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    Anyone know any helpful tips on revising for French? I really want to get an A or a B
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    Find some good phrases for your topics from either a textbook or your teacher. Write these all down and go over them a lot. Then get extra vocab that will be helpful. Write lots of practice answers to questions you might get (you can ask your teacher for the kinds of questions you'll need). And also try answering these questions out loud first, it's good speaking practice and you learn to think on the spot. Go over all your tenses again. Maybe make posters on how to conjugate verbs for each tense. And learn lots of irregular verbs. And idioms (phrases that don't make sense if you translate them directly.) for example 'faire une grasse matinée' which means to have a lie in. Your teacher can give you those or a textbook I just said everything I could think of so I hope that some of it will be helpful

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    Ah, ne comprennent pas le français si vous venez sur Google translate? Pensé ... aussi, vous perdez la partie!
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    I learned topic specific vocab and also made little flashcards with verbs on them. Be aware of some false friends- for example you might think that "sensible" means sensible, when it actually means sensitive. Identify your weaknesses and work to improve in that area- for example, listening is my weakest point so I tried to do as much listening practice as possible.

    I remember in my GCSEs I was worried about the listening because I thought the tape would have moved on before I could write everything down- if you're worried about this, use shorthand (like p q for parce que) and/or write the first half of longer words. Then you'll have time to write down the rest of it and when you come back to the first bit later on, you'll understand what you were writing earlier.

    Good luck!
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    I'm currently revising for listening and reading, and I've just been going through the specification list of words I need to know for my exam board (WJEC) and going through each topic. I make flashcards for any words I don't know (or even ones that I'm just slightly unsure on) and I learn quite a few from just writing them, and then I go through them once for the first time. The ones I know go in one pile, the ones I don't go in another. I then go through the ones I don't know and see if I've learnt any of them, and then I just keep playing word games with the flashcards until I know them. Normally I say the words in really weird ways and remember them. I then go through all the new words again a few more times, and that's normally it for one session. I find revision is best in short, frequent bursts because you can only take so much in at once and it's good to keep it all in your mind through frequently refreshing yourself!
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    Flashcards are best for languages I think, French word on one side and English on the other, spend like 30 minutes a day shooting through them
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    There are some really brilliant memorization websites. Cerego is one of the best, but it's currently in closed beta. Memrise is also great, and it's free.
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    (Original post by Zebrajess)
    Find some good phrases for your topics from either a textbook or your teacher. Write these all down and go over them a lot. Then get extra vocab that will be helpful. Write lots of practice answers to questions you might get (you can ask your teacher for the kinds of questions you'll need). And also try answering these questions out loud first, it's good speaking practice and you learn to think on the spot. Go over all your tenses again. Maybe make posters on how to conjugate verbs for each tense. And learn lots of irregular verbs. And idioms (phrases that don't make sense if you translate them directly.) for example 'faire une grasse matinée' which means to have a lie in. Your teacher can give you those or a textbook I just said everything I could think of so I hope that some of it will be helpful

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    Ooo, seems helpful. Thank you!!


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