I’m running about 7 hours behind schedule today, as it’s not a normal Monday.
1st May is a holiday in Italy.
Buona festa dei lavoratori del primo maggio!
Hence we slept in a bit, went for a walk in the park, and had a family lunch.
Not that it’s exactly a day off – I’m just working at home rather than in the school, which is closed.
Later this afternoon, though, I plan to squeeze in a study session.
I’m running behind with my Swedish studies, too.
I’d hoped to reach my goal (end of A1) by the end of April, but no such luck.
Events conspired against me, so I still have at least a week to go.
But hey, there’s no rush, right?
The important thing with study programs is to keep at them.
Talking of studying, perhaps you have Monday off, too?
In which case, below are a couple more of the ‘old listenings with new tasks’ that I’ve been promoting lately.
These ones are advanced, but don’t let that put you off.
With the transcript and with Google Translate to help, there’s every chance that you’ll be able to make at least some sense of them.
Remember, ‘level’ is an entirely artificial construct.
It IS helpful at times to focus on things which are appropriate to the stage of learning that you’ve reached.
But it need not be a straitjacket.
Certainly conversations and texts in real life won’t come neatly packaged as being suitable for a certain type of learner.
Out in the wild, you have to do the best you can to cope with whatever Italian is thrown at you.
Practice helps, of course.
‘Buono ascolto’, then.
And di nuovo, ‘buona festa!’