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  • #3935
    Burroughhill
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    Have a go at this and post your results. :biggrin:

    Are You a Genius?

    This is how I did:

    You scored 100% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 88% Expert!

    GO ME!

    (Edited by Burroughhill at 6:23 am on Mar. 11, 2005)

    #90685
    stevedvg
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    That’s some going!

    I matched you stride for stride on the first 3 pages <br>(100, 93, 93), but only scored a measly 66 on the last.

    So, the next time I overhear a conversation between 2 young people that goes "and I’m like ….. and then he was like…", I’ll remember that I’m not perfect with words myself.

    Steve

    #90686
    Meshaheer
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    I got 86%, 86%, 93% and 88% :)

    #90687
    robertylea
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    Good one

    I scored 93% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 83% Expert

    #90688
    Sailing Shoes
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    I scored:

    86% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 87% Advanced, and 77% Expert!

    #90689
    Prufrock
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    Modesty prevents me from posting my score.

    On the introductory page should it be "use properly", rather than "properly use"? I think so.<br>

    #90690
    robgomm
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    <br>I did really, really badly. Some stupid mistakes although the "She" and "I" question (which I got right) is pretty silly. Why do you need to go into that sort of detail when you can use the word we.

    Anyway, I’m going to hanged my head in shame…

    #90691
    graysonscolumn
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    Quote: from Burroughhill on 6:22 am on Mar. 11, 2005[br]Have a go at this and post your results. :biggrin:

    Are You a Genius?

    This is how I did:

    You scored 100% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 88% Expert!

    GO ME!

    (Edited by Burroughhill at 6:23 am on Mar. 11, 2005)<br>

    <br>Hi Gilly,

    Would you believe I got the self same scores for each of the sections?

    Presumably you also got the gushing message;

    "You did so extremely well, even I can’t find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don’t. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you’re not afraid to use it properly! Way to go! " ?

    I ought to frame that and show it to my boss next time she calls me "regressive", which by my estimation should be, ooh, around 9:01 am on Monday.

    Pity the thing doesn’t tell you which ones you get wrong. Apart from that I enjoyed it immensely.

    Jeremy<br>(graysonscolumn)<br>

    (Edited by graysonscolumn at 10:47 pm on Mar. 11, 2005)

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #90692
    The Wizard
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    86% beginner<br>93% intermediate<br>100% advanced<br>77% expert

    #90693
    rory
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    I just got the message "You are a tit sometimes!"

    #90694
    Burroughhill
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    Pity the thing doesn’t tell you which ones you get wrong. Apart from that I enjoyed it immensely.

    Glad you enjoyed the test Jeremy. :biggrin: Fancy you getting the same as me! I wish there were more tests like that; it was fun. :cool:  Yeah, I want to know where I went wrong too. There were a couple I really didn’t know and I haven’t looked up since to see if I got them right, so maybe someone here can tell me……I couldn’t remember ‘principle’ and ‘principal’. Anyone know which is which?

    #90695
    centralpark
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    92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 73% Expert!

    #90696
    RexWayne
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    English Genius<br>You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 80% Expert!

    Faded a little after a great start.

    Rex

    #90697
    Kotkijet
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    92% 92% 93% 73%

    I’ve been sat around the house for half a day and I already feel like I need to get out more.

    That said – SOAD return to Manchester next month and I already have my ticket so that should keep me sane for a while.

    Cheers Jilly

    #90698
    graysonscolumn
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    Quote: from Kotkijet on 12:19 pm on May 22, 2005[br]92% 92% 93% 73%

    I’ve been sat around the house for half a day and I already feel like I need to get out more.

    <br>Forgive me Simon, as I’m a fan of yours, but I had to have a giggle at you posting such a huge score on the English test, but then falling for the old "I’ve been sat / sitting" confusion immediately afterwards!

    Um, if you’re at Cartmel this Saturday evening you can pop round and give me a slap for such insolence if you choose… :biggrin:

    Jeremy<br>(graysonscolumn)<br>

    (Edited by graysonscolumn at 12:51 pm on May 23, 2005)

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

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