The important features of the Duo lingo Test are as follows-
- MIXED SKILLS
The questions check mixed skills- Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing and the Test questions are not in separate sections as in IELTS or TOFFLE.
- ADAPTIVE TEST
As a candidate begins to answer questions correctly, the level of the following questions becomes harder. Therefore, an enhanced difficulty level only indicates that the candidate is doing well.
- TIME LIMIT-
All the questions are in short format so the candidates need to be quick. Each section has a separate allotted time. However, finishing one question quickly will not give more time for the next question. Moreover, candidates will not get extra time in the next section if one section is skipped.
- NO REPITION
If the candidate skips a question, he /she cannot go back to it.
- SAMPLE TESTS
The Duolingo practice tests provided are quite useful but there can be other types of questions too during the actual test and candidates must be prepared for them.
- The candidates require an ID issued by government, for example- passport.
- No headphones are allowed.
- There should be no one else present in the room.
- Talking to anyone is not allowed during the test.
- There shouldn’t be any note taking by the candidate. Use of pen and paper is not allowed during the test
- The candidate should not look off screen or leave his her seat during the examination.
- Pay attention to the time limit.
- Distractions must be avoided.
ADVANTAGES OF DUOLINGO TEST
- Affordability, this test is less expensive than the other available tests.
- Less time consuming as the Test need not be scheduled months before.
- No time is wasted in travelling to the examination centre.
- The duration of the test is merely 45 minutes; therefore, the candidates do not have to face 4 hours of stressful Test Environment.
- Unlimited numbers of practice tests are available.
- This is an online test which can be taken anywhere.
- Candidates need not wait long for the result.
- The result can be conveniently conveyed to the university
TYPES OF QUESTIONS
- SELECT THE REAL WORD
(Some words appear on the screen and the candidate has to select the correct words.)
- Attention should be paid to the spellings.
- Candidate should select only if he or she actually knows the word.
- SELECT THE REAL WORD( LISTENING)
This question is quite similar to the first question but here the candidate has to listen very carefully and select only those words which are correct.
- SENTENCE COMPLETION (Type the missing letters to complete the provided test)
- DESCRIBE THE PROVIDED IMAGE IN WRITING
The description should be specific and use appropriate lexical resource. The candidate should write at least one complete sentence to describe the image.
He/she can write more if time permits.
- DESCRIBE AN IMAGE (SPEAKING)
The candidate should clearly speak the English word for the provided image.
Example: - This is a cat.
Adjectives can be used, for example:-
This is a black cat.
- TYPE THE SENTENCE SPOKEN( played 3 times)
First, try to write the sentence, listen to it again to complete any missing word. Listen to the sentence again to double check
- SPEAK AND RECORD YOURSELF SAYING A WRITTEN SENTENCE
(The candidate should quickly scan the written sentence and start recording)
- ANSWER A SPOKEN OR WRITTEN QUESTION
Describe your favourite subject at school.
- What is it?
- Why do you like it?
- How long have you studied it
- RESPOND IN WRITING TO A WRITTEN QUESTION
(This part can be used by the candidate to use the knowledge of lexical resource, write complex sentence. It is important to edit the content to reduce the errors)
- VIDEO INTERVIEW( NOT GRADED)
- Writing (3-5 minutes) on a provided topic
- Speaking (1-3 minutes about a topic, for example- Speak about an interesting plant or animal)
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