bonjour à tous
just for fun, since it's been three months, I thought I'd take the Dialang test again (previous score in brackets):
listening B1 (B1)
reading C2 (B2)
structures B2 (B1)
vocabulary B1 (B2)
writing B1 (A2)
I know these scores may not correspond very closely to real CEFR scores, but I think they're a yardstick of sorts for progress, & there seems to be some sort of progress, which is quite gratifying.
I'm not quite sure how I've gone backwards in vocab though & C2 for reading does seem rather unlikely ...
no FSI this week.
read a bit more of 'Traité du Zen ...'
* Converation Exchange (writing only):
I'm still getting a lot out of this, not least being able to try stuff out on native speakers. some of my terrible grammar from last week came back corrected as I'd expected, some of it didn't, mais c'est comme ça qu'on apprend.
still working my way through the '5,000 most common words' deck, plus my own decks of verb conjugation & random vocab.
I finished series 2 of 'Les Revenants' which I got a bit lost in as I must have missed an important bit of plot somewhere, but I still liked it & was pleased to have been able to understand the majority of it with French subs.
one of my exchange partners suggested "Le Bureau Des Légendes" which is a drama about the French version of MI6/CIA & has kind of a 24/Homeland feel to it. I've started watching that & it's quite slow-going as there's a lot of pretty dense dialogue & I'm having to pause it read some of the subs, but I'm rather enjoying it.
I spent a bit of time on grammar this week as I think this has been holding me back from being able to produce some of what I want to in my writing exchanges. as much as I like 'Le Nouvel Édito', having a monolingual grammar book isn't always terribly helpful, at least not at my level where some guidance on whether the constructs are used the same way as in English would be helpful.