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 Message 25 of 28
31 January 2014 at 12:16pm | IP Logged 
I just discovered this, and took the Russian test. I got B2, which is way above my actual level, I am rather A2 at least in active skills.

In the French test I got 37 out of 40, but I still cannot figure out where I made the mistakes.

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 Message 26 of 28
31 January 2014 at 1:33pm | IP Logged 
It gave me "Upper Intermediate (B2)" when I scored 32 for Japanese.

I think I might scrape a B1 for reading. The test seemed to be pretty simple stuff with
no complicated grammar or nasty surprises. (Maybe the JLPT has left me with a warped idea
of difficulty levels :-))

As they're obviously selling language-related products, I'd've thought they'd want to
grade you downwards rather than upwards. Or maybe they don't care and they're just
collecting email addresses?

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 Message 27 of 28
31 January 2014 at 6:19pm | IP Logged 
Elexi wrote:
if one worked through a few Practice Makes Perfect books you could answer those 40 grammar questions with ease but not have enough vocabulary to get past B1 in a CEFR exam.

Don't the French Practice Makes Perfect books include a lot of vocabulary? Or is the vocabulary covered infrequently used words, and therefore not so helpful?

I got a B1 by the way. Grammar has definitely not been my focus.

Edited by luke on 31 January 2014 at 6:20pm

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31 January 2014 at 7:35pm | IP Logged 
Yes - the PMP series contains a good block of frequently used words per unit - so in
that sense I am talking rubbish....

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