Hi, I recently did my German Oral mock for my iGCSE AQA German mock. Listening went well, just about got an A*. I haven't got reading or writing back, neither have I got my Speaking back. But after my speaking exam I did get feedback. Prior to the exam I must say that I did not do enough revision as I would've liked to, but I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist, so it's hard for me to tell when enough is genuinely enough
I got the stimulus card with a Christmas market, and I rambled on about the card. The problem is, I did not include the content, I was too busy trying to incorporate fancy phrases etc... And i spoke so slow I was preventing myself from being asked further questions. I am typically an A* student (I want to take German for A level), and as I also take French for iGCSE right now, when I did my oral there I had no problems whatsoever. I'm pretty sure it's down to the verb inversion, which I need to brush up on (if you know any good sources to help me with brushing up on verb inversion, then I'd be very thankful ) The teacher said I probably got an A, but I should be getting an A*. Any tips on how to get all those marks on the stimulus card, with incorporating clever phrases? Thanks so much, I really appreciate all feedback, it means a lot that people are willing to help me <3
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- Thread Starter
- 17-01-2017 00:25
- Thread Starter
- 22-01-2017 18:51
- 11-03-2017 17:35
Hi, i'm also doing igcse this summer and did a mock - the christmas market card sounds great, i got some people in a gym and I forgot the word for gym! Still got an a* though, so that's good. Few tips for revision/exam technique:
- The mark scheme for photo card really wants opinions and reasons. 'I think it's summer because it's sunny'. 'I think they are siblings because they look similar'. Don't talk about yourself in the first question, but really crowbar opinions into all the questions in Part 1.
- Photo card mark scheme really doesn't need any complicated phrases at all, just needs maybe 'ich glaube dass + verb to end' and that's all the complexity you need.
- For the general conversation, think of some generic phrases you can say for most topics - like 'Ich würde sagen, dass ich ziemlich gesund bin' or 'Ich verstehe mich sehr gut mit meiner Familie'
- Opinions and reasons are good for the general conversation as well
- Also for the conversation - modal verbs and a variety of tenses are good ones. Make sure you also develop your answers the whole time - one line answers won't get you an a*.
- Oh, did I mention OPINIONS AND REASONS.
Good luck for the summer (or 7 weeks as it is now...!)