work outside french class...what?! Watch

This discussion is closed.
viciouscircle
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 13 years ago
#1
im currently studying as level french and im absolutely dying to do it at uni but this year i'm not feeling as confident and im not as ahead as I was at GCSE. I've never had to revise for a french test before and now I'm averaging Bs. Can anyone give me any advice on how to not get left behind. Should I be doing outside reading? If so, can you recommend anything? Or should I be fanatically learning vocab? Someone please give me a boot up the backside and tell me what I should be doing!!!

all help much appreciated
0
Richy Rich$$
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#2
Report 13 years ago
#2
try and read lots .eg french newspapers online, Le monde etc. But if u dont have lots of time, there s a book called Mot a Mot by Humberstone- u can prob find it on amazon, which has excelllent vocab for the major topics and include some of those phrases in ure essays and ure sorted. Also use the subjunctive ( probably in back of textbook)or learn set phrases like Bienqu'il y ait beaucoup de problemes sociaux .....THat will sound really impressive. Generally good grammar, .e.g very solid understanding of tenses and agreements will make ure french sound good. And if u cud use the subjunctive or the passive with right agreement e.g les rues sont encombrees.( the roads are cluttered up) then u ll be even set for A2. But just do it slowly and build up ure knowledge gradually.
0
tash087
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#3
Report 13 years ago
#3
(Original post by Richy Rich$$)
try and read lots .eg french newspapers online, Le monde etc. But if u dont have lots of time, there s a book called Mot a Mot by Humberstone- u can prob find it on amazon, which has excelllent vocab for the major topics and include some of those phrases in ure essays and ure sorted. Also use the subjunctive ( probably in back of textbook)or learn set phrases like Bienqu'il y ait beaucoup de problemes sociaux .....THat will sound really impressive. Generally good grammar, .e.g very solid understanding of tenses and agreements will make ure french sound good. And if u cud use the subjunctive or the passive with right agreement e.g les rues sont encombrees.( the roads are cluttered up) then u ll be even set for A2. But just do it slowly and build up ure knowledge gradually.
I agree... the subjunctive is always a good one to know solidly, i like using the "bien qu'il y ait..." and "il faut qu'on fasse..." or "pour qu'on puisse..."

If you have Sky TV there's a french channel, which my teachers always advise us to watch from time to time. (Although i doubt how much any of us watch it, unless the teachers make it part of our work!) Or there are some french magazines for AS/A2 level, my school subscribes to them for all of us... i think the AS one is called "Etincelle" and the A2 one is "Authentik." Both are a magazine with the latest issues in the country and come with a listening tape and some exercises to do relating to the issues in the magazine.

Also i use a book called "Advanced French Vocabulary" by Philip Horsfall, which our school purchased a copy for each of us. It's fantastic... especially for all really impressive essay phrases, which are also brilliant for the oral!
0
Dr. Blazed
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#4
Report 13 years ago
#4
Just learn grammar. All the time. Practice and practice and practice, and you're onto a winner.
0
viciouscircle
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 13 years ago
#5
thanks guys - just ordered some books of amazon and i WILL read them-im determined!!! does anyone know the name or muber of the french channel on sky digital? had a flick through but couldn't find it - should have it tho!
0
kellywood_5
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#6
Report 13 years ago
#6
(Original post by viciouscircle)
thanks guys - just ordered some books of amazon and i WILL read them-im determined!!! does anyone know the name or muber of the french channel on sky digital? had a flick through but couldn't find it - should have it tho!
If you have Euro News, I think you can change the language into French. I don't think I have it though- mine's Telewest, not Sky
0
kellywood_5
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#7
Report 13 years ago
#7
Also i use a book called "Advanced French Vocabulary" by Philip Horsfall, which our school purchased a copy for each of us. It's fantastic... especially for all really impressive essay phrases, which are also brilliant for the oral![/QUOTE]

I agree, I have that book too and it's great
0
smallthoms
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#8
Report 13 years ago
#8
(Original post by viciouscircle)
thanks guys - just ordered some books of amazon and i WILL read them-im determined!!! does anyone know the name or muber of the french channel on sky digital? had a flick through but couldn't find it - should have it tho!
I have Sky and it is channel 825.
0
X
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • University of Lincoln
    Brayford Campus Undergraduate
    Wed, 12 Dec '18
  • Bournemouth University
    Midwifery Open Day at Portsmouth Campus Undergraduate
    Wed, 12 Dec '18
  • Buckinghamshire New University
    All undergraduate Undergraduate
    Wed, 12 Dec '18

Do you like exams?

Yes (169)
18.61%
No (553)
60.9%
Not really bothered about them (186)
20.48%

Watched Threads

View All