SSi Forum

The '5 Minutes' Test **Going PINK** 💮 (Badges Awarded Mondays)


#1830

Have completed 5 minute task.
Am afraid do not use Twitter Facebook or any other social media business, however am enjoying the course and love learning how to speak Cymraeg.
Thank you.


#1831

Done it!


#1832

Bore da!

Sorry that no badges were awarded yesterday - it was Bank Holiday here in the UK. Your new Speaking Practice badges are on their way today! :smiley:


#1833

Great job everyone! You are now PINK! :smiley:

@megan-tiddeman
@tony-19
@Semele
@miriamj
@jane-bowe
@Jec
@dawn-fletcher
@lorna-bale
@sally-llewellyn


#1834

Hi. Is this the right place to post to you that I’ve done the 5min challenge? If so… then “ yipppe… I’ve done it!”


#1835

sorry i thought this was supposed to be a beginners course.
i have diligently worked my way up to challenge 6 as prescribed and find the 5 min test impossible other than some simple utterances for around three quarters of the suggested list. it seems these threads have been completed by some rather advanced welsh students. where did they get all their apparent grammar and writing ability, not from the first 5 challenges


#1836

The sentences in this task can be as simple as you like, and no-one is asking that they need a wide vocabulary or perfect grammar - the idea is that you pick out blocks of things from the first 5 challenges and “mix and match” with other blocks, and this helps you begin to form your own sentences rather than just repeating ones you’ve previously heard.
Some people find this easier than others, which is completely normal - there is not a “one-size-fits-all” course in any form!
There could be many reasons why some people seem more advanced yet on the same level - perhaps they’ve done a different course in the past but want to start again from scratch; maybe they’re using extra tools outside of SSiW such as Duolingo; perhaps they spoke Welsh as a child but ‘lost’ it and now want to come back to it… and as for other threads/topics on the forum, there are indeed more advanced learners who still want to be part of this community - SSiW is so much more than just a beginners course! But the main thing is, there is no competition here, and no grades, everyone is on their own path at their own pace, so don’t be disheartened, don’t measure yourself against others, do what you can when you can, and you will get there :slight_smile:


#1837

Done it!


#1838

Yes I can! Sarah


#1839

Done :slight_smile::slight_smile::slight_smile:


#1840

Done it! very satisfying :slight_smile:


#1841

All done :white_check_mark: thank you I


#1843

Done!!:grinning::grinning:


#1844

That sounds as though you’re doing pretty well! It might be worth doing 5 and 6 again, to try and get to the point where you can make some simple utterances for everything on the list, but you seem to be off to a good start.

And as a point of interest, we’ve had people spend intensive Welsh-only weeks with us who’ve said that most of what they ended up saying came essentially from the first 5 sessions… it’s a very broad and important base… :slight_smile:


#1845

Huge congratulations @chrys @sarah-meek @sarah-duncan-jones @amanda-greenough @fi-benson @paula-15 @aimee-6 - you are now PINK! :smiley:


#1846

Posted in wrong place


#1847

Done it!


#1848

Done it! Dw i’n hapus dros ben achos dw i’n mwynhau dysgu siarad Cymraeg.


#1849

Done it!


#1850

Done it! :smile: