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    I have my French iGCSE speaking next Tuesday and I've revised a lot but in past speaking exams haven't gone too well. I get really nervous and I hear the teacher asking me the question but my mind just goes blank so I make something up and don't use what I've revised. I'm already panicking but I really want to try and stay calm.. any tips/advice/help?
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    I have my French iGCSE speaking next Tuesday and I've revised a lot but in past speaking exams haven't gone too well. I get really nervous and I hear the teacher asking me the question but my mind just goes blank so I make something up and don't use what I've revised. I'm already panicking but I really want to try and stay calm.. any tips/advice/help?
    I do German and for speaking find that the best way of revision is to say the whole thing out loud and learn it off by heart and it's an easy A*. I like doing one sentence at a time and say it out loud until I can say it word to word without looking. I than do the same until I complete a entire paragraph and than try saying the whole paragraph in one go and if I can't I will revise the paragraph again until I can. I than do the same with the rest of the paragraphs until I know the whole thing of by heart and it's helped me get A*'s in speaking and writing exams.
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    This happened to me too in my speaking exam, the teacher asked me the question and suddenly I couldn't even get a word out! I think I just sat there in silence with my mouth open haha thankfully she let me begin again! I do french and spanish, so lots of assessments, and basically it became less of an issue the more ones I did. My advice would be to speak your french essay to anyone who will listen! Parents, friends, siblings etc. This will feel really awkward if you've never done it before, but I found it helped so much to get past the weird/nervous feeling of speaking a different language aloud, plus it sticks in your brain more. Hope this helps!
 
 
 
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