Tag Archive | TOPIK 중급

Cramming for TOPIK

Due to unexpected HEAVY load this semester, I didn’t get to prepare for the upcoming TOPIK. Nonetheless, as advised by my dear 선생님 I’m still gonna take it – for the sake of taking it. LOL

I’m not expecting – and not even wishing to pass the 조급 level 3.

So far I’ve only reviewed 2 pages of the grammar part of a previous exam. And has joined one review session completing one listening and listening to explanation on chosen numbers of the grammar part.

I feel bad because I realized that I really really wanted to prepare for it. But I really don’t have time either…

But during the one and only review session that I attended, I was so happy. There were items that I get to answer correctly because of words, expressions and grammar I learned while watching my current drama addiction, Scent Of A Woman. There were also new words that I learned during the review that I have encountered on the drama as well. And it does makes me feel so excited!

I know one week wouldn’t make much of a difference. I’m sure I won’t pass (though I passed the listening part during our review class – but I swear I just guessed most of it). But I’ll try to learn as many as I can this week. I borrowed a book (KLPT Topik 대비서 – 중급) that I’ll be “browsing”. But I’ll be taking a copy of it because I find it a really fun book to read and study. It’s my first time to study a Korean book without any English (apart from the few grammar explanations).

I’m so excited and so happy. I don’t know why Korean makes me feel this way.

First attempt at 중급 TOPIK

So, I don’t have time to study Sogang Online Lessons throughly and the date for the next TOPIK is getting nearer and nearer each day. So I decided that even if I haven’t started the intermediate lessons, I’ll start completing TOPIK papers – slooooowly.

It is way difficult for my current level. And not being able to comprehend even the first question scares me. But when I found the courage to work on it, I realized it’s not that bad after all. Yes it was difficult. And I have to check every other word on the dictionary. Some grammar patterns are either new for me, or confusing. But I didn’t realize that answering and studying it can be so much fun! Especially when I encounter lots of words from dramas I’m watching, or ‘chatting’ with fellow Kim Sun-Ah fans in Facebook. It excites me and it makes me happy. It can even make me forget that what I’m studying is actually difficult.

Here are some of the words that I learned/recognized that makes me happy.

짧은 글은 작가의 마음을 잘 표현하고 있다.

  • (On Air) 서 작가님!


  • (City Hall) 조국: 상상해 봐요.

반드시, 소원

  • (My Name Is Kim Sam Soon 소설) 삼순: 엄마! 평생소원이야! 나, 이것만은 올해 반드시, 절대로, 꼭 해야겠어!”


  • (My Name Is Kim Sam Soon) 삼순: 내 수준에 맞춰서 간단하게 말 해.


  • (random dramas) 어머나! 갑작이야!!!


  • (Year-end drama awards) 연기 대상

점차 – 점점

  • (두근두근) 특별한 나만의 님으로 설렘이가득찬 선물로점점 다가서는 그대를어쩜 좋아요

마침 – 마침표

  • (City Hall) 고해: 신미래 조국이란 남자 인생에 그저 쉼표도 뿐이예요. 마침표가 아니라.
  • 미래: 전 그 사람에게 마침표도 아니지만, 쉼표도 아닙니다.

소방수 – 소방관

  • (Secret Garden) 길라임의 아버지


  • (Facebook) 아유: 저도 코끼리 타보고 싶어요…^^
  • 디야: 저는 싫아해요… 무서워요. ㅠㅠ 선아언니도 아유언니도 진짜 용감해요. ^^
  • 아유: 디야… 겁이 많구나…

조언 – 상담

  • (City Hall) 미래: 미녀 상담원 항시 됩니다.


  • (My Name Is Kim Sam Soon) 삼순: 다른 patissier 구하세요.


  • (Secret Garden ost) 왜 내 눈 앞에 나타나


  • (Secret Garden) 거품처럼 사라져주겠다


  • (City Hall) 미래: 인주 시민도 당신도 나 포기 못해요.

개나리, 진달래

  • (City Hall) 미래: 봄에는 꽃이 피우죠. 개나리 진달래 기분이구요.

I never thought that studying Intermediate TOPIK can be this fun!!! Bring it on!