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    I have applied to study Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge and I've been trying to prepare for the admissions test.

    The thing is, there's only four past papers available online. Is there any other way that I can prepare apart from doing these papers? I've already done two of them and I'm saving the other two for nearer the exam (if I get an interview haha).

    Also, how should I set out my answers? I especially have no idea how to set out my answer to the second question (the one where the response should be in English) so any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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    Hey!

    I'm applying for MML too! And I'm also saving my last too specimen exams as well!

    Upon thinking about it the Cambridge First Language GCSE exams have their texts written in a similar style (only longer) so maybe use those?

    In terms of the second question, I would write an overview of the purpose of the text and its overall structure then pick out specific literary techniques from the whole passage and group them together. Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by yosoyunica)
    Hey!

    I'm applying for MML too! And I'm also saving my last too specimen exams as well!

    Upon thinking about it the Cambridge First Language GCSE exams have their texts written in a similar style (only longer) so maybe use those?

    In terms of the second question, I would write an overview of the purpose of the text and its overall structure then pick out specific literary techniques from the whole passage and group them together. Hope this helps!
    Thank you! I'll definitely check out the GCSE exams you mentioned. I'm so worried I'll run out of time or something during the actual test :3

    Which languages are you applying for?
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    (Original post by Queen_beee)
    Thank you! I'll definitely check out the GCSE exams you mentioned. I'm so worried I'll run out of time or something during the actual test :3

    Which languages are you applying for?
    Same! But just remember that adrenaline rush you get when you realise you only have five minutes left! I´m applying for Spanish and ab initio
    German. You?
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    Does anyone know how long you are supposed to spend on each section for the MML assessment?
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    (Original post by teenstressaddict)
    Does anyone know how long you are supposed to spend on each section for the MML assessment?
    It says on the specimen paper
    https://www.undergraduate.study.cam....sment_2016.pdf
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    Sorry just seen that such a stupid question 😫😫
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    (Original post by yosoyunica)
    Same! But just remember that adrenaline rush you get when you realise you only have five minutes left! I´m applying for Spanish and ab initio
    German. You?
    I'm applying for Spanish and ab initio German as well! *high five*

    How are you preparing for your interviews? I feel like I can get a bit flustered under pressure so I definitely need to work on that :/
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    Hey! I'm also an MML applicant this year...a couple of my friends who did MML at Cambridge told me to look at the specimen papers, however it's not something you can predict.

    It's about how you personally interpret the question, my friends who got in didn't look at the papers much but focused on practising summarising in both english and the foreign language, and thinking of good structures to use etc

    Best of luck, don't worry if you're nervous, I am too! x
 
 
 
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