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UTS Guide to Distance Turkish Test

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. GENERAL CONCEPTS 50

II. APPLICATION, REGISTRATION AND FEES 51

III. TEST DAY 52

IV. TEST RESULTS 53

V. ABOUT UTS SCREENS 54-59

VI. TEST SECTIONS 60-92

1. LISTENING 60-64

2. STRUCTURE 65-71

3. READING 72-77

4. SPOKEN INTERACTION 78-81

5. SPOKEN PRODUCTION 82-89

6. WRITING 90-92

VII. END OF TEST 93

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I. GENERAL CONCEPTS

UTS CERTIFICATES

Uzaktan Trke Snav (Distance Turkish Test), The certificates are granted for the candidates
shortly UTS, is an internet-based Turkish test who have succeeded in BASIC, INTERMEDIATE
and ADVANCED Levels of UTS. The equivalence
devised by Ankara University Turkish and
of UTS to the European Language Passport levels
Foreign Languages Research and Application
as follows;
Centre (TMER). UTS offers a device for adult
learners of Turkish to assess and certificate their TMER certificate ELP equivalence
language skills. TEST CENTRES inside and outside UTS - BASIC A2
of Turkey have been granted to conduct UTS and UTS - INTERMEDIATE B1

its related affairs e.g., applications, registrations UTS - ADVANCED C1

or announcements.

PRACTICE TEST

SKILL COMPONENTS It is a practice test conducted via internet for the


candidates who have completed their final
Listening component consists of multiple-choice registration. In this Practice Test which models
questions asking about the contents of audible actual UTS test only Listening, Structure and
texts and conversations. Reading skill-based report is provided.
Structure component consists of multiple-
DISTRIBUTION OF QUESTIONS
choice questions asking about the grammatical
features of Turkish language. UTS consists of 100 questions in 6 skill components
and conducted at 3 levels. Those who would like
Reading component consists of multiple-choice to receive the certificate (Diploma) of
questions asking about the contents of written ADVANCED Level will answer 100 questions
texts. compiled from all levels. For the certificate of
Spoken Interaction component consists of audible INTERMEDIATE Level, candidates will answer
100 questions compiled from INTERMEDIATE
questions that the candidates are required to
and BASIC Levels. Candidates will answer 100
answer orally.
questions from BASIC Level to get the certificate
Spoken Production component consists of written of BASIC Level. The chart below shows the
and visual questions that the candidates are distribution of questions for ADVANCED
required to answer orally. (Diploma) Level.

Writing component consists of one question that


Basic Intermediate Advanced Total
the candidates are required to compose a written
Listening 9 9 9 27
text.
Structure 9 9 9 27
Reading 9 9 9 27
LEVELS Speaking Interaction 5 5 5 15
UTS has 3 separate levels; BASIC, INTERMEDIATE Speaking Production 1 1 1 3
and ADVANCED which are equal to TMERs
Writing 1 1
standard language course levels, and can be
100
applied to any level.

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II. APPLICATION, REGISTRATION AND FEES

APPLICATION REFUNDS AND EXTRA PAYMENTS


UTS application can only be made to TEST CENTRES
Refunds
in person. Candidates can visit UTS websites
(at www.tomer.ankara.edu.tr and www.bile- Candidates applied for the UTS test, made all
mek.com/uts) and reach for further information the payments and completed their registrations
they need such as the location of UTS TEST cannot demand a refund unless the TEST CENTRE
CENTRES and how they can get in touch with fails to conduct the test due to technical problems.
those centres. In these situations when the test cannot be
conducted due to technical problems caused by

REGISTRATION the MAIN CENTRE or TEST CENTRE, candidates


may sit for the next test or demand a full refund.
Candidates have to complete their registrations
to take UTS test. To complete the registration,
candidates have to fill in a test entrance form,
Early Evalution Request Fee
pay the test fee and obtain a test entrance card.
During the application, a candidate may request
an early evaluation in which the candidate will be
Test Fee informed of his/her test result in 3 days. An extra
Test fee is kind of payment which may vary payment is asked for this service.
according to countries and TEST CENTRES. In
any case candidates are required to document
the payment through a receipt. Detailed Score Report Request Fee

Candidates may ask for a detailed performance

Test Entrance Form report of the test that is compiled from levels,
sections and skill components. This service must
Test Entrance Form is provided by the TEST CENTRE
be demanded during application, and an extra
and candidates are required to fill in this form
payment is required for this service.
thoroughly. The form is also a contract signed
between the candidate and the TEST CENTRE.

