Wednesday, 5 May 2010
05:43:51 PM (GMT)
Anyone not familiar with the English education system, when you get to the year where
you turn 16, you take these exams called GCSEs, standing for General Certificate of
Secondary Education. Everyone in the country is now required to take them... and you
have to take at least 5, I think?
Anyway, I've got my GCSEs next year (as that's when I turn 16), but, I'm taking my
French Higher GCSE a year early. Please shoot me now. Language GCSEs are split into
four parts: writing, reading, speaking and listening.
AND MY SPEAKING IS TOMORROW. ;_;
10am Thursday, 6th May 2010. The same day as our country's general election to decide
on our Prime Minister. Am I doomed?
Anyway, this exam.
I guess you could say I'm a little petrified. >3< Speaking is certainly not my
strongest, but I'm usually pretty good at it in French (not in Spanish and Chinese
I have to talk for 2 minutes on a subject of my choice, which I've pre-prepared.
Then, I have to answer 2 minutes of questions on that topic, which I haven't really
After, I have to answer 6 minutes worth of discussion questions, on a variety of
subjects, which I haven't prepared either.
Finally, I will be given a random role play upon arrival, and I'll have 20 minutes to
write notes; then, I have to have a conversation for 2 minutes. o_o
But, I've been a little sneaky.
I've written my presentation on the topic of cosplay (which, ya'll should know), and
it's such a obscure subject that my teacher will only have a limited number of
questions she can ask me about it, as she has no idea what the fuck it is.
And, I have written and practiced five potential questions that she'll probably ask.
The good news is that I've been predicted an A* in my French (that's the highest
grade possible FYI), but wish me luck please!~ Bonne chance, as they would say in
Oh, and I'm still waiting in earnest for that Zombie Apocalypse to happen between now
and 10am tomorrow. I can always keep hoping, right?
SAVE MY SOUL,
PS. ONLY 23 DAYS 'TILL EXPO. WOOP, I GOTTA MAKE THE COSPLAY.