Hello everyone! I’m so sorry for having disappeared last week. As I had told you some time ago, my computer broke and I had to buy a new one. It took me some time to choose and then the store where I bought it didn’t deliver it when they should have. So I was basically offline last week, and I apologize for that. But now I’m back!
There’s something personal I wanted to share with you, my readers. I recently took an English proficiency test at the university where I study and I’m glad to report that I got 647 in 677. So apparently, I can actually read, write and speak in English and understand the language when spoken! And I bet that I didn’t get a better grade because of the two translations that I had to do in the written test. Which, by the way, I do not agree should be on the test. I mean, how can being able to translate something to Portuguese attest to my proficiency in English? I learned English avoiding translations at all costs because I believe that’s the only way to truly learn another language. And there are words I know in English but I have no idea how to say in Portuguese (yes, it’s true people). So I don’t think that these two translations should have been in the test, but I won’t complain since I got good grades anyway and much more than the 550 that I needed!
Enough about me. I just wanted to comment on another thing before I go back to preparing my seminar presentation about “The New Dress” by Virginia Woolf for my Short Stories in English class. Two hours ago the Kickstarter campaign for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries DVD finished. And they made almost half a million dollars, which is amazing and I’m very proud to be one of the backers of this project. If you like The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, keep checking the blog. I’m preparing a special post about it that I will probably post next Monday! Don’t miss it!
See you all tomorrow!