Thursday, January 17, 2008

How good is your English?

Your English Skills:

Grammar: 100%
Punctuation: 100%
Spelling: 80%
Vocabulary: 60%

Ho-hum. I didn't think my vocabulary was *that* bad.

13 comments:

Kathy said...

Took the test and evidently I need to work on my punctuation:-)
I really hate the; : , etc....
Never know where they should go. Got Grammar:100 Spelling:100 Vocabulary 80 and Puntuation:60
I'm addicted to quizzes now. Of course I get high scores on trivial things like tv series or music but if I take a general knowledge especially on Maths or Physics, they revoke my high school diploma;-)

Tinsie said...

I'm impressed by your spelling and vocabulary scores! Comes with teaching Proficiency, I suppose :-)

I know nothing about TV and music, but I usually do OK on general knowledge. The secret is to only attempt quizzes you know you'll do well in. Speaking of which, have you seen any BSG ones? I'd like to have a go and so would Pamsie. Hehe.

Susan Mo said...

You did better than I did! I even took a grammar class last year. I guess the information didn't quite sink in!

Loops said...

It would be useful if they gave you the correct answers so you can actually learn from the quiz :)

Betty C. said...

Hmmm, I took the test and got EXACTLY the same score as you. The difference is I'm a native English speaker, teacher, and do some professional writing.

That was fun but I don't think I'll be putting it on my blog -- for obvious reasons! (or is it "on my blog, for obvious reasons?)

olo said...

xexe.. na kano kai ego to test arage? kai as gelasei kathe pikramenos?

Tinsie said...

@ Susan: I wouldn't worry. It wasn't an easy test by any means.

@ Loops: Ι agree, I went back to see if I could work out the right answers, but it was too much hassle.

@ Betty C: Bless you, Betty, I feel better now :-) I blame computers for my bad spelling. I used to be really good at it, but you don't need to take care when you've got a spell checker.

I think I'll blame my vocabulary score on my not being a native speaker. Surely you could blame it on having lived in France too long?

@ Olo: Κai den to kaneis? xexe

olo said...

glouppppppppp!

Tinsie said...

Min mou peis oti evgales 100% se ola?!

Kathy said...

I'm generally good at grammar and spelling but I did guess in the vocabulary section.
I'll have a look on facebook for any quizzes referring to BSG and let you know.

Tinsie said...

I guessed too. Your guesses must have been better than mine ;-)

Loops said...

A lot of words have Latin roots so if you were one of the lucky (or not) people who learnt Latin at school it makes it easier to figure out what words mean.

Tinsie said...

A-level Latin helped me get into Uni but not guess the meaning of obsequious correctly (what kind of word is obsequious anyway)? Give us real words, that's what I say!!

Oh and repeatedly reading exhort as extort didn't help either. I had to do the test three times before it clicked that blackmailing was nothing to do with exhorting. Duh.