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GERMAN ORAL URGENT HELP NEEDED!!!!!!!

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Hiya all!
I've just realised i have my german oral in ONE WEEK! yes just one week!!!!!!!!
I am totally unprepared & i'm shitting myself (well not literally!) bout having 2 do it! Have ne of u got ne pointers or tips please!! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; Thanx XxX
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  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Ich Habe Ein Hunt.

    we'll basically try and get the pronunciation and maybe try and get a good accent, that gets me good marks.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    orry, I cant really help ya. But good luck and just try and revise as much as you can in this week.

    "Is sex dirty? Only if its done right."
    - Woody Allen
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    S

    "Is sex dirty? Only if its done right."
    - Woody Allen
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    memorise as much as you can in the time uv got - its the only way

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    I wonder who she is
    Sometimes I think I know her
    Sometimes I really wish I did
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Are you GCSE, AS, or A level?

    I'm doing my German AS in a month (and did my GCSE last year) so I might be able to help you.
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    god the gcse french oral was just a total nightmare. in the mock i got an E and i was WELL gutted, before i went in i was panicking and shaky and everything. awful. in the real thing i got a C, which wasnt bad. i got an A overall still anyway!

    the best advice i can give you, not having done german, is to try and memorise your 3 min speechy thing, and get the pronunciation right, and basically practice saying the stuff you might be asked and how you can phrase your answers to common questions really. and dont panic, just try and be calm!!! really makes so much difference. different between 2 grades for me!!

    Burn baby burn!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cheers 4 all ur replies!!
    I guess i'm just gonna have 2 hope 4 the best! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
    Wildchild i'm doin GCSE, how can u help me? <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; XxX
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey there, I would help, but I can't really remember mine, it was three years ago!!

    They're quite simple really, you have loads of prep time, and you have these card things, i seem to remember!

    One piece of advise, don't do what i did and spek in French!! Puts you off for the rest of the oral!!

    I still managed to get a B overall, so I wouldn't worry about it toooooo much!!

    Hope that helps!! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hey wildchild i'm doing my a/s at the moment as well. i'm supposed to have written my oral by now but i still don't know what i'm doing!

    down with the pork and apple combination!!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sorry I got a bit fat F for French in school and didnt even learn German! My french oral was well funny coz I sat there and spoke in english for the tape recorder and I was pissing myself and saying I cant do this! My teacher was trying to do sign language to help me but I didnt get any of it and there was definatly no hope for me at school!! Just thought Id share that with u, good luck and dont get too stressed coz u cant do any worse than I did at school and its not the end of the world <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by JsT:
    Ich Habe Ein Hunt.

    we'll basically try and get the pronunciation and maybe try and get a good accent, that gets me good marks.

    Bad advice from my point of view. I did Igcse's, and maybe they're diff, but prob not.

    accent is not important, really. so long as ur words are understandable and are actual words, u'll be fine. i know i was well prepared going into the orals...and i think in one week whatever u do is gonna be a rush job. but could be work asking ur teacher for a some past papers, and studying those to get a feel for the sort of questions they ask u.

    whatelse...i guess just practice as much as u can. ur german may not be brill, but make an effort for this one week. speak german as much as posisble, without sounding stupid <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif">.

    sorry, can't suggest a lot. i didn't do an awful lot of personal preparation, it was more working with the teacher etc. but i know i did well - 25 points or more out of 30.

    Look into these tired eyes. See something you might recognise.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Fab_UKgirlie:
    Wildchild i'm doin GCSE, how can u help me? <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; XxX

    Between the mock oral and the real thing my presentation got lost. I finally accepted that it wasn't going to turn up a week before the exam so I wrote another one, since it only has to be 2 - 3 minutes long we're only talking an A4 side so I didn't find it that hard to do. I got an A* anyway <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;

    If you haven't written yours yet I'm sure I (and anyone else who speaks German, eg. Turtle) can help you out with words and grammar if you need it. What's your topic btw? Then it's just a case of learning it, that's what I'd advise you to concentrate on most at this stage, because if you make a mess of it you'll be too worried to do your best in the rest of the exam.

    One more tip while I'm on the subject - if you're in the middle of your presentation and you forget a bit, but you just need a bit of time to remember it, say "Ein Moment bitte" because then the teacher won't try and prompt you which is really offputting!

    Apart from the presentation you'll have to do two role plays, you get a little card with four things you have to say from a situation like being at a German friend's house and needing to use the shower. You have a dictionary and about 20 minutes before you go in to prepare those, so don't worry about them.

