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Progress not perfection

21 May, 2016

I describe my business trip to Phoenix and have some fun along the way. (And yes - that image should say varenyky!)

My homework for Friday morning was to write about my day, inspired by a picture of a young girl painting and a description of her day.

I was bored during my business trip (software labs that weren’t advanced enough), so I took advantage of the downtime to work on the assignment. I ended up writing three almost identical paragraphs (about yesterday, today, and tomorrow) in order to work on noun cases and verb tenses.

It was actually a fun exercise to write and I was so pleased with myself when Svetlana said she loved it. She wanted to show it to her friend again. (Which both amuses and horrifies me!)

I’m glad it’s getting so much easier even though I’m still getting down on myself about the vocabulary. I’ve started using a flashcard app more religiously but I’m noticing that I’m recognising words and not necessarily learning them. This app does multiple choice and type in the answer drills, so once I’m confident I’ve exhausted the actual flashcards I’ll move to something else. I’m also going to push myself by writing a journal entry a day in Ukrainian. Right now, it’s just in the DayOne app on my phone, but eventually, I’ll cut and paste the entries into this blog.

Alrighty then, with no further fanfare I give you my business trip to Phoenix!

Вчора о четвертій годині, я прокидалась і вмивалась. Я мала українську мову урока о п‘ятій годині. Потім, я снідала і виходжала до школі. Я обідала з моєю подругою біля дванадцятьої години. Післа обіда, я ішла до класу і пила багато кави.

Сьогодні о четвертій годині, я прокидаюсь і вмивалась. Я снідаю о сьомій годині. Потім я виходжу до школі. На перерві я п‘ю воду (ха-ха! Кава! Я п‘ю БАГАТО кави) і поговорю з інших учнів. Післа класу, я йду до моєї кімнати і роблю моє домашнє завдання.

Завтра я прокидатимусь о четвертій годині і матиму українська мова урок. Післа урок я снідатиму і упакуватиму свій одяг. Я ітиму до класу. Післа класу, я обідатиму і їхатиму до аеропорту. Я літатиму до дому.

До побачення Фенікс та привіт Бостон!

Filed under: Culture, Language, My Experiences, Education, Practice, Travel

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