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How to improve my french listening watch

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    i honestly don't know what i am doing wrong, i barely come out with a C. I listen to the french radio most days and try to learn a new word everyday but i am not improving. I really want an A/B but it seems impossible


    Any ideas how i can get this A?
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    I don't think you're doing anything wrong, but here's what I do for Listening preparation.

    Practice by listening to actual tests -> you can probably find some audio and the mark scheme / transcript online just like any other practice paper. Try them instead of just sticking to the radio (although that's a good idea for learning new vocab and getting used to the speed) and once you've answered it read the transcript and pick out keywords. That's the important thing with listening tests. It can be quite hard to understand all of it, so listen out for important words or phrases, for example if being asked whether a sentence is positive or negative, if you hear the word "mais", "cependant" or anything else that means but / however, it is a positive & negative answer. Another tip is that if you really have no idea about whether it is positive or negative, listen to the tone of voice. It doesn't always work but can be good as a last resort.

    The one thing I suggest you change is that if you're only learning new words and not going over old ones that are in topics you know will be in the listening exams, don't do that. Revise from textbooks or online resources to find out those keywords and how they are spoken.

    Finally, don't leave anything blank. Anything. At. All. I don't know if it's any different in the Higher tests because I haven't done any of those yet, but in my experience Foundation Listening tests / exams have a lot of multiple choice questions whether it's with images or just text boxes. I don't think any exam board will make you lose marks if you get an answer wrong, so if you have no clue just guess. Obviously if you can rule out choices that you don't think are correct that's great, narrow it down as much as possible.
 
 
 
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