Timed Practice

I bought the Timed Practice in the shop for 10 lingots. But I don't know how to use it. Can someone help me???

December 26, 2013


If you are using this format, click the Strengthen Skill button.
If you are using the other format, there are a few ways to use this feature.
1) Click the blue Lesson Practice button (locate in about the same place as the other format)
2) Click Vocabulary and then click the blue Practice weakest words button
(the above two options to exactly the same thing, practice your overall weakest words)
3) Click any Skill (from the home page) and click the Practice Skill button (below the lesson notebooks, right hand side). This will allow you to practice vocabulary words that appear in that skill only.

December 26, 2013

Thanks for the detailed explanation, I found it on the desktop site (it looks like your screenshot). However I am unable to find it on the app - is there no way to use timed practice on mobile?

November 17, 2014

Unfortunately, it is only avaliable on the website.

November 17, 2014

How comes you have so many lingots? Is there a special knack at earning lingots?

October 1, 2015

If you find Wikipedia articles that are NOT NOT NOT already existing/translated in the other language (see the left bar on Wikipedia), post them to the Immersion part, and every time anyone upvotes them it'll give you a lingot. I've earned like 1,000 lingots that way and am currently at 1,769. I've posted to/from French, German, and Spanish.

Also do the Double or Nothing challenges, and make sure you keep up with them. A. That helps keep you accountable because you stand to lose 5 lingots each time you lose your streak, but B. it helps you keep up your streak which ALSO gives you your streak-days divided by 10 every time you hit a new mark. So it's a win-win! (as long as you don't ruin your streak)

November 3, 2015

Wow... You speak English, French, Spanish, Indian, Italian, Scandinavian, Brazilian (Is that a language???!!!), Japanese, Ukrainian and Turkish. Not to mention your 562 day streak! How?

July 18, 2016

LOL, I don't "speak" hardly any of those (by my own personal high standards). I have studied bits and pieces here on DuoLingo, as well as done a German major and French minor at university, along with lots of practice chatting in Spanish with the Dominican janitor at our office, but beyond that barely any.

You ought to check out the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which provides a pretty nice sliding "spectrum" on which you can place proficiency level: A1->A2 --> B1->B2 --> C1->C2.

I would call my German C1 (although a native speaker once called me clearly, way better than C1, so C2, but if anything I'd say B2 would be), French somewhere between B1 and B2, and Spanish somewhere between A2-B1. Only Polish, Italian, or Irish would I even consider are worthy of A1 proficiency status, as most are barely along at all.

Just remember: I LOVE learning foreign languages in general, so to/for me it's just a hobby. Point being, it might appear impressive, but there's a lot not captured by those flags and streak-length icons you see ;-)

July 18, 2016

I cant speak any of the languages I have on my list that ive studied on duolingo except I can speak spanish pretty well XD once I finish all the romance language (almost done) then ill study them all so much that ill be able to speak most of them a little bit at least :) good job with your work!

December 18, 2016

Wait you have a hobby!?

January 3, 2018

You should study each seriously, like maybe get each one up to 10 one by one and hold them there so you're okay at pretty much everything and then become a translator or something.

July 19, 2016

I'm probably B1 in Spanish (is that a good start going into freshman year at high school?) and A1 or less at French, since I started learning that here yesterday.

July 19, 2016

Wait... you go to university?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

November 11, 2017

LMAO it’s NOT Brazilian, it’s Brazilian Portuguese. The same way that English in Duolingo has the American flag. Brazilians speak Portuguese.

May 7, 2019

Oh... and German. Sorry

July 20, 2016

Have two lingots. Your stupidity just made my day.

September 25, 2016

I don't think he cares

July 20, 2016

look it up. there is 1

May 17, 2017


June 8, 2019

It's day streak :)

May 6, 2016

Thank you sooo much

September 19, 2015

THANKS A LOT! ¡Gracias!

November 18, 2014

ahhhhh nice mouse

December 18, 2014


June 4, 2016

Is there a way to access this on the Android/iPhone/iPad application?

June 18, 2017

How did you get the grass background? at the bottom of your screen?

