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The '5 Minutes' Test


#1127

I’m an awful learner. I’ve not been doing the challenges on the 6 minutes a day course properly or using the fantastic resource of the slack or the hangouts or this lovely forum either. I paused my course at week 24 because I knew I wasn’t doing it properly and I wanted to sort out my routine and develop some better habits and now I’m back! I’ve got a new job which is sending me on a 2 hour a week class starting in September, I’ve joined a practice group at work, and I’m going back over the challenges to do things properly this time. Which is all a very long way of saying… I’ve finally done the 5 minutes test! Hwre!

I know this gets asked a lot but if anyone has any advice on what’s worked for you in developing good learning habits then I would love to hear it. Diolch!


#1128

Hi Hannah,

I have quite a busy life, so I followed the guidelines in the FAQ https://www.saysomethingin.com/static/howto/HowTo04MakeTimeToLearn.pdf
I invested in a pair of bluetooth headphones.
I cycle to and from work each day, which is about 40 mins each way, ideal for the length of most lessons, though using the pause button, poses its own problems.
I have an hour for lunch, I also listen whislt cooking the tea, and I talk to myself anywhere and everywhere repeating the various phrases, though this does bring the odd stare from passers by.
I have also stopped writing things down, which as Aran says I used to use as a bit of a crutch, which defeats the whole point of this method of learning.


#1129

Alla i dim yn cofio os dw i wedi bod yn gwneud hyn (hope that makes sense!)


#1130

Done it! :slight_smile:


#1131

Sorry for the delay in answering. I’ve been busy with Bwtcamp this week :slight_smile:
If you’d like to do your sentences as a conversation between 2 people that’s great, but try not to just read it. If you can put a word or two as a prompt for the beginning of each sentence, then create the rest on the fly, that’s the best way to do it.


#1132

Done it! Although this week’s been much harder with less free time :sweat_smile:


#1133

Thank you Dee. Hope the bwtcamp went well :hugs:


#1134

Done it!


#1135

I passed the 5 minute test :slight_smile:


#1136

Done…great fun :blush:


#1137

Done it


#1138

Done :slight_smile:


#1139

Done it!


#1140

Done :+1::blush:


#1141

Done it!:+1:


#1142

wedi gwneud o :smiley:


#1143

Done it. . May I have an ardderchog :innocent:


#1144

Done it :slight_smile:


#1145

OK, I did this a while back but didn’t know this was where I was supposed to post it!


#1146

Dw i wedi gwneud e!
I’ve done it!
:slight_smile: