

    Ich muss arbeiten!!
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    Well I'm glad you are at least slightly being challenged now

    I'm considering [I]blindly [/I ]entering myself for the AS German exams, hmmm :moon:

    Do you know if you have to prepare some sort of stimulus-related-presentation for the AS oral? On AQA that is?

    Ich muss arbeiten!!
    Right for French at least and I expect it is exactly the same you must speak for 15 mins overall and have 20 mins prep with no resources.

    Part 1- Stimulus card

    You have a stimulus card with a picture and a sentence with questions to discuss with examiner. Choose one of two cards but can't be on the same things as your nominated topic. Have to address all questions and avoid being too brief. About 2 and a half mins long.

    You're then asked more questions on the sub topic by the examiner.

    Total 5 mins altogether.

    Part 2 - Nominated Topic

    Can be any whole topic or subtopic. You can create a prompt card in the 20 mins including 5 headings which the examiner will relate to as well. (No conjugated verbs) About 3 mins. I assume you could find a way to prep this.

    Part 3 - Other Topics

    The examiner then asks questions on the final tqo topics not covered. 3 mins per topic.

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    Right for French at least and I expect it is exactly the same you must speak for 15 mins overall and have 20 mins prep with no resources.

    Part 1- Stimulus card

    You have a stimulus card with a picture and a sentence with questions to discuss with examiner. Choose one of two cards but can't be on the same things as your nominated topic. Have to address all questions and avoid being too brief. About 2 and a half mins long.

    You're then asked more questions on the sub topic by the examiner.

    Total 5 mins altogether.

    Part 2 - Nominated Topic

    Can be any whole topic or subtopic. You can create a prompt card in the 20 mins including 5 headings which the examiner will relate to as well. (No conjugated verbs) About 3 mins. I assume you could find a way to prep this.

    Part 3 - Other Topics

    The examiner then asks questions on the final tqo topics not covered. 3 mins per topic.

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    Is this AQA specific?

    You're a good girl, Obiejess merci beaucoup!
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Si j'avais su que X était possible, je l'aurais essayé
    Thank you!! I will send you the essay once I have finished it so that you could look over it?
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    Is this AQA specific?

    You're a good girl, Obiejess merci beaucoup!
    Yes. Aqa.

    Why thankyou :ahee:

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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Bonjour! C'est moi encore une fois! J'adore cette thread, bien que j'aie déjà oublié beaucoup des langues que je peux parler, outre le chinois, mais j'habite en chine, alors, ce n'est pas une surprise!
    Beaucoup is always succeeded by de!
    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    Well I'm glad you are at least slightly being challenged now

    I'm considering blindly entering myself for the AS German exams, hmmm :moon:

    Do you know if you have to prepare some sort of stimulus-related-presentation for the AS oral? On AQA that is?

    Ich muss arbeiten!!
    :mmm: well wjec it's always a 7 ish minutes about you. Your subjects, future plans and hobbies etc.

    The second half 8 ish minutes is on stimulus they gave on topics you study (fashion, youth culture, health, education, relationships etc)

    (Original post by Decerto)
    Thank you!! I will send you the essay once I have finished it so that you could look over it?
    If I can understand it :P some gcse pieces I've read are so complex it's obvious they have just tried to fit in phrases.
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    Beaucoup is always succeeded by de!
    Told you I'm already forgetting it! I guess it's just 'cause I don't use it any more. If it wasn't for TSR, I'd really be struggling to write in English, 'cause I write in Chinese all the time now
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    Beaucoup is always succeeded by de!
    That's not actually true! They teach you that at school because they like to give you rules, but in fact there are some occasions when you can say "beaucoup des" and this is one of them. It slightly changes the meaning.

    Aujourd'hui j'ai vendu beaucoup de livres (Today I sold lots of books)
    Aujourd'hui j'ai vendu beaucoup des livres que j'avais dans ma chambre (Today I sold lots OF THE books which I had in my room)

    If you qualify the thing you are talking about, if the object is specific (and plural of course) then you use "des)
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Told you I'm already forgetting it! I guess it's just 'cause I don't use it any more. If it wasn't for TSR, I'd really be struggling to write in English, 'cause I write in Chinese all the time now
    It appears I'm wrong!

    That's amazing, a friend and I are wanting to learn Mandarin... Any tips?

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    That's not actually true! They teach you that at school because they like to give you rules, but in fact there are some occasions when you can say "beaucoup des" and this is one of them. It slightly changes the meaning.

    Aujourd'hui j'ai vendu beaucoup de livres (Today I sold lots of books)
    Aujourd'hui j'ai vendu beaucoup des livres que j'avais dans ma chambre (Today I sold lots OF THE books which I had in my room)

    If you qualify the thing you are talking about, if the object is specific (and plural of course) then you use "des)
    See I thought you could have des in examples like you said but I was told to use de but now I'll use it when it's right to.

    So merci
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    See I thought you could have des in examples like you said but I was told to use de but now I'll use it when it's right to.

    So merci
    Only use it if there is a subclause following the noun, otherwise it's just a simple "de"
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    It appears I'm wrong!

    That's amazing, a friend and I are wanting to learn Mandarin... Any tips?



    See I thought you could have des in examples like you said but I was told to use de but now I'll use it when it's right to.

    So merci
    When it comes to speaking and listening, it's the same as any other language. Just expose yourself as much as possible. Grammar can be quite counterintuitive to a native English speaker because it's just so different. However, if you do lots of practice, it'll just become second nature.

