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Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Here's some news!!
I just got back from another skiing adventure in the French Alps! It is so much fun! I started the week skiing with my host parents and sister and her friends. The very first day (of my second week ever skiing) they took me to a black slope! Luckily there weren't many people the first day because I was still a little slow and fell down quite a few times! But as the week progressed I was able to go basically anywhere I wanted and I think I can officially say that I don't ski all that badly. Throughout the week I skiied with some family friends that were at the same ski station because they ski a little slower than my family and stay on marked slopes (which I prefer!). By the end of the week when I skiied more with my host parents they were definitely impressed by my improvement! I fell down maybe an average of twice a day. I did fall one time because I was launched by the ski lift! Long story short, I am not very good at using the skilift and it was an old one that goes really fast and the little helper didn't help so I got launched my the skilift and ended up dropping a ski, loosing my hat and stopping the whole thing. Everyone had a pretty good laugh, but besides that no exciting stories for this time around, but skiing was definitely easier the second time around! I recently had a big exam for my french course in the evenings. Yesterday we got the results and I had 27 over 30 for the oral and overall for writing, listening, and oral 91.9%. I am very happy with my score and it means I have definitely made lots of progress! As far as normal school things are looking good. I managed to read "Brave New World" (only in french) and this morning I took the test for it, surprisely I don't think I failed! I have also started giving english lessons to the daughter of someone who is in my french course in the evenings. I've only seen her a couple times but I think it's going to be lots of fun. Next week I will be participating in a "social week" obligatory through AFS. I have chosen to go the preschool of my school and so I will spend the week helping 3-5 year olds. I am super excited but I have to miss my normal classes so I will have a lot of catching up to do!
Publié par Lauren