Rescore Request Fee


Test Entrance Card Candidates may raise an objection to the test
Test entrance cards are given to the candidates results in one months time and have their tests
who have completed their registrations. The rescored after they have been informed of their
candidates are required to bring and show their results. An extra payment is required for this
test entrance and valid ID cards or passports on service.
the test day.

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III. TEST DAY

Sitting for the test TAKING THE TEST.) and will wait for the test
On the test day set by the TEST CENTRE, candidates administrator. Candidates may only leave the
are required to be at the TEST CENTRE at least test room upon the obtaining the permission
thirty minutes before the start of the test with from the test administrator.
their test entrance and valid ID cards or passports. Postponement
Candidates cannot bring their mobile phones, Candidates may postpone their test dates provided
lap-top computers, pagers, dictionaries, books, that they notify the TEST CENTRE 3 days before the
backpacks or hand-bags, etc. to the test room. arranged date. Candidates who wish to put off
their test dates may sit for the next test.
Only candidates whose registrations have been
approved and have their test entrance and valid Late Arrivals
ID cards with them and test administrators are Under no circumstances will the candidates
allowed in the test room. who fail to arrive on the specified time or fail to
complete the formalities before the test be allowed
Candidates can only sit in the seats designated
into test room.
for them. Candidates tests will have been
uploaded on the computer reserved for them. Dismissal From The Test Session
Candidates will start the test by entering their A test administrator is authorized to dismiss a
user name and password which have been candidate from a test session due to violations
designated for them. From now on users will such as, but not limited to, the following:
attempting to take the test for someone else or having
follow the instructions of the test.
someone else take the test on the candidates behalf,
Test duration is 195 minutes including the break bringing prohibited items,
to be taken during the test. After the Reading attempting to give or receive assistance by looking
Section, a-15-minute break will be given. The or showing computers screens,
break will be notified to the candidate by the communicating or in any manner with another per-
computer upon the completion of the Reading son or the test administrator during the test session,
Section. Candidates, if they wish, can continue creating a disturbance (disruptive behaviour in
the test without using the whole break time. If the any form will not be tolerated),
candidates fail to return to the test room within the copying or attempting to copy test content or notes
relating to the test content (under no circumstances
specified time, they may not be permitted inside the
may test content or any part of the test content be
test room or their test may be marked invalid.
removed, reproduced, and/or disclosed by any
All the timing will be conducted according to means e.g., hard copy, verbally, electronically to
clock on the candidates computers. any person or entity),
Candidates may want assistance from the test damaging, attempting to damage or tampering
officials for the problems (technical problems with the test devices (monitor, keyboard, mouse,
earphone, microphone or other software),
resulting from the computer or internet connection
leaving the test room without permission.
and vital health problems) likely to be encountered
during the test by raising their hands. Failure To Complete The Test
Finishing The Test If candidates leave the test incomplete in any
section of the test session, they will lose the
Candidates may end the test or the current
chance of receiving a certificate or a diploma.
section of the test by clicking IKI (EXIT) button.
However, candidates will still be evaluated from
The candidates who would like to leave the test
incomplete or end the test will not leave their the sections they have answered and results will
seats, upon seeing SINAVINIZ SONA ERM- be sent to them. If a candidate leaves the test
TR. LTFEN SINAV GREVLSNE HABER VE- incomplete due to health problems, he/she can
RNZ. UTSYE KATILDIINIZ N TEEKKR take the test again or complete it at a specified
EDERZ. (YOUR TEST IS OVER. PLEASE INFORM date upon the documentation of the situation by
THE TEST ADMINISTRATOR. THANK YOU FOR the test administrator.