    Reading and writing are
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    (Original post by Tasha-x)
    Only use it if there is a subclause following the noun, otherwise it's just a simple "de"
    Does this make sense:
    Des nombreux étudiants que j'ai enseigné a trouvé un travail.

    ?

    But that sounds wrong.

    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    When it comes to speaking and listening, it's the same as any other language. Just expose yourself as much as possible. Grammar can be quite counterintuitive to a native English speaker because it's just so different. However, if you do lots of practice, it'll just become second nature.

    Reading and writing are
    Hmmmm, I like grammar so if I can't hack it I'll get annoyed :ahee:
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    Well I'm glad you are at least slightly being challenged now

    I'm considering blindly entering myself for the AS German exams, hmmm :moon:

    Do you know if you have to prepare some sort of stimulus-related-presentation for the AS oral? On AQA that is?

    Ich muss arbeiten!!
    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Right for French at least and I expect it is exactly the same you must speak for 15 mins overall and have 20 mins prep with no resources.

    Part 1- Stimulus card

    You have a stimulus card with a picture and a sentence with questions to discuss with examiner. Choose one of two cards but can't be on the same things as your nominated topic. Have to address all questions and avoid being too brief. About 2 and a half mins long.

    You're then asked more questions on the sub topic by the examiner.

    Total 5 mins altogether.

    Part 2 - Nominated Topic

    Can be any whole topic or subtopic. You can create a prompt card in the 20 mins including 5 headings which the examiner will relate to as well. (No conjugated verbs) About 3 mins. I assume you could find a way to prep this.

    Part 3 - Other Topics

    The examiner then asks questions on the final tqo topics not covered. 3 mins per topic.

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    I did AS German with AQA last year, and this is exactly what we did except the prompt card for the nominated topic was made and given to the examiner a week or two before the exam which meant we could spend the whole 20 minutes preparing the stimulus card.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Does this make sense:
    Des nombreux étudiants que j'ai enseigné a trouvé un travail.

    ?

    But that sounds wrong.

    Hmmmm, I like grammar so if I can't hack it I'll get annoyed :ahee:
    It sounds really awkward...

    Firstly it should be "De nombreux étudiants" (if the adjective comes before the noun we use "de" instead of "des"

    What exactly are you trying to say?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Hmmmm, I like grammar so if I can't hack it I'll get annoyed :ahee:
    I get annoyed too if I don't understand grammar! You just need to practise though. Luckily my boyfriend's Chinese, so I get to practise lots with him and he always corrects me when I'm wrong (which I admit is a lot, although I am getting better!)

    I still really want to learn Spanish. Luckily I've met a couple of Colombians out here, so I'm tempted to ask them to teach me I just can't get enough when it comes to foreign languages! 学外语是我最喜欢的!
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    (Original post by Tasha-x)
    It sounds really awkward...

    Firstly it should be "De nombreux étudiants" (if the adjective comes before the noun we use "de" instead of "des"

    What exactly are you trying to say?
    Ah, so how about:
    J'ai acheté beaucoup des DVDs que je voulais regarder lorsque j'étais petit?

    Or is that awkward again?

    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I get annoyed too if I don't understand grammar! You just need to practise though. Luckily my boyfriend's Chinese, so I get to practise lots with him and he always corrects me when I'm wrong (which I admit is a lot, although I am getting better!)

    I still really want to learn Spanish. Luckily I've met a couple of Colombians out here, so I'm tempted to ask them to teach me I just can't get enough when it comes to foreign languages! 学外语是我最喜欢的!
    That's great :O I don't have anything to practise with though. Or anyone... don't know where to start!

    I like Spanish it's easier than French
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Ah, so how about:
    J'ai acheté beaucoup des DVDs que je voulais regarder lorsque j'étais petit?

    Or is that awkward again?

    I can't see anything actually wrong with it.... The lorsque is bugging me, it's fine written, but you will rarely hear it in spoken French.
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    I like Spanish it's easier than French
    Eugh, don't get me started on French! I never liked it at school. I'm really surprised I came out with an A at the end of A2 as I never worked hard-I was always a coaster at school. I never got French grammar-it's far too hard! Spanish does seem a lot easier, especially with pronunciation. I also think it sounds much more attractive than French
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    (Original post by Tasha-x)
    I can't see anything actually wrong with it.... The lorsque is bugging me, it's fine written, but you will rarely hear it in spoken French.
    Quand :mmm: sorry, I've been drilled with A Level French variations

    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Eugh, don't get me started on French! I never liked it at school. I'm really surprised I came out with an A at the end of A2 as I never worked hard-I was always a coaster at school. I never got French grammar-it's far too hard! Spanish does seem a lot easier, especially with pronunciation. I also think it sounds much more attractive than French
    I like it, only started in January this year properly (Jan 2012) so I think I'm doing okay. Fast tracking AS and A2 French hopefully.

    Spanish is more simple and you can as you say pronounce things easier according to my French oral assistant. I think my accent is terrible

    How old are you? (If you don't mind me asking)
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Quand :mmm: sorry, I've been drilled with A Level French variations



    I like it, only started in January this year properly (Jan 2012) so I think I'm doing okay. Fast tracking AS and A2 French hopefully.

    Spanish is more simple and you can as you say pronounce things easier according to my French oral assistant. I think my accent is terrible

    How old are you? (If you don't mind me asking)
    I did start teaching myself Spanish when I was in year 7, as my school didn't offer it-they only offered French and German. It is a language I really want to learn though, so I'm definitely going to take advantage of having Spanish speaking friends.

    I'm 20. Currently in my 2nd year at uni, which is also my year abroad You?
 
 
 
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