Off To London And TOPIK
The time is nigh. Soon I will depart for London and on Saturday I will be one of many taking the 55th TOPIK exam. Soon I will have an impartial verdict on my progress in learning Korean. I am both excited and terrified. Regardless, though, I will enjoy a weekend trip to London.
55th TOPIK Participation
As I shared a few months ago, I’ll be taking TOPIK. On Saturday 18 September the 55th TOPIK will be organized in London. I will be among many Korean learners who will take the test. If my efforts have not been in vain and the Fates smile upon me I will succeed. The remaining hours between now and the exam I will of course spend doing nothing else, but prepare for the exam. I will mainly use that time focussing on practicing the listening part of TOPIK which I think will be the most challenging for me.
To practice for my listening exam, I will extensively use the book given to me by my Korean friend’s mother: TOPIK MASTER – TOPIK I, published by Darakwon. This book is mostly a collection of mock TOPIK exams. Therefore it is a great way to get used to the format of the exam. So it is also great to practice taking it. Tomorrow I’ll be doing nothing but practicing the listening section.
I am confident that my current grammar and passive vocabulary skills will suffice for the the reading section of the test. Nonetheless the listening section will still allow me to consolidate vocabulary and grammar.
London, My Fair Lady
As mentioned, the test will take place in London. Because it is a bit silly to go to London just for the test, I decided to combine it with a little weekend trip. It had been too long since last I left Belgium so, as you can imagine, I am quite looking forward to my little trip. I will be going by airplane because somehow that was cheaper than going by train.
I’m planning to take my laptop with me, but I’m unsure whether I’ll be writing any blog posts during my stay in London. However, I do plan to write on my Korean blog about my trip in London. I’m going to combine the pleasant with the necessary, though writing in Korean is also pleasant in its own way.
However, I currently haven’t made a lot of plans. The only thing I really want to do is go to bookstores and see what I Korean textbooks London bookstores have to offer. Besides that, though, I haven’t planned a lot. So if you have any suggestion what I really ought to visit, please let me know. Whether it is your favorite bar, store or quaint little spot in London, just leave it in the comment. Who knows, maybe you’ll make my weekend trip memorable.