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Old 09.05.2011, 13:11
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Re: How well äh good is your English

Ok, just did it again and it worked this time. 100% in 39 seconds (although that was probably aided by the fact I'd already seen it). I think my Google Chrome "would you like this page translated?" bar thingy kept moving the page without me noticing. Bloody Google translator.
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Old 09.05.2011, 13:15
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Re: How well äh good is your English

100% in 1m 7s - phew!
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100% in 1 min 41 s

I should report this to my HR and demand a raise.
.... YES! .... and show them at the same time that you are, indeed, spending your time on the net ... instead of doing your job....

Your English might be good, but .....
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Old 09.05.2011, 13:43
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Re: How well äh good is your English

Complete fail
Saw a comment on Pippa Middletons bottom.......I then just drifted away....
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Old 09.05.2011, 14:42
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Re: How well äh good is your English

91%erreicht 1min 56swar Ihre Zeit

I kinda "blew" the Osama one >.<
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Re: How well äh good is your English

91% in 1 min 17 secs. I also put the wrong one to the Osama question....put a loss instead of a blow. Oh well....
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Re: How well äh good is your English

100% in 45 and I ain't even smart.
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Re: How well äh good is your English

100% ERREICHT 1min 46s WAR IHRE ZEIT

Yay!!! all those years watching sitcoms finally paid off ...
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Old 09.05.2011, 14:53
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Re: How well äh good is your English

I find the test extremely arrogant. Some of those phrases are at advanced/proficient levels. The poor Swiss don't have a chance.
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Old 09.05.2011, 14:58
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I find the test extremely arrogant. Some of those phrases are at advanced/proficient levels. The poor Swiss don't have a chance.
so you failed miserably, eh?
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Old 09.05.2011, 15:03
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You all are just so perfect.

So here is another one



http://www.english-international.com/test.html

Don't cheat - scroll down for the answers.
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Old 09.05.2011, 15:09
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You all are just so perfect.

So here is another one



http://www.english-international.com/test.html

Don't cheat - scroll down for the answers.
I looked at the first question

1. What is grammatically wrong with the sentence I would like to briefly make a point?

And wrote down. There shouldn't be a questions mark at the end of 'I would like to briefly make a point.' Only to be told that there is nothing wrong with the sentence.

Typically tests don't have questions were the answer is nothing
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Old 09.05.2011, 15:18
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Re: How well äh good is your English

Absolutely agreed with previous post. As soon as I read the first question, and checked the answer, gave up on finishing the test...
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Old 09.05.2011, 15:20
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Yay!!! all those years watching sitcoms finally paid off ...
They paid off for me too... 100%/48sec
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Old 09.05.2011, 15:21
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100% ERREICHT 1min 46s WAR IHRE ZEIT

Yay!!! all those years watching sitcoms finally paid off ...

This is actually truly where you would learn such answers. But I'm pretty sure (at least in Canada) if you speak with some of the other options, no one would care, or dare to try and correct you.

Whereas I have found in Switzerland, they like to correct every little slight mistake you make. It's excellent when you're learning, as you pick up the little slang notes quickly, but it does make you feel like a total idiot at times.
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Old 09.05.2011, 15:21
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I looked at the first question

1. What is grammatically wrong with the sentence I would like to briefly make a point?

And wrote down. There shouldn't be a questions mark at the end of 'I would like to briefly make a point.' Only to be told that there is nothing wrong with the sentence.

Typically tests don't have questions were the answer is nothing
I did that too!! I spotted the question mark and did not even think about the split infinitive. The question should have put the phrase in quotes, with a question mark at the end, to differentiate the phrase from the question (still with me??!!)
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Old 09.05.2011, 15:27
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Re: How well äh good is your English

10. Which is grammatically more correct: I have just seen her or I just saw her?
Both are equally correct in American English. I just saw her is not correct in British English.


This question made me think... Suppose the test is about the German language and the answer is ' Both are equally correct in Swiss German. I just saw her is not correct in High German'...
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Old 09.05.2011, 15:30
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10. Which is grammatically more correct: I have just seen her or I just saw her?
Both are equally correct in American English. I just saw her is not correct in British English.


This question made me think... Suppose the test is about the German language and the answer is ' Both are equally correct in Swiss German. I just saw her is not correct in High German'...
Swiss German and High German are too different to confuse. There are no rules in Swiss German since it's based on the regional dialect. The only places where one will find written Swiss German is in informal communication and obituaries.
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Old 09.05.2011, 15:34
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Re: How well äh good is your English

I would cringe if someone said 'I have just seen her' and it wasn't a mistake.
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I would cringe if someone said 'I have just seen her' and it wasn't a mistake.
Would that I have to disagree ^^ My teacher reinforced the use of the Present Perfect a lot (they were British though, and the Scottish accent made me swoon).

I am a proud user of Present Perfect, and would have used "I have just seen her" any time
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