I was pretty sure “What do you do during the weekends?” was what Examiner 1 asked. That’s one of the standard questions for that oral exam; pretty much free marks for grabs. I can’t say I was very well-prepared because I had a 1,000-word individual assignment plus a 12,000-word group assignment due the same day with 5 other classmates, in which only 3.5 of them were really active. But still. Weekends? I often play sports with my friends and practice the violin, among other things. Of course I’d study a lot if there’s an upcoming test. Then Examiner 1 would likely follow up and ask what sports I’m into. I would answer swimming and tennis. I prefer swimming because I don’t really like to sweat.
“What do you do during the weekends?”
“I often play video games alone.”
No, Vickie! Sports, friends, violin, study, swimming, tennis, sweat… remember?
“I, uh, often play video games…?”
Examiner 1 shot me an “are you for real” look.
Examiner 2 giggled.
Which is no biggie and just a language / preparation fail if I wasn’t telling the truth.
But I was. The actual things I do during all my weekends. Video games. Alone.