SFI exam – part 2
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SFI exam – part 2

Hello everybody,

This is a very quick post concerning the rest of the SFI exam I took last and this week.

As you might remember, today was the writing/speaking day. I still don’t know the results of the previous two parts and it is making me nervous… 

Speaking: they said we don’t really have to do it since they know from the lessons how much we can or cannot do. I personally dislike it since the amount of stuff I say during the class is not equal to the amount of stuff I can and do say outside of it, but… That is the way it is.

Writing: it is a 45 minutes part and you have an A4 page to write about a topic they chose. I, same as Dani, had to write about a party I attended or held. The goal is to answer questions written in the introductory part of the test. For example: why did you hold a party, where was it, when, what did you do there, how do you feel about it and so on. In order to get a good grade, you should try to answer all of these questions in a natural way (don’t make it as points in the text). 

Also, while we were discussing the approach to the writing, friends and I decided upon: write as much as you can and as long as you can. If there are mistakes, it still shows that you tried and that you have a vocabulary, but might miss some grammar lessons. If you write too little and than even that is wrong, you are going to have some problems. Also, my advice is to ask for a piece of paper to write everything on and then just rewrite to the exam paper it after you finish.

So, now I am waiting for the results… And luckily, weather is great: sunny, warm and simply gorgeous! One must learn to appreciate this type of weather when in Sweden since it can easily snow the next day. And what better way to spend your days than searching for a perfect sushi place or taking pictures in front of graffiti? 

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One of the cheapest places for sushi is in the pass from Nordstan (Brunnsparken) to Kungsportsplatsen – Kompassen. Somewhere in the middle of it there is a street cutting the line of shops (either Drottninggatan or Kyrkogatan) and you will see this great but small sushi restaurant. The picture up is from a place at Axel Dahlströms Torg and the lower one is from this Kompassen.

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And the other thing I am doing is visiting the buildings for my thesis. Though it ends more in me taking pictures of my friend and her doing the same for me than in the “serious” work of an architect. That is something I do once I am inside the house, but outside, with all this sun I just cannot act like a grown-up.

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Kisses from the sunny Göteborg,

Ivana

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