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I have my French Listening and Reading papers tomorrow!!!
Aiming for grade 9...Any advice?
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Get lots of rest! Good luck for tomorrow and remember that grades don't define you!
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Hey- I'm in y13 and I'm doing French A level. In my GCSEs, I got a 9 for French. Here are my top tips:

  • In the listening, use the first time to sit and listen to the recording and take in everything they say, if you want you can jot down possible answers that you think are correct. The second time around, consolidate this knowledge by listening for the answers and making sure you're okay with them.
  • I can't remember how much time you get to read through the paper before the audio starts but if you can, go through and think of synonyms or the translation of the word so that when you here it you can identify the answer
  • For the reading, it will sound obvious, but make sure that you know the differences between your tenses because this can really affect the way you understand a question. For example, the conditional and imperfect tenses have the same endings but are formed differently.
  • Read the questions thoroughly and don't rush yourself because that can be your biggest downfall.
hope this helps x
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(Original post by evakesiax)
Hey- I'm in y13 and I'm doing French A level. In my GCSEs, I got a 9 for French. Here are my top tips:

  • In the listening, use the first time to sit and listen to the recording and take in everything they say, if you want you can jot down possible answers that you think are correct. The second time around, consolidate this knowledge by listening for the answers and making sure you're okay with them.
  • I can't remember how much time you get to read through the paper before the audio starts but if you can, go through and think of synonyms or the translation of the word so that when you here it you can identify the answer
  • For the reading, it will sound obvious, but make sure that you know the differences between your tenses because this can really affect the way you understand a question. For example, the conditional and imperfect tenses have the same endings but are formed differently.
  • Read the questions thoroughly and don't rush yourself because that can be your biggest downfall.
hope this helps x
Thank you so much for your advice. Do you think past papers are useful to do the night before?
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(Original post by evakesiax)
Hey- I'm in y13 and I'm doing French A level. In my GCSEs, I got a 9 for French. Here are my top tips:

  • In the listening, use the first time to sit and listen to the recording and take in everything they say, if you want you can jot down possible answers that you think are correct. The second time around, consolidate this knowledge by listening for the answers and making sure you're okay with them.
  • I can't remember how much time you get to read through the paper before the audio starts but if you can, go through and think of synonyms or the translation of the word so that when you here it you can identify the answer
  • For the reading, it will sound obvious, but make sure that you know the differences between your tenses because this can really affect the way you understand a question. For example, the conditional and imperfect tenses have the same endings but are formed differently.
  • Read the questions thoroughly and don't rush yourself because that can be your biggest downfall.
hope this helps x
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Thank you so much for your advice. Do you think past papers are useful to do the night before?
If i'm being honest, it's completely up to you. I personally wouldn't because the night before is best to go over and consolidate your knowledge of the grammar and the vocabulary. You can if you want but I think it would be better doing grammar worksheets and vocab tests on quizlet just so you know that you know the grammar off by heart
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Thank you so much for your advice. Do you think past papers are useful to do the night before?
Hello! I am doing mine tomorrow. I think so but, its best to revise all the vocab first [also the last thing before the exams I prefer doing]...Doing the past papers just put me into the mood and like it helps u to remember the key points to remember while answering the questions
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Thank you so much for your advice. Do you think past papers are useful to do the night before?
Have a look through them to familiarise yourself with the format.
And remember, have a guess and answer every question, even if you aren't sure. Sometimes putting one or two words down can get you some marks for the listening paper.
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Thanks everyone for your help. I think I'll learn some last minute vocab. Also, for anyone who did or is doing AQA French, you know on the section where we have to write our answers in French (on the reading). Do we literally copy the answer from the passage or put it in our own words (in French obviously) ... thank you : )
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(Original post by njcnd mjn)
Thanks everyone for your help. I think I'll learn some last minute vocab. Also, for anyone who did or is doing AQA French, you know on the section where we have to write our answers in French (on the reading). Do we literally copy the answer from the passage or put it in our own words (in French obviously) ... thank you : )
It's up to you but I would definitely advise copying it from the text because if you use your own words, you could risk manipulating the language incorrectly. Plus the answers are laid out for you so I would say copy.
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Thanks everyone for your help. I think I'll learn some last minute vocab. Also, for anyone who did or is doing AQA French, you know on the section where we have to write our answers in French (on the reading). Do we literally copy the answer from the passage or put it in our own words (in French obviously) ... thank you : )
yh im pretty sure u do
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Thanks again guys : )
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I have my French Listening and Reading papers tomorrow!!!
Aiming for grade 9...Any advice?
same but i dont feel prepared after i flunked my speaking!!!!
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omg same D: what's worse is all my friends said they found it good and did rlly well but I messed it up aaghhh
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same but i dont feel prepared after i flunked my speaking!!!!
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