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									                          ISTANBUL AYDIN UNIVERSITY
                       SCHOOL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
                ERASMUS SOCRATES STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM
                                  CANDIDATES
                     ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY EXAM
                               ( 31 October ,2011)




1. This exam lasts 120 minutes.

2. This booklet consists of 10 pages. Please check the number of pages at the
beginning of the exam.

3. Mark your answers on the ANSWER SHEET. DO NOT WRITE ON THE BOOKLET.

4. This exam is out of 100 points. There are 100 multiple choice questions, each
answer is 1 point.

Good Luck!


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SECTION ONE – LISTENING AND NOTE TAKING

PART ONE - DIRECTIONS: Listen to the lecture and take notes. Answer the questions 1-10.

1. What distinction is the speaker making?
A) difference between scientific information and governmental information.
B) difference between nature and people
C) difference between natural hazards and natural disasters
D) difference between scientists and governments

2. Which is not mentioned as a natural hazard?
A) tornadoes                                 B) tsunamis
C) blizzards                                 D) mudslides

3. Which can be the correct explanation for a natural disaster?
A) a potential danger                         B) a terrible impact
C) a natural event like a snowstorm           D) an earthquake

4. According to the speaker, what can be a way to reduce the impacts of natural disasters?
A) national awareness                        B) preparing
C) education                                 D) government policy

5.What is the first thing governments have to do to plan for natural hazards?
A) they have to make preparation a priority
B) they have to build roads and schools
C) they have to find the right building materials
D) they have to decide where to make resistant buildings

6. How can governments use the scientific information in a useful way?
A) governments should give the information to people immediately.
B) governments should keep the scientific information to themselves at first, then give it to people
C) governments should never share the scientific information with the public.
D) governments should ignore the scientific information.

7. What was the outcome of giving the information to the public before the volcano eruption
in the Caribbeans?
A) the people evacuated the area, so that few people died
B) the people didn’t move, so that many people died
C) the same things happened as in the eruption in Colombia.
D) the people reacted against the government.

8. What’s the main reason the speaker compares volcanic eruptions?
A) to show us where volcanic eruptions occur
B) to show us the benefit of having a plan
C) to explain how volcanoes erupt.
D) to study the volcanic eruptions.

9. Which key words best summarize the three basic parts of an emergency response plan?
A) discuss, evacuate, build                 B) gather, organize, act
C) research, provide, recover               D) share, plan, build

10. Which statement best describes the speaker’s attitude toward natural disasters?
A) They are possibly avoidable        B) They are worldwide.
C) They are predictable.              D) They are unavoidable, but we can minimize damage.

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SECTION TWO – STRUCTURE AND WRITTEN EXPRESSIONS

PART ONE - DIRECTIONS: For questions 11-41, choose the best answer.
11) I met her at yesterday's party, but I ______ her by sight for years before that.
A) had known                   B) have known
C) will have known             D) had been known

12) By 2020, scientists surely______ a cure for cancer.
A) are discovering              B) have been discovered
C) will have discovered         D) had discovered

13) Since the day he ______ ill he ______ a lot of reading.
A) was/had done                 B) is/has done
C) was/has done                 D) is/has been done

14) Last Sunday we ______ out of the house where we ______ for five years.
A) had moved/lived          B) have moved/had lived
C) moved/had lived          D) will move/have lived

15) I'll never speak to her ______ I live.
A) as long as                   B) until
C) whenever                     D) whereas

16) Many people considered it to be cruel to send animals in rockets into outer space.
Many people consider that______ cruel to send animals in rockets into outer space.
A) to be                      B) in to be
C) it is                      D) it was

17) The Prime Minister clearly suspects that his party______ little chance of winning the next
election.
A) to have                            B) has
C) would have                         D) had

18)"May I have letters addressed in care of your office?" asked Mr. Taylor.
Mr. Taylor asked me if______ letters addressed in care of______ office.
A) I may have his/my                  B) I might have my/your
C) he may have his/his                D) he might have his/my

