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Anyone else doing GCSE Russian on Wednesday and next Tuesday? Does anyone have any ideas what's gonna come up in the writing exam?
I'm fluent in Russian but I find writing so difficult
Also edexcel just removed a lot of the past papers from their website which is really helpful...
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Anyone else doing GCSE Russian on Wednesday and next Tuesday? Does anyone have any ideas what's gonna come up in the writing exam?
I'm fluent in Russian but I find writing so difficult
Also edexcel just removed a lot of the past papers from their website which is really helpful...
I had my Russian GCSE exam today , reading and listening, it was quite easy for me. Why did pearson delete past papers? I did not even notice that
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I had my Russian GCSE exam today , reading and listening, it was quite easy for me. Why did pearson delete past papers? I did not even notice that
Hi I also do russian and I think I know why pearson deleted the past papers. (I do edexcel gcse russian) In the reading paper FIVE questions were questions that have appeared in other papers, word for word. I don't know how many other people(if any) have realised this, but I'm actually FUMING at edexel, this is so clearly a disadvantage for students who happened to not do those past papers as I know people in my class who did on of the repeated questions thatmorning so they knew the answers. I'm so angry about this and can someone let me know what I can do about this - should I complain/how do I complain
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Hi I also do russian and I think I know why pearson deleted the past papers. (I do edexcel gcse russian) In the reading paper FIVE questions were questions that have appeared in other papers, word for word. I don't know how many other people(if any) have realised this, but I'm actually FUMING at edexel, this is so clearly a disadvantage for students who happened to not do those past papers as I know people in my class who did on of the repeated questions thatmorning so they knew the answers. I'm so angry about this and can someone let me know what I can do about this - should I complain/how do I complain

i also realised this, but as i had done the past papers, it was OK for me, but very unfair yes. That whole comprehension was word for word copied! ridiculous!
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Anyone else doing GCSE Russian on Wednesday and next Tuesday? Does anyone have any ideas what's gonna come up in the writing exam?
I'm fluent in Russian but I find writing so difficult
Also edexcel just removed a lot of the past papers from their website which is really helpful...
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Hi I also do russian and I think I know why pearson deleted the past papers. (I do edexcel gcse russian) In the reading paper FIVE questions were questions that have appeared in other papers, word for word. I don't know how many other people(if any) have realised this, but I'm actually FUMING at edexel, this is so clearly a disadvantage for students who happened to not do those past papers as I know people in my class who did on of the repeated questions thatmorning so they knew the answers. I'm so angry about this and can someone let me know what I can do about this - should I complain/how do I complain
Do you have russian unofficial mark scheme? I am very interested in what i have written
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Hi I also do russian and I think I know why pearson deleted the past papers. (I do edexcel gcse russian) In the reading paper FIVE questions were questions that have appeared in other papers, word for word. I don't know how many other people(if any) have realised this, but I'm actually FUMING at edexel, this is so clearly a disadvantage for students who happened to not do those past papers as I know people in my class who did on of the repeated questions thatmorning so they knew the answers. I'm so angry about this and can someone let me know what I can do about this - should I complain/how do I complain
Yes I realised that too! Its actually ridiculous, I recognised most of the questions in the reading comprehension. Do you think they'll use the writing past papers considering the writing papers have also disappeared from the exam board website?
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Did anyone find that writing exam crap? I'm a native Russian so all the other papers were pretty straightforward, but i just think the question options were so uninteresting and dry so i found myself getting bored.
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Did anyone find that writing exam crap? I'm a native Russian so all the other papers were pretty straightforward, but i just think the question options were so uninteresting and dry so i found myself getting bored.
Me too, I'm a native speaker and I was really struggling to find interesting things to say tbh, and they used past paper questions which I had already seen...
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Did anyone find that writing exam crap? I'm a native Russian so all the other papers were pretty straightforward, but i just think the question options were so uninteresting and dry so i found myself getting bored.
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Me too, I'm a native speaker and I was really struggling to find interesting things to say tbh, and they used past paper questions which I had already seen...
Maybe this is a really stupid question but if you're native why bother take the GCSE and not just go straight for the A-level or even one of Russia's own official language exams?
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Maybe this is a really stupid question but if you're native why bother take the GCSE and not just go straight for the A-level or even one of Russia's own official language exams?
I'm not planning on taking the a level at the moment, as I don't have a proper Russian teacher and the a level course requires a lot more preparation for the GCSE, and I wanted a qualification to sort of prove I could speak Russian (mention it when I'm applying to universities, job etc). I also moved from the Russian-speaking country that I grew up in a few years ago so I think I was too young to do any of their official exams.
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I'm not planning on taking the a level at the moment, as I don't have a proper Russian teacher and the a level course requires a lot more preparation for the GCSE, and I wanted a qualification to sort of prove I could speak Russian (mention it when I'm applying to universities, job etc). I also moved from the Russian-speaking country that I grew up in a few years ago so I think I was too young to do any of their official exams.
Fair enough. I really envy you! I wish I could read stuff like Мастер и маргарита in its original text without having to consult a dictionary over and over xD
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Please could you tell me which textbook/s you have used to study for the GCSE Russian exam? I have found it very difficult to find a textbook/workbook. Many Thanks!
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Please could anyone tell me which textbook/workbook you have used for this exam? I am finding it very difficult to find any books for the GCSE exam. I am currently using a textbook for the B1 exam. Many Thanks.
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Please could anyone tell me which textbook/workbook you have used for this exam? I am finding it very difficult to find any books for the GCSE exam. I am currently using a textbook for the B1 exam. Many Thanks.
Make a new thread and ask. You probably won't get any answers here
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Please could anyone tell me which textbook/workbook you have used for this exam? I am finding it very difficult to find any books for the GCSE exam. I am currently using a textbook for the B1 exam. Many Thanks.
Are you learning Russian through your school? They would surely have some textbooks...my school didn't teach me Russian (I was already fluent) but I used vocab from the exam board resources and a really useful grammar exercise book, if you want I could send you the Amazon link to the book
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Are you learning Russian through your school? They would surely have some textbooks...my school didn't teach me Russian (I was already fluent) but I used vocab from the exam board resources and a really useful grammar exercise book, if you want I could send you the Amazon link to the book
Thank you Janeb120. I'm learning it from a Russian teacher to sit the B1 CEFR Moscow university exam. So I only have the B1 books. I would be grateful if you could send me the Amazon link for the grammar book. Thanks for answering me.
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Thank you Janeb120. I'm learning it from a Russian teacher to sit the B1 CEFR Moscow university exam. So I only have the B1 books. I would be grateful if you could send me the Amazon link for the grammar book. Thanks for answering me.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Russkiy-yaz...ses+khavronina Here you go it's quite expensive but I thought it was worth the money as there are so many grammar exercises in it. Bear in mind it doesn't provide full explanations of the grammar, it just has a lot of good exercises
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Russkiy-yaz...ses+khavronina Here you go it's quite expensive but I thought it was worth the money as there are so many grammar exercises in it. Bear in mind it doesn't provide full explanations of the grammar, it just has a lot of good exercises
Thank you so much I will order it. Thank you for taking the time to help me.
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Thank you so much I will order it. Thank you for taking the time to help me.
No problem!
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i also realised this, but as i had done the past papers, it was OK for me, but very unfair yes. That whole comprehension was word for word copied! ridiculous!
do you happen to have a copy of the edexel gcse russian past papers because i have mocks in like 2 weeks and have no past papers at all PLEASE HELP IM DESPERATE TYSMMM
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