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    (Original post by F1 1AK)
    That’s exactly what my teacher told my class about conversation classes, those who go will be the ones with top grades and those who don’t won’t do as well.

    That seems like a good idea, right now I’m using an app called “Memrise” I’m trying to learn like 10 new words a day and I’ve also set my phones language in Spanish! I’ll do what you said today when I’m revising Spanish.

    Thanks again for your advice!
    This is helpful because I’m doing AS Spanish in June and I am splitting up the words I recognise/know with ones I have no idea with and also using memrise which our teacher set up (in auite competitive so it makes me go on it more) and I also have a spanish conversation with an actual Spanish person, however you don’t really do that at GCSE level (at least in my school). Just learn your verb endings and the basic infinitives (eg. Ir, estar , ser etc)
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    This is helpful because I’m doing AS Spanish in June and I am splitting up the words I recognise/know with ones I have no idea with and also using memrise which our teacher set up (in auite competitive so it makes me go on it more) and I also have a spanish conversation with an actual Spanish person, however you don’t really do that at GCSE level (at least in my school). Just learn your verb endings and the basic infinitives (eg. Ir, estar , ser etc)
    In addition to that, I only really learnt my verbs and the endings and got an A (and only 2 Marks off a A*) so don’t worry you’ll do fine. Also if something is difficult, like for my reading it was super difficult but I got a A/A* grade in it because the boundaries were so low. So just try your best and you’ll do great
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    I myself am at an A in Spanish currently I do very well at it. On my recent writing test I scored 100% the only one in the class and more often than not I get called the dictionary in class. The main thing that has helped me to achieve the best is an app called Memrise it is a great for learning new vocabulary. My teacher or classmates will give me whole paragraphs in English to translate to Spanish or vice versa and I do tend to know it most of the time. All because of this one app. I have been using it for many years and I highly advise that you use it.
    Espero que tiene éxito - I hope that you have success
    Don’t give up
    ¡Adiós!
    Wow! You’re doing really well! I have 2 people in my class who get between 95%-100% on their tests (it’s their native language so they speak fluently). Keep it going!
    I have heard of that memrise app and I’m starting to use it, I have learn new words (basic ones but it’s a start) such as: por eso, parecido a, mismo, la mayoría etc.

    Thanks for the suggestion though and keep going like you are now!
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    This is helpful because I’m doing AS Spanish in June and I am splitting up the words I recognise/know with ones I have no idea with and also using memrise which our teacher set up (in auite competitive so it makes me go on it more) and I also have a spanish conversation with an actual Spanish person, however you don’t really do that at GCSE level (at least in my school). Just learn your verb endings and the basic infinitives (eg. Ir, estar , ser etc)
    I have heard good things about memrise from lots of people, I’ve just started using it and have already learnt a few new words. My Spanish textbook has a big verb table at the back so I’ll try and learn as many off by heart - that’s my main weakness I think more than the actual words.

    Thanks for the advice and good luck in your AS!
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    In addition to that, I only really learnt my verbs and the endings and got an A (and only 2 Marks off a A*) so don’t worry you’ll do fine. Also if something is difficult, like for my reading it was super difficult but I got a A/A* grade in it because the boundaries were so low. So just try your best and you’ll do great
    Well done with your A/A*!! That’s something to be very proud of. My Spanish teacher said that we have a new syllabus so the grade boundaries will be lower than usual so that’s good news for me!
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    Espero que tiene éxito - I hope that you have success
    Don’t give up
    ¡Adiós!
    no subjunctive smh
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    Well done with your A/A*!! That’s something to be very proud of. My Spanish teacher said that we have a new syllabus so the grade boundaries will be lower than usual so that’s good news for me!
    That’s good news. And good luck too you in your GCSEs hope you do well !
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    (Original post by Aliya15)
    I myself am at an A in Spanish currently I do very well at it. On my recent writing test I scored 100% the only one in the class and more often than not I get called the dictionary in class. The main thing that has helped me to achieve the best is an app called Memrise it is a great for learning new vocabulary. My teacher or classmates will give me whole paragraphs in English to translate to Spanish or vice versa and I do tend to know it most of the time. All because of this one app. I have been using it for many years and I highly advise that you use it.
    Espero que tiene éxito - I hope that you have success
    Don’t give up
    ¡Adiós!
    Sorry to be a party pooper, but your translation of “I hope you have success” is incorrect. “Tener” needs to be in the second person subjunctive form. The correct sentence is thus:

    “Espero que tengas éxito”.
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    Duolingo is also a great website for general vocabulary improvement. I implore you to try reading as well, e.g. a Harry Potter book in Spanish. They're free to download all over the internet (to read on your smartphone/tablet), and although you may spend 20 minutes on the first page of a book searching up all of the vocabulary, it's guaranteed that you'll spend less time on the next page, and the next, and so on. If you've read the books already, it'll be even easier as in many cases you can match the Spanish to what you know it is in English. Reading, in my opinion, is the best possible way of boosting vocabulary, not only because of how effective it is, but because it becomes enjoyable - unless you dislike reading in English. By the time I got to the second Harry Potter book, I was reading solely for fun (especially as i'd never read the books before), and I rarely searched up a word. After finishing the series, I was leagues ahead of my "rival" vocabulary wise, and we are both A* GCSE A* predicted A level students. Another fun way is watching Spanish-language shows like Narcos or El Chapo, shows which i'd highly recommend anyway. Despite the English subtitles you still learn new vocabulary, and it also helps your listening.
    That’s a great idea! I have already changed my phone language into Spanish and have learnt some words but reading a couple of pages a day seems good! I haven’t heard of Duolingo but I’ll definitely check It out! I’ve started using Memrise which helps too.

    Good luck to you in your A-levels I hope you beat “your rival”!!
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    You could go on 'memrise', its an app/website. It has all the spanish vocab from spanish-english and english-spanish. It also has useful memes that help you to remember difficult words.
 
 
 
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