19) I wish that you______ such a bad headache because I'm sure that you'd have enjoyed the
party.
A) didn't have                        B) hadn't had
C) wouldn't have                      D) won't have

20) If only I______ busy yesterday. I could have helped you with the problem.
A) weren't                             B) hadn't been
C) wasn't                              D) haven't been

21) Anna Nierada, ______, is a friend of my father's.
A) whose son is in Turkey now                         B) which is famous worldwide
C) that you met at the seminar                        D) has just arrived in Turkey

22) It is nuclear war, which could exterminate mankind______.
A) which is the great danger                         B) its power is unquestionable
C) that we must avoid                                D) everybody knows it is dangerous

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23) Mr. Taylor, I'm here just in case ______.
A) they will come earlier                                     B) anything out of the ordinary
C) they telephoned to meet them at the airport                D) you might need my help

24) Hardly had he uttered the words ______.
A) than we left the room                                      B) when he began laughing
C) as soon as everybody sat down                              D) the manager came in

25) ______ the pains come again, don't hesitate to phone me.
A) Would                              B) Should
C) Will                               D) Had

26) They don't have ______ water in their house.
A) running                           B) to run
C) run                               D) ran

27) I daren't ______ out after dark.
A) to go                                    B) go
C) went                                     D) going

28) It's high time we ______ on holiday.
A) go                                 B) to go
C) went                               D) going

29) We'd better not______ there this summer.
A) go                                 B) to have gone
C) went                               D) have gone

30) Mr. Hopkins plans on ______ his students ______ the English test tomorrow.
A) to have/take                      B) having/take
C) having/to take                    D) to have/to take

31) You should give your baby Vitamin C.
Vitamin C ought ______ to all babies.
A) to give                            B) given
C) be given                           D) to be given

32) Meral's father approved of ______ in England for another year in order to improve her
English.
A) her staying                       B) her to stay
C) she will stay                     D) she to stay

33) It is necessary ______ a doctor.
A) that he sees                             B) for him to see
C) his seeing                               D) to him to see

34) ______ she willingly sacrificed her life for him.
A) Her love was great for her husband that       B) So her love was great for her husband that
C) So great was her love for her husband that D) Her love so great for her husband that

35) She is not ______ to vote.
A) very old             B) old enough               C) enough old             D) old

36) My book is different ______ yours.
A) in                  B) as                        C) like                   D) from
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37) ______ its old age, the car was in excellent condition.
A) However               B) Because              C) Despite            D) Furthermore

38) Peace and stability cannot be achieved unless progress is made toward ______ solutions to
the world's most ______ problems, including poverty.
A) finding/pressing                    B) to find/pressed
C) to find/pressing                    D) finding/pressed

39) Not one of the girl's teachers could ______ her poor examination results when she wanted
to find out the reason.
A) act out                              B) answer back
C) account for                          D) ask after

40) If you will just ______ me for a few moments, I'll explain the reasons behind the decision.
A) turn over to                         B) take up with
C) bear with                            D) care for

41) She could ______ a year's salary in a week if you let her.
A) put up with                         B) run through
C) put aside                           D) carry out

PART TWO - DIRECTIONS: For questions 42-45, mark the best choice to paraphrase the
underlined words.

42) When do you expect to finish?
A) get over                                B) get out
C) get through                             D) get down

43)You may omit the second question.
A) hand in                           B) leave out
C) take off                          D) put out

44)Robert wanted to discuss a problem with his advisor.
A) take up                           B) look up
C) talk over                         D) get through

45)The tailor let out the waist of the jacket.
A) enlarged                              B) shortened
C) shrank                                D) strengthen

PART THREE - DIRECTIONS: Each sentence of the text has 4 underlined words or phrases.
For questions 46-55, identify one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order
for the sentence to be correct.

