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Aural Exam Focused Listening Technique

This technique is thought to focus the listener even before hearing the tape and thus “subdue panic” and “increase exam productivity”. The technique can be summarised as follows:

  1. Read the instructions carefully (even though they always begin in the same manner, there is usually some information about the piece you will hear included also). Take this information into account when considering the likelihood of your answer.
  2. Read the questions, underlining the key words. Mentally recall or actually jot down the French for these words above the English questions.
  3. Now listen out for these or related words on the tape, your... (More)

French Phrases

Apres Ca - After doing that…

Je dirais que - I would say that

c’est pas du tout le cas- that's not the case

Il faut regarder les choses du bon cote - One must look on the bright side of things

Qui vivra verra - time will tell

on a l'embarras du choix quant Ă ... - one is spoilt for choice with regards to..

si j'avais su - if i had known (ending, pluperfect, conditional)

Expressing feelings (Journal intime)

General phrases for Journal Intime / Opinion Piece