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    Hey guys,

    There doesn't seem to be an OCR Spanish thread for AS level and I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on how they're revising? Because ive done all the past papers (some twice) and I always seem to get the same kinda marks- around the C grade. I reaaaalllyy need to try and improve as I would like a B but im stuck on how to revise? Any tips?
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    (Original post by Saraa159)
    Hey guys,

    There doesn't seem to be an OCR Spanish thread for AS level and I was just wondering if anyone had any tips on how they're revising? Because ive done all the past papers (some twice) and I always seem to get the same kinda marks- around the C grade. I reaaaalllyy need to try and improve as I would like a B but im stuck on how to revise? Any tips?
    Hey, I'm retaking AS tomorrow so i'm also doing A2 this year.

    For the exam you seem to be doing the right thing and getting used to the technique. I would recommend looking at over all the papers where do you usually lose marks? why do you lose those marks? and work on that tonight

    If you don't have time, last minute bits to do before tomorrow can be:

    Writing phrases - I have a whole list of these if you want some
    Subjunctive - Get some examples of this, make sure they're in your writing
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    (Original post by JTBullen)
    Hey, I'm retaking AS tomorrow so i'm also doing A2 this year.

    For the exam you seem to be doing the right thing and getting used to the technique. I would recommend looking at over all the papers where do you usually lose marks? why do you lose those marks? and work on that tonight

    If you don't have time, last minute bits to do before tomorrow can be:

    Writing phrases - I have a whole list of these if you want some
    Subjunctive - Get some examples of this, make sure they're in your writing
    Hey man could I have those phrases and subjunctives?
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    (Original post by Jamie1397)
    Hey man could I have those phrases and subjunctives?
    Phrases for writing:

    Para empezar
    Primero
    Por eso
    Sin embargo
    pero
    hay ciertas personas que dicen
    desde hace
    Además
    A pesar de
    En lugar de
    Entonces
    Personalmente
    Para mi
    En mi opinión
    tengo la impresión que
    independientemente- regardless of
    esto es así
    Al considerar - when considering
    tener un papel - to play a role
    Vale agregar que - it's worth adding that
    a corto plazo - short term
    a largo plazo - long term

    Conclusion:

    Para concluir
    En conclusión
    Considerándolo todo - Considering everything

    I haven't translated all as you should know most of these but these are the phrases that I use for my writing.

    For subjunctive: I use the easily subjunctive starters as using the difficult ones gets you no more marks and they are harder to remember.

    Es importante que....
    Es necesario que....

    one that I always remember which you can put in most situations is:

    Es importante que el gobierno afronte los problemas sociales
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    Good luck everyone! I'm re-sitting AS - I got a B on the paper.

    My favourite phrase for subjunctive is "hacer que", which is something like: to make someone do something, to make something happen, to make something so.. etc - e.g. Las peliculas de horror hacen que la gente tenga miedo de lo absurdo. Horror movies make it so that people are afraid of absurd things.

    I also use 'En lo que me concierne', 'Desde mi punto de vista' and 'A mi parecer' if I get bored of 'En mi opinion'.

    Mucha suerte, espero que lo pasen super bien y que disfruten de su examen.
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    How was the exam for you guys? I found the part of the comprehension where they are speaking about Jorge the toughest.
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    Yes! I found that really hard.. It was all hard I thought? What was the smokers club bit? I found the second essay easier..


    (Original post by kborge)
    How was the exam for you guys? I found the part of the comprehension where they are speaking about Jorge the toughest.
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    (Original post by francescass96)
    Yes! I found that really hard.. It was all hard I thought? What was the smokers club bit? I found the second essay easier..
    Yeah, i didn't really get the logic behind having smokers club bit, but changed the words round and reworded it as best as possible. the second essay was easier for me too.
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    Im more or less fluent in Spanish and I can tell you that there was lots of tricky questions, especially in the listening section. It was a very hard paper
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    (Original post by jolozo97)
    Im more or less fluent in Spanish and I can tell you that there was lots of tricky questions, especially in the listening section. It was a very hard paper
    Does that mean that the grade boundaries will be lower than usual?
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    I found the third listening about Almodóvar SO hard...and the word 'ganaderos'? That's not AS or A2vocab and my Spanish teacher didn't even know...
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    (Original post by Taylergilbert)
    I found the third listening about Almodóvar SO hard...and the word 'ganaderos'? That's not AS or A2vocab and my Spanish teacher didn't even know...
    I had the exact same problem, apparently it is a farmer
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    (Original post by kborge)
    I had the exact same problem, apparently it is a farmer
    Yeah, it's a livestock farmer. Hopefully they take this into account and lower the boundaries! Did you understand the bit about Nevarra?
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    (Original post by Taylergilbert)
    Yeah, it's a livestock farmer. Hopefully they take this into account and lower the boundaries! Did you understand the bit about Nevarra?
    It was tough but i grasped most of it
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    Did anyone else think the Jorge story was a bit odd? Did he fall in love with Sylvia (his cousin)?
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    (Original post by Frenaway)
    Did anyone else think the Jorge story was a bit odd? Did he fall in love with Sylvia (his cousin)?
    Indeed so, and fantasizing about her
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    (Original post by Frenaway)
    Did anyone else think the Jorge story was a bit odd? Did he fall in love with Sylvia (his cousin)?
    LOL! I started to LMAO in the examination hall when I read that Jorge thought he has a chance with his cousin Sylvia. God, this paper was entertaining. I think they included that in just to throw off the candidates.

    Overall however I found the listening section difficult as I was introduced to new vocab. The essays questions were proper easy - I exceeded the limit - I wrote around 4 pages, unfortunately.

    How did you guys find the memo section?

    P.S. There was a question of the Almodovar section I wrote for 'Recorrer escenas de sus peliculas ' - Recreate scenes of his films. Did anyone else write that? What the fck does recorrrer mean in that context?
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    P.S. There was a question of the Almodovar section I wrote for 'Recorrer escenas de sus peliculas ' - Recreate scenes of his films. Did anyone else write that? What the fck does recorrrer mean in that context?[/QUOTE]

    I wrote go back to places previously filmed in, not sure though
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    (Original post by okuyombenya)
    LOL! I started to LMAO in the examination hall when I read that Jorge thought he has a chance with his cousin Sylvia. God, this paper was entertaining. I think they included that in just to throw off the candidates.

    Overall however I found the listening section difficult as I was introduced to new vocab. The essays questions were proper easy - I exceeded the limit - I wrote around 4 pages, unfortunately.

    How did you guys find the memo section?

    P.S. There was a question of the Almodovar section I wrote for 'Recorrer escenas de sus peliculas ' - Recreate scenes of his films. Did anyone else write that? What the fck does recorrrer mean in that context?

    What did you get for the nevarra tourism part, where it started talking about monasteries?
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    (Original post by Taylergilbert)
    What did you get for the nevarra tourism part, where it started talking about monasteries?
    Visit the monasteries, where the monks open the doors to welcome the people
 
 
 
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