International House Cape Town gives you the opportunity to join different activities around Cape Town with your schoolmates. Every monday morning the social activity board will be updated and you can have a look at the activities for this week.Each day, excluding mondays, there is one activity which you can do if you like and the trip are always different. Let Maren know if you like to join the trips ;)If you have a nice idea for an activity which you want to do with your fiends let Maren or one of the intern known that and maybe they will organize that for you next week.
This week is very special and exciting for us students because we have a level test this weekIf you pass this test you can go to an upper level in the following week and everyone wants to get into a higher level ;)The lasts weeks the teachers prepared us for the test so that we feel quiet comfortable with the grammar, our writing, speaking,… but as usual there are some students who are stressed because of the test.The whole test procedure started on wednesday with a speaking test. I was very surprised this time because we had a very simple test. Our task was to introduce ourselves and that was it. So we were in the test for just about 5 minutes. And you don´t have to go to the test alone. The examiner always makes groups of two to three people. Usually you will be ask about yourself or the examiner show you a picture and you have to describe it or to compare it with another picture. After that you normally have a little discussion with your partner but every examiner chooses their own questions and you never know exactly what they will ask you. After everyone was tested we had our normal break and then we continued our course as usual.
Today we had the second part of our test. In the first half of the morning (from 10 am to 10:40 am) we had a listening test. It was so easy and I´m happy that I got 100 per cent right. The task was to choose out of four people who said what. And we could here it twice. After breaktime our language, reading and writing skills were tested. This was very hard for us ! But we have to wait until tomorrow for these results… Hopefully all of us will pass the exam but I believe in it 😉
Testing week is nothing to stress about. Also if you don´t pass the exam you have the chance to see which categories you have to focuse at. So it´s not all about passing!
Having weekend is a great option to discover more of the city or just going out with your friends to enjoy nightclubs or the beautiful beaches.
As I told you on friday, this weekend i had quiet a lot of plans which i will tell you about now. After finishing school on friday i met my best friend from Cape Town, Ashley, who i met at the last time when i was at International House Cape Town. I haven´t seen here for one and a half month so it was really nice to meet here again. And we had planned to have a great Party night at Long Street.