https://www.duolingo.com/TotodileXplosion

the lonely slot...

Duolingo really needs to add more bonus skills I understand they take a while to be made but still now that I have both skills I stare at my slot like "mr.lonely" so what ideas do you have for an extra bonus skill (...Also how do I use timed practice...?)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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I would be really excited if some day they offered skills like travel, Medical, and Emotions (which I believe another user has suggested that last one recently.)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dragonfly_888

A medical skill would be awesome! I second that one. :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lindakanga
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There is a discussion post I created - from when I spent a year in France. If anyone wants to get ideas of that, and set up a discussion post for other languages, I would be happy if you copy anything and add the appropriate modifications. I am also happy to assist you - and send the markdown code to you - to just modify as you like - if it speeds up the process at all.

I am discussing - as part of the French from Arabic team - to create a skill off this for that course. It is early days there yet, and there is of course lots of things that are absorbing focus there.

This list was set up as a reference when we were in France, and we got to test it out towards the end of our stay in France - when one of us were knocked of a bike - which required a couple of hospital stays - and while I tweaked it - I found it very useful. Although always things can be tweaked - and nothing is ever totally perfect.

Oh, I almost forgot to add the link here

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lindakanga
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And PS - if you find other posts - that you think I would be interested in - for other languages - please drop me a line :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TotodileXplosion

wait did a moderator just respond to one of my posts that was a opinion question?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Two of them did ;) Moderators are community participants, as well as moderators. ^_^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hunterd0721
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I hear that in addition to the "Flirting" and "Idioms" bonus skills, there is another one called "Christmas" only available around, you guessed it, Christmastime.

You first need to purchase the timed practice from the lingot store, and then you can use it whenever you want to strengthen your skills. I think you can only use it when you click that blue button that says "Strengthen skills" on the side and when you go into a specific skill and click "Strengthen [skill name]"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jason2328

Timed practice works when you practice past lessons. You will be given the option to do Practice with the clock, or not. Timed Practice give you 1XP per correct answer, and you can get up to 20 correct. So you get more XP using Timed Practice to practice previous lessons that you are familiar with if you can type that fast.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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I don't have any bonus skill ideas but I know how to use timed practice. :) Once you buy it, go to the home page to the strengthen skills or a specific skill and do the strengthen skills and you should have the Timed Practice option.

2 years ago
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