PART 3 GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION – LEAVING CERT ORAL FRENCH EXAM
CHIEF EXAMINER’S REPORT 2010/2016 – LEAVING CERT ORAL EXAMINATION
PRONUNCIATION – PART 3 FRENCH ORAL EXAM
In this blog entry, we have looked at the chief examiner’s report to highlight the importance of correct pronunciation.
The following is what the Chief Examiner said about pronunciation.
Pronunciation: The standard varied widely. Many candidates, even those who had never visited France, achieved an impressive level in pronunciation, intonation and rhythm. However, very many had difficulty with correct French sounds, and concentrated on the amount they could say, rather than on the clarity of their pronunciation. In particular, some candidates who had memorised long passages from notes were unfortunately unable to pronounce many words correctly. At times, such candidates were almost unintelligible.
In our Oral Booklet, you will find the list of commonly mis-pronounced words. We have written it in easy to understand phonetics, so what I advise you to do, is to go through your notes, and make sure that you are pronouncing these words correctly.
We have produced a 65 page booklet on the Oral Exam with sample questions and answers. To learn more about this, please click on the link below: