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higher spanish

hiya,
i was wondering if anyone had any tips relating to higher spanish. its nearly exam season and im low key struggling with spanish. It just seems to be the translation and the listening TT-TT
Hey which exam board do you do?
hello !! to practice translation, i went through a ton of my past papers and noted down all the new/difficult vocab and i learned those. if you ask your teacher. hopefully they should have some translation resources to help you !! if not, watching tv shows dubbed in spanish and with english subs, is also a great idea that helped me a ton. also look for online spanish newspapers to see new vocab you can pick out !!
Original post by charmaine.d
hello !! to practice translation, i went through a ton of my past papers and noted down all the new/difficult vocab and i learned those. if you ask your teacher. hopefully they should have some translation resources to help you !! if not, watching tv shows dubbed in spanish and with english subs, is also a great idea that helped me a ton. also look for online spanish newspapers to see new vocab you can pick out !!

omg thank you so much! My teacher actually made a booklet with practice translations- ive been doing those but i dont get more than 3/4 out of 10. I'll trying reading the spanish newspapers, that seems like it'll help , thanks x
Original post by agent_duck343
Hey which exam board do you do?

hi, SQA higher :smile:
Hi, I did SQA Higher Spanish last year!
For the translation, make sure you have a good grasp of the grammar so you translate tenses correctly which can trip you up. A lot of the time translation is about your technique: you must be much more accurate than you need to be with the comprehension questions. Break it up into smaller chunks as you translate it, and always leave yourself some time to read over it to make sure it sounds correct in English. I found that one thing that can be difficult is knowing when to look for a phrase in the dictionary rather than two individual words. Usually if it doesn't make any sense translated literally it is be a phrase but you can still find it in your dictionary.
For listening, revising vocab is more important. Try using Quizlet with the Spanish audio on: the problem often comes if you aren't used to hearing the words out loud. Sometimes the hardest part can be writing down the answers whilst trying to listen to the next section, which is why it's important to do past papers. Highlight the key words in the question and think about what their equivalents might be in Spanish, as they usually indicate when the answer is about to be given.
Hope this is helpful and good luck!
Original post by KnittingBookworm
Hi, I did SQA Higher Spanish last year!
For the translation, make sure you have a good grasp of the grammar so you translate tenses correctly which can trip you up. A lot of the time translation is about your technique: you must be much more accurate than you need to be with the comprehension questions. Break it up into smaller chunks as you translate it, and always leave yourself some time to read over it to make sure it sounds correct in English. I found that one thing that can be difficult is knowing when to look for a phrase in the dictionary rather than two individual words. Usually if it doesn't make any sense translated literally it is be a phrase but you can still find it in your dictionary.
For listening, revising vocab is more important. Try using Quizlet with the Spanish audio on: the problem often comes if you aren't used to hearing the words out loud. Sometimes the hardest part can be writing down the answers whilst trying to listen to the next section, which is why it's important to do past papers. Highlight the key words in the question and think about what their equivalents might be in Spanish, as they usually indicate when the answer is about to be given.
Hope this is helpful and good luck!

thank you so much !

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