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Hello , i have just finished GCSEs and am hoping to take AS spanish . Does anyone who has taken AS spanish have any tips for what i should do over the holidays to improve/keep up my spanish?
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Hi there, I took both AS and A2 Spanish and loved it! The AS course, depending on what exam board you're using, (Ours was AQA) was quite varied and broad so the best way to maintain your spanish is to listen to Spanish radio, watch spanish films or tv shows, read spanish news articles or even listen to spanish music. All of this will help to improve your listening and reading skills even if you can't understand some of the words. I also changed the language on my phone to Spanish.

http://www.elmundo.es

http://www.rtve.es

http://www.20minutos.es
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(Original post by bej22)
Hi there, I took both AS and A2 Spanish and loved it! The AS course, depending on what exam board you're using, (Ours was AQA) was quite varied and broad so the best way to maintain your spanish is to listen to Spanish radio, watch spanish films or tv shows, read spanish news articles or even listen to spanish music. All of this will help to improve your listening and reading skills even if you can't understand some of the words. I also changed the language on my phone to Spanish.

http://www.elmundo.es

http://www.rtve.es

http://www.20minutos.es
Thank you ! My exam board is aqa as well


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Start learning vocab - Memrise is an excellent site. You'll pick up a lot of the grammar as you're taught it and use it etc. so once you're set with that I found the way I got caught out was just a vocab issue sometimes. I had a decent range but just one word can change the meaning of what you thought the whole text meant

My reading exam was all about a deaf dancer, but I had no idea what the Spanish word for "deaf" was, and the contextual reading just confused me more. Needless to say, I don't think I did too well on that section. :rolleyes:

Spanish music was really good throughout the year. The radio stations are okay, but a lot of songs they play are in English.
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I would also say try reading the articles out loud aswell to practise your accent and fluency for the speaking exam. Also my grammar at gcse was shocking so I found the jump from gcse to a level hard in terms of grammar so if it's something you struggle at try: www.studyspanish.com
There's some great grammar lessons and also vocab to practise.
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