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hi!
I am doing gcse german aqa and i am failing like really badily i want to get a 7. To revise for german i learn the words and key phrases but i am still failing. I also have my german mocks year 11 in 28 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Any tips or what am i doing wrong
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Well, where are your weaknesses? Can you post some of your past and current writing excercises (copy&paste, or attach scans/photos), so that we can try to identify specific problems that need to be addressed in the first place?

Also: What textbook do you have, and do you have the AQA GCSE German study guide?
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Hey there!
I was sure I commented on this but maybe I forgot to send the message-whoops!
So, as well as learning key vocab, you need to know some phrases to use, which will make your writing and speaking sound more natural.
Here are some sites that can help:
https://www.gcse.com/german/speaking_phrases.htm
http://www.conyers.org.uk/wp-content...ow-to-Pass.pdf
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/german/...essay-phrases/

There are also lots of vocab on Quizlet that you can use :-)

Also, check out the news. I know you've only got 28 days but watching 15 minutes a day will slowly improve your German overall. Deutsche Welle and Euronews are good ones.
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Well, where are your weaknesses? Can you post some of your past and current writing excercises (copy&paste, or attach scans/photos), so that we can try to identify specific problems that need to be addressed in the first place?

Also: What textbook do you have, and do you have the AQA GCSE German study guide?
hi !
thank you for writing back quickly, i have aatched my newest writing piece.
I do AQA gcse german so our schools go by the GCSE Geeman Stimmt books.
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Hey there!
I was sure I commented on this but maybe I forgot to send the message-whoops!
So, as well as learning key vocab, you need to know some phrases to use, which will make your writing and speaking sound more natural.
Here are some sites that can help:
https://www.gcse.com/german/speaking_phrases.htm
http://www.conyers.org.uk/wp-content...ow-to-Pass.pdf
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/german/...essay-phrases/

There are also lots of vocab on Quizlet that you can use :-)

Also, check out the news. I know you've only got 28 days but watching 15 minutes a day will slowly improve your German overall. Deutsche Welle and Euronews are good ones.
thank you for your help,
do i just learn phrases that i can uses any scenario
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hi !
thank you for writing back quickly, i have aatched my newest writing piece.
I do AQA gcse german so our schools go by the GCSE Geeman Stimmt books.
This looks good! You just have to watch out for the tenses you're writing in and word order, like how weil kicks the verb to the end of the sentence :-)
How confident do you feel grammar wise?
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thank you for your help,
do i just learn phrases that i can uses any scenario
Yeah, pretty much. Phrases like 'on the one hand', 'on the other hand' and 'in comparison' can be used in lots of different situations. Unfortunately the idioms are more for specific cases. I always tried to cram them into my work, which is not a good idea, so maybe learn a few and then, if it seems like a good chance to use it, then go for it!
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Yeah, pretty much. Phrases like 'on the one hand', 'on the other hand' and 'in comparison' can be used in lots of different situations. Unfortunately the idioms are more for specific cases. I always tried to cram them into my work, which is not a good idea, so maybe learn a few and then, if it seems like a good chance to use it, then go for it!
thank you i will try and use them
thank you for you time
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thank you i will try and use them
thank you for you time
No problem :-)
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My teacher recommends this website called Language Gym - maybe try that?
I would also recommend a YouTube channel called Learn German With Anja - it really helps with grammar and stuff!

Good luck! I have mocks soon too and I really need to up my German game. We can do this :cool:
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use these phrases, they're passive tense so really good
'Es wird gesagt dass...' = It is said that...
'Es wird gefragt dass...' = It is questioned whether...
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My teacher recommends this website called Language Gym - maybe try that?
I would also recommend a YouTube channel called Learn German With Anja - it really helps with grammar and stuff!

Good luck! I have mocks soon too and I really need to up my German game. We can do this :cool:
Language Gym was also recommended by my teachers but it never really worked for me. And I'm afraid I never used Learn German with Anja so I can't say how useful it is!

