Six reasons why you didn’t pass the exam Cils, Celi and Plida

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If you’re an international student who wants to enroll in an Italian university, you’ll soon discover that in order to do so you’ll be most certainly required to pass the exam B2 of an official Italian language certification, being it CILS, CELI or PLIDA. Cils, Celi or Plida will certify that you have all the requirements to understand Italian lectures and follow an Italian university course. However, for some people passing an Italian exam certification like CILS, CELI and PLIDA can be difficult. This can happen for many different reasons. Let’s see some of them. WEAK KNOWLEDGE OF VOCABULARY AND…

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Italian speaking practice – How to prepare for cils celi and plida exams

Italian speaking practice

You can decide to take an official Italian language certification for many different reasons, for example, for personal interest or to enroll in an Italian university. As I’ve already written in two previous articles, you can choose between 4 different language certifications in Italian: CILS, CELI, PLIDA, and CIC. The exam structure of these four Italian language certifications usually includes a section related to writing, listening, reading comprehension and speaking. For some tips on how to prepare for the writing section you can read How to prepare for CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams: Writing. For the listening section, instead, you…

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How to prepare for CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams: Writing

Cils, celi and plida exams: writing

In some previous articles I explained some techniques to improve your listening and reading comprehension skills so as to pass CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams. Today, instead, I give you some suggestions on how to prepare for the writing section of CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams. Let’s start looking at the differences CILS, CELI, and PLIDA have concerning the writing section – for this article I took as a reference the materials prepared for levels B1. To know where to find free samples of CILS, CELI, and PLIDA exams, please refer to Certifications of Italian L2 (part 1 – CILS…

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How to prepare for CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams – reading comprehension

Reading comprehension

In How to prepare for CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams – listening, I gave you some tips to pass the listening section of CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams. Today, I want to focus on reading comprehension. Let’s start from the differences between CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams that are summed up in the table below – for this article I took as a reference the materials prepared for levels B1 – to know where to find free samples of CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams, please refer to Certifications of Italian L2 (part 1 – CILS and CELI), and to Certifications…

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How to prepare for CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams – listening

CILS, CELI and CIC exams - listening

One of the questions people ask me often is how to effectively prepare for Italian language certifications. In Exam preparation: CILS, CELI, PLIDA and CIC, I provided a list of books you can use to prepare for CILS, CELI, CIC and PLIDA. They’re good books. However, books alone can only go so far. As a result, today I want to look deeper into the sections composing cils celi and plida. I’ll start from the listening section. I’ll explain some exercises you can do to score well at the exam. LISTENING CILS, CELI and PLIDA exams have all a section dedicated…

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