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Is "Buen Dia" GCSE,O level, A level or what?

Old Apr 6th 2012, 11:10 am
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Old Apr 6th 2012, 11:19 am
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Old Apr 6th 2012, 11:23 am
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or "oh, Mierda"
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Old Apr 6th 2012, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by bobd22 View Post
I wonder what the Spaniard visiting North Yorkshire would think or answer when greeted with "Nah Then"?
I'd reply, 'better than before'.
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Old Apr 6th 2012, 11:34 am
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oh boy...............

GCSE Spanish isn't actually a very high level - you barely have to be able to speak Spanish & because it's aimed at teens it's quite a limited vocab, too

at his age I'd have thought he would have already done the GCSE so be studying a higher level than that - AS or A level - & he should know better than to say 'buen día' - but I've known kids pass with good grades who maybe didn't

how did the rest of the conversation go?
basic GCSE isn't a very high level to get a pass in any subject, while waiting toi be called for my Russian oral test I saw some old maths GCSE papers on the desk, I picked on up, and completed it in 10 minutes without calcualtor, pen/pencil or paper, and it asked 'show all your workings'!!, I'd doen it all in my head..
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How about the visitor who pops into Northmberland and says in his best english to the local Good Morning to get the reply "wots thi fettle" and we think Spanish is confusing
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Old Apr 6th 2012, 12:05 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
basic GCSE isn't a very high level to get a pass in any subject, while waiting toi be called for my Russian oral test I saw some old maths GCSE papers on the desk, I picked on up, and completed it in 10 minutes without calcualtor, pen/pencil or paper, and it asked 'show all your workings'!!, I'd doen it all in my head..
I know.............. I taught GCSE maths & spanish last year
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basic GCSE isn't a very high level to get a pass in any subject, while waiting toi be called for my Russian oral test I saw some old maths GCSE papers on the desk, I picked on up, and completed it in 10 minutes without calcualtor, pen/pencil or paper, and it asked 'show all your workings'!!, I'd doen it all in my head..
They don't look so easy to me..maybe I am just dim...don't answer that

http://www.pixymaths.co.uk/examples.php
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
basic GCSE isn't a very high level to get a pass in any subject, while waiting toi be called for my Russian oral test I saw some old maths GCSE papers on the desk, I picked on up, and completed it in 10 minutes without calcualtor, pen/pencil or paper, and it asked 'show all your workings'!!, I'd doen it all in my head..
so you failed Mike - as you said "show all your workings" surely that would allow the examiner to look for any errors and give partial marks even if the final answer is wrong !
stupid I know, but then you would have a decade or three experience on those who are taking it
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I don't often hear the spanish say buenas dias to each other, I think it's more used in shops or with the Brits? Could be because I am rarely out and about before mid-morning though

Most popular form of greeting between people who know each other where I lived were ¿Cómo te va? ¿Qué tal? ¿Qué hay? ¿Qué pasa? Suppose it's regional like the UK. Has anyone mentioned "MornIn"
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Originally Posted by jackytoo View Post
They don't look so easy to me..maybe I am just dim...don't answer that

http://www.pixymaths.co.uk/examples.php
It really depends at what level you are put into the exam, there are several levels depending on how well your treacher expects you to do, but at the lower levels you can't get the top grades. when I did my Russian I was put into the top set of questions, which allowed me to get thee grade A that I got, in some of the lower levels the candidates were not questioned or expected to know the conjugation of verbs, but they could only get a grade C
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I picked on up, and completed it in 10 minutes without calcualtor, pen/pencil or paper, and it asked 'show all your workings'!!, I'd doen it all in my head..
Your confusing maths with mental arithmetic. In maths how you arrive at your answer is often more important than the final answer. If a question has 5 marks awarded you would only get one of those marks if you did the whole thing 'in your head'. Maths is about logical thought and elegant proof. The higher you study the more important method becomes and so at GCSE level showing working is training for higher level study.
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Originally Posted by JLFS View Post
Cuando me ir en verano, ir nadando.

Any tips on how to correct this without seeming too harsh and deflating the poor kids confidence.
I think what this kid is trying to say is, when he comes this summer, he'll go swimming.

So it should say, "Cuando me voy este verano, voy a nadar"... or "ire a natacion"(I will go swimming)you can't say "ir nadando" which in its literal sense means go swimming but it doesn't include the subject of the matter.

Hope that helps.
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If its morning then the greeting is Buenos Dias....(masculine BUENOS) if its the evening its Buenas Tardes... (femenine BUENAS).... if you're not sure or are just too lazy to say it, just say Buenas....

I usually say, "Hasta luego jus like you'd say, See ya....I think saying Adios is too final.....or again, you can always say, "Buenas".......
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In most places I've lived, "BUENOS" by itself is very common greeting, as is "HA'LUEGO" on parting.
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