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IV. TEST RESULTS

Evaluation Announcement

Evaluation of first 81 questions of Listening, Candidates can learn the results online in 5 days
Structure and Reading is automatically made by time after the test by using their user names and
the software in accordance with pre-determined
passwords.
evaluation criteria. Scoring of Spoken Interaction,
Spoken Production and Writing will be made
manually by the MAIN CENTRE.
Mailing of Certificates

Successful candidates entitled a certificate will


Criteria
receive their certificates in 2 months time through
Candidates have to get at least minimum
mail.
required marks in all language skill components.
If a candidate gets a mark below the minimum
required mark at a certain component, his/her
performance is evaluated together with the Confidentiality
counterpart of this component. The following Test entrance form for UTS filled in and signed
matching shows the counterpart components:
by candidates warrants that the candidate
Structure Writing accepts the terms and conditions of this form
Listening Reading and that the MAIN CENTRE and TEST CENTRE
will keep the results secret, and will not announce
Spoken Production Spoken Interaction
and share with the third party.

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V. ABOUT UTS SCREENS

Now you are on the Login to Test screen...

On this screen you can type your user name in KULLANICI ADI (USER NAME) box and
your password in FRE (PASSWORD) box and start the test by clicking the GR
(ENTER) button.

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The Screen of General Information

On this screen, you can read the general information about UTS. Please click SINAVA
DEVAM ET (CONTINUE THE TEST) button to proceed. If you do not click this button, the
system will perform that automatically after a while.

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The Screen of SES AYARI (VOLUME SETTING)

This screen opens before the start of the test. SES (VOLUME) button enables you to adjust
the volume settings of your headphones. By clicking DNLE (LISTEN) button, you can listen
to the sample recording. At the same time you can increase or decrease the volume by moving
the arrow with your cursor towards + or -. After you have adjusted the volume which you
will hear best, click KAPAT (CLOSE). Even if you do not need to adjust the volume, click
KAPAT (CLOSE) button to proceed. If you do not click KAPAT (CLOSE) button, the system
will perform that automatically after a while.

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The Screen of MKROFON AYARI (MICROPHONE SETTING)

Upon clicking KAPAT (CLOSE) button, you will see MKROFON AYARI (MICROPHONE
SETTING) screen above. In order not to have problems with records in Spoken Interaction and
Spoken Production Sections, you must check your microphone. Click KAYDET (RECORD)
button and speak for a while, and then check the sample you have recorded by clicking DNLE
(LISTEN) button.

Please click KAPAT (CLOSE) to proceed. If you do not click KAPAT (CLOSE) button, the system
will perform that automatically after a while.

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The Screen of Questions

In any SORU (QUESTION) screen, you will see the 3 boxes on the top left of screen. BLM
(SECTION) box displays you which section you are on. SORU (QUESTION) box displays you
which question you are on out of the total questions. SRE (DURATION) box displays you
how much time you have in order to answer the questions. Volume setting bar on the top right
of the screen enables you to adjust volume (if necessary) during the Listening and Spoken
Interaction Sections.

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The Screen of IKI (EXIT)

In any question screen, IKI (EXIT) button which is on the top right of the screen enables you to exit
from this section or the test. If you click this button, you will see the screen above. If you click SINAVI
BTR (FINISH THE TEST) button, it means that you have quit the test and in this case please inform the
test administrator in the test room. When you click BLM BTR (FINISH THE SECTION) button,
it means that you want to finish this section without seeing the remaining questions and of course
without choosing any options. In this case, the test will continue with the next section. When you click
SINAVA DEVAM ET (CONTINUE THE TEST) button, you may continue the test from the last question
you have been doing, but meanwhile you may have spent the time for the current and/or remaining
questions.
SONRAK (NEXT) button which is on the bottom right corner of the screen enables you to proceed
to the next question screen.

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VI. TEST SECTIONS
1. LISTENING
You are now viewing the information screen of the Listening Section...

After you have read the information on this screen, proceed to the next screen by clicking
RNEK SORU (SAMPLE QUESTION) button. If you do not click this button, the system will
perform that automatically after a while.

