As you all know, we have an important reading exam as part of the S3 assessments. It is recommended that you prepare for this as well as for your writing and speaking. The exam will be based around the topic of ‘Media’ so remember to use the vocab sections and activities in your homework booklets and visit these sites which are media related to get some practice reading www.ados.fr/ www.allocine.fr
Here are some another important tips:
GAIN A GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING
Remember to read through the text quickly to get an overall impression of what it is about. You don’t need to understand every word!
LOOK FOR COGNATES
Cognates are words which resemble words in our own language and have similar meanings. It is easy to guess the meaning of French words like; resemble, direct, film, genre, acteurs.
USE PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE
Remember we have been studying this unit in class so you know a fair bit about it! Trust your instincts, you cannot look up every word in a dictionary. Make educated assumptions.
CHECK OUT THE MARKS
Look at the marks awarded for each question to ensure that you haven’t lost marks needlessly.
When answering the question, you must ensure that you express yourself clearly. Your English MUST make sense! Read over your answer.