about listening test

May 30, 2009, 02:28 PM posted in General Discussion

I think  listening test gives always the same score:elementary high. Can you check it please? And something else: Could you have also writing tests or comrehension tests?

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May 30, 2009, 05:37 PM

funny, i've never scored below intermediate before but now I also get elementary high.

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May 30, 2009, 06:03 PM

I also just scored elementary high, after getting 7 of 8 correct.  My previous 3 tests were at intermediate.

Also, I got the same sentence twice. 

Something's not right.

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May 30, 2009, 09:44 PM

I got Upper Intermediate (Low) - which exactly matches my self assesment - particularly the low part;).  So it did a good job of judging me. 


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May 30, 2009, 10:11 PM

its not broken - it said I didnt know anything, which is about right. :-)

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May 30, 2009, 10:27 PM

I didn't even get a score.It just kept going something like feihua,xiashuo...dunno what that's all about.


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May 30, 2009, 10:31 PM

hehe baba,

I told you it wasnt broken :-)

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May 30, 2009, 10:47 PM


hehe,you may be right,but I still got some satisfaction out of one phrase I do know which I kept retorting with...你脑子坏了。That seemed to change my result..started coming out with shenjingbing and flashing a big warning sign..whatever that means.Bizarre.



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May 30, 2009, 11:18 PM


sounds like its been replaced by the Kobayashi Maru or maybe the myers briggs test.

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May 31, 2009, 04:21 PM

I just did the test and progressed from Upper Intermediate (Low) to Upper Intermediate (High)- My listening comprehension level is about right BUT:

1. One question was repeated

2. Three questions didn't play audio (I still clicked 'Yes')

3. I got everything right. SO I should have scored advanced (for testing purposes).

I'll look into this further. Stay tuned for updates.




Matt Coleman

ChinesePod Product Manager