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So you think your English is up to snuff?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 25 Jun 2011 8:53 pm

Maybe our "Turkey" on the other thread should take this exam from Jobstreet.

http://myjobstreet.jobstreet.com/jaws/home/jela.php

In fact, maybe all from non-English speaking countries should take it. Before asserting themselves on this board. :wink:

I took the practice one and got the following but the single one I missed I knew was probable as there were actually two correct answers (probably written by a local English teacher).

My result:
Total Questions Attempted: 40
Total Questions Correct: 39 (Conversational:10; Vocabulary:10; Grammar:10; Comprehension:9)
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Re: So you think your English is up to snuff?

Post by poodlek » Sat, 25 Jun 2011 9:54 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Maybe our "Turkey" on the other thread should take this exam from Jobstreet.


My result:
Total Questions Attempted: 40
Total Questions Correct: 39 (Conversational:10; Vocabulary:10; Grammar:10; Comprehension:9)
I got only 38! I missed one conversational (but the responses all made me lol, there were several responses I might have said just to be cheeky) and one comprehension. I noticed one of the comprehension questions didn't make logical sense...the one about the football match? I guess that's the one I got wrong. They should show the correct answers on the result. Interesting quiz anyway.

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 25 Jun 2011 10:45 pm

Your result:
Total Questions Attempted: 40
Total Questions Correct: 38 (Conversational:10; Vocabulary:9; Grammar:10; Comprehension:9)

Don't know which I got wrong, but some of 'em really were down to nuance (in my humble opinion!). But then again, I suppose that is the point!

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 26 Jun 2011 2:33 am

Oh goodie; just when I'm about to take the IELTS.
Your result:
Total Questions Attempted: 40
Total Questions Correct: 38 (Conversational:8; Vocabulary:10; Grammar:10; Comprehension:10)
I did find some funny and maybe that threw me off.
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Post by JR8 » Sun, 26 Jun 2011 2:53 am

nakatago wrote:Oh goodie; just when I'm about to take the IELTS.
Your result:
Total Questions Attempted: 40
Total Questions Correct: 38 (Conversational:8; Vocabulary:10; Grammar:10; Comprehension:10)
I did find some funny and maybe that threw me off.
Yes some of it was most amusing. I would not have thought replying 'No worries' to a question was viable for an English test. But that was the best of a bad lot on that particular question!

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Post by curiousgeorge » Sun, 26 Jun 2011 9:11 am

Your result:
Total Questions Attempted: 40
Total Questions Correct: 40 (Conversational:10; Vocabulary:10; Grammar:10; Comprehension:10)

Phew, my English pride is intact!

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Post by QRM » Sun, 26 Jun 2011 9:20 am

Your result:
Total Questions Attempted: 40
Total Questions Correct: 38 (Conversational:10; Vocabulary:10; Grammar:10; Comprehension:8)

LOL and I am a total spaz when it comes to English I have no idea what are subjective pronouns. I failed English O levels twice.

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 26 Jun 2011 9:56 am

curiousgeorge wrote:Your result:
Total Questions Attempted: 40
Total Questions Correct: 40 (Conversational:10; Vocabulary:10; Grammar:10; Comprehension:10)

Phew, my English pride is intact!
Jolly good show, 'ole chap!

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Post by JayCee » Mon, 27 Jun 2011 2:46 pm

Your result:
Total Questions Attempted: 40
Total Questions Correct: 39 (Conversational:10; Vocabulary:10; Grammar:9; Comprehension:10)
I HAVE MASTERS!

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Post by the lynx » Mon, 27 Jun 2011 3:16 pm

Your result:
Total Questions Attempted: 40
Total Questions Correct: 38 (Conversational:10; Vocabulary:9; Grammar:10; Comprehension:9)

I'm actually much more fascinated (or rather, amused) by the statistics that appeared at the bottom of the results :P

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