46. Because some critics considered it decadent, subversive, and incomprehensibly, abstract
              A                                                            B
art encountered much opposition in its early years.
        C                                D
47. To survive, most birds must eat at least half their own weigh in food every day.
        A                           B                        C               D
48. In 1977, Marilyn Yadlowski, a undergraduate at Cornell University, found that pigeons had
                                A
excellent low-frequency hearing, far surpassing that of humans.
    B                      C                          D

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49. Anthropologist Jane Goodall has contributed a wealth information concerning primate
                                          A                B
behavior through her studies of chimpanzees                                                   .
            C            D
50. Critical thinkers are able to identify main issues, recognize underlying assumptions, and
                           A                B                         C
evaluating evidence.
   D
51. Tilling means preparation the soil to plant the seeds and keeping the soil in the best condition
                        A                  B                                    C
to help the crop grow until it is ready for harvesting.
                              D
52. The giraffe’s long neck and legs are the most obvious features that make different from all
                       A                            B                          C                D
other animals.
53. The first known radio program among the United States was broadcast on Christmas Eve,
              A                          B                       C
1906, by Reginald Fessenden from his experimental station at Brant Rock, Massachusetts.
                                             D
54. The outermost part of the Sun’s atmosphere is very hot that its gases continually expand away
                     A                                B            C            D
from the Sun.
55. Australian koalas are furry, gray animal that live in trees and feed on leaves.
                                         A          B      C          D


SECTION THREE – READING COMPREHENSION


PART ONE - DIRECTIONS: For questions 56-68, read the following passages (passages 1, 2,
and 3) and answer the questions accordingly.


Passage 1

Taking a small calculator with you when you go shopping can be very helpful. If you add up the
prices of items as you put them in the shopping chart, you will know exactly what you are
spending. This will make it easier for you to stay within your budget. And, you won't be surprised
when the clerk totals your bill at the checkout counter.



56. "This" in sentence 3 refers to _____________.
A) taking a small calculator when you go shopping
B) the total amount you've paid
C) adding up the prices of items you put in the chart
D) prices of items

57. The main idea in this passage is that ______________.
A) we should spend our money wisely
B) we should put the items we have bought in a chart
C) everybody should stay within his budget
D) a calculator can be of great help when you go shopping
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Passage 2

Various kinds of nuclear weapons have been produced in the past few years by many countries.
This is a new and a terrible development in the history of man. Very few events can be more
frightful than a nuclear war. In a nuclear war, most of the word's population will be exterminated.
The few living creatures that survive will be exposed to radiation or to electrical rays harmful to
life. It has been said by scientists that many new diseases will also be seen as a result of this
phenomenon. Most of the areas on which nuclear bombs have been dropped will be ruined.
Therefore, the survivors of a nuclear war will be sick, hungry and homeless. It might be better,
perhaps, to be killed in a nuclear war than to survive it. It would be better still for men to learn to
live in peace with one another. If this can be achieved there will be no nuclear wars.

58. Men have produced nuclear weapons _______________.
A) throughout history                     B) for many years
C) since last year                        D) since a few years ago

59. According to the passage _________________.
A) no event can be more frightful than a nuclear war
B) quite a few events are more terrible than a nuclear war
C) a nuclear war is among the most dreadful events
D) a nuclear war is the most dangerous event

60. It's been said by scientists that ______ will cause many new diseases.
A) extermination                                 B) radiation
C) exposure                                      D) shortage of food

61. If the nuclear bombs are dropped on an area the ______ will be without homes or food.
A) survivors                                 B) crops
C) living creatures                          D) population

62. It might be better to die than______ alive after a nuclear attack.
A) to remain                                    B) to live
C) being                                        D) staying

Passage 3

In most animals, dental decay is a rare problem. In man, and especially in the affluent West, the
disease has reached epidemic proportions. The cause of tooth decay in human beings is a bacterium
that feeds on the sugar in our food. It digests the sugar more easily by converting it into an acid.
The acid then dissolves the enamel, the outer coating of the teeth, and finally attacks the living
nerve within. The result is agonizing pain we know as toothache.

63. According to the passage, how common is it for animals to suffer from tooth decay?
A) They never suffer from it.
B) They seldom suffer from it.
C) They suffer from it as commonly as people do.
D) They suffer from it more commonly than people.

