Gcse French?

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What is the best way to revise in order to get an A in French reading and listening? Thanks x

Posted Wed 30th January, 2013 @ 17:14 by Sarah

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  • Learn vocabulary for each topic
  • Do practise papers
  • BBC website has listening exercises to do
  • Revise all tenses
  • Listen to French songs...

These are just several ways to revise the subject and are very effective! I achieved A* by doing this so I'm sure you'll do just as well if you revise well! :) Good luck!

Answered Mon 4th March, 2013 @ 23:42 by furuba fan
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Go on some french vocab sites like vocabexpress, and test yourself on the words you dont know

Also try and revise different ways of saying the same word because they like to catch you out on those questions in the exam :)

Answered Sun 10th February, 2013 @ 20:50 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR
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try to engage yourself with as much french as possible...

for listening exam it is vital that you listen to their tone of voice, it helps to know if the person speaking is good or bad... therefore hints the answer.

Watch out for cognates throughout, do the same for the reading.

Most importantly, ask your teacher for feedback every lesson for example, ask if you need to do anything else at home to get the A you need. Even ask for extra homework!!!!


Answered Tue 5th March, 2013 @ 19:35 by Mas-Alg
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i guess french is one of those subjects, you just have to try and learn as much vocabulary as possible..plus just practise exam papers cause anything could come up :)

good luck !

Answered Wed 30th January, 2013 @ 17:46 by ? Secret - Team GR
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Yeah just do practice papers also if you are finding the listening particularly difficult download the sound track onto your ipod and then you can go over it anytime and redo the questions that you got wrong so you can really find out which subjects you found difficult and why. Also another thing is it depends on your exam board for example edexcel always have the same style of questions each year so they will have one where someone is choosing between 3 things eg. 3 phone, and you have to listen to the whole piece to get which phone they want and why they chose it because often which one they chose is at the end! So chech for the types of questions they ask in your papers.

Answered Tue 5th March, 2013 @ 21:09 by Antonia Loizou
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An A grade requires you have a wider vocabulary than that of the lower levels so particular emphasis needs to be on the learning of topic vocabulary and you also need to be quick at understanding what they say because the tape does go quite quickly. Concentration is also key as you won't want to be losing any marks. In the reading you don't need to know every word just some in order to get the jist of the passage to bew able to guess what the text is saying. To improve in all these skills I suggest you buy a Cd or find something on line to practise or get a revision guide.

Answered Wed 6th March, 2013 @ 15:29 by Darlene
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Watch loads of French films with French subtitles to help you with the French listening. Best of all, would be to watch a film that you know very well and then change the language on the main menu.

Answered Thu 7th March, 2013 @ 12:50 by KatyHud:)
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Listen to french music, watch your favourite movies that are "french dubbed" (you'll find them easier to follow because you'll have a basic idea of what's being said), do lots of past papers and most importantly know your vocab!
Find your exam board's specification too - they usually have vocab lists on their websites (:

Answered Fri 29th March, 2013 @ 13:30 by Mariska
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[email protected] ill help :)

Answered Tue 30th April, 2013 @ 10:36 by Luke Cox
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Answered Mon 13th May, 2013 @ 12:20 by Johnnie
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eat your book.

Answered Thu 14th February, 2013 @ 12:39 by Former Member