December 18, 2016

Lingot hack?

March 7, 2016


July 18, 2016

What I like about Duolingo is that you cannot buy lingots. You have to earn them. By giving useful comments, you can earn them. As you progress in a language, you can earn lingots (i,e leveling up in XP).

June 18, 2017

PLEEEEEAAAASE help me. I want to use my Timed Practice. Otherwise its just a waste of lingots.

December 26, 2013

If you are currently on a version that looks different from the image above then click on 'lesson practice'. Let us know if this helps and answers your question :)

December 27, 2013

Plus let's all be clear this doesn't work on the mobile app

October 8, 2017


June 13, 2014

I don't know how to use either

November 18, 2014

Thanks Wazzie!

September 22, 2017

I have the same problem here. Just started 11 days ago.

May 2, 2019

Only works on the website when it's in desktop mode/desktop view. You can use any device to see it on your browser though. If you need help, let me know the browser and device you are using (iPhone, android, ... safari/edge/chrome, etc.)

May 7, 2019

The Duolingo UI team definitely need to make this more clear. This question is a year old!

December 10, 2015

is there any limit as to how many times we can actually use the timed practice?

November 25, 2016

No. You can practice as much as you want. It is unlimited for 10 lingots.

January 22, 2017

Hello there. You have to go on a strengthening gameplay. Not regular gameplay.

January 27, 2018

If you look under daily goal, there will be a button that says "Practice". Click that, and it should come up with"Practice without timer" or "Practice with Timer".

November 10, 2018

It doubles your xp when you test out of a skill try it! it works great

December 13, 2018

yup anyone try this

December 13, 2018

I did and I got 200 XP

December 22, 2018

Yeah, just click on the "strengthen skills" and click on timed practice

September 10, 2015

Yes! after you click the strengthen skill button, click the start timed practice button. this will take you to the timed practice, where you have to tipe the correct words as fast as you can before the clok says 00:00!

April 20, 2016

Fine but this doesn't work on mobile right?

October 8, 2017

use browser, switch to desktop view.

October 8, 2018

Timed practice seems to be the only option now on my droid and I really don't like it. It's stressful and prevents me from really being able to think about my answers

June 20, 2017

Yeah, the Strengthen Skills button also disappeared on the main page of my Android app. I just click each lesson and access it from there.

July 5, 2017

it will appear when you click "strengthen skills".

November 29, 2017

how do you take off the option to do a time practice because when I hit enter it automatically goes to timed practice and I don't want to be timed right now.

April 5, 2018

What is it used for? I need help

January 3, 2019

hallo there. how many and which skills are of A1, also for A2, also for B1 ? thank you

March 31, 2019

It doesn't work that way. What you should do is search your language and test CEFR (or similar). For Hebrew it's easy to place yourself in the Israeli version

It was very accurate, it said I was Alef ++ (A++/A2) and gave particulars as to where it thought I was in terms of what I had already learnt. I'm through a third of the Hebrew course here. I can't say how well the other online tests are however. If you find one that works in your language, maybe you can post it here.

May 7, 2019

This is what it said, btw, for Alef ++ , in my results email:

You are most definitely an Aleph++ student, you have learned the present tense and know the basics of the past tense. We recommend doing the Aleph++ course, where you will learn the entire past tense, modal verbs, preposition conjugation and much more. At the end of the Aleph++ course you will be ready for the Bet level, where the future tense is learned.

May 7, 2019

Seriously, same thing! I have no idea what to do next.

May 21, 2019

Just to say that the Android app now has the option to do timed practice if you want to. On my phone it looks like a weightlifting icon in blue. It's optional. I don't use it daily, but it's fun to do if you have mastered a level.

July 4, 2019

My bad, by mistake I clicked on the Timed Practice Button... I just lost 10 Lingots...because I don't care about time practice

August 2, 2014

Try it, doofus

July 18, 2016

I couldn't figure this out's not very intuitive!

February 18, 2015

I am helpful

September 10, 2015

give me ligots so i can win for my class

May 6, 2016

plz give meh lingots will help a lot

September 9, 2016
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