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    I had my last lecture today which was German Language Skills. I feel pretty prepared for my oral exam now.
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    (Original post by Si_G)
    Ahh had Oral today (AS and A2 same day) and it went really really well It's lucky I did work experience in Germany all last week, made it so much easier. I did it with WJEC board, and for those of you that know you have to do that Article thing for A2 then answer questions on it, i probably had the worst one in the world. It was about 'maut' ychhh
    Could have phrased that a bit better, this is a family orientated forum :tongue:
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    Could have phrased that a bit better, this is a family orientated forum :tongue:
    I'm sure he was just thinking of German mouthwash there.
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    Could have phrased that a bit better, this is a family orientated forum :tongue:
    Haha excellent! I got a similar message today which I interpreted wrong.
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    (Original post by Si_G)
    Ahh had Oral today (AS and A2 same day) and it went really really well It's lucky I did work experience in Germany all last week, made it so much easier. I did it with WJEC board, and for those of you that know you have to do that Article thing for A2 then answer questions on it, i probably had the worst one in the world. It was about 'maut' ychhh
    Gah! Mine are on Tuesday (As) and Thursday (A2).I am a little nervous, but aia think I will do okay ^^
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    I'm trying to explain in my discourse analysis essay that english students are nervous about speaking German because everyone will stare at them when they're giving their argument. How would I say "look at" or "stare at" in this context please? I've never been good with that verb!
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    (Original post by hannah_dru)
    I'm trying to explain in my discourse analysis essay that english students are nervous about speaking German because everyone will stare at them when they're giving their argument. How would I say "look at" or "stare at" in this context please? I've never been good with that verb!
    "Dumm anstarren"?
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    Gut gemacht!!

    I had my last lecture today which was German Language Skills. I feel pretty prepared for my oral exam now.

    Hello I've got my German oral (after one year of studying it at uni, so supposedly around post A-Level standard) in a few days time... We get given an unseen text which we have 15min to prepare and which we then discuss for 15min with two examiners... Any tips for helping me feel prepared?!
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    (Original post by Lothar)
    Hello I've got my German oral (after one year of studying it at uni, so supposedly around post A-Level standard) in a few days time... We get given an unseen text which we have 15min to prepare and which we then discuss for 15min with two examiners... Any tips for helping me feel prepared?!
    With the unseen text, you just ask yourself about each paragraph what the questions could be. Go through important bits with a highlighter as well - babyish I know, but still.
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    Is anyone else taking German AS with WJEC? WHY did my school choose that exam board - it's impossible to find [free] past papers and mark schemes!

    Oh well, my oral went well...

    Any tips for doing the listening, reading and responding paper? I really don't like the writing part
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    I'm sure you'll be able to find free past papers somewhere :dontknow:. I mean, doesn't your school have any?

    My oral is on Tuesday, and I kind of hinted that I would fail epically if my teacher gave me anything on politics or environment. So she said she wouldn't ask me anything about NATO, the EU or the UN, which is good enough for me :proud:. I hope I get health issues, I seem to be really good with vocab in that area.
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    (Original post by SpiritedAway)
    I'm sure you'll be able to find free past papers somewhere :dontknow:. I mean, doesn't your school have any?

    My oral is on Tuesday, and I kind of hinted that I would fail epically if my teacher gave me anything on politics or environment. So she said she wouldn't ask me anything about NATO, the EU or the UN, which is good enough for me :proud:. I hope I get health issues, I seem to be really good with vocab in that area.
    The school do have them, quite a few in fact, but for the 2006 papers, they have both Jan and June papers, but only the June mark scheme, saved twice :rolleyes: (Had to choose that paper to do today, didn't I?)

    Good luck! My teacher refused to hint at where the holiday or school ones were, but thankfully I got youth culture and healthy living - health issues is definitely easiest for me!
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    My teacher is also refusing to tell us what she is giving us in the exam. But, tbf, we've done enough mocks and enough speaking practices for her to know where my strengths and weaknesses lie.
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    Could someone look over my German writing please? I feel I've made a load of really stupid mistakes (e.g. translating English phrases directly into German, and general grammar stuff), but can't really work it out.

    German

    Viele Jugendliche in Deutschland stehen unter Stress. Erwarten die Eltern zu viel von ihnen, oder gibt es andere Gründe?

    Viele Jugendliche in Deutschland stehen unter Stress und gibt es viele Gründe. Von Schule zu Freunde, kann alles Junge Leute betont machen.

    Es ist das Gleich die Welt über – in Grossbritanien oder Deutschland, ist es das Gleich. Stress für Junge Leute ist nicht nur in deutschsprachigen Land – jede Junge Leute kann Stress erleben. Warum? Die Antwort: Schule, Arbeit und Freunde.

