Does anyone know a way of revising French, that gets words stuck in your head?

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HI, i have a few upcoming French tests, and usually I am good at revising, but clearly french is my weak spot! If anyone has any good revision techniques for French, please post them, as that would really help me!

Thanks,

Izzy 

Posted Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 19:32 by Izzy

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Doing Past Papers and checking the mark scheme helped me because I learnt which words I didn't know. You could also try a text to speech translator to learn pronunciation 

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 20:02 by lucy
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Well - write the word, then draw a picture (it can be badly drawn, but drawing it will create an image of the word in your head and makes it easier to remember), then write a few sentences in English with the word in place (write a few if you have time and experiment with the word, the more the better! It'll be even better if you can come up with some funny sentences!). Oh and also - say the word out loud and write it at least 10 times! The sentence should be true (e.g. something you have experienced) or something funny so it's easier to remember.

To show you what I mean:

Let's say I'm learning 'courir' (to run)

I'll write it out on lined paper, put the meaning below it, then draw a funny picture of a man running, being chased by a vicious dog or something. Then I will write something like: "It's weird how everytime I courir I get chased by a dog.". Then write the word out a few times and say it out loud a few times. Remember to go back and look at your notes the next day, and the day after that, make new sentences if you wish. After a few days you should have remembered the word. Remember to highlight/underline the word you're learning. You can also draw it out on small cards and put it around the house!

It's a slow process, but I can't remember foreign words very easily (unless I live there of course). Another way would be to read a French book and keep checking the words you don't know - that works pretty well for me too! And if you don't have much time, past papers are very helpful too! Don't just look at the past papers from your exam board because after all - French is French so it's only going to help you not confuse you.

Good luck!

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 20:02 by FutureMedic
Edited by FutureMedic on Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 20:05
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I suggest writing them out ten times each, that's how I learnt my GCSE french. Say them in your head as you write them out, that way they are more likely to stick :) GOODLUCK!

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 20:12 by Charlotte
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Thank-you all so much! All your advice about techniques is really helping! :) Thanks again!!

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 13:13 by Izzy