Pink, red, green, blue and beyond... what do they mean?


#1

You’ve seen a coloured tag on someone’s post, and you’re wondering what it’s all about…

So here’s the deal…

You have to start with PINK.

If they have a PINK badge, it’s because they’ve said out loud a set of sentences they made up for themselves from a collection of prompt words - details here:

The '5 Minutes' Test

Once you have PINK, you can move up to RED.

If they have a RED badge, it’s because they then recorded those sentences on SoundCloud - details here:

The '5 Minutes' Test - recordings

Once you have RED, you can push on to GREEN.

If they have a GREEN badge, it’s because they posted a QUESTION in Welsh on SoundCloud, and then linked to it on the forum for other people to answer it - details here:

Going GREEN - SoundCloud 'Question' badge (for red badges only)

Once you have GREEN, you can step up to BLUE.

And if they have a BLUE badge, it’s because they’ve ANSWERED someone else’s question - details here:

Going from GREEN to BLUE

And beyond…?

You’ll find out before too long… :slight_smile:


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#2

#3

Thanks to my young musician friend who is a wizard on SoundCloud, and a glass or two in the pub last night, we recorded 5 questions, to the great entertainment of the barman.

Since I now do not know how to separate them, I am afraid, you will have to take your pick–sorry about that, but there will be no stopping me now:


#4

If you’d like, I could make five separate posts, one for each of your questions.


#5

That would be extremely kind of you, Philip - each question really does need to be in its own thread for people to be able to show easily which one they’re answering… :slight_smile:


#6

That would be marvellous please Philip–I would really appreciate that.

Diolch yn fawr iawn,
Marilyn


#7

OK, I’ll do that.

By the way @aran, could you please edit the link to the instructions on how to move from red to green in the post at the top of this thread? The link currently ends in /26 and will lead to a response fairly far down the thread; I think just snipping that off (or replacing it with /1) to lead to the top of the thread with your own post is probably better.


#8

Oh, great catch - thanks, Philip! :star: :star2:


#9

My recording. No idea if I have put this in the right place!


#10

Is it allowed to prepare the sentences for the red badge, or is that considered bad form, and it should be ad libbed? I ad libbed for pink (after some practice!) but then no one was listening to that!


#11

It’s up to you really Stephen - the more ad-libbed it is, the more you’ll get out of it (it’s an exercise for you rather than for anyone else!). If you don’t fancy ad-libbing the whole lot, but feel fully preparing each sentence is a bit cheeky, then maybe just jot down a few key words and ad-lib around them.
And don’t worry about who will listen, this is for you, you are the one that will be able to listen back to it and cringe at any mistakes (yeah, we all make them, ad-libbed or not! :wink: ) and then learn from them, and you are the one who will be able to go back and listen again at some point in the future and be able to tell how far you’ve progressed :slight_smile:

Anyone who’s already done this exercise will tell you that it feels very uncomfortable at first, and we all hate our own voice when we listen back to it, so just go for it :smiley:


#12

I think I’ll do that. Perhaps just a word to remind me where to go with each sentence. I seem to have a blind spot for “Beth…” and can’t think of anything to go with it. Just a word like “yfory” might prompt me to say something like “Beth wyt ti’n gwneud 'fory?”

Or perhaps I’ll just practice going through the list a few times and hope that things start to come naturally.

Thanks Siaron.


#13

Ad-lib is what we’re aiming for - you’re your own exam monitor, of course - but the benefit is all tied up in the ad-libbing… :slight_smile:


#14

Ad libbing it is then… better not attempt it until I’ve had some more practice at coming up with sentences. Mostly I just shout incomprehensibly at the dogs at the moment… “YMA! NAWR!”


#15

Or maybe have a list of your ten words in English just to prompt thought… :slight_smile: