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    anyone how hard AS german is


    however i used to live in austria couple of years ago and therefore can be classed as a native speaker. However im kind of scared as i lost the touch now due to not have spoken german since like 1-2 years. I did my GCSE in 2004 summer in german which was 2 years earlier as i now just fiished my GCSE's.

    The language teacher at my school said that he entered me for the AS exams in 2007 which will be in april/june somewhere and he said that i will not receive any lessons. I know everything in German but i will need to get back to touch again which i will be able to do very quick simply by reading a couple of books.

    Therefore can people tell me how hard AS-level german is?
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    ermm its like gcse but the exams r longer
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    Not too bad. Which board are you doing? Try to get some past papers/mark schemes to get a feel of it. My exam is going to be like thisNICCEA)

    Oral-two roleplays, prepared presentation and general conversation. Should last 15 minutes with 20 minutes preparation time. External examiner. Topics include things like personal relationships, health and fitness, your interests, ambitions, school and home life..developed a bit from GCSE

    Comprehension-Listening:fill in the blanks, questions in English. Reading: fill in the blanks, true/false questions. Translate short passage from German to English

    Writing-1hr 15mins on either a set literature text, a society topic or 'responisive writing' whereby they give you a passage and you're supposed to give your opinion regarding various issues discussed.

    Hope this helps!
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    Not too hard, the vocab learning is a pain in the ass though.
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    i've just started it and it's my most difficult subject by far, although it isn't that different from GCSE, we're just getting told to learn loads of vocab and we've been going over loads of grammar that i just guesses at GCSE but now i really need to learn it!
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    It became easier for me when I did self study out of the lessons by picking up extra things. But then if you don't have any lessons then you'd have to...
    I think you'd probably find the oral okay if you're a native speaker as it relies on your knowledge of the language and improvisation.
 
 
 

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