Monday, 23 May 2011

Sylfaen Exam

Beth yw'r gair Cymraeg am PANIC.


The longest three minutes of my life is approaching.  Fast.  Three minutes talking Welsh, in front of a bona fide Welsh speaker (rather than the forgiving dog I'm used to, who always wags her tail politely).  This Welsh speaker will listen to me - and worse, will then ask me questions.  I'm going to faint.  The oral is worth a weighty 50% of the total marks - to be recorded and assessed externally.  Oh joy.  Someone else will hear my umms and ahhs, the long silences, the "Dw i ddim yn gwybod" - repeated often, my nervous coughs, my weak guttural ch and my lazy r.

And to think I registered for the exam voluntarily.  Was I temporarily insane?  Will Wenglish work?  #fail.

3 comments:

Preseli Mags said...

No, you are not insane. Quite bloomin' brilliant to have taken to Welsh this well in such a short time. You'll be great. Pob lwc.

the veg artist said...

You have just brought back memories of oral Welsh 'O' level exams. Thanks for that!

Chris Stovell said...

Deep breath and you'll be away! Well done you!

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