Everything was going so well in my quest to improve my (French) listening skills to B1.
I’d completed all of the exam materials for A1 level, and was ready to step up to A2 and start pushing myself further.
I knew it would be tough and I’d need to put in some extra time, but I was looking forward to the challenge.
Then real life got in the way.
The Christmas/New Year holidays ended and Tuesday saw me back at work.
Going back after the holidays is always a nightmare.
People drop by, thinking you’ll be pleased to see them and have time to chat about what you did on New Year’s Eve…
I’ve been working 12 hours a day all week.
And my listening?
Anyone else having the same problem? Leave a comment on this post.
Finding time to study can be a challenge.
The trick is to know what your medium term priorities are, and focus on what would be possible, with JUST A LITTLE TIME EACH DAY….
You can see I’m trying to talk myself into getting back to it.
Even if I am busy….
It’ll be worth it in the end.
I was doing so well.
It would be a shame to quit now.
P.S. I hear from some of you that there’s a real dearth of good listening materials for Italian out there on the Internet. If anyone has found anything useful, do feel free to post links (in a comment on this article) so everyone who’s joining in this ‘listening challenge’ can check them out.