This guide tells the student all they need to know and how to revise for French GCSE. It is fully photocopiable.
The guide takes the student through a series of exercises and skills.
Active and passive revision is discussed.
Students are shown how to revise for and how to get the best out of the reading and listening exams.
They are shown how to produce good texts for speaking and writing. They are also shown how to check written work efficiently.
Advice is given on how to prepare for the oral exam. A large quantity of phrases for the role play section is supplied.
There is also a section on grammar.
The guide also includes sample exam questions and answers.
This guide is not meant as a substitution for your normal school text book or the notes you have been given by your own teacher. It does tell you how to learn, and should be used along along side all other resources which you have. You will be shown how to revise for each part of your exam and how to make the most of what you know in the exam. It will also help you to work in an effective way, which will enable you to improve your French rapidly, whatever your level. Most of the methods described in this guide can be used after your exam, so that you can carry on improving and really master your French.
There are four skills involved in using a foreign language – listening, speaking, reading and writing. In listening and reading, you need to be able to show that you understand the French which you hear and read. In speaking and writing, you have to use French. The French you use in speaking and writing, you have probably met in listening and reading and to obtain good marks, you need to make the most effective use of what you already know. This guide aims to show you how to do that.
There are also sections on how to revise generally, how to build up your vocabulary, uisng both the resources your teacher has given you and other readily available resources and how to produce the type of work which would help you to get an A*.
You may wish to work through the guide systematically or just use the pages you think will be most useful. It is proably a good idea, in either case, to have a good look through the whole of the guide. We recommend also adding your own notes as you go along. The very act of making a note helps you to remember that information more easily, even if you never in fact look at that note again.