I did the 4th practice test from 2018. I understood a lot more on the listening section. I was able to pick out full sentences rather than just keywords. I don’t know why my ear has suddenly got better, maybe it’s all the listening I’ve been doing while driving.
Anyway, I only got four questions wrong. Two of those were on the writing section, and two were on the listening section. I got a perfect score on the reading.
I think it’s time for me to apply for the test in April! (I just looked at the website, and the April test will only be held in Tokyo. That’s miles away from where I live, so I’ll wait and take the test in May or June. More time to study!)
Total study time: HSK practice test and review – 1hr 30 minutes