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celetii

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Pressures finally starting to kick in so I was wondering how everyone else is going.:smile:

Any major worries about the exam?
How did everyone go for trials?

EDIT: how did everyone go for trials?
 
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Listening is always a bit of a challenge for me. Sometimes too fast to take notes and write an answer simultaneously.
 

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Listening is always a bit of a challenge for me.
I know what you mean..:(
I usually listen to listening tracks from hsc.csu.edu.au twice,
try to answer it, and then go back to the script read it once,
and listen again. Really helps to open your ears kinda:tennisclap:
 

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i'm scared for the writing task, i always struggle with grammar in tenses
 

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I'm really scared for writing too..

How did you go for trials?
 

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im scared for writing since you have to write something with senior structure and clarity. Though it may be interesting to think funny things to write on the spot. O_O
 
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The exam was so so.
I thought question 11 was a bit iffy, I just say the reason why I stuffed up was because I had bad friends around me and that everyone hates me and what not.
 

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Listening question 6 (?) or whichever one asked for writing in Japanese was, I thought, much too difficult to do in the time given. My class teacher and several of my classmates agreed that more time should have been allowed to translate the katakana, listen to the passage and write the answer. I also thought that in this and in some of the other questions there were a few too many words not in the syllabus, or at least not in the Wakatta textbook.
What did everyone else think of the listening section?
 

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Listening question 6 (?) or whichever one asked for writing in Japanese was, I thought, much too difficult to do in the time given. My class teacher and several of my classmates agreed that more time should have been allowed to translate the katakana, listen to the passage and write the answer. I also thought that in this and in some of the other questions there were a few too many words not in the syllabus, or at least not in the Wakatta textbook.
What did everyone else think of the listening section?
could not do listening, even the first question. the first question is always weird. :(

I wonder how japanese continuer scales, whats the raw mark cut off for band6...?
 

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I thought that overall the test was pretty swell! Did not like the tick-box listening question but beyond that it was pretty sweet. The extended responses were a bit convoluted I thought, even compared to the extension ones I did today but on the whole it wasn't too bad. More difficult than past years though...
Not sure about the band cut-offs. Would be interested to know, though :)
 
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I was talking to my teacher who taught me in years 8-10 and she looked at the reading & writing section (she said she yet to listen to the listening part) and she said that the first few questions of the reading section was do-able but when it came to question 11 started being hard. Overall, she thought it was harder than other years.
But other than that, I was talking to other people, including those who did Ext., they thought it was hard as well. Glad I am not the only one.
 

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I thought listening was alright, couldn't understand like one word in each listening passage but I don't really think that matters in the lnog run
 

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I think all languages scale pretty well- obviously not as well as maths say, but relatively okay
 

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I'm year 10, accelerated to year 12 in Japanese only so found some bits harder than others... the last question on listening KILLED me so I skipped it. Derp. Hope that isn't going to screw up my mark. I want to get into a uni Japanese course, so I'll just have to wait...

The reading and responding section was what totally screwed me over though. I kept forgetting all the grammar structures I'd learned...
 

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useless subjects, don't think we would need it for the rest of our lives... unless it's the language you speak at home to your parents.
 

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