How many elephants drink milk?
I have no idea, but it’s a question I’ve asked several times this morning, whilst completing my daily Spanish practice. I’ve already done the section on animals, the food and drink chapter and am now working on questions. I suppose with such limited vocabulary it’s difficult to come up with a wide range of relatively sensible sentences.
A few weeks ago I came across an article about making better use of the odd five minutes here and there, one suggestion being to learn a new language by means of a free app. It sounded interesting so I followed the link to Duolingo and having just returned from South America, learning a few words of Spanish seemed quite a useful skill to acquire.
I’ve now got 174 words of Spanish and am enjoying the daily five minute routine. The program is clever, can be accessed from my phone, my tablet or my PC (no excuses!) and the methodology impressive: all learning styles catered for, it’s age-appropriate and amusing. Achievement is rewarded with lingots which can be exchanged for additional challenges or vocabulary: one such add on is “pick up lines”
In the meantime, I’ll just have to make do with
¿cuántos elefantes beber leche?