Friday, January 19, 2007

Quick one

So, my TOEFL day arrived, today at 2 pm I'll do it and in two or three weeks I will know how exactly good or bad my english is rated by an officially recognized institution. Slightly nervous, I must say, it's years I do not have to take an exam and I'm too relying on spell checkers for my writing, which obviously I will not have at the test.

This evening, in theory, I should fly to Germany. Only problem is, last night a hurricane struck the country forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and, for the first time since the war, shutting down down the whole national rail system so, I do not know if my flight will take off, if it will land in time and in which airport, if the bus connection will be working as usual. So many ifs...

3 comments:

Trixi said...

Good luck! :)

Eugene said...

How was the test? I'm sure you did fine though, because your English, both spoken and written, is top-notch. Still, I guess it can't hurt to have a TOEFL score handy though.

Take care!

Guido Costantini said...

I actually wouldn't know. I think I did fairly good in the reading and writing section, but the listening one was made problematic by the background noise of the other people taking the test at diferent stages (which, I've heard, is a constant source of criticism about the TOEFL) and the oral one by the oddness of having 45 seconds to have a reasoned answer talking to a microphone.

We'll see, I'll have the results back in 3 weeks and I can always do it again if that's unsatisfactory.