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You are now viewing RNEK SORU (SAMPLE QUESTION) screen of the Listening Section...

After you have looked through RNEK SORU (SAMPLE QUESTION) screen, please
click SONRAK (NEXT) button. If you do not click this button, the system will perform
that automatically after a while.

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You are now viewing the screen that will start the Listening Section...

If you are ready to start this section, click SINAVI BALAT (START THE TEST) button.

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You are now viewing a question in the Listening Section...

Some questions in the Listening Section may consist of visuals (a drawing, a photo, a picture,
a map). You can choose the correct option by clicking the circle which is on the left of the
each visual.

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As soon as the time starts in the Listening Section, please read the instructions
first, and then the choices. You will be provided enough time to read before
the record starts. You will listen the record twice. Meanwhile, you can mark
or change your choice. Once you have answered the question and proceeded
to the next question, you cannot go back the previous questions since every
question has a specified time. Due to the fact that you are given a specified
time for each question, answering the questions early will not save your time
for the remaining questions.

Goals of the Listening Questions

1st, 10th and 19th Questions: Understanding the general issues.

2nd, 11th and 20th Questions: Understanding the quantitative terms like age, height, weight,
date, time or telephone number in the conversations and speeches.

3rd, 12th and 21st Questions: Understanding the location of conversations (e.g., hotel, restaurant,
bank or airport).

4th, 13th and 22nd Questions: Understanding the occupation, duty, status of the people in the
conversations.

5th, 14th and 23rd Questions: Understanding the descriptions made in the conversations and
speeches and matching them with the right visuals.

6th, 15th and 24th Questions: Understanding the possible relationships in the conversations and
speeches which are composed of comparative and superlative structures.

7th, 16th and 25th Questions: Joining the clauses in terms of cause & effect, objection & reason
and meronymy and perceiving the change or continuation of the subject in the conversation.

8th, 17th and 26th Questions: Retaining the conversation or speech and perceiving what is said
and unsaid.

9th, 18th and 27th Questions: Taking the conversation into consideration and drawing conclusion(s)
and perceiving the irrelevant conclusion(s).

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2. STRUCTURE

You are now viewing the information screen of the Structure Section...

After you have read the information on this screen, proceed to the next screen by clicking
RNEK SORU (SAMPLE QUESTION) button. If you do not click this button, the system
will perform that automatically after a while.

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You are now viewing RNEK SORU (SAMPLE QUESTION) screen of the Structure Section...

After you have looked through RNEK SORU (SAMPLE QUESTION) screen, click SON-
RAK (NEXT) button. If you do not click this button, the system will perform that automatically
after a while.

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You are now viewing the screen that will start the Structure Section...

If you are ready to start this section, click SINAVA DEVAM (CONTINUE THE TEST) button.

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You are now viewing the first type of question in the Structure Section...

In this type of questions, the text in bold background on the top of the screen is the question
root. The statement below which is written in italics is the instruction of the question. The
following four statements below are the choices. Mark your choice and then, click SON-
RAK (NEXT) button. If you do not click this button, the system will not change the screen
automatically for the next question.

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You are now viewing the second type of question in the Structure Section...

You are now viewing the third type of question in the Structure Section...

As you may see on RNEK SORU (SAMPLE QUESTION) screens, Structure Section questions
include; filling the blanks, finding the wrong word or phrase in the sentences and substituting the
underlined expression with the most appropriate choice.

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We recommend you to read the instructions, question root, and the answers
in order as soon as you see the question screen. In the Structure Section you
have 20 minutes in total to answer 27 questions, which means you have 40
seconds to answer each question. We recommend you to allocate enough
time to decide on the answer for each question but not to exceed 40 seconds
per question since you are given a specified time to answer all the questions
and you cannot go back and change the answers, once you have answered
a question and proceeded to the following one. Answering a question in less
than 40 seconds will enable you to spare more time for the rest of the questions.

Goals of the Structure Questions

28th Question: Establishing a coordination between the subject and verb in terms of singularity
and plurality in copulative clauses and defining the right order of the inflectional suffixes.

