Is gold crown level easier than the 5th?
I noticed that when you level up the crown in a skill it becomes harder through more writing without hints and no minor mistakes allowed instead of multiple choice etc., but this stops with level 5 because at the final gold level it looks to me that the difficulty is a kind of mixture of the previous 5 levels. Is this just my paranoia or real?
Edit: wrote "gold" level instead of 5
Update: gold level fades away after some days, so you can have the lessons again!
No, it's real.
Are there actually level 5 lessons? When I last completed level 4 of a skill, the skill became gold and indicated level 5. But I saw no lessons on level 5 - level 4 was the last level with actual lessons and the harder (though sadly much reduced) learning content.
If you're talking about the level 5 practice level, most of the questions are very easy (multiple-choice, choosing words from a word bank etc....) and are really lower-level questions.
You're lucky if you get 2 questions where you really have to think and write the correct answer (unassisted) in the language you're learning.
L5 lessons are a big step up from L4 lessons - much more actual writing from scratch in the target language.
The gold-skill practice, though, is a mix from L1 to 5. To my mind, this is a good thing - because you're practicing a skill that may well have gone a bit rusty. Start by nudging and poking it back into life, then build it up before giving it a short-but-sharp proper workout.
If you want to make the gold-skill practice harder, buy the "timed practice" from the shop. Best handful of lingots you can spend, especially past the first checkpoint or two. Get to the end of a higher-level skill's practice against the clock, without running out of time, and you know you're GOOD.