Revising Prepared French Answers

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Hi, I'm doing GCSE French and German and I have my speaking exams coming up. 50% of the speaking exam is the general conversation (30 marks). I really want to be able to get an 8/9 in French so I've obviously started learning my prewritten answers for it. However, I have 107 paragraphs to remember (58 for French, 49 for German) and I'm really struggling.

Do you think it would be better to continue trying to learn or my phrases or just try and learn loads of vocab, grammar etc and try and speak more fluently but without having set phrases from memory? I've been thinking about this but I'm worried it's too much of a risk.

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(Original post by bwezijl4)
Hi, I'm doing GCSE French and German and I have my speaking exams coming up. 50% of the speaking exam is the general conversation (30 marks). I really want to be able to get an 8/9 in French so I've obviously started learning my prewritten answers for it. However, I have 107 paragraphs to remember (58 for French, 49 for German) and I'm really struggling.

Do you think it would be better to continue trying to learn or my phrases or just try and learn loads of vocab, grammar etc and try and speak more fluently but without having set phrases from memory? I've been thinking about this but I'm worried it's too much of a risk.

Thanks!
This reply might be a little late but hi there! I don't have the struggle of taking up two foreign languages (I only learn French). Usually, all your internally assessed marks and mocks should tell you how prepared you are for the speaking part of it. I'm not sure how your board works since I'm sitting for the CIE IGCSE one but it's a good idea to check out BBC Bitesize since they have topic wise questions like this one, for example. I'd say just memorise a few intermediate phrases that you know you won't go wrong with and will impress the examiner. More so than that, focus on the vocabulary in your textbooks and any online sources you've referenced. I've been using a few courses online- Memrise 1 and Memrise 2 to gain an advantage over my peers. That should suffice.
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This reply might be a little late but hi there! I don't have the struggle of taking up two foreign languages (I only learn French). Usually, all your internally assessed marks and mocks should tell you how prepared you are for the speaking part of it. I'm not sure how your board works since I'm sitting for the CIE IGCSE one but it's a good idea to check out BBC Bitesize since they have topic wise questions like this one, for example. I'd say just memorise a few intermediate phrases that you know you won't go wrong with and will impress the examiner. More so than that, focus on the vocabulary in your textbooks and any online sources you've referenced. I've been using a few courses online- Memrise 1 and Memrise 2 to gain an advantage over my peers. That should suffice.
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