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    Tips for French-speaking?

    I have my oral tomorrow.

    Which means I have about 2 hours to improve my French-speaking exponentially. Does anybody have any tips? It can be specific or general advice.

    I'm already looking at vocab lists right now.

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    Speak in that French way of speaking. Y'know:



    "HO HO HO! I EM GOWANG TU EAT A FRAWNCE BAGGAY!"

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    I'm French, I can try to help you out if you want.
    I'm not sure what kind of tips to give you though. What do you have difficulty at ? @Poem

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    I would suggest try to be as confident about it as possible, and relax. The French language has a lot of similarities to English, it is the tenses that always fucked me over though.
    Roll your r's

    Bonne chance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cath View Post
    I'm French, I can try to help you out if you want.
    I'm not sure what kind of tips to give you though. What do you have difficulty at ?
    Awesome! Hmm, I'm better at reading/writing than oral speaking. I can conjugate grammar but not on the spot, like when I'm speaking. I also feel that my vocabulary is limited, especially idiomatic expressions (which we're required to use).

    I know, that's a lot to work on. I'm really garbage at speaking french



    @Alice, thanks! Tenses are alright except for conditional, I always forget to use it. I'll try to relax, though it's not easy when this is worth 20% of your final final grade

    rrrrrrrrrrrrr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poem View Post
    Awesome! Hmm, I'm better at reading/writing than oral speaking. I can conjugate grammar but not on the spot, like when I'm speaking. I also feel that my vocabulary is limited, especially idiomatic expressions (which we're required to use).

    I know, that's a lot to work on. I'm really garbage at speaking french



    @Alice, thanks! Tenses are alright except for conditional, I always forget to use it. I'll try to relax, though it's not easy when this is worth 20% of your final final grade

    rrrrrrrrrrrrr
    merci
    Don't be so hard on yourself, French is a very difficult language to learn when it's not your first one.
    What is your oral about ? And what kind of idioms do you need? I can give you a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cath View Post
    Don't be so hard on yourself, French is a very difficult language to learn when it's not your first one.
    What is your oral about ? And what kind of idioms do you need? I can give you a few.

    d'aww, thank you. i try not to, but well, it's my fault for not practicing enough i guess.

    my oral is basically, i'm shown a photo that relates to science/tech, cultural diversity, customs and traditions, health, or leisure and i have to talk about it, and discuss with teacher etc.

    that would be lovely, i'd appreciate it tons!

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    @Poem

    Do you have Skype? It might be easier this way.

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    Yesss I do!!! =)

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