64. What does the passage say about the problem of tooth decay in the rich Western
countries?
A) It is steadily decreasing each year.
B) It has remained unchanged for a long time.
C) It has been increasing slowly for years.
D) It is now virtually out of control.
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          65. Human teeth decay when they are attacked by a kind of ______ .
          A) sugar                            B) acid
          C) nerve                            D) food

          66. Decay cannot begin until the bacterium produces ______ .
          A) food from sugar                    B) sugar from food
          C) acid from sugar                    D) sugar from acid

          67. The term "tooth decay" refers to the ______ .
          A) digestion of the food              B) conversion of the sugar
          C) production of the acid             D) coating of the teeth

          68. The last sentence means that toothache is a condition which is often ______ .
          A) unbearable                         B) quite unexpected
          C) a bit unpleasant                   D) unpleasant but bearable


          PART TWO - DIRECTIONS: You are going to read an introduction to a book about action
          sports. For questions 69-75, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best
          according to the text.


                                             Action Sports and Risk-Taking

              Risk-takers have been taking part in action sports since the beginnings of time: the new challenge has
       always appealed to adventurous minds. The trick with risks is to understand the possible dangers and then
       remove them by treating each as a problem with only one solution: the safe one. From the outside, the game
       still looks ‘risky’, but to the risk-taker who understands the difficulties, the game is a personal test of skill,
(5)    rather than nerve. None of these sports ought to be dangerous; if they are, you’re doing something wrong.
              Risk-taking has other benefits. The best cure for a stressful working life may not be a week flat-out on
       a beach; emptying the mind only leaves it open for occupation by the home stresses which you brought with
       you. Pick up a new challenge, something that is exciting, stretching, new, and you not only escape entirely
       from that other life, but return to it on a wave of confidence and strength that carries you over the problems
(10)   which once seemed part of everyday life.
              Action sports offer an escape, where you learn very quickly: in one week – or even in one weekend –
       you can learn more about yourself than you did all year. All inner fears lose in the burn of concentration
       demanded by learning to fly, dive, ride or climb. The pride earned through jumping from an aeroplane at
       12,000 feet, or learning to roll a canoe, will stay with you for life. Then there are the other spin-offs: the
(15)   mental calm which comes with rock-climbing; the wonderful colours of caves; the moment of freedom felt
       during that first flight beneath the wing of a glider. All these sports cause a wonderful thrill – be it dashing
       waves or free-falling through the air at 120 miles per hour – but thrills are just a part of the story. Many of
       these sports double as types of travel. Horses, bicycles, skis, hot-air balloons can be used as vehicles for truly
       exotic journeys; journeys on which you can look at landscape (and yourself) from a new angle. And all of
(20)   these are ‘soft’ vehicles; ones which allow you to move through, and feel for, the countryside, the mountains
       and deserts.
                The sports in this book cover the complete range of physical and mental skills: they can be done from
       your own doorstep or from any one of hundreds of places abroad. The sports demand from as little as the cost
       of a pair of boots to as much as it costs to buy a flying machine. Some of them are very easily reached; (I
(25)   have a friend who goes gliding in his lunch-break), while others require travelling-time and complex
       equipment.
                Finally, remember that each action sport is a wonderful experience, and the more experiences we
       have, the richer we become, and the more we have to share.


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69. According to the writer, action sports _____________________.
A. show a person’s ability to overcome difficulties.
B. are dangerous because of the risks they involve.
C. test the daring of the person who does them.
D. are far more interesting than playing games.

70. The word ‘it’ in line 9 refers to ______________________.
A. any holiday activity.
B. life at home and at work.
C. any action sport.
D. a challenging new activity.

71. What is the best type of holiday according to the writer?
A. Lying on the beach and doing nothing.
B. Being interested in something you are confident about.                                  .
C. Doing something you have never done before
D. Escaping to a place which is totally new.

