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02-12-2009, 05:20 PM
I have a MFL (Modern Foreign Language) German oral and speaking exam tomorrow. And tbh, I'm bricking it. I'm relatively good at writing in the German language, but whenever it comes to speaking it, I suck. It's not like I'm a newbie either to public speaking as I do loads for english projects, it's just that I always stuggle. The rest of my German (listening and reading) exams have gone ok, I would just like this to secure a high mark. Any tips on this?
02-12-2009, 05:30 PM
Are you doing foundation or higher? I'm not sure about higher but foundation is REALLY easy. You get marks for saying really simple things. Dont include to many big words and stick to things you can remember. Also if you are doing revision tonight try and find ways to remember words you are having trouble with. It might sound silly but it really does help. Speak at a steady pace because if you speak to fast then you have to say more to fill the time! Other than that i guess you just have to revise loads.
I did my mock speaking test in German the other day and mine went alright. Good luck with yours :)
02-12-2009, 05:37 PM
Thanks loads mate, silly ol' me didn't think of the slow words XD I'm doing the higher spaking paper, but the only difference is the role play.
03-12-2009, 04:45 PM
Did it today and it went pretty well, (don't wanna jynx it XD ) thanks for the tips imp
04-12-2009, 03:06 PM
i did my french today i was caching it but it went alright
05-12-2009, 10:04 AM
When i did my real one i was shitting bricks. Same prob as you, i could do the writing and reading but not so much the speaking. It all went ok, but towards the end my mind just blanked, i was sitting there and couldn't remember just one word (think it was the tense of it...) So i just made up a tense :D Either way i ended up getting an A overall so it couldn't have been that bad
It's really nothing to worry about. We had a French assistant (Which every lad in our class had the hots for - We all wanted to go and practice our oral with her ;) ) Which helped quite a lot. If you still struggle with it just brush up on your other sections, the coursework can be edited as many times as you like before the deadline to get the highest mark, and the listening is easy as long as you don't fall for any traps!
05-12-2009, 10:06 AM
id be happy with a D
05-12-2009, 10:10 AM
They'll say something that makes you assume something that's not correct. I'm racking my brain trying to think of an example... But what they do is usually say a word that is a possible answer, you think "That's the answer" and write it down. I'll try and think of a better way to put it. Or just ask your teacher, they'll give you an example better than i do.
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