So, today I’m gonna talk about how I learned 7 languages (English, Spanish, French, German, ASL, Libras, LSM) by being lazy as f**ck.
The first thing you need to understand is that you need to put your target language on your routine just as your native language. Then, here we go.
Just as your native language, it’s very important to listen every single day on the language you’re learning. You can totally do it by listening to a song or a podcast itself.
Make native or fluent friends in your TL (you can use apps/sites as Lingbe, Tandem, Interpals) and speak to them, sending audios and texts. A great way to practice almost everyday in a really cool way.
Playing games it’s also a awesome way: you’ll become kinda addicted to it, then yay, you’re practicing it everyday in a entertaining mode. This can give you hella vocabulary too.
Reading books (short stories on Wattpad can be great), quotes, newspaper and magazines is a good option as well.
I’m pretty sure you love to watch TV shows, TV programs, videos on YouTube, so why not watch all of it in your target language?
You can totally watch your favorite program/tv show dubbed, cool videos and etc.
Tip: if you have Netflix, change the idiom of your profile and pum, it’ll appears lots and lots of movies and tv shows in that language. If you don’t, you can just search on YouTube the movie title that it’ll show.
Writing a diary (what happened in your day, how you’re feeling…) or stories or poems in your TL can help a lot too. Don’t worry about grammar or vocabulary mistakes, just write, you should do the corrections later.
These are general topics, there may be things that aren’t in your native language routine, so you can also modify this.
I hope this helps you guys, any doubts you can totally ask me! Greetings from Brazil! :)
What forensics kids are like based on what events they do
Extemp: super into politics and economics. Probably spends too much time reading/watching the news. Will try to talk you into doing extemp. Do not let them.
DI: not as depressed as you might think. Actually generally pretty upbeat. Brutal. Know exactly how to make you feel bad for them.
HI: class clowns. Generally funny people. Make a lot of interesting facial expressions. Probably has a hidden dark side that they try to cover with comedy.
Poetry: Watches too many Button Poetry videos on YouTube. They’re seriously just really obsessed with poetry. Will probably try to get you to watch/read their fav poems, say no unless you want to cry. Very in touch with their emotions.
Prose: two types; the kind who really really love doing prose, and the kind that got forced into it by their coach because they’re also doing poetry. Probably likes Edgar Allen Poe too much. Often into some really dark shit. Probably writes sometimes but is super embarrassed about their writing.
Oratory: really good at proving a point. Gets A’s on all their English assignments. Will quote Gandhi or MLK on your ass. Knows too many statistics. Probably obsessed with one specific topic (aka the thing they chose to write their oration on).
Inform: you know that one kid who knows too many random facts? That’s them. Usually into technology. Kind of weird. Has one area of interest that they’re super into and know everything about.
Impromptu: good at doing things on the fly. Probably does all their homework assignments an hour before they’re due. Knows a lot about pop culture. Will do really ridiculous things in round like rap an entire song or make super weird comparisons.
Duo: do not come between duo partners, they will end you. Gods of blocking and choreography. Scarily in sync. Share many similar viewpoints. The ones who wear matching outfits should not be messed with under any circumstances.
LD: nerds. Like seriously, they’re just super fucking nerdy. Either they’re really bigoted cishets or they’re extremely queer. Probably write their cases the day before they need them, and sometimes go into rounds completely unprepared but somehow will still manage to do well.
PF: they don’t know what they’re doing. Ever.
Congress: probably overly educated on the political process. Loyal. Stand by their beliefs. Feminist as fuck. Good at convincing people. Like to be educated and will ask you questions if they know you know a lot about a topic.
So a few days ago I reached 100 followers and I am beyond excited. So what I did with this excitement (instead of working on my POI), I made 100 Forensics Asks! Feel free to ask me for answers and/or reblog for your followers!