I posted this above to help kas694 but it might be helpful to you too:
So, as well as learning key vocab, you need to know some phrases to use, which will make your writing and speaking sound more natural.
Here are some sites that can help:
https://www.gcse.com/german/speaking_phrases.htm
http://www.conyers.org.uk/wp-content...ow-to-Pass.pdf
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/german/...essay-phrases/

There are also lots of vocab on Quizlet that you can use :-)

Also, check out the news. I know you've only got 28 days but watching 15 minutes a day will slowly improve your German overall. Deutsche Welle and Euronews are good ones.


Good luck to both of you!
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thank you i'll try and use them,
thanks for the advice !
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My teacher recommends this website called Language Gym - maybe try that?
I would also recommend a YouTube channel called Learn German With Anja - it really helps with grammar and stuff!

Good luck! I have mocks soon too and I really need to up my German game. We can do this :cool:
thank you my teacher never gave them to me, i have briefly looked at and it looks very useful.
good luck on the exams your'e going to great at well, i believe in you !!!
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use these phrases, they're passive tense so really good
'Es wird gesagt dass...' = It is said that...
'Es wird gefragt dass...' = It is questioned whether...
ahh thank you i've never heard them,i'll try to use them
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Language Gym was also recommended by my teachers but it never really worked for me. And I'm afraid I never used Learn German with Anja so I can't say how useful it is!

I posted this above to help kas694 but it might be helpful to you too:
So, as well as learning key vocab, you need to know some phrases to use, which will make your writing and speaking sound more natural.
Here are some sites that can help:
https://www.gcse.com/german/speaking_phrases.htm
http://www.conyers.org.uk/wp-content...ow-to-Pass.pdf
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/german/...essay-phrases/

There are also lots of vocab on Quizlet that you can use :-)

Also, check out the news. I know you've only got 28 days but watching 15 minutes a day will slowly improve your German overall. Deutsche Welle and Euronews are good ones.


Good luck to both of you!
thank you,
yeah i am so thankful i found quizlet
yep i'll start watching the news
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ahh thank you i've never heard them,i'll try to use them
no problem ! here's some other phrases if you want:
Ich bin der Meinung dass... = I am of the opinion that...
Meiner Meinung nach... = My opinion is...
Ich denke/glaube/finde dass... = I think/believe/find that...
also make sure you use varied structures and vocab, so past, present, future tense etc, and more words than just 'toll' and 'sehr' etc
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Language Gym was also recommended by my teachers but it never really worked for me. And I'm afraid I never used Learn German with Anja so I can't say how useful it is!

I posted this above to help kas694 but it might be helpful to you too:
So, as well as learning key vocab, you need to know some phrases to use, which will make your writing and speaking sound more natural.
Here are some sites that can help:
https://www.gcse.com/german/speaking_phrases.htm
http://www.conyers.org.uk/wp-content...ow-to-Pass.pdf
https://www.fluentu.com/blog/german/...essay-phrases/

There are also lots of vocab on Quizlet that you can use :-)

Also, check out the news. I know you've only got 28 days but watching 15 minutes a day will slowly improve your German overall. Deutsche Welle and Euronews are good ones.


Good luck to both of you!
Thank you so much - you’re so nice!
I’ll definitely check those websites out. I just watched some Deutsche Welle and I can tell my pronunciation and listening skills are going to get much better if I do this every day - genius tip!
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thank you my teacher never gave them to me, i have briefly looked at and it looks very useful.
good luck on the exams your'e going to great at well, i believe in you !!!
No problem
Thank you! We’re gonna do great
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Thank you so much - you’re so nice!
I’ll definitely check those websites out. I just watched some Deutsche Welle and I can tell my pronunciation and listening skills are going to get much better if I do this every day - genius tip!
Great! So glad it helped :-)
Bear in mind if you do watch euronews that they do talk quite fast-way faster than what will be in your exams-so don't stress if you can't catch most of the words!
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