The Duolingo exam is gaining popularity, especially with people who are planning to move to another country. It’s true that this test, unlike most of the other options available, is more flexible, allowing you to take it from the comfort of your own home. Like with any exam, you will need to get familiar with the different types of tasks that you will be required to take, in this Podcast, I will provide an insight into the kind of tasks you will need to prepare for.As far as computer-based tests go, the more questions you answer correctly, the more complex the test becomes. That is a notable feature designed to ward off those who dismiss this test as too easy or not a heavyweight contender to its competitors.
This edition is based on Dictation which is something you will have to do for your exam. This part of the test is twofold, focussing on both listening skills and spelling skills. In the real test, you can hear each segment up to three times. Listen carefully and write down each sentence.
One of the modules that feature in the Duolingo exam is dictation. You will hear sentences, and you need to write down exactly what you hear, paying particular attention to spelling. This is a challenging section because the sentences you will hear are set at a near-native speed. Dictation is an excellent way to improve your listening skills.
This episode is about students who want to take the Duolingo exam to obtain a Canadian student visa. The clock is ticking, time seems to be shooting ahead, and you don’t want to be left behind. A virtual finish line separates students who made it to Canada and those who didn’t.
Yes, I’m talking specifically about emigrating to Canada. Unfortunately, the COVID situation has created delays with families impatiently waiting for this situation to change.
True that a cure is in sight and there is the hope of some resolve. Families are now turning towards a new trend, and it’s called Duolingo.
There are advantages with taking this exam, especially with the concept of time. This test can be taken from the comfort of your own home. Universities in Canada will recognise this exam in terms of obtaining a student visa.
Is this test right for me?
It’s a great question if you are not very good with traditional exams such as IELTS and during times of uncertainty can’t guarantee test dates, this could be the answer.
Listening, reading, speaking, and writing are still used as the criteria to measure your abilities. Nevertheless, unlike the traditional format of sections, questions can follow no particular order prompting you to respond quickly.
The test itself is approximately an hour long. Preparation for this exam will require you to learn and apply grammar, so don’t be fooled. A study plan is still needed, and the grading system is scored between 10 – 160. Some of the more prestigious programmes may demand a higher score; this will usually be above 120.
Duolingo vs IELTS
75 – 80 = 5
85 – 90 = 5.5
95 – 100 = 6
105 -110 = 6.5
115 – 120 = 7
125 -130 =7.5
130 – 140 = 8
145 – 150 = 8.5
Do not get carried away, Duolingo as a concept is not considered a qualification to find employment, only consider your grade to a University requirement as a visa condition.
What does the test include, and how can One2one help?
You will need to type a statement that you hear.
We ensure that dictation is available to you both in class and specially designed Podcasts.
Completing missing letters from text.
Vocabulary building and providing you with paragraphs will prompt you to practice spelling, but we also focus on spelling essential vocabulary in class as part of your training.
Listen to audio recorded words and select the real words from fictitious ones.
We focus on most exams critical vocabulary used in most exams to ensure that you can understand regularly featured terminology.
Reviewing words in text format to decipher false words from real words.
Building vocabulary is the only way to understand how to complete this task successfully.
Describing a Photo
We have been helping people describe photos for exam formats since 2011 and show you how to develop this skill.
Recording yourself saying a written sentence.
Some of our homework involves you sending us audios based on this task.
Verbally answering a recorded sentence.
This is the closest you will get to speak to a person in the exam; we will train you to develop this skill.
Responding in writing to a written question using 50 words.
Usually, you are asked to provide an opinion based on comparing advantages and disadvantages.
Talk between 1 to 3 minutes.
Used as a measure of intonation, speed of speech, grammar theory, you will be given a topic to talk about. We ensure that speaking is featured in every class.
All English exams are designed to challenge the theory by forcing you to apply grammar using cleverly designed questions. This exam is no exception. Although it’s a new form of exam, it’s setting the trend as people move between countries.
The exam itself will not help you to find employment. However, it is recognised to obtain a study visa. Most people consider this to be a faster route towards their goal.
One of the features of this exam is that share the ability to compare and contrast. Below are just a few different ways in which you can do this:
On the other hand,… but on the other ……… In sharp contrast ………. To look at this from another perspective … Then again… Looking at this from a different perspective… A different point of view would be …
In this Podcast, a few recently featured topics could prove useful if you are preparing to take this test. Indeed, students often think that because there is an ability to take it at home combined with the multiple-choice features, it could be considered a much softer option. Sadly isn’t the case, and you will still be required to show grammatical awareness within the format.