13 In Korean learning journey (:

28th TOPIK Practice Paper!

Yay! So I’ve finished the 28th TOPIK practice paper over a span of three days. I time and mark myself every 10 questions (except for listening section), but I will finish one section at one go. Then I’ll review the section when it’s fresh in my memory. Well, some people will say that doing it this way is different from doing everything at one go. I do agree, but it still shows me where my standard is and what my weaknesses are. I build my ‘korean stamina’ through other ways, not by doing practice papers.

In any case, I do feel that my Korean proficiency has improved over the year. It’s almost one year from the time I took the 26th Advanced Paper, and it does feel like the paper is more doable. Or maybe it’s just that the 28th is easier? lol I dunno.

Here’s a breakdown of my scores.

어휘 및 문법 (Vocabulary & Grammar) 

Qn 1 – 10: 5 mins (1 wrong)

Qn 11 – 20: 5 mins  (2 wrong)

Qn 21 – 30: 6 mins (3 wrong)

16 mins, 80/100

쓰기 (writing)

Qn 31 – Qn 40: 1 wrong (9mins)

Qn 41 – Qn 43: 5 mins

Can’t judge the non MCQ questions, so…

36 / 40 

듣기 (listening)

Qn 1 – Qn 10: 1 wrong

Qn 11 – Qn 20: 2 wrong

Qn 21 – Qn 30: 2 wrong


읽기 (reading)

Qn 31 – Qn 40: 8 min (all correct)

Qn 41 – 50: 11 min (all correct)

Qn 51 – 60: 11 min (3 wrong)

30 mins, 90/100

Not bad right!!! 😀 I passed TOPIK 6 standard!! hahahaha.

Happy. As usual, the vocabulary/grammar section is still my weakest section, so I’ll have to work doubly hard on that. Super surprised at my 읽기 section. Breezed through the first 20 questions and it’s only the last 2 passages that I get a bit of the ‘what am i reading’ feeling. But nevertheless, I still understood the passages. All that reading practice must have helped! 😀 I’m reading a lot faster too.

Listening was tiring. -.- The passages themselves get progressively harder and the choices are sometimes tricky. ><; Need to improve.

hehe in any case, my timings are pretty good too. At this rate I’ll have a lot of spare time lol.

A decent improvement from the real 26th TOPIK results.


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    10 January, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    What websites do you use to practice for the TOPIK and is there a website that’s dedicated just for practicing for the TOPIK?

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      10 January, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      http://www.topik.go.kr you can download all the past year papers there

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      12 January, 2013 at 6:44 AM

      This site http://www.topikguide.com/ is where I got my Vocab & Grammer sheets that I plan to practice & study during study hall, at home, on my phone, etc.

      I wish you well! (n_n)

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    10 January, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Wow congratulations! You’re encouraging me to study for this test too. The only thing is I actually hate studying. (I’m like what you write in your ‘about me’ — I’ve almost never sat down and tried to memorize vocabulary.)

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      14 January, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      hehe I need more motivation to study too ><

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    10 January, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Wow that’s awesome! So that’s the highest level of “Korean Language Proficiency” is it? I took like JLPT 4 so many years ago and now there are 5 Levels! Amazing how much a language addiction and some dedicated time to studying does to you huh?! Congrats!!! 🙂

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    10 January, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Err wait this is just the practice test? 😛 Even so, congrats! I’m sure you’ll do very well!

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      14 January, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      hahahha!!! Thanks 😀 Hope to get similar results in the real test! I’ll be SUPER happy 😛

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    14 January, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Wah congratulations on your scores~
    I’m taking the Intermediate test on Sunday and I’m getting really nervous about it. You have motivated me to study more hehe.
    But I guess if I do badly, I can always take the test again in April.

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      17 January, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      good luck!!

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    17 January, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Oh wow! Congratulations! Do you remember me who contacted you about the apartments? Happy new year!
    Your new site looks great 🙂 I’ve been reading your posts on facebook newsfeed but aven’t I fixed up a quick wordpress.com site but fell in love with wordpress so moved to my own domain as well.
    Keep up the good work and look forward to your energy-boosting posts!

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      17 January, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      Hailey!! Of course I remember you! Hope your work is going on well! 😀 😀 Just saw your new site and it’s looking great ^^ Cheers, and keep in touch~

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