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When I was in Elementary School we had an event for our French class where we basically hung out in the gymnasium for a good few hours doing random activities, in French of course. During that time we had opportunities to gain points to use later. While I was walking around the hallway with a teacher nearby I burped and excused myself in French. She was very surprised and awarded me a good number of points for that. I'm not necessarily saying YDI, but you should have been in a mindset to respond accordingly during the assessment.
I agree with #51, except a simple "Perdón" would've been fine. And to OP- That sucks; Spanish teachers can be really strict about speaking only in Spanish. I know my teacher gets like that sometimes. I hope you still got a good grade overall on your assessment. :)
All this yawn talk has my eyes watering. Fun little experiment: Next time you are in a room of people (maybe even your crush), take the time to yawn and watch others around the room for reaction. If they yawn, it means they were watching you enough to need to imitate your yawn.
So yawning is a mistake now? It's not like you can control your yawns or anything. Also, considering OP probably said "excuse me" literally thousands of times in their life, it's not that hard to see how it could have happened as an instinct, without even thinking about it.
It's been shown that yawning actually helps you to focus, so when you yawn in a class or during a presentation or something, it isn't because you are bored, it's because you are tired and trying to pay attention. So yawning should be thought of as a complement, not a rude gesture because it means the person is trying to pay attention to what you're saying :)
That's kind of messed up. If you were making general conversation I could see it, but jeez, FYL for having manners!
#4- It's not messed up at all. Before you go into a speaking exam, you are usually warned multiple times to not say anything in English. OP should've said "lo siento," which is level 1 Spanish. But, he's probably not going to lose too much points, because it's only one sentence OP messed up.
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I do believe you deserved it. You were in the middle of an assessment, so you should have said "excuse me" in Spanish. Anyone would have lost points for saying it in English while having their Spanish tested.
When you are at a high enough level with another language, things that you would often expect to be done automatically in your first language are often done in your second. My first language is English. But, i often have bilingual dreams, excuse myself in my second language, or even just forget who speaks what language around me (i live in a bilingual community, but not everyone speaks both languages where i live... So it's easy to forget).