6449 participant(s)
#SpanishLeague
Welcome to the Spanish Language League! Meet other learners, get advice and motivation, and be part of the Spanish learning community.
**This story contains graphic and explicit material it is not recommended for children only for mature audiences** David Sedaris's The Cow and the Turkey addresses issues of greed and revenge. I hope you enjoy it. Send me a message me for your free pdf copy of this book and if you would like discuss it. https://www.italki.com/en/teacher/13365914 The cow was notoriously cheap, so it surprised everyone when she voted yes for the secret Santa scheme. It was the horse’s suggestion, and she backed it immediately, saying, “I choose the turkey.” The pig, who considered himself an authority on all things gifty, cleared his throat. “That’s not actually the way it works,” he said. “It’s secret, see, so we each draw a name and keep it to ourselves until Christmas morning.” “Why do you always have to be like that?” the cow asked, and the duck sighed, “Here we go.” “First you ask me to give someone a Christmas present,” the cow continued, “and then you tell me it has to be done your way. Like, ‘Oh, I have four legs so I’m better than everyone else.’ ” “Don’t you have four legs?” the pig asked. The cow loosed something between a moan and a sigh. “All right, just because you have a curly tail,” she said.
The Cow and the Turkey
il y a 6 heures
0
1
Don't be afraid of making mistakes! If you're a language student, you're going to make mistakes, and that's a fact. Sometimes you'll mix up verb tenses or make literal translations from your native language that don't make any sense. Every now and then, you'll say something embarrassing that you'll never forget, like the hilarious mistake you can see in this video: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C9upZRlIckA/ Believe it or not, it's more common than you think! If you're not familiar with these phrases, 'tengo miedo' means 'I'm scared', whereas 'tengo mierda' is something completely different: 'I have 💩' From a very early age, we're told that mistakes are a bad thing, that we should be embarrassed by them or try to hide them. Nothing could be further from the truth! Making mistakes is an essential part of learning any language, and here's why: When you make a mistake, it shows you exactly where you need to focus. Is it grammar? Vocabulary? Pronunciation? Each mistake is a clue that will lead you to improvement. And let's be real, there are some mistakes you'll never forget. If you ask for 'polla' instead of 'pollo' at a restaurant, you'll remember that one forever! The embarrassment will burn the correct word into your memory. Mistakes also push you out of your comfort zone. If you're not afraid of messing up, you'll try new words, phrases, and grammar. This experimentation is what speeds up your learning. Sticking to what you know is safe, but it doesn't help you improve. Plus, mistakes make you more resilient. Learning a language is a marathon, not a sprint. Each mistake you overcome builds your confidence and determination, showing you that you can handle setbacks and keep going. And here's a fun fact: native speakers make mistakes too. Sometimes, you might even know more about certain aspects of the language, like the subjunctive, than they do.
22 juil. 2024 17:06
1
0
Afficher plus