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    I am currently studying the new specification of the Grade 9-1 French. I am finding quite difficult to achieve good marks and I am wondering whether someone could be so kind to tell me what I must revise in order to improve.
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    Also looking for a checklist-type thing for how to get high grades. I do have something which might help in the back of my french book.

    For currently working at grades 7 -> 8, working towards a grade 8 or 9:
    • Use your imagination to answer the question in an interesting way e.g people always write about the weather in 'holiday' essays, try making comparisons about the food/lifestyle/culture/country/people.
    • Use a variety of structures - don't repeat words/information/phrases.
    • Include idioms
    • Use pronouns other than 'I'
    • Include longer sentences or descriptions with opinions and reasons as well as extra detail, pretty much all the time.
    • Include more a) clause types b) adjectives c) time phrases d) prepositions
    • Show you can use verbs in the a) past b) present c) future tenses with virtually no mistakes
    • Use some verbs in the imperfect and conditional to show off
    • Be able to respond spontaneously and confidently

    The other sections separate the grades out into 6->8, 4/5 -> 6 and 3->5, but the wording is pretty much the same in all of them, just less detail etc. I hope this helps! I'm definitely using this checklist for writing practice.

    If you need help with tenses, check your revision guide or the resources on this website.

    Edit: Does anyone have a more specific checklist, like phrases to use? (if clauses, stuff like that)
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    (Original post by Starra)
    Also looking for a checklist-type thing for how to get high grades. I do have something which might help in the back of my french book.

    For currently working at grades 7 -> 8, working towards a grade 8 or 9:
    • Use your imagination to answer the question in an interesting way e.g people always write about the weather in 'holiday' essays, try making comparisons about the food/lifestyle/culture/country/people.
    • Use a variety of structures - don't repeat words/information/phrases.
    • Include idioms
    • Use pronouns other than 'I'
    • Include longer sentences or descriptions with opinions and reasons as well as extra detail, pretty much all the time.
    • Include more a) clause types b) adjectives c) time phrases d) prepositions
    • Show you can use verbs in the a) past b) present c) future tenses with virtually no mistakes
    • Use some verbs in the imperfect and conditional to show off
    • Be able to respond spontaneously and confidently

    The other sections separate the grades out into 6->8, 4/5 -> 6 and 3->5, but the wording is pretty much the same in all of them, just less detail etc. I hope this helps! I'm definitely using this checklist for writing practice.

    If you need help with tenses, check your revision guide or the resources on this website.

    Edit: Does anyone have a more specific checklist, like phrases to use? (if clauses, stuff like that)
    Thank you!
 
 
 
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