Make sure you’ve read the previous articles before reading this.
So, now assuming that you’ve taken a basic course in the language that you’ve chosen, either through some school or from a course that you’ve purchased, test yourself with these following sentences.
How do you say:
I get up at 7 o’clock in the morning.
I got up at 7 o’clock in the morning.
I turned off the radio. I eat breakfast; I ate breakfast. I brush my teeth, I brushed my teeth.
I took a shower, I combed my hair. I got dressed.
How are you doing so far?
I looked at myself in the mirror; I smiled. I frowned because I need to lose weight.
I need to wash socks. My sock has a hole in it. My shoes need to be shined.
I overslept. I went to get the newspaper outside. I quickly glanced at the paper.
I took out the garbage. I checked my email. I made a mental note to water the plants.
I took my dog for a quick walk. I put my handkerchief and wallet into my pockets.
I put my keys into my purse. I put on my lipstick. I got into my car and drove to work.
Some of us do a lot of things before leaving for work. Some of us fall out of bed the last minute after hitting the snooze button a couple of times.
Make a note of all the thoughts that you typically have in the morning concerning various chores. Try to write them out and say them in the foreign language.
Are you thinking that this is just too much, that you can’t learn this in a half year. Well, listen closely to a three or four year old. Most of them can say almost all these things. You’re older, you’re supposed to be more organized. Don’t say that you don’t have enough time. Remember, all successful people have one thing in common: they don’t make excuses! Get organized! You’ll end up being more relaxed, and you’ll get things done.