https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.

Practice your Italian with past official exams

After finishing the Italian tree and the reverse one on Duolingo, I start to challenge myself a bit with the real exams. I think it's better for you to get used to how they work. As I know, CELI and PLIDA are the most common Italian tests (Further detail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages#Equivalences_of_common_tests_to_CEFR_levels).

Here are two resources:

1/ http://www.plida.it/plida/certificazione/prove-desame.html

2/ http://celi-certificato.blogspot.com

Of course, there's a lot to learn for these exams but you will be surprised to learn how well Duolingo may prepare you :) I found the answer to this one "Posso richiamarti più tardi? Sto ... uscire." (per) and "Hai già finito ... preparare la cena?" (di) quite easily because Duo already introduced these sentences to me. (These are extracted from test level C1)

May 9, 2014

29 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.

ah cool I will check it out :)

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

I liked it, but was shocked to find, I found level 1 extremely hard. I got 88 / 100 but most of that was 'educated' guess-work, even though I roughly understood most of the sentences. So I didn't even try the next level! :(

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.

Hi Julia, do these tests focus solely on reading comprehension? I only see the filling gap test

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JuliaBellaItalia

Some of them have listening portions, too.

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

C1 !!! I understand what that means in CEFR terms. It's pretty close to fluency. If I can manage B1 or 2 I'll be more than happy, and most of that will have come from DL!

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.

Yeah and maybe Duo will extend the tree to introduce us more vocabulary in the future :D

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LinguaFranca101

Thanks a lot! great resource. Although there's no need for me to take actual tests, it's a nice way to track / evaluate my level.

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JuliaBellaItalia

Thank you so much! These are wonderful resources!

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/flameshaping

Hello Quynh-Trang,

Why would you want to take an exam? I'm just wondering because my main goal is to be able to communicate in Italy (not pass a test).

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Elen-ka

Taking exam is a great motivation! I did DAPLE exam for Portuguese (also equivalent of C1) and it helped me to structure my knowledge. Thanks a lot for sharing these resources. I am thinking about taking Italian exam in September and this stuff is very useful!

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.

My main goal is to be able to communicate in that language too. But I intend to study abroad, so I need to take the exam :)

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6

Taking the exam is good, even if your main goal is to communicate and not pass tests, because it helps you learn to speak the language with proper grammar. It draws your attention to the finer points of the language.

May 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/r641

Hello Quynh-Trang,

What program are you planning to purse? I have been thinking of doing my Masters in Italy but nothing concrete at my end yet.

Btw, Thanks for sharing!

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.

Yeah either master or short language/cultural learning course

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/r641

thats great :)

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/goldy1992

Thanks :-) I'll be trying this when I finish my Italian tree; that will be a while thought because Italian is really difficult :-(

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lives_with_Roses

haha don't worry it gets easier!

May 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/alexander490

Did you only study Italian on Duolingo, or also in school/university?

May 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
May 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/alexander490

Very impressive. Maybe I will learn much with Duolingo too.

May 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuBG13

Amazing, I need to pass the CELI the next year and this will help me a lot. Thank you!

May 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.

What level do you aim to take?

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuBG13

As far as I know, I need to pass the CELI due. But I'm not sure yet. Have you taken one of the exams?

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.

CELI is not available in my country yet. There will be a PLIDA test in November but it's in Hanoi only, I am not sure if I am able to arrange my work to go there :(

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuBG13

Credo che lo stesso succede a me! The PLIDA is available here, but I was told I need the CELI. That's why I'm trying to get a scolarship, so that I can take a few language courses in Italy and then take the test there.

I hope you can take the PLIDA this year! Are you planning to visit Italy soon?

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.

They only accept CELI for scholarships? Really? Good luck with your test then

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuBG13

No, I'd like a scolarship so I can travel there and take the CELI, which will help me to get an scolarship for a Laurea Magistrale xD. I know it sounds weird jaja.

But thanks! Good luck in the PLIDA, I hope you achieve to take it in November :)

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/IanMaret

Thanks very much for this!

May 12, 2014
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