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    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
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    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.
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    (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!
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    Just learn grammar. All the time. Practice and practice and practice, and you're onto a winner.
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    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!
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    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
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    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
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    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.
 
 
 
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