Symapthy needed...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by HBB, May 10, 2005.

  1. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    ... I have my French AS Oral exam in about 1hr 45 mins.... :eek: :sup :cry:
  2. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    well in theory you shouldnt get any sympathy, i mean why on earth did you CHOOSE to do french!!

    but im a nice person, so here goes!!.....hope it goes well, sure you will be fine! dont be nervous! :)
  3. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    oh mon dieu!

    Je parle un petit francais
    avez les bons temps!

    au revoir mon petit hbb!
  4. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    merci buckets SS! :)
  5. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    good luck ben! im sure you'll do fine!!

    ive just had a 30min music GCSE exam, about the integrated assignment we had to do...

    it went good, despite oversleeping, and running round the house gettin ready in 10mins!!! lol
  6. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Bonne Chance!

  7. meandmycornet

    meandmycornet Active Member

    awww you'll be fine ickle ben, but GOOD LUCK anyway!
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Ahhhhhhhh, 27 minutes! :cry:

    Claude Debussy est un musicien français né en 1862. La famille Debussy est vient de la Bourgogne, les agriculteurs et vignerons de la commune de Bussy-le-grand.

    Au départ rien de prédestinait Debussy à la Musique. Ses parents tenait un commerce de faïence et de porcelaines à St. Germain en Laye.

    Lorsque Claude a trois ans, son père fait faillite, et en 1865 la famille déménage à Paris.

    Un peu plus tard, Claude et sa sœur sont allés vivres chez une tante plus riche.

    Chez Mme Roustan Claude a devenu fasciné par la musique. Apres avoir reçu les leçons du piano rudimentaire, Mme Roustan a payé pour les leçons plus sérieuses avec une prof qui étudié avec Chopin. Avec cette prof, ils préparent l’entrée au Conservatoire de Paris, et a 10 ans, il a accepté.

    Au conservatoire de Paris, il a un caractère rebelle, et il a trouvé ça trop académique pour son goût.

    Dans sa vie, Debussy a visité beaucoup de pays y compris : L’Italie, la Suisse, l’Autriche et la Russie.

    Il découvrira aussi l’île de Java. Ici, les tonalités orientales influencent sa musique par la suite.

    Debussy fréquentera aussi le milieu littéraire et artistique des « impressionnistes>, qui aura une profonde influence sur sa musique.

    Debussy fréquentera aussi le milieu littéraire et artistique des « impressionnistes », qui aura une profonde influence sur sa musique.

    Debussy fréquentera aussi le milieu littéraire et artistique des « impressionnistes », qui aura une profonde influence sur sa musique.

  9. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    What was that about an elephant and a shovel? And did I mistranslate that about the tenor horn and the orifice?
  10. Chris Sanders

    Chris Sanders Active Member

    :eek: What Exam?!? ... oops... read it as something else!!
  11. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Did you write this yourselve? I don't want to pretend to be any good at French (it was my most worst subject in school), but some things in this text don't seem right to me...
    some strange things seem te be happening with the use of past, present en future tences... :confused::confused:
  12. Chris Sanders

    Chris Sanders Active Member

    Perhaps he wrote it in a blue police call box??
  13. six pints

    six pints Active Member

    i swear there is one in whitley bay... oh wait that argument was on another website....

    hope its gone well HBB!!
  14. Chris Sanders

    Chris Sanders Active Member

    I think you're right, I recall seeing one when I was younger, not sure if it was Whitley though??
  15. ignore me

    ignore me Member

    I think you might be getting a bit mixed up between the past and perfect tense.
    The perfect tense is e.g. I had -J'ai eu
    Past tense is e.g. I used to have - J'avais, il avait etc
    So the passage looks mostly right to me - don't scare people before their exam - it's bad!!!!
    btw - future ,I will have - J'aurais, il aura etc.
    present - J'ai

    Get it mixed up myself all the time so tend to use the same phrases over and over again. I think everyone here might be getting fed up about hearing how many brothers and sisters I have!
  16. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    Aghh, not french!! I remember how scared I was for my GCSE french oral - never again!!

    Hope it went okay! :)
  17. euphybeast

    euphybeast Member

    It's over now!

    How did it go?
  18. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    Hey Ben ben ben.
    I hope it all went splendindly well and you amazed them with your linguistic skills!
  19. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    No sympathy picked it for AS level (only you know why)

    As my limited French vocabulary goes

    Say La 'V'

  20. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Of course, but since his exam had already started, I didn't think it would matter

    (and I do know the difference between past and perfec tence sin French, but I was refereing to the fact that sometimes present future tences are used in between the past and perfect tences)

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