Back in March, I signed up for the ‘Free and Legal’ language challenge for the second time, with French as my language of choice. With just over three months left to go, I’m definitely lagging behind. Can I turn it around in time, or will I flame out of this challenge yet again?
Today’s prompt is another one that’s short and sweet: Learn an idiom in the language you’re learning.
Idioms are really useful in any language–not only will they help you to sound more fluent, they also help to give you some insight into the culture you’re learning about, too. Plus, they’re really fun!
Let me know if you find any you like!
Here’s the picture of the prompt if you’d like to share it:
See you tomorrow!
So, what do you like to talk about? Sport? Films? Books? It’s important to know–because when you’re learning a new language, you’re going to want to be able to talk about these things in that language as well.
I like to talk about food. A lot. And the fun thing about food is that we basically all end up talking about it because we all need it! 😉
Today’s prompt, then, is a food-related reading one: Read a recipe in the language you’re learning.
That’s it! If you’re feeling ambitious, note down your new words and bookmark some recipes to try later…
Here’s your pic to share the prompt and I’ll see you tomorrow!
First of all, I have a question for you today: Do you use Duolingo? If you don’t, and you haven’t tried it, then maybe use today to give it a whirl. If you don’t because you don’t like it–fair enough. But today’s prompt focuses on just one of its new features, one that I quite enjoy.
Use the chatbots on Duolingo.
If you have the Duolingo app, then a few months ago you might have noticed that they added chatbots (for Spanish and German at least, though I imagine for a few other languages too) for you to practise what you learn. Your task today is to try them out–but instead of using your phone’s keyboard, I suggest you use the microphone. I’ve tried this with Spanish and it’s a fun way to practise speaking (making sure your pronunciation is sooooooooo clear) without actually having to talk to anyone! 😉
Let me know how this goes and I’ll see you tomorrow!
Hi, guys! Having a good weekend? I hope so!
Today’s prompt is one that should be short and fun for all of you.
Listen to the radio for fifteen minutes.
Now, I don’t really care what you listen to–obviously talk radio is the best, because people are talking, but if you listen to top 40, then that doesn’t really matter. The point is to get some exposure to your language in action (so maybe do switch over if all you’re hearing is English/your native language), however that comes across. Fifteen minutes should do you fine, but if you’re feeling ambitious (and have the time), then try listening for a little longer.
Let me know if you find any cool radio stations! And here’s the picture if you’d like to share:
See you tomorrow!