Communication Atlas

Preparatory School English Placement Exams
2021 AT 10:00 AND 12 SEPTEMBER 2021 AT 23:59
10:00-12:30 WRITTEN EXAM
13:30-17:30 ORAL EXAM

English Placement Exam

All faculty students of our university are given English lessons between 3 and 4 hours a week for 6 years. In this context, all faculty students are required to take the Placement Examination so that our students can take courses at the appropriate English level and get the highest efficiency from their English lessons. it is mandatory.

Placement Exam will be online. You can take the exam with the username and password given to you between the dates specified below.

Exam Content: The Placement Exam consists of multiple choice test and writing sections. In the test section, there are 70 questions in the areas of listening, reading and vocabulary and grammar. In the writing section, you are expected to write an essay by choosing one of the different topics given.

Exam date: You can take the exam between 06.09.2021 at 10:00 and 12.09.2021 at 23:59.

Exam Duration: Exam duration is 90 minutes. Your exam period starts as soon as you enter the system between the specified dates and times and ends after 90 minutes.

Exam login page:

User name: student name.surname

Password: Turkish Identity Number

English Exemption Exam

Students enrolled in faculties and departments of our university whose language of instruction is English must successfully complete the English Preparatory Program or pass the English Exemption Exam given by the Department of Foreign Languages ​​in order to start their department courses. Students enrolled in faculties and departments whose medium of instruction is English must also take the Placement Exam between the dates mentioned above. According to the results of the Placement Exam, our students who have B1 and above level English knowledge will be accepted on 15.09.2021. on our campus They will participate in the Exemption Exam. According to the results of the Placement Exam, which students will take the Exemption Exam will be announced on our website on 13.09.2021.

Exam Content: Below is the English Exemption Exam content and sample questions.

Exam Date: 15 September 2021

Hour:: 10:00-12:30 Written exam | 13:30-17:30 Oral Exam

Exemption exam results will be announced on our website on 20.09.2021.

Our English exemption exam covers the following skills and areas.
The questions given here are given as examples.

Question type and times:

There are 80-100 questions in the multiple choice section and the duration is 80-100 minutes. This section has a total of 50 points.

In the writing section, one of the 5 questions given to our students is chosen and they are asked to write an essay of 60-300 words in 350 minutes. The writing section is 25 points.

Conversation: It is applied as a face-to-face interview. It takes between 8-10 minutes and is 25 points.

A- Listening Section:

Listen to a man and a woman talking about giving presentations.

1. What is Brett's problem?
A. He has too many presentations at work.
B. He gets nervous when speaking in public.
C. He failed his college course.
D. He has too much to do.

2.What was the result of Brett's college course?
A. He quit.
B. He failed.
C. He hated being filmed.
D. He is glad he took it.

3.Which of the following is not a symptom of Brett's problem?
A. His hands shake.
B. His voice sounds strange.
C. He sweats a lot.
D. He feels nervous.

4.Which of the following statements would Brett likely agree with?
A. With some more practice, he could improve and be less nervous.
B. With some more practice, he still would be nervous and unable to do it.
C. He should take another course on public speaking.
D. People are either naturally good at public speaking or will never learn.

5.What is the suggestion of Brett's friend?
A. She will film him speaking and offer advice.
B. She will teach him about public speaking.
C. She will come to his 006Eext meeting and support him.
D. She will introduce him to an excellent teacher.

B- Vocabulary Section:

1.The new law is _______; some people like it, but others hate it.
a. stable b. policy c. controversial d. resistant

2.As you ______ the entrance to the hotel, look at the beautiful sculptures.
a. greet b. construct c. carve d. approach

3.The stadium was ______ empty by the time the game ended. There was almost no one at the end of the game.
a. solely b. virtually c. implicitly d. explicitly

4.It is difficult to _______ what the weather will be like in spring season.
a.predict b. design c. project d. support

5.His theories have ______________ a great deal of interest among other scientists. This amount of interest has been caused by the facts and rules he suggested.
a.confirmed b. generated c. identified d. distinguished

C - Language in use

1.Liz moved to Istanbul. __________________ there for a year already.
a.She's living b. she lives c. She's been living d. she was living

2.Harry Potter's great! It's really worth ________________ .
a.seeing b. to see c. you see d. see

3.I could play the piano better if I ________________ more.
a. practicing b. can practice c. practiced d. will practice

4.Jenny lived in London for many years. Later, she _____ to New York.
a.had moved b. moved c. has moved d. is moving

5.This fruit needs ________________ before you eat it.
a. to wash b. being washed c. you wash it d. to be washed

D - Reading:

Culture Shock

You have read about Romulus and Remus whose culture shock came when they went back to the world of human beings after being raised by a wolf. Tarzan's culture shock came when he discovered that he was not a "white ape" but a human being. Emily Carr preferred the culture of the First Nations people and the life she led on her explorations to the dresses and polite conversations of her own culture. You now know that First Nations culture did not include school or even business activity, people spent most of their time in nature or around the fire of their home talking, telling stories and making the things they needed to survive.

