24th February 2020 – French

I kind of hit a wall. I studied relative pronouns – qui, que, ou, dont and lequel. If I take it slowly, I can get it. It’s when I got to relative pronouns with prepositions and indefinite relative pronouns that I had trouble. Ce qui, ce que, ce dont, de quoi….

The explanations in my textbook were a bit brief, so I think I need to look online for more in-depth explanations. I’m going to keep on going and not get hung up on it though. Hopefully, in a few months I’ll look back on this post and wonder why I was struggling with them! After that, I did some shadowing. I’m getting better at this. Practice pays off. I forgot to do my 10 pages of vocabulary for my test, so will do double tomorrow.

Total study time: 2 hours – 1 hour 30 minutes: grammar, 30 minutes shadowing

24th February 2020 – Chinese

I did a 2018 practice test for HSK level 3 today. I got 75 out of 80 questions right, so I was quite pleased. When I finished the test I went over it again, listening to the audio and looking at the answers to see where I went wrong. I’m understanding more and more in the listening section, so I’m quite pleased with my progress.

After that, I did two chapters of reading aloud from my HSK vocabulary book. Some of the sentences are tricky, and way above the level of the words they are teaching, but I’m plodding on. I also did around 15 minutes listening to the vocabulary book in my car. All in all, it was a good day.

Total study time: 2 hours 30 minutes – Practice test: 2 hours, reading aloud: 15 minutes, listening: 15 minutes