Hi, all! It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been back here, though I’ve been posting my goals still over on my log on the language learner’s forum. (I’ve been late with them there, too, sadly.) It’s been a busy time but I’ve now got about a week off work so I’m hoping to get back on top of everything.
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:
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!