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french higher reading and listening

im in year 10 and i wanna help on how to revise for reading and listening because my writing is pretty good (I consistently get 7-8s and 9s once in a while on my yr10 mock I got 7) but y reading and listening are much lower (3-4s)
it's not so much revision per se, but general practice: try reading and listening to a few things in French a few times a week.
e.g.
French-language films (with subtitles in English to start with, then in French once you're a bit more confident)
songs in French, radio, etc.
news e.g. https://newsinfrench.org, https://www.newsinslowfrench.com
https://apprendre.tv5monde.com/en
watch a bit of peppa pig (hehe) or another children's TV programme in French generally they cover pretty simple topics, not too complex
read a children's book in French! children's books are good as they are a bit simpler, also helps of you have read it before in English. start with ones designed for little kids, maybe progress to ones like Roald Dahl if you're feeling a bit more confident. be aware that they quite often use a tense called the passé simple, which you most definitely don't need to know for GCSE! (wordreference.com has a really good verb conjugator just put in the verb and you'll get a whole bunch of conjugations https://www.wordreference.com/conj/frverbs.aspx) (also wordreference is excellent for finding translations of words https://www.wordreference.com)
it'll be tricky at first, but you'll get used to seeing and hearing the words, and you'll learn how to pick out the words you do know to get a general sense of the sentence :smile:
(edited 1 year ago)
Original post by bl0bf1sh
it's not so much revision per se, but general practice: try reading and listening to a few things in French a few times a week.
e.g.
French-language films (with subtitles in English to start with, then in French once you're a bit more confident)
songs in French, radio, etc.
news e.g. https://newsinfrench.org, https://www.newsinslowfrench.com
https://apprendre.tv5monde.com/en
watch a bit of peppa pig (hehe) or another children's TV programme in French generally they cover pretty simple topics, not too complex
read a children's book in French! children's books are good as they are a bit simpler, also helps of you have read it before in English. start with ones designed for little kids, maybe progress to ones like Roald Dahl if you're feeling a bit more confident. be aware that they quite often use a tense called the passé simple, which you most definitely don't need to know for GCSE! (wordreference.com has a really good verb conjugator just put in the verb and you'll get a whole bunch of conjugations https://www.wordreference.com/conj/frverbs.aspx) (also wordreference is excellent for finding translations of words https://www.wordreference.com)
it'll be tricky at first, but you'll get used to seeing and hearing the words, and you'll learn how to pick out the words you do know to get a general sense of the sentence :smile:

Reverso is also good in my opinion but yeah.
Original post by bl0bf1sh
it's not so much revision per se, but general practice: try reading and listening to a few things in French a few times a week.
e.g.
French-language films (with subtitles in English to start with, then in French once you're a bit more confident)
songs in French, radio, etc.
news e.g. https://newsinfrench.org, https://www.newsinslowfrench.com
https://apprendre.tv5monde.com/en
watch a bit of peppa pig (hehe) or another children's TV programme in French generally they cover pretty simple topics, not too complex
read a children's book in French! children's books are good as they are a bit simpler, also helps of you have read it before in English. start with ones designed for little kids, maybe progress to ones like Roald Dahl if you're feeling a bit more confident. be aware that they quite often use a tense called the passé simple, which you most definitely don't need to know for GCSE! (wordreference.com has a really good verb conjugator just put in the verb and you'll get a whole bunch of conjugations https://www.wordreference.com/conj/frverbs.aspx) (also wordreference is excellent for finding translations of words https://www.wordreference.com)
it'll be tricky at first, but you'll get used to seeing and hearing the words, and you'll learn how to pick out the words you do know to get a general sense of the sentence :smile:

Thank you!! Our teacher just told us to go over the vocab but this helps much more!
Original post by bl0bf1sh
it's not so much revision per se, but general practice: try reading and listening to a few things in French a few times a week.
e.g.
French-language films (with subtitles in English to start with, then in French once you're a bit more confident)
songs in French, radio, etc.
news e.g. https://newsinfrench.org, https://www.newsinslowfrench.com
https://apprendre.tv5monde.com/en
watch a bit of peppa pig (hehe) or another children's TV programme in French generally they cover pretty simple topics, not too complex
read a children's book in French! children's books are good as they are a bit simpler, also helps of you have read it before in English. start with ones designed for little kids, maybe progress to ones like Roald Dahl if you're feeling a bit more confident. be aware that they quite often use a tense called the passé simple, which you most definitely don't need to know for GCSE! (wordreference.com has a really good verb conjugator just put in the verb and you'll get a whole bunch of conjugations https://www.wordreference.com/conj/frverbs.aspx) (also wordreference is excellent for finding translations of words https://www.wordreference.com)
it'll be tricky at first, but you'll get used to seeing and hearing the words, and you'll learn how to pick out the words you do know to get a general sense of the sentence :smile:

Great advice and resources here! :smile:

You could also look at un jour un actu which is a site that posts almost daily videos, which are a few minutes long, in French to help improve listening skills. They also have transcripts underneath which are also very useful too.

Hope this helps. :smile:
Best wishes.
(edited 1 year ago)

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