MorkTheFiddle wrote:Never having taken one of these exams at any level in any language, my question may be ignorant, but I'm wondering whether there are practice exams and whether you took one.
A spellbinding journal, by the way. Thanks for sharing your journey.
Thanks for reading. I have a very good prep book with two mock exams for the Goethe C2, but, in a regrettable act of folly, I only did the reading modules. I’ve seen similar books for the other level exams, and the Goethe Institut also has practice tests on their website. I don’t have any first-hand experience with other languages, but I’m guessing the more popular the language, the more materials there’ll be.
PeterMollenburg wrote:Hi AlOlaf !
I just caught up on your travel journal and your C2 German exam results. I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t pass this time around. Have another go, I say! Failing does not come without benefits provided you sit it again soon-ish with the lessons learned in mind. I’ve my French C2 coming up soon and my preparation has been awful-ish, I might find myself in good company, I’m thinking but I’ll still give it a red-hot go!
Your travel writing is thoroughly enjoyable, thank you for sharing! One thing in particular I found particularly intriguing, were your comments on the ingenuity apparent in times past. I must say, and this is a little conpiracy-like of me, but I’m certain we are getting drummed into us that we are apparently the smartest we’ve ever been, living in the most technologicially advanced time etc etc. Well, I’m convinced now, that people who lived hundreds and others, thousands of years back were no less intelligent than us today, and in many cases, I think they were smarter, they just didn’t have the advantages of a an interconnected world we have today. That is, a world in which if something is created on the other side of the world today, it’s shared with the rest of the world tomorrow (that’s simplifying it, of course). Anyway, AlOlaf, it’s great to read your log with the latest developments. Hold your head high, your accomplishments up to this point are worth a great deal of respect.
Hi, Mr. McPeas!
Your encouraging words have found a most grateful recipient, and I send you all the positive energy I can muster in support of your bid for the French C2. Some famous performing artist, I forget who, once said visualizing the audience in their underwear was conducive to generating the self-confidence necessary to deliver a bold and uninhibited show. I was thinking maybe this could be helpful to you. I had planned to imagine my exam administrator in his underwear, but I forgot, and you see where that got me.
I agree with you 100% about the people from yesteryear. They were some crafty, clever mofos, building cathedrals with hand tools, smelting alloys and whatnot.
However the exam turns out, you’ll be better off from having taken it. Give ‘em hell, mate!