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    Quote Originally Posted by Illuria View Post
    Just had mine yesterday, it's honestly nothing to be too worried about. Try to be concise and quick though, I didn't quite finish it in the 5 minutes allotted. I believe I'm quite a fast writer/thinker as well so I can see other people definitely having some issues. It's nothing to panic about (or even think too hard about) as long as you're a native English speaker. There was only one word I didn't know and not knowing it didn't actually matter with the format of the test.
    Hey thanks for the reply. My interview is imminent. Just wondering, is there a writing element to it? Like writing a paragraph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijinsunny View Post
    Hey thanks for the reply. My interview is imminent. Just wondering, is there a writing element to it? Like writing a paragraph?
    Not really, it's mostly reading comprehension. I can't talk too much about it since you're not supposed to give anything away, but really it's identifying synonyms and explaining meanings of words as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illuria View Post
    Not really, it's mostly reading comprehension. I can't talk too much about it since you're not supposed to give anything away, but really it's identifying synonyms and explaining meanings of words as well.
    So it's not even going into the. Itty gritty stuff or transitive and intransitive verbs, identifying subordinate clauses or changing a sentence so it uses the past participle?

    That's not so bad!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotech View Post
    The english test is specific to the uk only.
    so does no one else find it odd that they only give and English test to people applying from the place that invented the language?

    also, someone said 'carpetbagger' awhile back....hehe..
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    Default Re: Pre-interview English test

    Its a relic from a bygone age (BET programme)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmejia019 View Post
    so does no one else find it odd that they only give and English test to people applying from the place that invented the language?

    also, someone said 'carpetbagger' awhile back....hehe..
    I don't find it that odd to be honest. I'm even surprised they don't give it to other nationalities which aren't American because we all have our own idiosyncrasies in our usage of English which can differ quite a bit from standard AmE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotech View Post
    I don't find it that odd to be honest. I'm even surprised they don't give it to other nationalities which aren't American because we all have our own idiosyncrasies in our usage of English which can differ quite a bit from standard AmE.
    good point. I guess a better word would have been ironic​ haha.

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