Unfortunately, the act of writing Dutch did not come natural enough, apparently, and she will have to take that exam again. This is a bit unfortunate, since the preparation work cuts into our other plans a bit, but considering the results from the rest of her class: not bad at all!
Since it was Beedoo! doing all the work, I'll let Beedoo! do all the work of talking about it as well... :)
On the one hand, I'm thrilled that I did so well... others in my class didn't pass any. (I'm surprised that my friend Tohow only passed two; he's been the most enthousiastic and motivated to learn and really studies hard!) And on the other hand, I'm pissed that I didn't make it for this one. The close margin makes it that much worse, like bouncing a basketball off the rim.
All in all, my scores were:
So I barely squeaked through with Listening (I was really distractable at the time, and my mind tended to wander instead of listning to the tape (that's another thing, their antiquated technology)), but did pretty well on the others... why should writing be that hard?? Honestly, I can see why the others didn't do well... if I had 50% more time and didn't make it, how would they make it with regular time limits? I find it a bit unfair, and I also feel a bit guilty that I get special dispensation for my blind eye, but I suppose all the brain tumor trauma did net me something. Without the extra time for reading, I doubt I would have passed.
I have to do the writing exam again, and have to keep doing it until I pass, apparantly. The first two tests are free (well, paid for by the government), including the one I've already done, but if I don't pass the second try, I'll have to pay for them. Damn... back to studying!
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