Today it was "resumé d'un text"...or how to write floral French about a philosophical and pedagogical extract of prose.
I am not short of opinions and ideas, but the challenge is to put them into acceptable French with the aid of a dictionary in a short time period.
The French teacher was very helpful, and seemed to imply that I could adopt the tactic used by politicians when asked awkward questions by a journalist, ie turn the question round and tailor it to something that I can answer! The questions that we went over today seemed to be open to the point of agrophobia, so it looks as though my hobby horses can be produced in the lightest of disguises.
The hiatus of holiday time which depressed me so much has now given way to frantic activity, study and work.
Spirits are up, the temperature is down and the wood stoves are working overtime.
3 days ago