    And the questions the teacher asks you, they won't be really hard ones, and it'll be just like having a conversation rather than being asked a question and having to give a right or wrong answer. Remember anything you can say on the subject will get you some marks, so don't worry too much about getting every word right.

    Hope that helps, if I can do anything else feel free to mail me. Viel Gluck!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by opera bitch:
    hey wildchild i'm doing my a/s at the moment as well. i'm supposed to have written my oral by now but i still don't know what i'm doing!

    Wenn mein Deutsch schlecht ist, tut es mir leid. Ich muss auf Deutsch sprechen weil es eine coole Sprache ist!

    Für meine Mündlicheprüfung spreche ich über Trier, die alteste Stadt in Deutschland. Ich habe die Stadt in Februar besucht als ich ein Arbeitspraktikum machte. Ich weiss nicht was ich über eine Stadt sagen muss!

    Über was sprichst du für deine Mündlicheprüfung?
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    Originally posted by wildchild:
    Wenn mein Deutsch schlecht ist, tut es mir leid. Ich muss auf Deutsch sprechen weil es eine coole Sprache ist!

    Für meine Mündlicheprüfung spreche ich über Trier, die alteste Stadt in Deutschland. Ich habe die Stadt in Februar besucht als ich ein Arbeitspraktikum machte. Ich weiss nicht was ich über eine Stadt sagen muss!

    Über was sprichst du für deine Mündlicheprüfung?

    *dies*

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ROFWMPL @ GFM

    Don't worry, I'm talking to opera bitch, and hopefully she is understanding me <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by wildchild:
    Wenn mein Deutsch schlecht ist, tut es mir leid. Ich muss auf Deutsch sprechen weil es eine coole Sprache ist!

    Für meine Mündlicheprüfung spreche ich über Trier, die alteste Stadt in Deutschland. Ich habe die Stadt in Februar besucht als ich ein Arbeitspraktikum machte. Ich weiss nicht was ich über eine Stadt sagen muss!

    Über was sprichst du für deine Mündlicheprüfung?

    Wenn du ueber eine Stadt sprechen, meistens sollst du Sehenswuerdigkeiten beschreiben. Z.b Fuer Paris, kannst du die "Arc de Triomphe" beschreiben, Le Louvre u.s.w.

    Oder, mann kann sprechen ueber ihre Hobbies. Was interessiert dich?

    Fuer sie war es einfach, wildchild. Du hast eine Aufsatz machen und es reden. Ich habe nur ein kleine zusammensfassung geschriebt, und sie war der "base (auf Deutsch?)" fuer meine Muendliche Pruefung.

    Ach, mench, so viel Deutsch! Meinst du Deutsch ist cool? Quatsch! Es ist scheiss, die Grammatik ist so kaotisch! Je prefer le francais, aber ich habe alles vergessen!

    Tschuesli.

    Look into these tired eyes. See something you might recognise.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hey thanx 4 the help & replies ppl!!
    They were real helpful! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
    If i need ne more help i'll get in contact wit sum of u!!
    Thanx again! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
    Luv Helen xxx
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    Originally posted by Turtle:
    Wenn du ueber eine Stadt sprechen, meistens sollst du Sehenswuerdigkeiten beschreiben. Z.b Fuer Paris, kannst du die "Arc de Triomphe" beschreiben, Le Louvre u.s.w.

    Oder, mann kann sprechen ueber ihre Hobbies. Was interessiert dich?

    Fuer sie war es einfach, wildchild. Du hast eine Aufsatz machen und es reden. Ich habe nur ein kleine zusammensfassung geschriebt, und sie war der "base (auf Deutsch?)" fuer meine Muendliche Pruefung.

    Ach, mench, so viel Deutsch! Meinst du Deutsch ist cool? Quatsch! Es ist scheiss, die Grammatik ist so kaotisch! Je prefer le francais, aber ich habe alles vergessen!

    Tschuesli.


    *tries to translate*

    something about speaking a city/town <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/confused.gif"&gt; something about paris and various landmarks in paris.. something about hobbies, what interests you... you dont have a zimmer frame??! why is german cool? crap! it's swiss. the grammar is so chaotic! i prefer french.. something's forgotten?

    no one ever take me to a german speaking country.

    Burn baby burn!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    u didn't do too badly emma, nothing bout a zimmerframe tho, not sure where u got that from. no more hints tho, i wanna see what other german speakers have to say about my grammar and stuff (which is crap!)

    Look into these tired eyes. See something you might recognise.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Originally posted by Turtle:
    mann kann sprechen ueber ihre Hobbies. Was interessiert dich?


    Literally,

    One can talk about her hobbies. Is that intresting?