29th Question: Identifying whether the adjective clauses, possessive constructions and prepositional
phrases can be used with determinative suffixes and/or possessive suffixes (if they are used,
singularity and plurality of possessive suffixes) and in this frame, in which cases the object of a
prepositional clause require a determinative suffix depending on the objects being a pronoun.

30th Question: Identifying which case suffixes (nominative, accusative, dative, locative and
ablative) are used with the sentence elements according to the voice of verb of the predicative
verb in a sentence.

31st Question: Choosing the time, mood and aspect adverbs and the suitable conjugations for
the objects functioning as adverbs in simple sentences.

32nd Question: Identifying the primary functions and sensitive secondary functions (in terms of
context and structure) of the adequacy auxiliary verb considering the cohesion in a sentence or
between the sentences.

33rd Question: Identifying how to nominalize an infinitive clause by choosing the most suitable
infinitive suffixes according to the subject of the infinitive sentence and the verb of the main
sentence.

34th Question: Identifying the most suitable form to make definition structures with the pronominal
suffixes (-ki, -nnki, -daki).

35th Question: Joining sub-clauses to main clauses by using the correct gerunds considering the
information given in the sentence.

36th Question: Choosing the correct conjunction by using the information given in the
sentence.

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37th Question: Noticing that some cases suffixes are used as adverbs apart from their basic functions
and they are also used in reduplication structures within the frame of this function.

38th Question: Identifying the subject-verb agreement and choosing the element which violates the
genitive-possessive agreement in noun clause and adjective clause structures.

39th Question: Identify the correct voice suffixes for the verbs and the grammatical functions with
all the voice suffixes (as well as reflexive and cooperative pronouns and possessive postpositions)
considering the information and the grammatical connections given in the sentence.

40th Question: Identifying the correct forms of simple and compound tense conjugations of the
subjunctive, optative and conditional modes paying regard to their basic and secondary functions
considering the cohesion in the sentence or between the sentences.

41st Question: Completing the necessitate mode structures considering the cohesion in the
sentence or between the sentences and the subjects of the sentences.

42nd Question: Identifying how to use the nominalization suffixes according to the subject of the
noun clauses, the contents being factual and the verb and the conjugations.

43rd Question: Making compound sentences by joining two sentences with the correct participles;
identifying whether the correct forms of the participles are used or which form of the participles is
suitable in compound sentences.

44th Question: Joining the two sentences with the correct gerunds, identifying the limitations about
the gerunds in terms of syntactic connections, identifying the differences between the gerunds
which are similar in terms of their semantic functions.

45th Question: The same goal as in 36th question.

46th Question: The same goal as in 28th and 37th questions.

47th Question: The same goal as in 38th question.

48th Question: The same goal as in 39th question.

49th Question: The same goal as in 40th question.

50th Question: Finding the correct form of the complex tenses which are predominantly made with
ol- (to be) auxiliary verb considering the cohesion in the sentence or between the sentences.

51st Question: The same goal as in 42nd question.

52nd Question: Making a compound sentence by using the suitable participles; identifying whether
the correct forms of the participles are used in compound sentences or which form of participles is
suitable.

53rd Question: The same goal as in 44th question.

54th Question: The same goal as in 36th question.

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3. READING

You are now viewing the information screen of the Reading Section...

After you have read the information on this screen, proceed to the next screen by clicking RNEK
SORU (SAMPLE QUESTION) button. If you do not click this button, the system will perform
that automatically after a while.

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You are now viewing RNEK SORU (SAMPLE QUESTION) screen of the Reading Section...

After you have looked through RNEK SORU (SAMPLE QUESTION) screen, click SONRAK
(NEXT) button. If you do not click this button, the system will perform that automatically after
a while.

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You are now viewing the screen that will start the Reading Section...

If you are ready to start this section, click SINAVA DEVAM (CONTINUE THE TEST) button.

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You are now viewing the first question in the Reading Section...

The text in bold background is the question root. The statement below which is written in
italics is the instruction of the question. The following four statements below are the choices.

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You are now viewing another question in the Reading Section...

You are now viewing another question in the Reading Section...