1. Favorite Debate event to compete in?
2. Favorite Debate event to watch?
3. Favorite I.E. event to compete in?
4. Favorite I.E. event to watch?
5. Have you been to Fall Champs?
6. Have you been to Spring Champs?
7. Have you been to State?
8. Have you been to Nationals?
9. Best DI piece you’ve seen?
10. Best Prose piece you’ve seen?
11. Best POI piece you’ve seen?
12. Best Poetry piece you’ve seen?
13. Best Duo piece you’ve seen?
14. Favorite tournament memory?
15. Least favorite tournament memory?
16. Favorite piece you’ve ever preformed?
17. Favorite Impromptu/Extemp topic?
18. Favorite resolution that you’ve debated?
19. What’s on your getting ready playlist?
20. What’s in your speech bag?
21. Favorite suit?
22. Skirt or pants?
23. Hairstyle on tournament days?
24. Tie or bow tie?
25. Favorite tournament shoes?
26. Favorite coach you’ve ever had?
27. Favorite comment on a ballot?
28. Least favorite comment on a ballot?
29. Who do you usually stay in your hotel room with?
30. How many tournaments have you been to this year?
31. Night before a tournament routine?
32. Least favorite thing about your favorite event?
33. Favorite thing about your least favorite event?
34. How much do you eat at tournaments?
35. How much do you eat after tournaments?
36. Favorite tournament snack?
37. Favorite type of room to speak in?
38. Best compliment received?
39. Weirdest compliment received?
40. Favorite physical award you’ve received?
41. How many people are on your team?
42. Can you name everyone on your team?
43. Opinion on pantyhose?
44. If you could watch any round of something you aren’t entered in, what would it be?
45. After tournament attire?
46. Do you have any forensics crushes?
47. How early do you usually wake up for a tournament?
48. How many pieces have you done since when you first started?
49. One thing you wish you could do, but can’t, in forensics?
50. Favorite tournament weather?
51. Where do you write down your “coaching session” notes?
52. Have you ever gone over time?
53. Favorite line from a speech of yours?
54. Go-to example in Impromptu?
55. Favorite campus for a tournament?
56. Is your debate team more liberal or conservative?
57. How calm are you at tournaments?
58. How calm are you when you’re waiting for breaks to be posted?
59. Do you have any objects you wear/carry with you for good luck on tournament days?
60. Favorite part of awards?
61. Least favorite part of awards?
62. How much do you use your phone on tournament days?
63. Has a phone ever gone off in a middle of your round?
64. Farthest you’ve traveled for a tournament?
65. Shortest you’ve traveled for a tournament?
66. How many times do you practice a week?
67. Do you like doing research for speechies?
68. Would you rather have a black book or visual aids?
69. Most oddly sexual speech you’ve ever seen?
70. Longest debate you’ve witnessed?
71. Weirdest/Funniest resolution?
72. First or second speaker in parli?
73. Aff or Neg?
74. Tournament you’re most looking forward to?
75. Friend’s piece you’re most looking forward to seeing?
76. How many coaches are at your school?
77. Do people around you know the term Forensics (in terms of Speech & Debate)?
78. Best “confused about which forensics” story?
79. Best “so bad it was good” piece you’ve seen / heard of?
80. Post-tournament routine?
81. Favorite duo paring: guy/guy, guy/girl or girl/girl?
82. Has anyone else done your piece the same year you did it?
83. Best advice for novice speakers?
84. Why should people join Forensics?
85. Do you really shut off your phone before a round starts?
86. How often do you cry during tournaments?
87. Best reaction after seeing you broke?
88. Favorite round of finals?
89. What color are your nails for tournaments?
90. Tournament hair routine?
91. Tournament makeup routine?
92. Favorite tournament day breakfast?
93. Have you ever accidentally cursed during a round?
94. Song that reminds you of a tournament?
95. Favorite van ride games?
96. If your team had a motto, what would it be?
97. Gum or mints on tournament days?
98. How has forensics impacted your life?
99. Why did you join Forensics?
100. Are you glad you did?
Tbqh Beatrice and Benedick are the most delightful characters in all of Shakespeare. Not only are they *hilarious*, but in true Shakespeare fashion, they are also immensely kind and loving with developed pasts and amazing chemistry. But at the same time, they also aren’t push-overs and can power-team their way to success. For better or worse, they don’t take any shit from anybody or each other, but there is still a ton of trust and love between them.
And what’s better is that their relationship is so solidly built on friendship and compatability, that they are fabulously flexible in however you interpret them. Want a Elizabeth/Darcy enemies-to-lovers story? Check. Ex’s with a past who still love each other but have since grown up? Check. Freaking two hella gay kids using each other as beards bc they’re platonic soulmates who could grow old together anyways? Check check check.
Basically, Shakespeare created the ultimate #goals relationship & I will never really get over it.