What do I have to do?
__WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO? __
- Speak for 3-5 mins (foundation) or 5-7 minutes (higher) about topics from at least 2 of the 3 themes Theme 1: Identity and culture,Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest,Theme 3: Current and future study and employment.
- Your teacher will decide with you which theme you will focus on as your main theme, you will then have questions from another theme at random.
- You should prepare the answers and practice them.
- You should be ready to answer spontaneously so that the conversation sounds natural.
- You will need to develop answers fully.
- You will be assessed on communication, range of language, intonation and fluency and pronunciation and intonation.
- You will be marked out of 30.
- How many themes will you have to talk about in the general conversation?
- What is narration?
- Your answer should include: telling a story / giving a series of events
How can I get full marks?
__HOW CAN I GET FULL MARKS? __
- Remember the defence/ attack analogy, keep hold of the ball and keep talking!
- Use complex opinions, connectives, other peoples’ activities, narration and opinions and developed reasons (exemplification).
- Listen carefully to the question and ensure you answer with as much detail as possible and the correct tense.
- Use narration and exemplification to develop answers.
- Remember to ask a question related to what we are talking about.
- Try to relax (ha ha I know!) and make the conversation as natural as possible.
- Focus on using WHAT YOU KNOW rather than trying to remember big chunks of text, this will help with your marks for spontaneity and fluency.
- How can you add extra detail when giving opinions?
- give both sides of the opinion
Steps to success
__HOW DO I SUCCEED? __
- When preparing your answers for the general conversation you should start by ensuring they include;
- A range of tenses, past, present, imperfect, si clauses, conditional, present, future- see the lessons on these tenses if you need a recap.
- Narration- telling a story- start with tout d’abord and say what you did first, then use ‘puis’ to say what you did next and ‘finalement’ to say what you did finally.
- Give 2 sides of opinions- expand your answers.
- Talk about what others do/did/ will do/
- Give examples using ‘par exemple’ to add extra detail.
- Ask your teacher or French assistant to record your answers so you can get the pronunciation correct.
- Practice, practice, practice!
What makes this a WAGOLL?
Range of adjectives
What makes this a WAGOLL?
Accurate future tenses