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How do I Prepare?

Round 1

You can find a lot of past papers that will prepare you for Round 1 under ‘Start Solving Problems’ on the homepage.#

The Linguistic Olympiad: How to Succeed

Round 2

Have a look at the Round 2 past papers, and bear in mind that the main difference between round 2 and round 1 is that in round 2 you will be asked to provide explanations for your answers.

UKLO Round 2 Preparation

How to write an explanation – 2023 updated

International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL)

You can find all IOL Past papers on the IOL Website:

Ellie’s Linguistic Tips (by Ellie Warner, our first Gold Medal winner)

Neema Kotonya has provided walkthroughs for 3 IOL questions:

Click to see the other two:

2007 International Linguistics Olympiad | Question 2 | IOLing, UKLO, NACLO (Movima)

2004 International Linguistics Olympiad | Question 3 | IOLing, UKLO, NACLO (Latin)