As you may see in RNEK SORU (SAMPLE QUESTIONS) screens, questions in Reading
Section include finding the closest and the furthest meaning of the underlined expressions or
the expression written in bold or finding what is implied in the whole text.

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In each level, every reading text has 3 questions. When you answer a question
and proceed to the next one in any text, the same text will appear on the
screen but another question will be asked about the text.
We recommend you to pursue following order; read the instructions, question
root and then the choices. The allocated time for 27 questions in the
Reading Section is 40 minutes in total, which means that you have 80 seconds
on average per question. Since a specified time is given for the whole questions
and that there is no chance of returning to the previous question, we suggest you
to think carefully until you are sure about the answer. However, be careful
not to spare more than 80 seconds for any question. Although 3 different
questions are asked for the same reading text, all the 3 questions require
reading it for several times and focusing on different points in the text.
Therefore, it would be useful for you to read the instructions first and then
re-read the text of the question. Answering a question in less than 80 seconds
will enable you to spare more time for the rest of the questions.

The Goals of the Reading Questions


55th, 64th and 73rd Questions: Recognizing the words or phrases which are relevant or irrelevant in
terms of meaning.

56th, 65th and 74th Questions: Being able to relate the pronouns and the referential expressions to
the sources.

57th, 66th and 75th Questions: Drawing conclusions from the text and distinguishing between the
irrelevant ones.

58th, 67th and 76th Questions: Understanding the main topic of the text.

59th, 68th and 77th Questions: Distinguishing the things mentioned or not mentioned in the text.

60th, 69th and 78th Questions: Making an inference or inferences and distinguishing between the
relevant ones through the text.

61st, 70th and 79th Questions: Understanding the main idea of the text.

62nd, 71st and 80th Questions: Linking the phrases due to cause & effect, objection & reason and
meronymy correlations and noticing that the text has skipped to another subject or it is on the same
subject.

63rd, 72nd and 81st Questions: Discerning the mood, the approach, the goal of the writer.

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4. SPOKEN INTERACTION

You are now viewing the information screen of the Spoken Interaction Section...

After you have read the instructions on this screen, proceed to the next screen by clicking
SINAVA DEVAM ET (CONTINUE TO THE TEST) button. If you do not click this button, the
system will perform that automatically after a while.

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You are now viewing the question screen of the Spoken Interaction Section...

In the middle of this screen you will see a speakers icon, below this icon, DNLEYNZ
(LISTEN) warning, and at the bottom, a dial indicating listening period. Please, just listen to
the question until the dial is completed.

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You are now viewing the reply screen of the Spoken Interaction Section...

After the DNLEYNZ (LISTEN) dial on the previous screen has been completed, the reply
screen will appear and the dial will turn into KONUUNUZ (SPEAK). Please reply the
question orally until the KONUUNUZ (SPEAK) dial is completed. When you have finished
replying, do not click SONRAK (NEXT) button. The system will change the screen
automatically after the allocated time for the question finishes.

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In this section, you will generally be assessed on your ability to comprehend


and give appropriate responses to the questions in the processes of the spoken
interactions likely to happen in real communication situations. The correctness
of the grammatical structures and lexical items to the level of the certificate
test you have taken, fluency of the speech and appropriateness of stress and
intonation in this speech will be taken into consideration during evaluation.
We recommend that you should reply to the questions in the Spoken
Interaction Section with long sentences including the items in the interrogative
sentence as much as possible, rather than just providing short answers like
Yes or No. If you want, you can make some additional comments to
strengthen your answers. As the main goal of the Spoken Interaction questions is
to assess whether or not you comprehend and give relevant responses to the
questions, you do not have to provide real information about your identity,
personality, social status and private life.
You may find yourself in different social roles while answering some of the
questions in this section (e.g., a shop customer, a traffic policeman is asked
a direction or a shop assistant in a clothing store etc.) Please try to provide
explanatory replies to these questions in a way that the context requires.

