AQA A2 French Writing - help!Watch this thread
I study occupation. I recommend you prepare and learn one essay, the one on how live was during the occupation because no matter what the question is you can talk about it in your answer, so even if the question is talk about one main important character, you should pick Pétain and say how he introduced new laws which affected french people's lives, or if the question is like would you have liked to live during that period, again you can say no because this is how their life was... maybe here you'd also have to adjust it to yourself as well, so if you're a girl then you can say if i had lived during that period i'd have no opportunities.
For the content of people's lives you should include:
- Life of men
- Life of women
- Life of children
- Life of Jews
- Life with the shortages of food and with new rationing system
*And include quotes from Pétain and facts as well
*And make sure you include your opinion as well
- you can easily use the si + pluperfect + past conditional e.g. If i had lived during that period I would have found it difficult....
- Use things like 'avec laquelle' 'les raisons pour lesquelles' etc.
- Use imperfect tense, this is easy as most of the things you'd be explaining should be in this tense anyway, unless you've used that present historical tense.
The only other thing you would need to know as well is 'three main events' that took place that changed that period, so pick Pétain gaining power or collaborating with germans as one of them since you can talk again about how people's lives changed, but obviously you wouldn't write a lot on this compared to the other essay on just the lives of people, maybe pick 2 of the categories in the content, and the other two events maybe pick an event which changed the life of the jews as you can again use your paragraph for that essay here, and the third one idk pick something else.
Also, they might ask you on two characters, so maybe know things as well about another character i.e. Jean Moulin or De Gaulle. This is all in the syllabus and past exam questions have come on those before.
I'm literally just writing an essay on that now! A lot of Brittany has very bad transport links because it's so rural, and the trains to other regions are very slow (e.g. Paris to Brest is 6 hours). However, they are in the process of building a new train network, which will make the region a lot more connected and modern!
Also is anyone studying Jeunet or Maupassant??