[personal profile] kasche
So, I'll be taking the TOEFL pretty soon - I'd been postponing it for a while, because (a) it's only valid two years (though I've got to admit that it makes sense) and (b) it's not exactly cheap either - so this afternoon I did a trial test a friend had got for me.

I find amusing (and telling) enough that the only part of it I had real troubles it was the one where I was required to answer a question and/or give a personal opinion. The problem wasn't the answer itself - but that I had only 60 seconds to give it. Dude, I'd barely started by then! (You also have about 20 seconds before that, to organize your thoughts and plan your answer. Most of those seconds were a complete blank. Thinking before I speak? How do you go about doing that?)

on 2008-09-29 09:59 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] brighty18.livejournal.com
I've coached/tutored people for the test and, honestly, you speak SO well, I cannot imagine it being an issue for you!

on 2008-09-30 07:53 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
Aww, thank you! :D Well... I have good expectations for it, honestly. It's just that for one thing I know I can do well, I want to do it at the best of my possibilities, you know? ;P (And my speaking section really, really sucked. :P I need to practice more on that ;D )

on 2008-09-29 10:37 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] monophobia.livejournal.com
You are going to ROCK IT FIVE WAYS TO SUNDAY!

And I'd have problems giving my opinion in only 60 seconds as well! I am a rambler, I am~

on 2008-09-30 09:01 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
I COULDN'T EVEN FINISH A PHRASE. D: One that had a complete meaning, at least. Why, oh WHY do they force people to think over their answers? I'm pants at that!! That's the bad thing about the internet-based test - if I had actual examiners listening to me talk, rather than having to record my answer on tape, I might be able to wing it more easily ;P

BUT OMG THANK YOU FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT!!!!111!!1! *CLINGS*

on 2008-09-30 11:22 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] monophobia.livejournal.com
Man, I would administer your TOEFL anyday~ *waggles eyebrows*

I wonder if there's an "extra points for pie" category?

on 2008-10-04 01:39 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
Hahahaha and four hours WOULD SO NOT BE ENOUGH. ♥

I hope not! If there is, I'm not getting 'em!

on 2008-10-04 04:27 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] monophobia.livejournal.com
But even still, I'm sure we could make the best of the time constraints~ ;D


Don't give up on yourself (and pie) so easily! D:

on 2008-10-04 08:10 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
Aw, sweetheart. You know that if anyone come over to tell us time's up, they'd take a look, turn around and leave us alone. *g*

Yes. Because I am KNOWN for resisting pie. And sharing pie. Yep. Very very well known. Never ate more than a slice of pie all my life, in fact. :P

on 2008-10-04 08:43 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] monophobia.livejournal.com
True! Unless they stay to watch. For educational purposes, of course. ;D

You are known for being selfish and keeping the pie all to yourself! :(

on 2008-10-04 08:56 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
And then someone else would come over to see what the first examiner is doing, and then the third will come to check on the second, and sooner than you know with we'll have to start selling tickets because come on, it's too good to be free!

But-- but-- but-- it's pie! It calls to me! I'm too soft-hearted to give it the cold shoulder and the closed mouth!! ;_;

on 2008-10-04 09:00 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] monophobia.livejournal.com
And the TOEFL exam.. nay, the world as we know it will come to an end! D:


MAYBE THEN YOU NEED TO CHANNEL YOUR INNER "SPEAK NO EVIL" MONKEY! He could use something to do, the poor thing..

on 2008-10-04 09:03 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
*gasps* That's it! The perfect way to conquer the world! WE HAVE FOUND IT!!

Well, if he has his mouth full, he sure wouldn't speak, evil or no evil. He's an educated monkey.

---oh, okay. Now I know what he's been doing all along.

on 2008-10-04 09:09 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] monophobia.livejournal.com
It's so simple it's BRILLIANT! *MOLESTS*



AND THAT MONKEY HAS HAD US FOOLED ALL ALONG!!!! >:00000 PIE-THEIF!!!

on 2008-10-04 09:11 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
That's right. We're not "fondling" anymore. WE'RE MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

See? See? You kept blaming me, and it was the monkey all along!!! ;_;

on 2008-10-04 09:12 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] monophobia.livejournal.com
EXACTLY! *MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE* ;D


And it's YOUR monkey so it's still YOUR fault! >:P

on 2008-10-04 09:17 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
WORLD: *IS MUCH BETTER*

Butbutbut! *lip wobbling* I don't know how to housebreak eeeeeeet!!

on 2008-10-04 09:20 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] monophobia.livejournal.com
Oh, I'll housebreak it! I'll housebreak it so hard the other TOEFL judges (and the world) won't know what hit them! D:

on 2008-10-04 09:24 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
*pauses*



*hides mute!monkey from sight* I think I'll try once more? *g* 10000000th time is the charm, after all...

on 2008-09-30 12:44 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] reconditarmonia.livejournal.com
ma certo che tu riuscirai!!! (il finesettimana scorso io facevo una parte [di prova] dell'esame francese AP e...beh, diciamo, non parlo tanto bene...)

on 2008-09-30 09:08 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
Hehehe, grazie! :D :D :D Aaah, datti tempo... se hai imparato l'italiano, dubito che avrai molte più difficoltà con il francese! ;)

♥!

on 2008-09-30 01:25 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mustntgetmy.livejournal.com
Good luck when you take it!

on 2008-09-30 09:13 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D

on 2008-09-30 01:10 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] jou.livejournal.com
Dude, the TOEFL doesn't stand a chance against you. You're going to ace it. You're going to mop the floor with it.

TOEFL = Ass
You = BOOT THAT KICKS THE ASS.

on 2008-09-30 09:16 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
Hahaha, that remains to be seen XD; ...well, no, I'm not really worried about the reading. Or the listening (audiobooks, THANK YOU). Or the writing. IT'S THE SPEAKING THAT STUMPS ME.

I might take the chance to chat in English with that nice, nice guy that helps handling the Toefl examination in my city? Why yes I might... ♥ Aw, there's no harm in some friendly interaction. ;P

*CLIMBS LEG*

on 2008-10-01 12:26 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] shadowclub.livejournal.com
Haha, god only knows that half the things out of my mouth are complete nonsense. Good luck!

on 2008-10-04 01:57 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
But isn't that the fun part, though? ;P Thank you! :D

on 2008-10-01 12:54 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] spacedye-vest.livejournal.com
60 seconds? Does that squeeing aloud and flailing counts?

on 2008-10-04 01:58 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] kasche.livejournal.com
They register your voice! Even if you flail, they can't see it! :P

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