Hello December! Hello 32nd TOPIK Results!

I’m back on wordpress! I’ve been so lazy these past few days especially last November. November is my birthday month and I know that I should not be passive but oh well, procrastination and laziness at its finest, haha! I should be busy doing my thesis but I am still not into our topic so I guess I need to let the holiday season pass before I start working on the paper.

The holiday seasons has come and I have a long list of expenses to pay for! Gifts, random stuff, cosmetics, fangirl expenses, etc! Super Junior-M is coming to the Philippines next year to have a concert together with other K-pop artists. At first, I planned not to watch Dream KPop Fantasy Concert 2 but since SJ-M will be there, I decided to watch it with my friends. I don’t have any plans to buy the SVIP ticket(in which you will you have a CHANCE to be included in the list of lucky fans in SJ-M Tony Moly Fanmeet/Fansign event) because it is too expensive! I know that I will not be able to join the fan meeting and fan signing but I think, 12,600php is too much! I only like two groups in the line-up which are SJ-M and Block B, and the rest, I’m sorry but I barely know them. 12,600php can take me to places, I can even buy a plane ticket to Korea, so I don’t think it is practical to spend a huge amount of money for that concert. I already have Donghae’s autograph so I’m already okay with an Upper Box B ticket on DKFC2. Hoho, so much rants.

December also marks the release of 32nd TOPIK results! I have afternoon classes on Tuesdays so I don’t know how can I check the results at 3PM KST. I went to the library to connect to the wi-fi but my iPod shut down because of an unknown problem. I decided not to check the results until I get home but my friends were already texting me about the results of their exam. I borrowed my friend’s cellphone to connect to the Internet and I checked my scores. Fortunately, I passed the Intermediate Level but I lacked .75 points to get Level 4! Last 30th TOPIK, my average score was 69, and now it was 69.25!

32nd TOPIK!!

32nd TOPIK!!

Actually, I already knew that I am not going to pass Level 4. A day after the exam, I checked the key to corrections of the 32nd TOPIK and predicted what will be my highest score and in what area. I have predicted  that my score in Reading will reach up to 80 points, and voila, I got 81/100! I was really happy that I reached the 80-point mark! I guess the tips shared by my professor helped me a lot in answering the Reading part. I have a lot of regrets with my Vocabulary and Grammar part. There were one or two items that I answered wrongly and they were just simple questions. I guess I should really take some time to read the questions thoroughly so that I will not misunderstand them. But still, 75/100 is not a bad score. My listening score was also good knowing that I wasn’t able to practice my listening skills because I’ve been too busy with Japanese language classes.

And my lowest score goes to…Writing. It was a quite huge drop from my writing score last 30th TOPIK. I managed to get 55(or 59?) points in my 30th TOPIK because I was able to answer one 7-point question and one 8-point question correctly. I know that my essay for the 32nd exam sucks, big time! It was non-sense so it will just be a miracle if the checker will give points higher than 10. I got one 7-point question but I failed to answer the 8-point questions! I think they were quite easy but I was just too time pressured because of the essay part so I wasn’t able to read and understand them carefully.

If ever I got the two Vocab questions correctly and if I got few more points in the Writing part, I could have passed Level 4! Oh well, I stayed lax and didn’t practice writing and didn’t enrich my vocabulary bank so I guess I just deserve my score. I will just retake it on April next year! Haha, see you 34th TOPIK! For now, I will focus on my Japanese language lessons because I am doing really bad in class lol. I think I should also continue writing short Korean essays and diary entries to practice my Korean writing skills. Oh, good luck to me!

Advanced Happy Holidays every one!

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14 thoughts on “Hello December! Hello 32nd TOPIK Results!

    • Maybe I just got used to taking the TOPIK that’s why I got a good score, haha! I have devised my own strategy in answering every part and I found it easier to answer the exam now compared to the 30th!

      I still need to work on my writing skills. My goal is to get 80-above in all the parts but yeah, I need to work harder. Though, I still don’t know how to properly practice my writing skills. Sigh.

      Thanks! 🙂

    • Thank you!!! :)) I am still aiming for 4! I still need tons of Korean lessons for me to get some courage to try 5! ㅜㅜ I still lack a lot of skills. I need to reach my target first and then try the higher level :))

      You are studying Japanese, right? Did you take the JLPT this year?

      • Oh no, not this year. I’m aiming for the N3 next year. It’s gonna be a challenge, but I think I’d rather do that than take something that’s too easy. (I question this decision every day now xD)

      • Oh I see! I planned to take this year’s JLPT N4 but I’m too coward to do so lol. My Japanese is really bad lol. We had few Japanese listening exercises but I found it really hard especially when it comes to numbers and particles. T_T I think I am not that really exposed to Japanese that’s why I find it difficult ;;

      • The numbers definitely took a while for me to get used to. The fact they count in thousands was new to me. And then there’s how the pronunciation of a number changes depending on the counter you’re using. There are so many ways to say “3”さんまい、みっか、みっつ I still don’t remember all of them. xD

  1. Hi Alyzza, how did you know the breakdown of points? I also took the TOPIK test last October and want to know how they alloted scores for the writing part.

    • Hello jja! You can check the breakdown of scores by downloading the answer key of the exam. You can check topikguide for the download link :)) As for the essay, I am not really sure how they judged it. My professor once said that if your essay contains Intermediate grammar and vocabulary words, it has a high chance of getting a high score. :))

  2. I’m sorry to hear that you just pass Topik 3 this time. You really study hard and your scores are very high. I admire your listening and reading skill very much. It’s just a little bit regret about your writing skill. I suggest writing Korean diaries every day and learn by heart some model Korean sentences. Maybe it can help you get better scores at writing next time.

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