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I have conquered the German skill tree !!!!

I am so happy !!!!!!! Ich habe es wieder geschafft !!!!! My gold owl is back again and all my skills are golden :D I am at the moment on 47% fluency and I believe with a little bit of more practice I will get it on 50% ( which is max , I believe). My next goal is to keep this tree golden and to go back to doing reverse tree, which I stopped because I got this new tree :D

It says that I have learned 1924 Words while doing this tree. Does anyone know what amount of words would be sufficient for B2 Niveau ? :D

November 7, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OneAndOnlyJosh

Congratulations!!!

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Danke sehr :D

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Norrius

Glückwunsch!

This blogpost estimates the vocabulary of 3500 words for B1. I don't know what they count as a word, but note that your 1924 words include different forms of the same word (e.g. Familie and Familien).

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Danke !!! Ooh, then for B2 would be around 5000 probably. Well, I have less then 3500 but I still managed to pass Goethe B1 Test really easy. I did online Test and checked my answers and I am definitely B1 right now.

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tavi_s

You can't take the Goethe B1 test online. You have to attend a test centre, especially as the full test involves speaking. You might be thinking of an online quiz or estimator that the Goethe Institute offers. This type of quiz only gives you an indication of what level you might want to test for. And it doesn't test your speaking skills like a proper B1 test would - it's likely only a grammar test.

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

You are wrong. I am not talking about quiz or something, I am talking about real Test. Here is a link to prove you can do it : https://www.goethe.de/de/spr/kup/prf/prf/gzb1.html

I know that if you would want to get a real certificate you would need to pay money and go to Institute and do the Test. But if you just want to Test your knowledge level you can do it online. There are materials and example tests for every level. A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 plus two more. When I was doing my A1 level I also payed and did it on Institute and Test which I was given was like 85% same like those materials which they posted online. So those example tests which are posted on their site are quite a good indicator on which level you belong. After every Test they give correct answers so you can check it and you can even see how the speaking part would look like because they have videos posted as well. So, if you can do the Test and you can do that speaking part easy ( you know if you can or if you can't) then those materials are pretty good indicators of your german knowledge.

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tavi_s

Yes, like I said, that is not a real test. It is just an indication, and not a full one. You can examine your passive language abilities (reading and listening) and compare them to the answers. But it doesn't assess your spoken and written German. This is what the real test is for - it is about more than just getting a "real certificate".

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

I am starting to believe you are just making fun here. As I previously said these practicing materials are EXACTLY THE SAME as the tests which you get on the real exam at Goethe. I know, because I did the real exam on Goethe already.

After you are done with listening and reading and checked your answers on site you can do the writing part and let someone check it for you (who is better at german then you, preferably native german). And then you can watch video of how you need to speak and just try to answer the questions asked yourself. I mean, WTF , you are not stupid. You can realize if you are capable to answer those questions in real or not. And in writing part , when they say write 80 words on this topic, or write an e-mail. You can check yourself if you are capable to write that.

So yes, it is a REAL TEST and IT IS FULL ONE.

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heschmat

Congrats, where did you take the test? Online? Could you please give me the link for taking the test?

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Thank you. Here is the link : https://www.goethe.de/de/spr/kup/prf/prf/gzb1.html On the left side you can see levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 and two more. You can just click on the one which you would like to do. After you chose which one you would like to do , you will also be able to see a video how "Speaking" part of the exam looks like. It is quite easy ;) Let us know what level you are ;) hehe and good luck :D

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heschmat

Thanks SamijaH, :-)
I'd definitely take the test. About 10 days ago I took a test on Deutsche Welle at the level of B1, scored 82%. I didn't try B2 though. I'm preparing myself for B2 level, in a month I'd take the test for B2 and definitely would let you know :-)

Keep up the good work :-)

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Thank you and good luck. I am also progressing towards B2. Hope we get to that level soon :D Take care ;)

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LittleJamieM

Sorry I just would like to know how much time did it take you to finish the german tree completely? thanks just want to gage the time it will take me

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/heschmat

Hey, a rough answer would be how much time are you going to spend. But the question you are asking is a BAD question, why do you want to finish the tree? My guess is that you'd like to have a nice command in German language, right? If that's the case - and if you have no familiarity with German - then I'd suggest take your time, don't rush it. If you finish the tree in a year, that's good.
This way, you'll have a good knowledge of German. You can absorb what you've learned. And you can be proud of yourself. Believe me, I've seen many people here who not only finished the German tree but are at +20 level but really don't know the language.

I suggest you to re-do from early on and don't learn too many new materials daily - of course, only you can know what too-many is for you. If you want to spend more time daily to learn German, there are good free materials on Deutsche Welle's website, the good thing is that you can at the same time practice your listening ability and speaking too, because the materials are conversation based.

Alles Gute, Heschmat

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LittleJamieM

Ok thanks for the advice (and the answer) you've both got my lingots

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

I have to agree with what heschmat said in his reply. For me it took a little bit more then half a year to finish the tree. But I also used many other resources and I did not study every day. And I spent a lot of time just making my tree golden before I would go on to the next skill.

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miauhse

i have finished my tree also, but i think that my german is not good anyway :D I'm affraid to speak with people and so :D

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Congratulations !!!!!! Yeah, I can understand you. One month ago I felt exactly the same like you. I mean, I know my german is not perfect, but it is pretty good for normal simple conversations. And if you finished this tree and if you are around level B1 as well, I am sure you can too. One month ago I was afraid when people would ask me something on the street (on german , because I moved to Germany few months ago - without knowing any german :P ) and then I decided that if I don't start communicating I will be always afraid. Then, I just went out and got myself a mini job (few hours a week) which would force me to speak with people. In the beginning I wasn't talking much at all, I would be only saying "Okay" and did the job which I was asked to (I understand german good :P ) but now, after just 1 month of being sorounded by people who actually talk to me from time to time, I started talking as well. Of course I make some silly mistakes, but no one makes fun of that. So you shouldn't be afraid either. If you make a mistake, no one cares. Seriously, people just ignore it and keep talking to you like you said everything correct :P

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miauhse

yes, i need mini job too, because i'm so bored sitting at home all the time, but nobody wont hire me or i'm just not good in searching job i don't know. Keine Ahnung :D

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

This is the site which I used to read job offers every day : http://jobboerse.arbeitsagentur.de/

Try it out, maybe you will find something for you.I can understand you, when I had to be all the time in the house, I was going crazy. In which town are you? Maybe we are close by :D hehe

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miauhse

in Bonn, and you ? :)

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Oooh that is like 2.5h away from me ( with a car and no traffic) . I am little bit more south :D hehe

November 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tallawesome

ICH BIN EIN WEISSTAFEL!!!!

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

o.O :D

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gatiquo

Wunderbar!

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Genau :P :D

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ROHAIL_OMG

Congrats!

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Thank you !!!!!

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FiddlingFox

Congrat-u-lations to you Congrat-u-lations to you Congrat-u-lations dear SamijaH Congrat-u-lations to you!!! =)

November 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamijaH.

Heheheh danke CLINQUIST !!!! :D Danke sehr xD

November 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kmsfacundo1

ez nuts

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kmsfacundo1

dez nuts

November 7, 2015
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