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Post by Mrs C. » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:23 pm

Oh dear!
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Post by Mid A 15 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:26 pm

Mrs C. wrote:Oh dear!
Come on then Janet, put us out of our misery!
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Post by englishangel » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:05 pm

Ve comprenez pas francais, n'est-ce pas?
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Post by Mrs C. » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:12 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:
Mrs C. wrote:Oh dear!
Come on then Janet, put us out of our misery!
Why? its quite amusing watching everyone try to recall their schoolday French!! :D

and it`s all completely :offtopic: !!
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Post by sejintenej » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:14 pm

jtaylor wrote:Vous ne comprendez pas le Francais?
Heck, even I learned that at school

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Post by Mrs C. » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:17 pm

you learnt "comprendez"??
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Post by sejintenej » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:22 pm

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Euterpe13 wrote:T'inquiète pas , je suis bientôt près de toi, et j'ammenerai plusieurs bouteilles avec moi....
Ah, il-y-a un bon dieu (ou est-ce-que il-y-a une bonne dieu?)
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Merveilleuse, mais quelques bouteilles du Malepere ou Macon Villages souffi pour moi.

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Post by sejintenej » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:30 pm

How good is the GCSE French exam? GCE O level was supposed to bring you to a standard where you could write and talk passable everyday French.

My schoolmaster friend tells me that nowadays you can get through knowing just about nothing more than that France is over the water from Dover. Certainly of my three kids not one could carry out a reasonable conversation on what they learned at school and during trips to the various countries. I have to conclude that those lessons and the trip costs were a total waste of time / money which could have been far better spent.

French was his teaching speciality and I witnesed his early days there! Yes, he knew more than me (so does the dustman) but not much more. It was just confidence.
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Post by jtaylor » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:43 pm

Voulez-vous couche avec un poisson ce soir?

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Post by englishangel » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:01 pm

la tete d'un cheval?
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Post by cj » Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:31 am

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Post by Euterpe13 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:01 am

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Post by AndrewH » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:09 pm

sejintenej wrote:How good is the GCSE French exam? GCE O level was supposed to bring you to a standard where you could write and talk passable everyday French.
I don't know about French, but about 12 years ago I did evening class GCSE Italian. The classes that I had been going to never seemed tomove forward, so I thoughtthat one with and exam might do better. I got an 'A', which seemed to rather shock my bi-lingual other half!
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Post by J.R. » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:25 pm

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blondie95 wrote:je ne comprendez French! or write it for that matter-gosh it was a while since GCSE french
Shouldn't that be je ne comprende pas? I'm not 100% certain though!

Even longer since I did "O" level French!

Arthur Rider taught me in my GE year.
OH DEAR !

We're not going to start discussing French "O" Levels, are we ??

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Post by jtaylor » Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:56 pm

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