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How can you improve your pronunciation in French, I was 1 out of 6 people in my 30 student class who needs to improve and I feel embarrassed. Also any tips on the listening part?
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I think emmersion is key - watch french films, listen to the french radio, put on french music. You pick up the accent more easily that way. As for the listening, I hate to say it, but it comes down purely to practice, although listening to the french radio should help with this too. You won't understand a lot of it, but if you get used to hearing people speaking slowly and indistinctly, the listening tapes with people speaking slowly and clearly will seem easy by comparison.
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I've been told by my teachers that practicing past papers, listening to the french podcast, songs etc will help you improve your listening, but also the vocabulary within your unit/module. Speaking...I use pronounciation apps but I recommend you go to your teacher(s) and practice with them.
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How can you improve your pronunciation in French, I was 1 out of 6 people in my 30 student class who needs to improve and I feel embarrassed. Also any tips on the listening part?
This is how I like to think of each language:

Spanish: Say it how it's spelled.
German: Over-pronounce every word.
French: Under-pronounce every word.

Before people get really angry at me, that's a very very very very basic idea that doesn't always work but in general it will help.

Remember that you only pronounce s, t, d, p, x, y at the end of a word if the following word begins with a vowel.
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This is how I like to think of each language:

Spanish: Say it how it's spelled.
German: Over-pronounce every word.
French: Under-pronounce every word.

Before people get really angry at me, that's a very very very very basic idea that doesn't always work but in general it will help.

Remember that you only pronounce s, t, d, p, x, y at the end of a word if the following word begins with a vowel.
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I've been told by my teachers that practicing past papers, listening to the french podcast, songs etc will help you improve your listening, but also the vocabulary within your unit/module. Speaking...I use pronounciation apps but I recommend you go to your teacher(s) and practice with them.
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I think emmersion is key - watch french films, listen to the french radio, put on french music. You pick up the accent more easily that way. As for the listening, I hate to say it, but it comes down purely to practice, although listening to the french radio should help with this too. You won't understand a lot of it, but if you get used to hearing people speaking slowly and indistinctly, the listening tapes with people speaking slowly and clearly will seem easy by comparison.
Thanks for all the advice guys, hopefully these tips will work!
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Thanks for all the advice guys, hopefully these tips will work!
Do you do AQA French?
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I did GCSE and AS french and I found reading out loud really useful. I also watched youtube videos in pronunciation - this is one of my favourite ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCw_lEb1qXk That channel has plenty of other fun french videos too
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Do you do AQA French?
Yeah, let me guess, you do/did too?
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Yeah, let me guess, you do/did too?
Yeah I did GCSE AQA French in 2014.
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For the pronunciation listen to french music and radio, and watch films in french! Basically any french audio you can find For the listening part, I'd say try some past papers and watch french films with subtitles so you can have reference to what is being said, I did this but with disney music because I basically know all the words in english
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