Thanks for the help yet again! The direction/location thing particularly is a bit clearer for me now. I think you may have mentioned a preference for lernen over studieren a few pages back too. Thanks! It's an end of semester exam- so it's everything in Intro German A (minus listening/speaking, thankfully). The tests have actually all been quite easy so far, so hopefully the pattern repeats! Outside of class, I occasionally watch Inspector Rex (it's shown with subtitles, which kinda helps too), and we also get daily Deutsche-Welle news here (both are on SBS; free-to-air government multicultural broadcaster) which I watch when I get the chance. My textbook recommends quite a few movies to go watch (e.g. Der Tunnel, Good bye Lenin!) but I haven't actually got my hands on them yet (although we watched some excerpts in class). I have a cousin who's learning German as well, and she has an exchange student staying with her who I'll get to speak with when I see her next. But despite all this I would definitely say that I haven't been exposing myself to German things nearly enough.