    Where doing bout, mann kann, konnen sie, etc etc


    I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad,
    I got sunshine, in a bag.
    I'm useless,but not for long,
    The future is coming on.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by JsT:
    Literally,

    One can talk about her hobbies. Is that intresting?


    close, but no rollled tabacco.

    it's a question, yes - but it is "what interests you?"

    Look into these tired eyes. See something you might recognise.
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    Originally posted by Turtle:
    close, but no rollled tabacco.

    it's a question, yes - but it is "what interests you?"


    I dont smoke anyway <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt; <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;



    I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad,
    I got sunshine, in a bag.
    I'm useless,but not for long,
    The future is coming on.
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    Ich habe nur ein kleine zusammensfassung = i havent got a zimmerframe? <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;

    Burn baby burn!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by wildchild:
    Wenn mein Deutsch schlecht ist, tut es mir leid. Ich muss auf Deutsch sprechen weil es eine coole Sprache ist!

    Für meine Mündlicheprüfung spreche ich über Trier, die alteste Stadt in Deutschland. Ich habe die Stadt in Februar besucht als ich ein Arbeitspraktikum machte. Ich weiss nicht was ich über eine Stadt sagen muss!

    Über was sprichst du für deine Mündlicheprüfung?

    lol an wildchild (oder wildkind?)! ich habe KEINE ARNUNG was ich werde machen. vielleicht fremdenfeindlichkeit und rassismus? weiss nicht. ich meine auch dass deutsch eine sehr "cool" sprache ist( <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt; an schildkroete!). aber ich kann auch viel quatsch sprechen, wie durchfall (urrgh..)
    soll ich halte, bevor GFM gestorben ist? <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    turtle i think your grammer's fine, i hate the stuff...

    la-la-la-la-la <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    ich bin verruecht!



    down with the pork and apple combination!!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by opera bitch:
    lol an wildchild (oder wildkind?)! ich habe KEINE ARNUNG was ich werde machen. vielleicht fremdenfeindlichkeit und rassismus? weiss nicht. ich meine auch dass deutsch eine sehr "cool" sprache ist( <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt; an schildkroete!). aber ich kann auch viel quatsch sprechen, wie durchfall (urrgh..)
    soll ich halte, bevor GFM gestorben ist? <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    turtle i think your grammer's fine, i hate the stuff...

    la-la-la-la-la <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

    ich bin verruecht!


    aww scheisse! DuRChfall ist...ach, ist scheisse! lol...

    nei, di bisch verueueckt! oder "spinnst"m meine lieblings wort! spinnst di? spinnst!!!!

    Look into these tired eyes. See something you might recognise.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    opera bitch -
    Ich studierte Fremdenfeindlichkeit und Rassismus in meinen Franzoesischstunden und fand es sehr langweilig! Aber ein Freund macht das Thema fuer seine Muendlichepruefung auf Franzoesisch, also wenn du es machen willst, kann ich einige Tips geben....

    Turtle -
    Deutsch ist nicht scheiss! Meiner Meinung nach, ish Franzoesisch leichter als Deutsch, aber im Moment kann ich nicht so gut Franzoesisch sprechen, kann nur auf Deutsch denken <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt;
    Dein Grammatik ist nicht so schlecht. Ich kann verstehen, was du sagen willst, aber manchmal sind die Woerter nicht in der richtigen Stelle im Satz... aber ich soll es nicht sagen weil mein Grammatik schlecht ist!
    Kann ich eine Frage stellen bitte? Warum wohnst du in der Schweiz?

    GFM -
    Well done, you've got most of the main points there, have faith in your ability! BTW that 'zimmerframe' bit means "I've only written a little summary" <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;
    Oh, and you ought to say thank you to opera bitch because she stopped writing in German so you wouldn't die again!

    Everyone -
    Thank you for putting up with our German madness there. But I really think we need to stop now because Turtle's started using his mock-Swiss accent again!!! (aber ja 'Schildkroete', wir spinnen <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif">)
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    Originally posted by wildchild:
    GFM -
    Well done, you've got most of the main points there, have faith in your ability! BTW that 'zimmerframe' bit means "I've only written a little summary" <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;
    Oh, and you ought to say thank you to opera bitch because she stopped writing in German so you wouldn't die again!

    yay cool! i still remember tiny fragments of year 8/9 german then lol.. i knew it prob wasnt a zimmerframe lol.. was near enough!

    hmmmm im being talked about in a foreign language, argh! lol.. ill just go away now quietly so no one hears...



    Burn baby burn!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *head pops*
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Spirit II:
    *head pops*

    Oh no, not you as well <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    tut es weh?

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (sorry, got carried away with the manic laughter)

    down with the pork and apple combination!!!
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