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My 2nd KLPT experience

(urgh I was writing halfway and my com crashed ><, I have to REWRITE everything)

It seems like not too long ago when I was writing the post on TOPIK and now I’m doing one for KLPT! This is the 2nd time I’m taking KLPT and you can see my previous post of KLPT 2008 HERE. ^^

Last year I got 295/500 (level 2). haha I still remember that I missed one question (5 marks) to a level 3! haha time flies~~


Just like last year, we were asked to be at the venue by 9am even though the test starts at 10. (and just like last year, the lift was ‘locked’ and we had to stand at the lobby until nearly 9am). There were only 20+ of us for the KLPT exam and only 2 guys! haha

I was seated at the 1st row of the 2nd column (I like!) and the radio was right in front of me. oh! I was scrolling through my KLPT 2008 post and I realised that I was seated in the same position for last year too! ^^ It was rather boring during the waiting time as I came alone.

Listening section

Unlike TOPIK whereby the passages are read twice, it’s only read ONCE for KLPT. I guess that makes it more challenging and put it more on par with TOPIK which has a writing component. The passages progressively get longer and harder, by the time it reaches the ‘advanced’ level, I was totally lost. I had a hard time trying to grasp at random words and trying to make them to those in the answer booklet to find the answer XD

This shows that I’m nowhere near that standard yet. ): But I’m glad to say that I improved alot over the past year ^^

The time lag between questions was adequate for me to read through the 4 options and shade the answer, but once it’s the advanced level…… you know..

Reading section

There was no rest period between the 2 sections. For the reading passages, I’m soo happy that I’ve improved SO MUCH compared to last year. I still remember how I totally have no time for the longer passages and resort to PURE GUESSING towards the end XD This time, I was much better and I read everything~~ I don’t understand everything but at least I get the gist of it for most! (All that Kpop news reading helped!! ^^) The advanced passages were really challenging and I ended up guessing!

BUT. The grammar section was a goner. hahaha I’ve not touched any books since uni started and I’m simply relying on past knowledge to complete the section. Last year, I worked hard for the proverbs but I’ve not revise them for months!! omg. I’m so dead.

I feel underprepared. really. But it makes me a little sad. I could have progress much further if I have more time to study.


Results should be out in 2 weeks time! ^^ Hopefully there will be an improvement from last year 😀

oh, looking back at the archive, I realised that I was a much better writer last time. haha my English seems to be deteriorating.

This is bad.


oh. you know that kind of feeling whereby you feel so relaxed after final exams because you know that hols is coming? haha that’s how I feel exactly now. and ermm.. I’m supposed to have my final exams next month. hahaha I feel so abnormally relaxed after KLPT. 😀 안 돼!!

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  • Reply
    25 October, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    I bet you improved a lot! 화이팅 샤나! I have to study a lot too for KLPT T.T I hope I pass~

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      25 October, 2009 at 9:32 PM

      you’ll definitely do well! Besides, you have one year to study 😛

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    25 October, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    Shanna~! Gillian here XD I’m sure you’ll do well for your test, at least def better than last year :3 Your Korean is ~good~ (: Maybe I should attempt the test next year. Or the year after 😡

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      26 October, 2009 at 7:05 PM

      Gillian!!! ^^ yeah you definitely should do the test next yr! 😀

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    26 October, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    It’s good to hear that you have improved against last year! I’m hoping to attempt the exam next year~ but I’ve to work hard at my Japanese first, and then consider that later~!

    Anyway, good luck for the result!

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      26 October, 2009 at 7:07 PM

      hello! ^^ thanks alot 😀 wow it will be so cool to know both Jap and Korean!~

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    5 December, 2009 at 1:40 AM

    oops.. juz happened to read ur post.. KLPT 시험을 본날… 라디오를 바로 앞에 있으면…. 내가 Shanna씨 옆에 앉아 있는 사람인것 같아요… lolx..

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      5 December, 2009 at 8:26 AM

      아! 안녕하세요 ^^ yeon씨가 옆에 앉아 있는 분이군요! ㅋㅋ 반가워요~ 혹시 nex에서 한국어를 공부하고 있어요? ^^

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