That's always the hardest part of the semester.. memorizing paragraphs and getting graded on conjugation and pronunciation is bad enough, but then he decides to ask us questions. So I had to have a conversation with him in Arabic, trying to think as quickly as possible.
I did alright, as well as I could have hoped for, at least!
Unfortunately, for awhile, I had a habit of mixing up the feminine and masculine forms of verbs. One starts with a ي and the other with a ت. I mixed them up until I realized that the feminine has dots on top (like a woman) and the masculine has dots hanging below (like a man). It's a bit crude, but you won't ever forget which way they go!