December 6th, 2008
Good evening Italian reader! How are you doing?! Today I’m so happy. There is a beautiful weather and I can stay outside just with my T-shirt.
I should tell you a lot of stories.
The first thing that I’d like to say is that I passed almost sure the exam in my school. If I pass this test, I’ll go in high intermediate class. This is the 4th level on 6 total levels. I said in the past articles of my blog, that in my school there were 5 levels, but in the last week the teachers decided to add 1 level (professional level), because there are so much high level students that have to go in the advanced and in advanced there isn’t enough space for everybody.
Anyway, I will arrive in the advanced if I continue to study like now: I’m wondering if in the level test I could make a score better than that!
The test is based on 4 skills (like the Toefl): Spoken, written, listened and grammar. You have to take the test just using the PC. So, for the listened and the grammar, you have to select the right answers (like A, B, C & D), but with the written you have to write something about the question that the PC asks you. For example, I had the question “if you received an inhereditance from your grandparents, what would you like to do with this money?!”, then I have to write a text with as much as possible content grammar (like tense, comparative and all this stuff). And the best it was the spoken test. You have to read the question on the monitor, after you have 30 seconds for think about the answer, then you have to talk for 1 minute, while the PC is recording your voice.
Right now, I just know the scores about the written (29/35) and the score about the listened (14/15).
Also this day, the day of the test, I could make something idiot. For the spoken test you have to speak 3 times:
The first time you have to speak about your goals in the future, the second time you have to speak about your things that you have made in the past and the third time you have to read a fake mail from your fake friend and then you have to answer.
No way Jose!! I could mistake also this time!!
I read the mail. Finished the mail, I spoke when I have to think about the answer, then, when I thought that the time was finished, I began to say “fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck …” (because it was been very difficult to answer), but the problem for the people that don’t understand yet is that I was saying “fuck fuck fuck.. ” when the registration began.
Unbelievable!! I found out this stuff yesterday morning in the class from my teacher.
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Anyway, while Derek (my teacher) was laughing, he said that is not important because he understood that I could answer.
The same day, I wanted to make 2 goals. So I wondered “Why can’t I go in DMV and try to take the exam?!”. Here I go! Now, I had the dictionary and a lot of power to pass everything I wanted to do!!
25 questions … 9 faults … didn’t pass it…
It was so difficult and it was so stupid!! Now I have to pay attention and study with concentration! I must pass the second time!
What could I say about yesterday?
In the class we were just in three. No one understood why. In the afternoon, I didn’t do anything and in the night I took the time for make a plan about the strip in Washington State. I’d like to stay there 10 days and I’m going to take 3 days to visit Seattle. The real reason, is that I want just go outside San Diego and stay just some days with myself in a different place with different people (just for change habit during the holiday). I want to meet Maggie and if it’s possible also Jordan. I’d like to greet them (Maggie & Jordan are two girl that came in Italy more than one years ago. They were the American friends of Valeria. Valeria is the cousin of Gonzo. She has gone in America for 1 year like me). Anyway, I don’t want to see Tim for some days because it’s very hard stay with one person almost 24 hours per day. I didn’t think it was so difficult and he is very petty and kid. But the problem is not that he is kid. The real problem is that he is very very stupid! BUT VERY STUPID! And the worst thing is that he think to be smart! Doesn’t matter.
(..It was just a vent..)
Ok pals! That’s all.
Write you soon for fresh refreshes and ..