Today in Swedish class we did a test-run National Prov writing test (National Prov are tests at the end of each level to see if you can advance to the next class). We were given this article to read and then to write 300-600 words on our own ‘passion’/interest, and to also describe how an interest can affect a person’s life.
It was a big pain in the arse because the article is all about the author’s passion for football (soccer) and I was just like -yawn- Also it was difficult for me to come up with some interest I am PASSIONATE about. What follows is what I wrote, translated to English, with the un-corrected original Swedish version at the end, as always 😛
Thankfully I remembered in time my passion for music
(To see the greatness of MUSE’s Knights of Cydonia, here you go)
My passion for…
I have passion for music. But I am
very quite selective: I don’t love just any song. Music is an extremely powerful force in a way because it goes directly into your head through the ears. It ain’t easy to block out sound, as humans (what I mean is as opposed to seals that have ear flaps). A song can stay stuck in my head even if I absolutely do. not. like. the song. Music affects you without first begging pardon or asking “may I?” That’s why a crap song can make you irritated, and why a good song can fill you with energy and emotions.