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Panicking about my A2 oral exam watch

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    I do A level Spanish and French so in a few months time I'm going to be having my speaking exams. Languages are definitely my strong point and I'm predicted to get an A* in French and A in Spanish. However, the only thing that's stopping me from getting this is the speaking exam. I have no problem speaking in the language in class or with friends but when I'm put in that exam situation I just panic. The highest grade I've ever managed to get on a speaking is a C (with my reading and writing marks pulling my grade up immensely).

    I just have such a bad feeling about this exam that it's gotten to the point where I don't even see the point in revising for it as I know I'm going to freak out when I get in there and not be able to say anything. I don't know what to do
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I do A level Spanish and French so in a few months time I'm going to be having my speaking exams. Languages are definitely my strong point and I'm predicted to get an A* in French and A in Spanish. However, the only thing that's stopping me from getting this is the speaking exam. I have no problem speaking in the language in class or with friends but when I'm put in that exam situation I just panic. The highest grade I've ever managed to get on a speaking is a C (with my reading and writing marks pulling my grade up immensely).

    I just have such a bad feeling about this exam that it's gotten to the point where I don't even see the point in revising for it as I know I'm going to freak out when I get in there and not be able to say anything. I don't know what to do
    I too have this same issue where I use to do really well in class or even currently today I do amazing in driving lessons and lots of confidence but when it comes to an exam arrivement or that pressure of being tested I flop and get super nervous and sweaty

    Not sure on the best solution as everyone has different coping mechanisms and ways of relaxing but for me in a speaking type situation such as presentations (I have to do these sometimes in my job and hate them xD)

    I would just try to breathe slow and steadily whilst saying everything slower than I usually would (I tend to speak faster or stutter more when I'm nervous)
 
 
 
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