I’ve got to challenge 3 of level 2 and Aran’s email today asked me to go back through the listening exercises in reverse order, all the way back to the second one - and then come to the forum to share how I found it.
I might not have bothered posting about it, to be honest, except I wonder what I was supposed to find. The earlier listening exercises are easier than they were back when they were new to me, but I still can’t follow the sentences even in exercise 2. I recognise most or all of the words as I hear them, but there isn’t time to mentally translate a sentence before the next one starts. Should I be able to follow the conversation at this point?
I had assumed not, but when I searched the forum to see if there’s a general topic about this, I saw a post from someone at the exact point I’m at, saying they could easily follow the conversation in exercise 2. I’ve been listening to the exercises as instructed and also Radio Cymru’s Pigion podcast for extra material most days.
Should I be concerned that I can’t follow a sentence yet? Is there something more I can try doing to get up to speed?