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Hey. So we have to do an independant project for our speaking exam. Does anyone have any ideas that I could do for a project?
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https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...VEL-TG-IRP.PDF
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Thank u
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I would really recommend going for some big event in French history like the May '68 student protests or the assassination of President Doumer cos there will usually be quite a lot of stuff about it in French newspapers and even more if you want to look into academic-type sources.
This kind of topic is also really good cos there's quite a strong chance of the examiner knowing a bit about it so you can actually have a discussion with them about it.

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Sorry not related but i am picking a levels and would u recommend a level french. Is it enjoyable? And easy to do well in if u revise? I am good at gcse french but not that confident with speaking
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Sorry not related but i am picking a levels and would u recommend a level french. Is it enjoyable? And easy to do well in if u revise? I am good at gcse french but not that confident with speaking
One person in year 12 at my school just dropped a level french because she wasn’t confident with speaking. To be honest, GCSE french is so basic and so easy compared to a level, you’re studying an authentic text and a film. But the content is much more mature with real life applications, you discuss politics, current affairs, sexuality, prisons, marriage etc. Lots of a level french is having discussions with your classmates, teacher or online etc about current affairs, so you need to be confident. What are you not confident at, fluency, vocabulary, or embarrassed by talking french?
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I would really recommend going for some big event in French history like the May '68 student protests or the assassination of President Doumer cos there will usually be quite a lot of stuff about it in French newspapers and even more if you want to look into academic-type sources.
This kind of topic is also really good cos there's quite a strong chance of the examiner knowing a bit about it so you can actually have a discussion with them about it.

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Sorry not related but i am picking a levels and would u recommend a level french. Is it enjoyable? And easy to do well in if u revise? I am good at gcse french but not that confident with speaking
Yh well it’s way harder than gcse . Like right now we just watched a movie in french and we have to write an essay on it
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Hi

I would really recommend going for some big event in French history like the May '68 student protests or the assassination of President Doumer cos there will usually be quite a lot of stuff about it in French newspapers and even more if you want to look into academic-type sources.
This kind of topic is also really good cos there's quite a strong chance of the examiner knowing a bit about it so you can actually have a discussion with them about it.

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Sorry not related but i am picking a levels and would u recommend a level french. Is it enjoyable? And easy to do well in if u revise? I am good at gcse french but not that confident with speaking
Hi i just finished A-Level French. It shouldn't be hard enough to get a B or an A in french. It is extremely hard to get an A* because the exams are kinda hard and you need to get 90% overall, but i think it is worth it. It is always good to have an A-Level in languages because it can make you stand out. I did AQA and 50% is listening, reading and translation, 30% is speaking, and 20% is essay writing.

Even though 30% was speaking we had to do an 'independent research project' which can be based on any topic you like. It doesn't have to be a political or historical topic, but it has to relate to France. For example my project was based on nuclear energy in France because that was something i was interested in. The project can also be about a book or a film that you haven't studied in class, so it's fun.
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Hi i just finished A-Level French. It shouldn't be hard enough to get a B or an A in french. It is extremely hard to get an A* because the exams are kinda hard and you need to get 90% overall, but i think it is worth it. It is always good to have an A-Level in languages because it can make you stand out. I did AQA and 50% is listening, reading and translation, 30% is speaking, and 20% is essay writing.

Even though 30% was speaking we had to do an 'independent research project' which can be based on any topic you like. It doesn't have to be a political or historical topic, but it has to relate to France. For example my project was based on nuclear energy in France because that was something i was interested in. The project can also be about a book or a film that you haven't studied in class, so it's fun.
If u do a book or a film. Does it have to be french?
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If u do a book or a film. Does it have to be french?
The book needs to be related to France or any French speaking country, so yeah it needs to be french. However, you won't be penalised if you use an english copy of the book to study or use the subtitles for the films and in fact some people in my class studied their book in english first before reading it in french. Any topic you pick needs to relate to France or a francophone country, so keep that in mind. That's only for AQA though, not sure about other exam boards.
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The book needs to be related to France or any French speaking country, so yeah it needs to be french. However, you won't be penalised if you use an english copy of the book to study or use the subtitles for the films and in fact some people in my class studied their book in english first before reading it in french. Any topic you pick needs to relate to France or a francophone country, so keep that in mind. That's only for AQA though, not sure about other exam boards.
Okay thank u
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