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C2 Goethe exam (Vocabulary+Module writing part1)

Hi,

I'm studying for the Goethe Zertifikat (C2), but I have some problems with:
1. vocabulary:
How many words should I know for the exam? Is this book enough for C2:
Using German Vocabulary (by Sarah M.B. Fagan), amazon: https://tinyurl.com/3e758e8p

2. the writing module, more precisely: the first part (where you have to reword parts of a short report ) is very hard for me.

Therefore I'm asking you for tips (books, advices, internet resources etc.) how to prepare for this challenge.



Thank you in advance for your help!

Kind regards,

L.
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Old 12.04.2021, 11:00
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Re: C2 Goethe exam (Vocabulary+Module writing part1)

My daughter passed the exam a couple of years ago.

She prepared by reading academic papers and the NZZ. For part 1, she wrote about the book she had read from a small selection that is given in advance on the web site. She didn't do the report re-writing.
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Re: C2 Goethe exam (Vocabulary+Module writing part1)

I can't comment on the vocab book (not much to see an Amazon) but I doubt a book focussed on vocabulary is the way to go. Better would be a C2 preparation course book.

The first part of the writing tests both vocabulary and grammar. You should be doing a lot of sentence transformation exercises.

I put together a list of tips for the exam - taking the exam, not preparing for it. Still, it'll give you an idea of what you may need to work on. It is entirely in German, which shouldn't be a problem if you intend to take a C2 level exam. PM me and I'll send you a copy. (I don't log in all that often so post to this thread if you pm me but don't hear back.)
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Re: C2 Goethe exam (Vocabulary+Module writing part1)

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1. vocabulary:
How many words should I know for the exam? Is this book enough for C2:
Using German Vocabulary (by Sarah M.B. Fagan), amazon: https://tinyurl.com/3e758e8p
IMO, while advancing until C2 you should have already built up your vocabulary more than sufficiently in your previous levels.
It will more likely be the advanced language forms (and transforms) than vocab that you should "worry" about.

To be fair, I often think that even some of the native speakers would find it hard to pass C2.
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Re: C2 Goethe exam (Vocabulary+Module writing part1)

Try the book Endstation, it's just exam practice, but I liked it.



https://www.orellfuessli.ch/shop/hom...D36238989.html




As for vocab, and how many words, the glib answer is: all of them! At least to understand vaguely from context what it might be.
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