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Need help asap for French revision for my year 9 exams in 2 weeks
Reply 1
Hey, I think we need a bit more information, what exam is it? Writing, reading, listening, speaking?
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Reply 3
Main thing I'd say is vocab, make sure you know all the vocab. And tenses, be able to spot the different tenses and form them.
For listening, try listening to french podcasts (https://innerfrench.com/podcast/) as you'll get used to hearing the language, you don't necessarily need to translate and understand everything they're saying, but get your ears used to it.
Some useful website:
https://lingua.com/ (reading and listening)
https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/frenchindex.html#gsc.tab=0 (lots of stuff, probably too much, on vocab and grammar)

that's all I can think of, but there are lots of yt videos for listening and reading.
for speaking, try talking to yourself, translating stuff you think or say to build confidence.

hope some of this helps :smile:
Reply 4
Original post by Liqht
Main thing I'd say is vocab, make sure you know all the vocab. And tenses, be able to spot the different tenses and form them.
For listening, try listening to french podcasts (https://innerfrench.com/podcast/) as you'll get used to hearing the language, you don't necessarily need to translate and understand everything they're saying, but get your ears used to it.
Some useful website:
https://lingua.com/ (reading and listening)
https://www.languagesonline.org.uk/Hotpotatoes/frenchindex.html#gsc.tab=0 (lots of stuff, probably too much, on vocab and grammar)
that's all I can think of, but there are lots of yt videos for listening and reading.
for speaking, try talking to yourself, translating stuff you think or say to build confidence.
hope some of this helps :smile:

Tips for writing?
Reply 5
Original post by IC3H0T3L
Tips for writing?

hi there, sorry I didn't talk about writing lol considering its quite important.
My tips would be:
-Know your tenses, know how to form each tense (perfect + imperfect past, present, perfect + imperfect future and the conditional) and to be able to do so confidently. Also, know how to change the verbs for each person and which verbs are irregular.
-Have some "fancy phrases" (if you look here https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7461030 and scroll down to reply 14, I have a bunch of phrases for each AQA module for GCSE French, obviously, also collect your own) and memorise some for each topic so that you can use them in your writing
-Know different adjectives, try and avoid "bien" or "mal", use some more interesting ones like "magnifique" or "passionnant" as this will make your writing more interesting
-Use time phrases to lay your writing out in a good way, my teacher says to try and "write a story", so say you did one thing, then did another, but obviously it doesn't need to be too complex
-Understand some complex grammar, like direct object pronouns, so that you can use them in your writing, or alternatively, if you struggle to understand them, memorise one or two set phrases with complex grammar so you can change the noun / verb in them to match the context
Hope some of these tips are useful :smile:

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