Reading - Pretty easy pretty quickly huh - Like you can understand most stories on Le Monde / French messageboards with a little effort.
Speaking - Not incredibly difficult, I mean if you use sufficient substitution of phrases...If you can't say one thing, choose another way of saying it...bit trickier than the reading bit but hey ho.
Comprehension -Fucking Fucking hell. I think I can lock myself in a tiny cupboard for several years with nothing but French dialogue and translations and still understand about 1 sentence every 10 minutes of an average French conversation.
[shrug + "puh" noise]