What do I have to do?
__WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO? __
- You have 6 of the 12 minutes preparation time to prepare answers to 3 questions about a photo. Your teacher will then ask you 2 additional questions.
- At foundation you will talk about the photo for 2 minutes, 3 at higher.
- The first question will always ask you what is in the black and white photo.
- You will need to use tenses, opinions and listen carefully to what the question means to help respond.
- How many questions will you be asked in total?
- How long will you need to speak for?
- Your answer should include: 2 mins foundation / 3 mins higher
- Can you talk about the colours of the photo?
Explanation: The photo will be in black and white!
How can I get full marks?
__HOW CAN I GET FULL MARKS? __
- Answer all the questions
- Develop your answers
- Give a range of tenses
- Use verbs accurately
- Use complex opinions
- Develop and explain opinions
- Talk about what other people do
- Use narration
__MARKING CRITERIA __
Steps to success
__HOW DO I SUCCEED? __
- Use 6 minutes of the prep time (approx 1 min 30 per question then 1.30 to predict other questions)
- The first question is always ‘qu’est-ce qu’il y a sur la photo’?- learn some stock responses to it.
- You must give reasons and opinions and develop your answers as much as possible
- Try and give both sides of an argument e.g. positive opinion and then a negative one
- Use words like ‘eh bien’ to stall the conversation if you need time to think
- Give descriptions, and complex opinions
- Spot the different tenses and prepare some verbs in that tense to answer the question
- Any notes you make can be taken into the exam
- Once you have worked out what the photo and conversation are about use time to think about all other language you know related to the topic
- Develop all answers, when describing the photo you can show development by using the following- ‘ils sont en train de’= they are in the middle of +infinitive, ‘ils ont l’air de’/ ‘ils semblent’= they seem.
- One line answers are not enough- if you give an opinion give the other side of the opinion, give reasons for opinions, talk about what others think.
- Use opinions and reasons to develop answers and give extra detail by giving examples of things you have done/ like, linked to the idea in the question.
- Try to vary your language by talking about what other people do/ have done and using a range of tenses.
- Use connectives to link sentences and narrate as a tool to develop answers (premièrement, puis, finalement).
- Listen carefully to the question- what tense it is? What person/ people do you need to refer to in your answer?
- When you are preparing remember you can use the question to help form your answer, just remember to look at the pronoun guide above to help keep it accurate.