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French speaking exam

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:49 pm
by _robyn_
Well, my french speaking mock is tomorrow (actual exam is next week) and basically I am freaking out.
I have already done a speaking exam before (we have to do 2 on our gcse course) and well I had a complete meltdown. It is frustrating because if it were a writing I would have no problem- even though my writing is impossibly slow I can just learn it through muscle memory (it is basically a memory test) and even though I know the french it is still stressful. I always freeze up and no words actually come out of my mouth- I don't like talking to people usually. In french 1 on 1 is a nightmare.
does anyone have any advice on how to try say calm? as that was the main problem last time- a horrible cycle of, stressed, forgets french, makes mistakes, gets more stress e.t.c

Re: French speaking exam

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:38 am
by nataliekirkland
Stay calm and keep relaxed. It may help if you practice first with friends or family so you get used to talking in front of people, I found it helped me as I was nervous but I was used to practicing it in front of someone. When it comes to the real exam, try to imagine that you are just practicing and you should be fine.

Good luck!

Re: French speaking exam

PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:06 pm
by rawr
I know bro. Total disaster last time i got freaked and forgot and a lisp and my teacher is creepy eh just horrible felt like crying, and i dont cry. Got a D! :oops: :( got mine next friday. I got a range of c-f on writing.
Dreading it! I think I might make it up on the spot this time instead of thinking $*€% what did I forget. :shock: good luck to yah 8)

Re: French speaking exam

PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:36 pm
by rawr
Woop now it wednesday, and dont know a word of it.

Re: French speaking exam

PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:04 pm
by Steph
Sorry that I am too late to offer any advice on this, Robyn, but I hope it went well for you.

Re: French speaking exam

PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:54 pm
by _robyn_
That's fine :)
and I was actually incredibly lucky. My biggest worry about the exam was when my teacher asked an unprepred question because every time it always throws me off and I forget what I'm doing. But right before the exam I asked my friend what her unprepared question was and she told me what it was and how to answer it. Then my teacher happened to ask me the same one. So half my joy about actually passing is sheer dumb luck but it is nice that it is over and I think I got the A i need :D

Re: French speaking exam

PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:42 pm
by Steph
That's good, Robyn :D

Re: French speaking exam

PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:15 pm
by rawr
Yeah well done. I weren't so lucky

Re: French speaking exam

PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:10 pm
by Paddington
Congratulations
I wish my German had gone that way:
unfortunately I was ill the week that they were doing the actual speaking and because of being ill I couldn't learn it. Next week still not having fully recovered ( I had two bug one after the other and because of my chronic fatigue/ other stuff I recover at a snails pace) I just about made it in the next week believing because of extra time I could learn it then but was not given it :( But was informed by a friend I was expected to do it in that German lesson and so failed to learn any of it. I went into the mock not knowing any of it and probably pronouncing many words wrong ( I hadn't encountered half the words before I did it and since they were long and unusual they of course decided to play switcharoo) luckily she allowed me to have it in front of me and since it was only a mock. I think I proudly failed that one :)