    Einerseits erwarten Eltern zu viel von Junge Leute – sie mussen gute Noten bekommen, ein gutes Job haben, zur Uni gehen. Jedes Mutter und Vater will ein gutes Leben für sein Kinder, aber die Kinder muss viel machen, zu haben das.

    In Schule, mussen Junge Leute gute Noten bekommen, weil, wenn man gute Note bekommt, kann man sur Uni gehen. Also, mussen sie studieren. Aber die Eltern erwarten zu viel, also die Jugendliche stehen unter Stress.

    Und denn, die Arbeit. Die Kinder muss ein gutes Job finden und viel Geld verdienen – die Eltern erwaten das. Ich bin überzeugt, dass die Elteren zu viel von Junge Leute erwarten.

    Die Regierung hat gesagt, dass Junge Leute unter Stress stehen, weil ihren Freunde schlecht für ihnen sind. Der Gruppendrucke ist ein sehr grosses Probleme für viele – ihren Freunde meinten, dass sie Rauchen sollten, oder Drogen nehmen. Für viele Jugendliche (in Deutschland oder Grossbritannien) ist es ihren Freunde, die ihnen betont machen.

    Alles in allem, denke ich, dass die Eltern zu viel von Junge Leute erwarten. Aber es ist nicht nur die Eltern – Freunde können auch zu viel erwarten. Obwohl Freunde schlecht sein können, vermute ich, dass die Eltern die Grossten Probleme sind.


    Thanks very much!
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    I think where you have "Junge Leute" it is meant to be "junge Leute", also, it is plural, so where you have got dative prepositions in front of it, it needs to be "jungen Leuten". Same at the top, I think it should be "Von Schule zu Freunden".
    "Kann alles Junge Leute" , think the "alles" should be "alle"
    I think "Grossten" should have an umlaut on..I'm sure superlatives add an umlaut :P
    I'm going to shut up now because I don't want to say something wrong, and I'll wait for GE, or Hobnob or one of the others to come along and tell me that I am wrong/correct it properly. But those are the things I instantly noticed
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    I have my AS WJEC German Oral on Wednesday....not excited about this at all
    Anyone done it already... what is it like?
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    (Original post by SpiritedAway)
    I think where you have "Junge Leute" it is meant to be "junge Leute", also, it is plural, so where you have got dative prepositions in front of it, it needs to be "jungen Leuten". Same at the top, I think it should be "Von Schule zu Freunden".
    "Kann alles Junge Leute" , think the "alles" should be "alle"
    I think "Grossten" should have an umlaut on..I'm sure superlatives add an umlaut :P
    I'm going to shut up now because I don't want to say something wrong, and I'll wait for GE, or Hobnob or one of the others to come along and tell me that I am wrong/correct it properly. But those are the things I instantly noticed
    Thank you! I'm rubbish with endings etc. I really need to revise my grammar.
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    (Original post by steffi.alexa)
    Is anyone else taking German AS with WJEC? WHY did my school choose that exam board - it's impossible to find [free] past papers and mark schemes!

    Oh well, my oral went well...

    Any tips for doing the listening, reading and responding paper? I really don't like the writing part
    Only your teacher can get them. The AS oral with WJEC is actually pretty easy, they'll ask you really basic questions about you, your family where you come from, what you want to do after school, ...basic GCSE stuff tbh. And then have a 7 minute discussion on the two topics. Just write about two pages down about both topics and memorise them, but be prepared to answer questions about it aswell.
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    (Original post by Jubbzy)
    I have my AS WJEC German Oral on Wednesday....not excited about this at all
    Anyone done it already... what is it like?
    I've done it - thankfully the cards I got (1 with 2 pictures, 1 text) were on topics I'm confident in.

    I found it okay, and am glad that I got the topics I did - I know barely any vocab for holidays!

    The personal questions part is pretty much like GCSE (only, it's obviously slightly more advanced) - I spent the entire time talking about rowing (and comparing friends to cats - I managed to get it in!)

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by SpiritedAway)
    I think where you have "Junge Leute" it is meant to be "junge Leute", also, it is plural, so where you have got dative prepositions in front of it, it needs to be "jungen Leuten". Same at the top, I think it should be "Von Schule zu Freunden".
    "Kann alles Junge Leute" , think the "alles" should be "alle"
    I think "Grossten" should have an umlaut on..I'm sure superlatives add an umlaut :P
    I'm going to shut up now because I don't want to say something wrong, and I'll wait for GE, or Hobnob or one of the others to come along and tell me that I am wrong/correct it properly. But those are the things I instantly noticed
    I think everything you've said is right, but I don't think you've quite caught everything. That said, I don't have time to go through it fully yet, so if no one else has tonight / tomorrow, I will. (Nudge me if I don't!)
 
 
 
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