what is the best way to revise for listening and reading?
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- Thread Starter
- 15-04-2016 21:54
- 16-04-2016 12:26
I would say, having done my AS Spanish and received an A, for listening and reading you should practice using the textbooks, actually going through the vocabulary and doing practice questions are really useful (they were for me). Don't worry about knowing EVERY single word because you won't know every word in the Spanish language, just make sure that you get the general gist of the question even if you don't understand one of the words. Looking at the questions in the textbooks would allow you to see how questions are usually phrased and how they work in general, I REALLY recommend that. In terms of listening specifically, I like to watch the Spanish news on tve.es because even though they speak WAY quicker than the exam speakers will, your ear becomes more tuned to listening to the words a lot better so that when it comes to the exam you have properly understood each question. In terms of reading specifically, if there is a word that you don't understand, then try to see what the word is closest to in English or if there is a synonym for it in Spanish and just use that, I do that to help me understand the questions. In fact, in the exam I like to translate the Spanish questions into English so I know exactly what I'm looking for.
For the exam, since you can pause the recording however many times you want, I'd recommend listening really closely and making sure you understand the question before you actually answer it.
- 16-04-2016 15:21
Have you done your speaking exam yet (AQA) ?