https://www.duolingo.com/ragzter

Suddenly only five exercises per lesson? (update: and finished lessons that I haven't taken)

Today I noticed that I only have five exercises per lesson (even sometimes when I strengthen skills). This was the case for all "Medical" lessons and now when I just started "Verbs: Imperative" it's the same there as well. Is this a bug? Because it's extremely easy to pass the lessons on the first attempt now and I don't think such few lessons is enough for learning.

Update: Now when I just finished "Verbs: Imperative" and "Education" I'm about to start "Verbs: Modal" but according to duolingo two lessons are already completed! (I had no access to "Verbs: Modal" before so how can I possible have finished lessons there without having access to them?)

Update 2: My lessons seems to have 20 exercises again, hooray!

Update 3: Encountered a few more lessons with fewer exercises (including a few with just 5 exercises).

July 26, 2014

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/bucketofrhymes

The same thing's happening to me. And the questions are all of the translate-French-to-English variety. I don't get questions anymore that ask me to translate from English to French.

July 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ragzter

I have 20 exercises per lesson again, I hope it will resolve for you as well. However, you're right and I hadn't noticed that there has been a lot of French-to-English lately. Maybe this is intentional though? Maybe they want us to learn French-to-English first and then (when strengthening for example) they make it more difficult by having it the other way around.

July 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bucketofrhymes

I'm back to the normal number of exercises again, as well. They're still predominately French-to-English, but that would make sense if it's a learning strategy. (EDIT: my English-to French exercises are back again, too.)

July 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/dfwgator

Same here. And it actually allowed me to finish my French Tree, but I feel somewhat cheated.

July 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ragzter

Same here, I finished my french tree yesterday, partially due to this bug! I did set this week as a deadline for the french tree though, so I think I could've finished it regardless — albeit slower. However, we can still strengthen our skills in order to make sure that we learn them properly. Good job finishing all french lessons! :-)

July 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhynn

I'm having the same problem! Just now finished a lesson with only five exercises. The amount of exercises per lesson seems to vary... I've counted 5, 10, 15, 17, 18... 20 is rare today!

July 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ragzter

Although it went back to 20 exercises for me, I've encountered some more lessons with fewer exercises (including a few with just 5 exercises), so it still seems to vary for me as well.

July 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/knittingirl

I actually had the exact same problem with Modal Verbs a few weeks ago, but I did the two "completed" units anyway and thought I'd seen most of the sentences before in earlier units. So that might be the reason for that part. However, I haven't had the problem with 5 sentences per lesson, as I use mostly the app.

July 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ragzter

I guess that one possibility is that Modal Verbs were available at an earlier stage before on duolingo and that we maybe already did those lessons (which back then could've had a different label possibly) without remembering.

July 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/valleygirl69

You've probably discovered that there is another thread on this issue- the short lessons. I just saw yours.

Here's the link to that thread. (It does not address the issue of being told that you'd already completed lessons, however. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3879427

There I posted something about my experience, having been alerted to the um... consternation of others. B/c I also got 5 questions..... below is copy of my comment there.


I have a "report from the front" that may help explain (partly) what is going on.

As I said in an earlier comment, I went through French passe compose lessons yesterday. Only five questions each, all French to English translations.

I just redid lesson 2 and lesson 3. All questions were again asking for French to English translations.

Lesson 2 again had 5 questions, but none were the same as the ones I got when I first did the lesson.

Lesson 3, again, at first attempt, also had 5 questions. The first two questions were different from the ones when I first did the lesson. I quit the lesson b/c I missed the second question. And, then I "redid" it again. This time, there were 10 questions! And none of the questions were the same as when I originally did the lesson at first attempt, moving through the tree. And, the 10 questions also did not repeat the two I got when I first "redid" lesson 3.

So, hmmmm.... seems that Duo is up to something. There's something happening here What it is ain't exactly clear. ~ But, it might turn out to be okay.

July 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kassandra8286

Ha, I came here to see if this was some new thing. Yesterday everything was normal. This morning I refreshed two skills and they each had only about 10 questions. Maybe less, I actually didn't count - I was so surprised when the lesson was done - I looked at the bar and saw how short it was, and I'm like, "what"?? Evidently this is a bug, not a feature?

I'll check back later and see anything's changed.

July 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ragzter

It's still varying for me, and I've finished 10 skills so far today, it feels a bit wrong, because usually I don't get this much done, haha. I also hope it's just a bug and I can't see any reason why it wouldn't be.

July 26, 2014
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