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Studies: German, Swedish

 Message 9 of 28
25 October 2012 at 9:42pm | IP Logged 
I took the test in Swedish, which I started studying this September. I am not even
finished with my A1.2 course at a local folk school and this test placed me at B1. I left
many questions with the "don't know" option checked, so I did no guesswork.

I don't trust this :)
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Studies: Polish, Indonesian, Ojibwe

 Message 10 of 28
25 October 2012 at 9:46pm | IP Logged 
Majka wrote:

Just finished the German one, got 40 out of 40.

What do these two results say about me?

It says to take them with a grain of salt.

Some of these tests are fine for reading comprehension, but that's about it. There's a
lot more to knowing a language than reading.

For what it's worth, there are orthographic errors in the Spanish test, too.


Edited by hrhenry on 25 October 2012 at 9:46pm

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 Message 11 of 28
25 October 2012 at 11:32pm | IP Logged 
I got B2 in Italian.
(I would rate my Italian: perception C2, production A2).
And I don't even list Italian as a language I speak.
I learned it for 2 years, 10 years ago, and that's all.
I lost the interest in the language very quickly.

I skipped the Portuguese test because it's an European Portuguese test, and I speak Brazilian Portuguese. And in one of the first questions you have to choose between

Onde é que vão encontrar-se (Continental version) vs
Onde é que vão se encontrar (Brazilian version).

So, choosing a Brazilian answer will make you lose your points.

Edited by Medulin on 25 October 2012 at 11:37pm

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 Message 12 of 28
27 October 2012 at 9:18pm | IP Logged 
Hmm, it places my Polish at C2 (I answered 40 out of 40 correctly) and my Spanish at C1 (I only got 37 out of 40 right). I wish I wish I were really that advanced - I would place my Polish at B1 and my Spanish at B2, probably.

I also noticed the errors on the Spanish test. That kind of thing really annoys me, especially since such mistakes could be very confusing for beginners.

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Studies: Russian

 Message 13 of 28
27 October 2012 at 10:03pm | IP Logged 
The mystery of the Czech test is solved!
You don't get any points for questions Nr. 27 and 31.

As you can see, I was bored this evening :)

Otherwise, the Czech test is different from the others, there are no tricky questions, all of it is everyday speech. Even a first grader would get all of it right and that's why I was perplexed! I am very unsure about the highest level it really tests.

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 Message 14 of 28
27 October 2012 at 11:43pm | IP Logged 
I got B2 for Japanese. I regard myself as B2 any way so no surprise there :)

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 Message 15 of 28
28 October 2012 at 12:11am | IP Logged 
Majka, I think it might be more obsession than boredom. I'm a native Spanish speaker and
also got 38 out of 40, LOL!! I won't try to find the mistake. I'm just gonna use it as
the motivation I needed to read some good Spanish literature. Something I haven't done in
longer than I care to admit.
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 Message 16 of 28
31 October 2012 at 1:58am | IP Logged 
I found this one as well:

I got a B2 on the French test. I'm bordering on B2/C1 so I think it is pretty accurate.

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