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Reading exercises usually consist of texts, book excerpts or articles so you can dive in and explore Serbian through the written word. Every written text is followed by an audio file where you can listen to the same text. This can help you check your pronunciation or help you memorize certain vocabulary and phrases. If you feel like it, read the text out loud for yourself or your friends of record yourself and send it to us. We can give you feedback and suggestions! Speaking after reading activates different parts of the brain and can help you remember more about the topic and vocabulary.
Writing exercises consist of a variety of exercises connected to the content relevant to your chosen topic. They may include answering questions, formulating your own opinions or writing down your ideas, plans or solutions to possible problems. After writing things down, if you need an extra challenge, write more about the topics of interest and formulate opinions about topics relevant to you. You can also read your answers out loud or practice formulating your arguments out loud.
Listening exercises consist of video and audio materials. In all the videos you can hear native speakers, often from different parts of Ex-Yugoslavia, which gives you a variety of different dialects. The language spoken in videos is usually every day, raw Serbian, which might make it a bit more challenging to understand. For extra support, you always get a transcript of the video materials, which you can follow during watching or read it afterwards, to check your understanding. After watching a video, you will get different tasks in the form of questions which will help you formulate your opinions and arguments about given topics.
Speaking exercises are the most interesting ones for a great number of language learners. They are organized in discussion points that you can use with your (Serbian) friends, colleagues, fellow students. Or even on your own, if you enjoy talking to yourself (one of my favorite speaking activities!) After becoming familiar with the topic through activating three other aspects of the language, you will encounter speaking exercises where you will be asked to activate your knowledge (old and new) and formulate your thoughts, ideas, opinions and arguments orally. If you find it difficult to find a conversation partner, you can record your answers and send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to give you feedback.