72. According to the writer, learning action sports ______________.
A. can be extremely frightening.               B. helps you learn to concentrate.
C. makes you understand yourself better.       D. is not really a difficult task at all.

73. Which of these advantages of action sports is NOT mentioned by the writer?
A. Maintaining fitness.               B. Experiencing thrills.
C. Building confidence.               D. Seeing new places.

74. ‘spin-offs’ (line 14) are _________.
A. action sports.                        B. benefits.
C. achievements.                         D. skills.

75. In general, the writer says that action sports _______________.
A. are expensive                         B. should not be done alone.
C. are extremely varied.                 D. require a lot of time.




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SECTION FOUR - VOCABULARY

PART ONE - DIRECTIONS: For questions 76-91, choose the best answer.

                                     What Dangers do with their money

         Thirteen-year-olds do not spend as much money as their parents suspect – at least not
(76) ______ the findings of a (77) ______ survey, Money and Change. The survey (78) ______
three hundred teenagers. 13-17 years old, from (79) ______ Britain.
         By the time they (80) ______ their teens, most children see their weekly allowance rise
dramatically to an amazing national average of ₤5.14. Two thirds think they get (81) ______
money, but most expect to have to do something to get it.
         Although they have more cash, worry about debt is (82) ______ among teenagers.
Therefore, the (83) ______ of children (84) ______ an effort to save for the future.
         Greater access to cash (85) ______ teenagers does not, however, mean that they are more
irresponsible (86______ a result. The economic recession seems to have encouraged (87) ______
attitudes to money, even in the case of children at these ages. Instead of wasting what pocket (88)
______ they have on sweets or magazines, the 13-year-olds who took (89) ______ in the survey
seem to (90) ______ to the situation by saving more than half (91) ______ their cash.

76. a) counting on           b) based on            c) relying on       d) according to
77. a) late                  b) recent              c) latest           d) fresh
78. a) included              b) contained           c) counted          d) enclosed
79. a) entire                b) all over            c) complete         d) the whole
80. a) reach                 b) get                 c) make             d) arrive
81. a) acceptable            b) adequate            c) satisfactory     d) enough
82. a) gaining               b) heightening         c) increasing       d) building
83. a) most                  b) maximum             c) many             d) majority
84. a) make                  b) do                  c) have             d) try
85. a) among                 b) through             c) between          d) along
86. a) like                  b) as                  c) for              d) in
87. a) aware                 b) knowing             c) helpful          d) cautious
88. a) cash                  b) money               c) change           d) savings
89. a) part                  b) place               c) share            d) piece
90. a) reply                 b) answer              c) respond          d) return
91. a) from                  b) as                  c) of               d) for


PART TWO - DIRECTIONS: For questions 92-100, choose the best answer.

92) The new president claimed that they would use the ______ from the UN since the country
was in a terrible financial situation.
 A) rates                              C) figures
 B) amount                             D) funding

93) We ______ that the enemy would try to cross the river, so we destroyed the bridge.
A) anticipated                      C) pretended
B) participated                     D) prescribed

94) By fairly simple processes sane and ordinary citizens can be ______ to deny the plain
evidence of their senses.
A) denied                              B) forced
C) rejected                            D) discouraged
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95) It may take a long time to______ from a bad cold.
A) overcome                            C) manage
B) recover                             D) struggle

96) The manager of the museum was shocked. In his speech he said that the stolen piece was
an______ work of art.
A) irreplaceable                   C) irrelevant
B) irresponsible                   D) irregular

97) Owing to my current financial ______ I cannot pay the bill.
A) embarrass                         C) embarrassment
B) embarrassing                      D) embarrassed

98) Modern plays are easy to understand in ______ with those written by Shakespeare.
A) comparison                        C) agreement
B) contact                           D) hand

99) He worked ______ to reach his goal of life and finally he achieved it.
A) lively                            C) relentlessly
B) regretfully                       D) distantly

100) The author was not ______ even by the illness that crippled him.
A) discouraged                      B) impoverished
C) disappointed                     D) integrated




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