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https://www.duolingo.com/charliehedley

I will conquer my Spanish tree by the end of this weekend!!

Almost there! I'm determined to finish my remaining 20 skills in the next couple of days! Do you think I can do it? :)

When you guys have finished your tree, what do you focus on doing, to keep improving your language?

COME ON! I CAN DO IT!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/in2spanish

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Good luck!! Have a Lingot.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/herekittykitty99

I've never taken the proficiency tests but Extra on youtube has helped me a lot because they are geared toward our level (just finished/finishing the tree) and they speak more slowly than spanish TV.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Agustin-

woot. Go for it! I think the next step would be listening to audio or watching movies to gain a bit of fluency. And looking deeper into rules, that never hurts.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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I also agree with the rules. studyspanish.com is a great place for that. You can also find helpful tips, Charles, on spanishdict.com.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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All right! You've been breezing through, so that should be easy!

I focused on keeping my skills golden, reviewing the skills that originally gave me trouble (the later verb lessons), and reviewing through Strengthen Skills generally. I've also been translating articles.

As for outside Duolingo, listening to Spanish music, watching dubbed or original langauge shows, and practicing by writing, speaking, etc. is always good.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/charliehedley

Thanks! Yeah I'll definitely keep up the revision over the summer in time for the start of my placement year working in Mexico. Can't wait! I'm sure I'll progress a lot more while I'm over there! Woohoo :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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You'll do great! Nothing like being surrounded by the language you want to speak!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MThoriqMalano
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Good luck! I'm also conquering my French tree as well since my Spanish tree has been conquered :3 Let's conquer the trees!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brione
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You still have 14 more levels that you can reach in Spanish. You do that by practicing your weak skills and keeping all of your tree skills golden all the time, as much as you can. But that alone won't give you the points you need to reach level 25, so you'll need to start translating articles from the Immersion section, if you haven't already.

Besides, some of the later Spanish skills like Modal Verbs, Subjunctive and so on are quite tough. Even though I completed my Spanish tree months ago and it is currently all Golden, I can't say that I know those skills in more than a cursory way. It would take a lot more practice.

I don't know how your tree looks but it's always useful to go back and review old skills to keep them current and Golden. To some extent, Duolingo seems to upgrade the old task to conform to your current level, so working through older skills at a higher level is more challenging as you move on.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/charliehedley

Thanks for the reply and for the advice! The subjunctive is not my strong point either hahaha

4 years ago

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YOU CAN DO IT! I have 19 skills left in my Spanish tree. But, I don't have a lot of time every day. I was thinking of slowly finishing it as usual, but after you said that, you make me want to finish the Spanish tree quickly :) I'm going to try...

might not get it in a few days but I'll try :) Come to think of it... there are around 60 skills in a tree, and if you finish 20 skills in let's say, 5 days, then in 2 weeks your skills would be finished. It took me 7 months (or around there) to get this far into the Spanish tree....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/laurahale

I have about 19 left myself. My goal is to finish by the end of June. It took me about a year of playing off and on to get to the midway point.

4 years ago