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Is everyone who's taking their Oral exam this month/next month learning all 3 topics in the book? Or going to only learn 2, because obviously only two tarjetas can come up..
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Is everyone who's taking their Oral exam this month/next month learning all 3 topics in the book? Or going to only learn 2, because obviously only two tarjetas can come up..
I'm learning all of them. There are some cards from previous years which I would have hated to answer, even though they're from what I would call my stronger topics. I don't want to find myself in the situation in the exam where I have to answer a card which I can barely generate four points for in the one minute presentation, so I'd rather play it safe and learn them all.
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I'm learning all of them. There are some cards from previous years which I would have hated to answer, even though they're from what I would call my stronger topics. I don't want to find myself in the situation in the exam where I have to answer a card which I can barely generate four points for in the one minute presentation, so I'd rather play it safe and learn them all.
OK, how are you revising for it? Are you revising key vocab and just advantages and disadvantages from the book? I'm really struggling.
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I'm learning all of them. There are some cards from previous years which I would have hated to answer, even though they're from what I would call my stronger topics. I don't want to find myself in the situation in the exam where I have to answer a card which I can barely generate four points for in the one minute presentation, so I'd rather play it safe and learn them all.
I'm probably going to go over all of them, including vocab for just in case! At least you'll have enough to say whichever card comes up and if you happen to know more vocab for one topic then you won't need to spend as much time on it
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OK, how are you revising for it? Are you revising key vocab and just advantages and disadvantages from the book? I'm really struggling.
Yeah, lots of vocab and different phrases for each topic. I've done most of the previous cards from 2010-14 as a lot of the points can be recycled for similar cards so I find that useful. When's your exam?
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Yeah, lots of vocab and different phrases for each topic. I've done most of the previous cards from 2010-14 as a lot of the points can be recycled for similar cards so I find that useful. When's your exam?
Okay, thank you. Have you also memorised your answers for your cultural topics?
My exam is the 4th of May. How about you?
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I'm probably going to go over all of them, including vocab for just in case! At least you'll have enough to say whichever card comes up and if you happen to know more vocab for one topic then you won't need to spend as much time on it
OK, fair enough. What have you done about your cultural topics? Do you already know the questions for that?
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OK, fair enough. What have you done about your cultural topics? Do you already know the questions for that?
Well I'm doing Lorca; La Casa de Bernarda Alba and Almodovar; Volver and Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, since we did Lorca in December I'm focusing mostly on that, as I don't actually remember it that well atm... We just chose our questions this week in fact, I know roughly the kinds of questions I will get, e.g. about symbolism, women, the era that kind of stuff. I'm mostly going to brainstorm these key areas and revise like that.

What about you?
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Okay, thank you. Have you also memorised your answers for your cultural topics?
My exam is the 4th of May. How about you?
I know my main points for the questions on the cultural topics, we were given ~130 questions or so in total to answer for them so I'm not even going to attempt proper memorisation :lol: I just hope they don't ask anything completely abstract! Mine's 27th April
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We just chose our questions this week in fact, I know roughly the kinds of questions I will get, e.g. about symbolism, women, the era that kind of stuff. I'm mostly going to brainstorm these key areas and revise like that.
Wait, you get to choose and know these topics in advance?
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Hey I'm doing this exam too! I'm revising all 3 topics and mainly key vocab and arguments- I'm also doing as many past paper oral cards as I can under the time limit writing arguments for both sides!
For culture topics I do La Casa de Bernarda Alba and El Laberinto del Fauno...
MY exam is quite early- April 29th!!
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Well I'm doing Lorca; La Casa de Bernarda Alba and Almodovar; Volver and Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, since we did Lorca in December I'm focusing mostly on that, as I don't actually remember it that well atm... We just chose our questions this week in fact, I know roughly the kinds of questions I will get, e.g. about symbolism, women, the era that kind of stuff. I'm mostly going to brainstorm these key areas and revise like that.

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Oh okay, sounds good. Yeah us too, we have a rough idea of what we're going to be asked. I've chosen Cataluna and The motorcycle diaries. I'm so nervous! Are you on AQA?
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Hey I'm doing this exam too! I'm revising all 3 topics and mainly key vocab and arguments- I'm also doing as many past paper oral cards as I can under the time limit writing arguments for both sides!
For culture topics I do La Casa de Bernarda Alba and El Laberinto del Fauno...
MY exam is quite early- April 29th!!
Okay, I think that's what I'll do as well. There's just so many.. Best of luck in your exam! Are you on AQA? Will you get the same tarjetas that I will?
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Okay, I think that's what I'll do as well. There's just so many.. Best of luck in your exam! Are you on AQA? Will you get the same tarjetas that I will?
Yeah I am on AQA I know I feel like all I've done is cards.. been doing all from 2010-2015 and have like 11 left now...
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Oh okay, sounds good. Yeah us too, we have a rough idea of what we're going to be asked. I've chosen Cataluna and The motorcycle diaries. I'm so nervous! Are you on AQA?
Great! Yeah I'm on AQA
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Yeah I am on AQA I know I feel like all I've done is cards.. been doing all from 2010-2015 and have like 11 left now...
Where did you find them? I can only find a few on the AQA website!
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Where did you find them? I can only find a few on the AQA website!
Our teachers gave us a massive booklet of them
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Our teachers gave us a massive booklet of them
Would you be able to send me a photo of them?
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Where did you find them? I can only find a few on the AQA website!
Yeah the website only has a few papers :/ ask your teacher for all the papers
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There's no thread for AS?! Anyone pm me if your an as student
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