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Correct me if I am wrong, but...(Spanish)

bjfritz
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I just finished the tree again at level 21 after a number of months of absence. I found that the format in learning Spanish from English has changed. Now there are two new 'questions' ... one is matching pairs and the other is matching a word given three choices. Both are unbelievably easy and take away from the quiz at hand. Just now in 'conditional perfect', the matching/pairing items were at least one third of the quiz and mainly unrelated to 'conditional perfect'. In the past, it was quite challenging to pass many of the verb tense quizzes; now its a cinch. So my question is: do any of you feel that it is way easier now with so many 'throw away' vocab questions (idea-idea, action-acción, pasta-pasta, etc etc). I do love doing the tree again after an absence and appreciate that Duolingo has me do it at a more difficult level, but I am feeling that the quick vocab match/pair thing is just a lot of fluff and belongs in a separate quiz category. Appreciate others' perspective on this. Thanks!

3 years ago

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/zaqsert
zaqsert
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I agree. The new question types are too easy. And they get in the way of learning verb tenses.

On the other hand, I can see how they would want try introducing easier questions. A lot of people quit without finishing. Maybe fewer people will quit with these changes in place.

But I prefer the older system. Maybe Duolingo could set up two tracks, an easy track for those who want it and a more challenging track for serious learners.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bjfritz
bjfritz
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Yes, that was my thought too. The 'grading' system with no hearts to lose and being able to pass no matter how many wrong anwsers suggests a goal of making it easier for people. Thanks for yr comment! I used to go thru the verb tenses for drill but now it isn't worth my time. I have no incentive to reach the next level now because it would be super easy with no real growth in knowledge. Thank you for your comment!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/espofleet
espofleet
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Yes. Going one level up it does not make any difference. They do not add new words.

3 years ago