My day today was jammed packed. In class I had my first test in this level. In the other level I had been in it was soley writing tests, but in this level, we had a writing, speaking and listening part. The writing I felt like I did good (but who knows?), and the speaking was ok, but the listening was difficult. It was really hard to understand the men on the tape with deep voices. Anyway, I think that these test will be a really great way to see how I progress in class over time.
After class I met with my friend Youcef and we went for icecream and a walk to the river by Triana. Youcef is half Algerian and half Italian, but was raised in England, so its really interesting to hear about the different cultures that he is used to. We talked about how northern europe is so much more closed than southern europe, American and English slang, and then we started talking about european’s view on America. Its always interesting to hear what european’s think of us, because you get so many different answer. In Youcef’s case (to make things short) he said that doesn’t hate Ameica, he hates American government.
By the time I got back from icecream, all I had time to do was put my book bag in my room, grab my camera and run out the door for my tour on Spanish Legends. We had learned about the legends earlier in class and today we got to visit the places that the legends took place. One legend we had learned was about this beautiful girl that had been forced to be one of the king’s wives. She did not want to be, and so to make the king not want her any more she put hot oil on her face to destroy it. We got to visit the convent that she had created.
After getting back from the tour, I went with Charlee, Evan, Alex and Andrea to a tapas bar. It’s weird how small the dinners are here, and since we were hungry we ended up doubling our orders. Once we were done with tapas, we went to Abril, a discoteca near where we live.
All in all it was a packed day, and I was happy when it was finally time to fall into bed.