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#### idontknow017

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2013, 05:05:23 pm »
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Hi Cindy!
Are you going to get 50 in German too?
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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2013, 05:15:24 pm »
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Hi Cindy!
Do you think it's a good idea to do CSL in Year 11? I'm thinking of skipping Year 10 next year, but my teacher says that I wouldn't be old enough to do well.
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#### Bazinga!

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2013, 10:13:03 pm »
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Hi Cindy!
The exams tomorrow and i'm starting to feel really nervous. I was wondering if you could give us some last minute tips

Hey! Hey don't get too nervous, right now at this point say just sit back and chill, there's no point in trying to cram practice exams in your time or whatnot and get yourself really really worked up because stress can take a massive toll on your exam performance. If you really want to maybe just solidate your knowledge, make sure you've memorised all the 文体 and 格式 (don't know how to say them in English...one's text types? Haha) and maybe try to remember a couple of nice idioms that might be handy on the exam?

#### Bazinga!

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2013, 10:16:37 pm »
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Hi Cindy!
Do you think it's a good idea to do CSL in Year 11? I'm thinking of skipping Year 10 next year, but my teacher says that I wouldn't be old enough to do well.

Hey! Hmmm, it's up to you, basically take into consideration the other subjects that you're going to do next year and how you're going to balance them. If you honestly think you'll be able to handle it (after research of course) then I would definitely say go for it

#### jasonctchak

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2013, 10:19:30 pm »
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hi cindy, im doing SLA and i normally lose mark in the translation part when there is a rly weird sentence or idioms, what can i do about it?

#### Bazinga!

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2013, 10:24:53 pm »
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hi cindy, im doing SLA and i normally lose mark in the translation part when there is a rly weird sentence or idioms, what can i do about it?

Hi! I'm not sure if you've tried this yet but it's really good to just break each sentence up into parts. So separate the different phrases and try to work out the best translation for each individual part, separate the idioms and work out what they mean, keeping in mind that your whole translated sentence has to be coherent, if that makes sense?

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2013, 10:41:10 pm »
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Hi, do you have an idea what mark we need to achieve in tomorrows exam to get around 34-35?
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#### InNeedForHelp

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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2014, 12:17:36 am »
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Hi, do you have an idea what mark we need to achieve in tomorrows exam to get around 34-35?
If you are still on these forums could you please answer this question?

#### IndefatigableLover

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2014, 12:32:20 am »
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If you are still on these forums could you please answer this question?
InNeedForHelp, it seems that the OP hasn't been active for quite a while (since 13 January 2014) however a more recent thread made by drake may provide you with an answer

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#### tealover

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2014, 11:10:35 am »
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Hi Cindy,

Would you mind to share your Chinese idioms?

Thanks!

#### jyi

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2015, 08:17:42 pm »
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Hi, this is really minor but
- can you write with grey lead on the exam, or does it have to be blue/black pen?

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2017, 03:10:11 pm »
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Hello~

I'm not sure if you still know this post right now, but I kinda need a bit help.
I will be going into SLA next year and I need some advise on how to prepare for the oral. I have a basic idea of what I want to do for the detailed study, but I have no idea of how to prepare for oral. My Chinese school teacher literally gave us 65 questions ( exactly ) to answer in 150 character paragraphs, in which I did, but is there any advise on how to memorise all of them to prepare for next year? if possible, can you please give some advise on how you prepared for your oral?

Thanks.

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2018, 04:38:30 pm »
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Hey there! May i know what topic did you do for your detail study? and how did you make it more interesting to the examiners (not like just reporting out informations?) ? Thanks!

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2018, 04:40:47 pm »
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Ummm. Considering that the OP of this thread was last active 27 January 2015, 14:23:45, the answer may be a while in coming.
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#### beverlycheeeee

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##### Re: 50 in CSL last year - ask me anything!
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2018, 09:35:48 pm »
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Hey there! May i know what topic did you do for your detail study? and how did you make it more interesting to the examiners (not like just reporting out informations?) ? Thanks!

Hey there c: I did CFL but I presentation skills are the same, so for CFL we had to pick a topic and read three relevant books/ watch movies/ research for poems and what I think my topic was about loss!
Looking through other posts I reckon y'all needed to pick a topic relevant to Chinese History, if you don't know what you want to do, I would suggest 戰國時代 because it's a really fun period to study about
Presentation wise, you'll need to ENJOY your topic- pick out poems that are written during the period - and understand the meaning behind them (they love poems, esp when no one really mentions poems and chinese poems are beautiful) , also try to include folklores, even just a brief mention!! The Zhan guo period has tons of stories like zhu ge liang, and it should be fairly easy to talk about! As you study this period on your own, I reckon you'd start to gain interest and you'd enjoy this period of time
I'm not sure if they'd ask you questions but question wise, keep in mind they can ask you anything about the dynasty to the backgrounds/ details of the characters you mentioned, but if you have poems, they would most likely ask you about the meaning of the poem, so remember to understand your topic and do some research

Good luck ^^
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