Kadir Has Üniversitesi İngilizce Proficiency Sınavı Örneği
PROFICIENCY EXAM SAMPLE
You are going to read a text about taking a year off from studying before going on to university.
Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet.
A YEAR OFF
1. Unfortunately, many students ignore the value of taking a year off from their studies. Far from being a year wasted, a gap year between school and university could actually be of benefit to your future, especially if you make the most of it by working and travelling abroad. In this case, you not only increase your self-confidence by living in another country, you’ll also add valuable work experience to your CV – a bonus when it comes to job hunting after college.
2. Planning to take 12 to 15 months off need not be difficult if you do your homework. Although travelling or working abroad for voluntary organisations may prove expensive if you lack sufficient funds, it is possible to combine your travels with paid work experience.
3. Since 1962, BUNAC, a non-profit organisation, has enabled thousands of full-time students to work in America, Canada and Australia each year. There is a wide range of programmes to choose from and they are designed to be self-financing, so you should be able to earn back your initial expenses and have sufficient money to pay for your post-work travels.
4. Work America and Work Canada are open to full time students and those who have postponed their entry and have a place at a university for the following year. Those taking part in the programme can take almost any job anywhere for the summer (up to 12 months in Canada). It is even possible to pack fish in Alaska, if that appeals! Most, however, would tend to work in temporary jobs within the tourism industry, mainly in restaurants and hotels.
5. BUNACAMP Counsellors places both students and non-students at children’s summer camps in the USA. Those aged between 19 and 35, with relevant experience of working with groups of children, can spend up to eight weeks teaching sporting, arts and dramatic activities at camp and have time to travel around North America afterwards. For those who would rather work behind the scenes, the KAMP programme places students in kitchen and maintenance positions. Both programmes include return transatlantic flights, free board and lodging and pocket money.
6. Work Australia offers 18-25 year olds more time to spare, the opportunity to work and travel “down under” for up to 12 months. There are several departures from London or Los Angeles throughout August, September and October so it’s an ideal programme for gap-year students or those who have just graduated. You can even link it to one of the North American programmes to get the most out of the experience.
7. Kathryn Jackson spent a year travelling around Australia. ‘My most enjoyable job in Australia was as a receptionist, cook and cleaner at “Backpack Australia”, a crazy place in Adelaide,’ said Kathryn. ‘I Ieft there with great memories and a bursting address book.’
8. Over the next month Kathryn travelled around in a station wagon with friends. ‘We went diving at the Great Barrier Reef, drove through sugarcane fields and tropical fruit plantations, watched the sunset over Ayers Rock and lived on cheese and jam sandwiches. It was incredible!’ On the importance of her year off, Kathryn said, ‘I feel my trip has taught me a lot from the importance of tolerance and experiencing new cultures to how to cook. My self-confidence has improved amazingly.’
9. Taking a year off requires forward planning, so you’ll need to apply this October for next year’s summer programme. BUNAC arranges visas, flights, airport greetings and back-up support for participants, which makes organising your trip very easy. All you have to do is decide where you want to go!
Questions 20 – 24
Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage, write
TRUE (If the statement is true according to the passage)
FALSE (If the statement is false according to the passage)
NOT GIVEN (If the information is not given in the passage)
Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet.
20. Although many students keep the value of taking a year off from school in mind, a few of them believe that it is a waste of time.
21. Working and travelling abroad can improve the self-confidence of the student who takes a year off from his studies.
22. BUNAC helps thousands of non-students to find voluntary jobs without a salary.
23. Work America and Work Canada are open to most full time students who tend to work in temporary jobs.
24. Work Australia is not only advantageous for gap-year students but also for the ones who are still studying.
Questions 25 – 29
For questions 25 – 29 choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text. Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet.
25. The main advantage of a year out is that you can …
A finance your studies.
B have a good time.
C gain experience.
D relax before university.
26. ‘if you do your homework’ (paragraph 2) means …
A if you manage to get good grades.
B if you make the right enquiries.
C if you are a hard-working student.
D if you work well during your year out.
27. According to the text, taking time off between school and university is …
A quite difficult to arrange.
B an extremely uncommon thing.
C impossible if you have no money.
D better if you go abroad.
28. To work with BUNACAMP Counsellors you have to …
A be a student in full-time education.
B have worked with children before.
C be willing to cook for the children.
D be willing to pay for your flight.
29. What does Kathryn Jackson say about her year in Australia?
A It was a rewarding experience.
B The work was very easy.
C She didn’t like the food.
D She made one or two friends.
Questions 30 – 35
Complete each of the sentences below using NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from Reading Passage for each answer. Write your answers in boxes 30 – 35 on your answer sheet.
30. Many students overlook the value of taking a year off from their studies however a gap year might be of ____________________ to the student’s future.
31. If a full time student joins the programme of Work America and Work Canada, he can even ____________________Alaska.
32. The KAMP programme places students aged between 19 and 35 in kitchen and ____________________.
33. Work Australia offers students more ____________________which means the students can have the opportunity to work and travel during a year.
34. During her trip, Kathryn learnt several things including the ____________________and she also practiced the cuisines of new cultures.
35. BUNAC makes the student’s trip very easy with its arrangements over visas, flights, airport greetings and back-up support ____________________.
1 MARK EACH
pack fish in
time to spare
importance of tolerance
KHAS – İngilizce Yeterlilik Sınavı Örneği:
- Speed Reading/Hızlı Okuma-Tarama
- Careful Reading/Ayrıntılı Okuma
- Note Taking Outline Questions and Key/Not Alma Ana Başlıkları ve Cevap Anahtarı
- Note Taking Lecture Recording/Not Alma Dersi Kaydı
- While Listening Questions and Key/Dinleme Soruları ve Cevap Anahtarı
- While Listening Recording/Dinleme Kaydı
- Writing Example/Yazma Sorusu Örneği
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