Upping the practice again this weekend. In a bid to outthink and over prepare for next Wednesday’s lesson I have again been practicing by conversing with myself. I walked to work this morning and quite comfortably managed to have a fully Dutch conversation with myself. Apologies to the old guy walking his dog behind me who now knows, if he understand my garbled Dutch, my plans for this weekend.
I’ve got 6 days till my Level 2 exam. I am doing at least an hour a day. I can’t commit to any more than that. Ages ago I dug out my old GCSE French Questions and translated them into Dutch (via the-powers-that-must-not-be-named being Google Translate). I’m going to use these for a framework of my practice. Todays practice was Huiselijk leven.
In this post I am going to be waffling about the use of alternative words in place of ones you may not already know plus giving a handy little language exam tip that has never failed me!
Generally speaking I enjoy my drive back from class. It’s a little English wind down that I really appreciate after being bombarded with conversation that I only confidently understand just over half of. On my drive back from college tonight I started thinking back at some of the notes I had made. Queue note: If you don’t know the word, just explain it.
Its starting to become a habit of updating on an evening now. Last nights class was very much a tale of two halves.
Part One. Adjectives. Those pesky little description words. I have kind of covered them to death now but repetition is the key to recalling them!
I’ve jotted down 6 main sort of ‘rules’ for adjectives. Then we did 30 to really drum in the rules in practice.
I decided to use my afternoon off work to catch up on my Dutch homework. I had a fair bit I wanted to cover for last week but my non-Dutch life took over!
Today I covered verb conjugations in verb table and then in sentences. I covered pronouns and choosing the correct pronoun in sentences pairing them with the right verbs. I started to cover past participles and perfect past things but I had had enough after the first 2 hrs! I’ve got to get my work checked though, I handwrite all of my Dutch so the idea of typing it all up is a little laborious but I’ll get round to it soon enough. I haven’t called upon the assistance of my Dutch counterparts for a while so its time to tap into their expertise!
I’m back in class again tomorrow. I don’t know about you lot but I feel like the weeks are rolling round somethings silly! Are we serially nearly half y through February already? What the hell happened to January?!
Tot volgende keer schatjes!