So I have my French unit 4 oral exam on Monday, and I would like any advice possible to maximise my mark. I had a mock yesterday, in which I scored 37/50 - 1 mark off a B. I had a similar situation at AS wherein I just couldn't quite reach a B grade but I don't know how to fix it.
Here is a breakdown of my marks:
Part 1: Stimulus card 3/5; Responses to challenges 7/10
Part 2: Fluency 5/5; Interaction: 9/10; Pronunciation and Intonation 3/5
Overall: Grammar 10/15
I can see where my issues lie, mainly in grammar and pronunciation, but I'm not sure how to resolve this. My teacher says he may have been a touch harsh, so I may have gotten a B if it were the real thing but I want to be confident in my ability to achieve a B in this section.
I am generally good with pronunciation and grammar but in the exam room this just falls apart. I get so caught up in what I am saying that I don't notice when I pronounce my final consonants, or forget to use the subjunctive. Do you have any advice for how I can deal with this?
Thanks in advance!
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- Thread Starter
- 06-05-2016 16:18
- Thread Starter
- 06-05-2016 21:23
- 07-05-2016 21:27
Hi, I am also doing the French exam but mine is on Tuesday! What I would recommend is taking a pause before each question (maybe use a filler word such as beh). Also tapping your leg to keep a good rhythm is also good as it makes sure you don't speak to fast and therefore your pronunciation is clearer. Maybe you could write out past essays on your cultural topics would be useful, this also can give you some content ideas for part two with the grammar I find writing a list of all the tenses and structures you want to include is useful, also writing out key examples you want to use is helpful. For example, with the subjunctive I have 5 phrases I definitely know take the subjunctive and will use. Good luck with your oral exam