GCSE MFL exam revision and preparation advice

8 03 2012

Read the attached document for advice on how to revise and prepare for your controlled assessments and the reading and listening exams.

Your main revision tool is Kerboodle.


Visit the MFL websites pages on the blog for links to useful revision websites.

Also access Sharepoint through the college website to find useful revision documents that your teachers have uploaded.


Y11 – Listening exam revision and preparation sessions have now begun.  Dates and time as follows:

Y11 French – Foundation              Tuesday 13:00                   ML2

Y11 French – Higher                        Thursday 13:00                  ML2


Y11 Spanish – Foundation            Monday 12:30                   ML4

Y11 Spanish – Higher                      Monday 12:30                   ML1

Y11 Spanish – Speaking Practice

11 03 2010

All speaking questions and Mp3 files for all 6 general conversation topics are now on Sharepoint, along with the Work Experience discussion questions and a Role Play practice powerpoint. 

Go to: Carmel website / Sharepoint / Curriculum / MFL / KS4 / Shared documents / GCSE Spanish / GCSE Spanish Oral

Revision Techniques

  • Download the MP3 files onto your iPod and start listening to them regularly to familiarise yourself with the questions. 
  • Practice reading aloud your answers, then as you get more familiar with them try testing how many you can answer without your notes.
  • Put the tracks on shuffle and see if you can work out the meaning of the question and answer it.
  • Record your answers and download them onto your iPod.  Listen to them regularly to help you memorise them.  Voice recorders are available to use in the MFL department.

GCSE Spanish – Weekly speaking revision schedule

3 03 2010

Weekly Speaking Practice

Remember, your speaking exam is worth 25% of your final grade.

Learn answers to 6 conversation questions each week – test each Wednesday

   Topic 1 – Self and family  Weds 10 March

  Topic 2 – Holidays  Weds 17 March

  Topic 3 – Home life  Weds 24 March

  Topic 4 – Education & work  Weds 31 March

  Topic 5 – Region & environment  Weds 21 April

  Topic 6 – Leisure  Weds 28 April

  Work Experience Presentation & discussion  Weds 5 May

If you learn one answer a day you will have learnt all your answers by the week before the speaking exam.

It is impossible to learn all the answers, plus your presentation and discussion questions, in one go.  Little and often is the key to success!!

GCSE Spanish – Weekly tasks

3 03 2010

 Attend lunchtime session  

– coursework catch up

– speaking question catch up

– speaking practice

– listening practice

– grammar help

Learn vocabulary for test
Listening practice – Sharepoint
Reading practice – texts from Miss Andrew
Learn answers to 6 conversation questions – test each Wednesday

GCSE Spanish Speaking Questions

14 07 2009

ConversationYou can now access audio files of the Spanish speaking exam conversation questions on Sharepoint.

Go to Sharepoint then: Curriculum / MFL / KS4 / Shared Documents / GCSE Spanish / GCSE Spanish Oral / GCSE Spanish Conversation Questions /

Download the files to your mp3 player and listen to them to familiarise yourself with the questions.  Test yourself to see if you know what the questions mean and practise answering them in Spanish.

The conversation questions and sample answers are also on Sharepoint.

GCSE Spanish Speaking Questions

3 04 2009

GCSE Speaking Questions – Self and family (Higher)

GCSE Speaking Questions – Holidays (Foundation)

GCSE Speaking Questions – Holidays (Higher)