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    Hi, everybody!!!!!!

    I got one interesting task for you all and need your cooperation.

    The attached is an English Test . It is one of the 4 tests of the Entrance Examinations for Graduate Schools in China. It's designed for CHINESE students who speak English as a 2nd language.

    And the test has been taken on Jan 9th. And most students think it's too hard for non-native speakers.

    So I'm posting this to see how do you native speakers think of it?? Do you find it hard or easy?? And how much can YOU native speakers score??

    If you're interested, please take the test and post your answers and I'll publish the right answers a few days later.

    Thank you all for your cooperation.

    Necessary reminder:
    1.Don't feel ashamed if you can't finish on time. Chinese tests are known for their unreasonableness.
    2. The time limit is 60 MINUTES. Plz time while you take the test.
    3.30 questions in total. 100 points
    4. you can print it out and take the test on paper.
    5.The time limit is to be strictly followed!! No negotiation.

    Please join and take the test, Million thanks to all!!!

    Bows,
    Bird

    The attached file updated AGAIN!!!
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    Last edited by VividJailbird; 14-Jan-2010 at 08:14. Reason: reload

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    Re: Calling Up All Native English Speakers On This Forum!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by VividJailbird View Post
    Hi, everybody!!!!!!

    I got one interesting task for you all and need your cooperation.

    The attached is an English Test . It is one of the 4 tests of the Entrance Examinations for Graduate Schools in China. It's designed for CHINESE students who speak English as a 2nd language.

    And the test has been taken on Jan 9th. And most students think it's too hard for non-native speakers.

    So I'm posting this to see how do you native speakers think of it?? Do you find it hard or easy?? And how much can YOU native speakers score??

    If you're interested, please take the test and post your answers and I'll publish the right answers a few days later.

    Thank you all for your cooperation.

    Necessary reminder:
    1.Don't feel ashamed if you can't finish on time. Chinese tests are known for their unreasonableness.
    2. The time limit is 60 MINUTES. Plz time while you take the test.
    3.30 questions in total. 100 points
    4. you can print it out and take the test on paper.
    5.The time limit is to be strictly followed!! No negotiation.

    Please join and take the test, Million thanks to all!!!

    Bows,
    Bird
    After a brief look I have noticed that there are a lot of faults. I'll get back to you when I have had more time to study it.


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    Re: Calling Up All Native English Speakers On This Forum!!!!!

    Thank you, Mr. bhaisahab . Are you talking about my post or the English test paper??

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    Re: Calling Up All Native English Speakers On This Forum!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by VividJailbird View Post
    Necessary reminder:
    1.Don't feel ashamed if you can't finish on time. Chinese tests are known for their unreasonableness.
    This is an understatement. If people can't finish, it would be for reasons other than you think. Also, we have automatic spell checkers for a while now, there is absolutely no excuse for having so many spelling errors in an "English Test".


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    Quote Originally Posted by mxreader View Post
    This is an understatement. If people can't finish, it would be for reasons other than you think. Also, we have automatic spell checkers for a while now, there is absolutely no excuse for having so many spelling errors in an "English Test".
    Oops. Sorry, ignore ALL the spelling errors please. It's actually my fault.

    This WORD version test paper is actually ripped off from the original test paper. Someone had it scanned and OCR-processed. Given the English level of the people who have worked on it , the spelling errors are kind of....tolerable.

    A sad fact : Anything without spelling errors is NOT a Chinese thing. In this internet era, spelling errors is actually a fad.

    I'm working on the spelling errors and will repost the test paper later.

    Apologies for all the time I made you waste.


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    I just took the test - I did it in about half an hour, but I paid little attention, really.

    The options for 18 and 19 aren't there.

    I would say the test is hard, yes. Certainly, it shouldn't be given to students who are less than advanced in English. All but one question seems to be around the subject of business/economics. So, advanced business English learners would be the people this should be given to I would have thought.

    I felt like many of the answers in the comprehension tests weren't actually in the text, and were only inferred. This would be okay if it wasn't for the fact that the texts are full of jargon, and about specialised topics.

    I doubt I scored a high mark, and I doubt any second learners of English would either.


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    Thank you, Linguist. Can you post your answers here?

    The reading materials, even by Chinese standard, are considered not so hard. It's the questions cracked us down. Many of the options were too subjective and needed a lot of inferences .

    Plus, section I was confusing too. Why could there be only ONE suitable word/phrase for each blank?? Totally goes against creativity.

    But maybe that's just me. Whining of a loser.


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    Re: Calling Up All Native English Speakers On This Forum!!!!!

    Hi, everybody. I've reposted the test paper. Sorry for all the trouble caused. I should have double-checked it. And now I've done my best to get rid of the spelling errors. There're still punctuation errors. Not my fault. My Windows word would not show some punctuations correctly.

    What I most concern about is, do native speakers find it hard too?

    Many of my fellow schoolmates have forwarded this to native speakers( many of whom English teachers) and they can finish the test sooner than Chinese but not necessarily score higher.


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    Re: Calling Up All Native English Speakers On This Forum!!!!!

    maybe I need to bump this up....sighs

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    It is a pitty only English native speakers are supposed to take this test.

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