The previous week
I’ve learnt a lot of new words and phrases. Most of them are connected with sport:
- shuttlecock- воланчик
- canoeing-академическая гребля
- archery-стрельба из лука
- rowing- гребля на байдарках
- hernia- грыжа
- medicine cabinet- аптечка
- to hurl a javelin-метать копье
- track and field-легкая атлетика
Also, now I know what lacrosse is, because I had no idea before. Moreover, I realized that I had been pronouncing the words “canoeing”, “karate” the wrong way for a looong time. I hope that I won’t make such stupid mistakes in the future.
I feel like I spend less time now doing my homework. Because it doesn’t really matter how much time we spend on it, the thing that matters is the result. I remember how I always had to stay up until 2 or 3 am because I just couldn’t finish something, I guess that I was just being way too really slow.
Yesterday I started reading a book called “Little Women”. I read it in Russian a few years ago but It’s definitely more interesting in the original.
As I said before, I have some problems with speaking, so today I first tried watching one video from TED TALKS and repeating after a speaker with two seconds delay. The video was about time saving. At first it was a bit unusual for me as sometimes the woman was talking a bit too fast. Anyway, I think that I did well.