Psychologists tell us that there are four basic stages that human beings pass through when they enter and live in a new culture. This process, which helps us to deal with culture shock, is the way our brain and our personality reacts to the strange new things we encounter when we move from one culture to another. If our culture involves bowing when we greet someone, we may feel very uncomfortable in a culture that does not involve bowing. If the language we use when talking to someone in our own culture is influenced by levels of formality based on the other person's age and status, it may be difficult for us to feel comfortable communicating with people in the new culture.

Culture begins with the "honeymoon stage". This is the period of time when we first arrive in which everything about the new culture is strange and exciting. We may be suffering from "jet lag" but we are thrilled to be in the new environment, seeing new sights, hearing new sounds and language, eating new kinds of food. This honeymoon stage can last for quite a long time because we feel we are involved in some kind of great adventure.

Unfortunately, the second stage of culture shock can be more difficult. After we have settled down into our new life, working or studying, buying groceries, doing laundry, or living with a home-stay family, we can become very tired and begin to miss our homeland and our family, girlfriend/boyfriend, pets. All the little problems that everybody in life has seem to be much bigger and more disturbing when you face them in a foreign culture. This period of cultural adjustment can be very difficult and lead to the new arrival rejecting or pulling away from the new culture. This "rejection stage" can be quite dangerous because the visitor may develop unhealthy habits (smoking and drinking too much, being too concerned over food or contact with people from the new culture). This can,unfortunately lead to the person getting sick or developing skin infections or rashes which then makes the person feel even more scared and confused and helpless. This stage is considered a crisis in the process of cultural adjustment and many people choose to go back to their homeland or spend all their time with people from their own culture speaking their native language.

The third stage of culture shock is called the "adjustment stage". This is when you begin to realize that things are not so bad in the host culture. Your sense of humor usually becomes stronger and you realize that you are becoming stronger by learning to take care of yourself in the new place. Things are still difficult, but you are now a survivor!

The fourth stage can be called "at ease at last". Now you feel quite comfortable in your new surroundings. You can cope with most problems that occur. You may still have problems with the language, but you know you are strong enough to deal with them. If you meet someone from your country who has just arrived, you can be the expert on life in the new culture and help them to deal with their culture shock.

There is a fifth stage of culture shock which many people don't know about. This is called "reverse culture shock". Surprisingly, this occurs when you go back to your native culture and find that you have changed and that things there have changed while you have been away. Now you feel a little uncomfortable back home. Life is a struggle!

1.When does culture shock happen?
a. when you reach your teens
b. when you move to a big city
c. when you meet foreign people for the first time
d. when you go to live in a foreign culture

2.How do you feel during the first stage of culture shock?
a. lonely and depressed
b. bored and homesick
c. happy and excited
d. angry and frustrated

3.How do you feel during the second stage?
a. homesick and afraid
b. interested and amused
c. stressed, but positive
d. you have no particular feelings

4.How could the third stage be described?
a. adjustment
b. rejection
c. enthusiasm
d. anger

5.How could the third stage be described?
a. tense, but positive
b. relaxed
c. negative and stressed
d. afraid

6.Why might reverse culture shock be a problem?
a. It hardly ever happens.
b. It is extremely stressful.
c. Most people do not expect it.
d. It only happens to young people.

7.The four basic stages of culture shock are:
a. honeymoon, rehearsal, memorization, return
b. honeymoon, rejection, adjustment, at ease at last
c. honeymoon, rejection, reverse, at ease at last
d. honeymoon, rehearsal, rejection, at ease at last

8.What is the mysterious fifth stage of culture shock called?
a. rehearsal culture shock
b. reverse culture shock
c. foreign culture shock
d. unknown culture shock

9.Why would people in the second stage of culture shock choose to spend all their time with people from their homeland?;
a. They are afraid to risk being uncomfortable with strangers and it is easier to stay with people from their own culture.
b. They are afraid of skin diseases and want to hide from contact with foreigners.
c. They feel that they can learn the new language by themselves and need contact with people from the new culture.
d. They are only interested in going home.

E - Writing:

Directions: ONE of the following … topics and write an essay of a MINIMUM of 300 words. Make sure to follow the structures that are appropriate to each essay type.
1) Write about the house you lived in when you were a child. What did it look like? What memories do you have of this house? What impression did this house leave on you?
2) Write about the multiple factors leading to air pollution.
3) Discuss the differences and similarities between childhood and adulthood.

F - Speaking:

Our student is expected to be able to speak fluently at at least upper intermediate = B2 CEFR.
Exemption Exam Example

Answer key
1 B
A 2
3 C
A 4
A 5

1 C
2 D
3 B
A 4
5 B

Language in Use
1 C
A 2
3 C
4 B
5 D

1 D
2 C
A 3
A 4
5 B
6 C
7 B
8 B
A 9