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    I have a German speaking exam very soon. I have just a quick question. Will I lose marks if I don't use the past tense, even though all questions refer to the present or future? I'm hoping that an unprepared question will come up where I can demonstrate the past tense though. But will I lose marks? I've heard that you should demonstrate all tenses in order to gain higher marks. I have said ich bin....gestresst but I think that's it.

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    You have to demonstrate in your oral that you are able to use all the tenses, so yes you must work in the past tense somewhere in there, even if it is just one sentence.
    Good luck for your exam!
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    when i did my AQA gcse german speaking (or writing) my teacher always told us to have at least two examples of three tenses. so just try to add another sentence or two of the structure, "ich habe....ge(verb)", because you cant depend on that surprise question because if you are unable to insert the past tense, or you forget, you will only have one example of the past tense and it wont look as good as say three examples. any tenses you have in your speech, make sure there are at least (imo) two other sentences of the same tense to show you are consistent and comfortable with tenses
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    Okay, thank you both for the help. I will ensure I have used all three tenses enough times.
 
 
 
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