Goals of the Spoken Interaction Questions


82nd Question: Understanding and responding to questions about identity, greeting and hometown.
83rd Question: Understanding and responding to questions about age, weight, skin & hair colour and
marital status.
84th Question: Understanding and responding to questions about kinship bonds.
85th Question: Understanding and giving relevant responses to questions about the time, day and year.
86th Question: Understanding and responding to an incoming phone call and taking notes about the
caller (name, reason of call, any messages, etc.).
87th Question: Understanding and responding to questions about identity and hometown with
utterances or expressions used in social situations.
88th Question: Understanding and giving relevant responses to questions that are about the population,
geographical position, regime, history, climate and people of candidates country with using utterances
or expressions used in social situations.
89th Question: Understanding and giving relevant responses to questions that are asked about the
qualities of a product, and in particular its size, with using utterances or expressions used in social
situations, while doing shopping in a store such as butchers, grocers and greengrocers, etc.
90th Question: Understanding what a door-to-door sales representative sells and saying appropriate
expressions to reject him/her.
91st Question: Understanding and asking questions about the destination and schedule of public trans-
portation vehicles like bus, train, taxi etc., and confirming these information.
92nd Question: Understanding the questions asking views about sports and explaining views.
93rd Question: Understanding the questions asking views about language learning and explaining
views.
94th Question: Understanding the questions asking views about food and beverages and explaining
views.
95th Question: Understanding the questions asking views about environment and explaining views.
96th Question: Understanding the questions asking views about human personality and behaviour and
explaining views.

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5. SPOKEN PRODUCTION

You are now viewing the information screen of the Spoken Production Section...

After you have read the instructions on this screen, proceed to the next screen by clicking
SINAVA DEVAM ET (CONTINUE TO THE TEST) button. If you do not click this button, the
system will perform that automatically after a while.

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You are now viewing the first question in the Spoken Production Section...

The text in bold background is the question root. The statement below written in bold characters
is the instruction of the question. Read the instruction of the question first, and then the question
root.
Prepare for your speech until the HAZIRLANINIZ (GET READY) dial in the middle of the
screen has been completed. Please do not click SONRAK (NEXT) button. The system will
change the screen automatically after the allocated time finishes.

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You are now viewing the first reply screen of the Spoken Production Section...

In the middle of this screen you will see KONUUNUZ (SPEAK) warning, and below this
warning, a dial indicating speaking period. Try to make a speech relevant to the given situation,
and if possible in a way that you will be speaking throughout the allocated time, until this dial
has been completed. When you finish replying, do not click SONRAK (NEXT) button. The
system will change the screen automatically for the next question after the allocated time
finishes.

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You are now viewing the second question in the Spoken Production Section...

The visual on the top of the screen is question root. The statement below written in bold
characters is the instruction of the question. Read the instruction first, and then prepare for
your speech until the HAZIRLANINIZ (GET READY) dial in the middle of the screen has
been completed. Please do not click SONRAK (NEXT) button. The system will change
the screen automatically after the allocated time finishes.

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You are now viewing the second reply screen of the Spoken Production Section...

In the middle of this screen, you will see KONUUNUZ (SPEAK) warning, and below this
warning, a dial indicating speaking period. Try to make a speech relevant to the given visual,
and if possible in a way that you will be speaking throughout the allocated time, until this
dial has been completed. When you finish replying, do not click SONRAK (NEXT) button.
The system will change the screen automatically for the next question after the allocated
time finishes.

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You are now viewing the third reply screen of the Spoken Production Section...

Words, phrases and sentences given at the top of the screen are question roots. The statement
below written in bold characters is the instruction of the question. Read the instruction first,
and then prepare for your speech until the HAZIRLANINIZ (GET READY) dial in the middle
of the screen has been completed. Please do not click SONRAK (NEXT) button. The system
will change the screen automatically after the allocated time finishes.

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You are now viewing the third reply screen of the Spoken Production Section...

In the middle of this screen, you will see KONUUNUZ (SPEAK) warning, and below this
warning, a dial indicating speaking period. Try to make a speech relevant to the given topic,
and if possible in a way that you will be speaking throughout the allocated time, until this dial
has been completed. When you finish replying, do not click SONRAK (NEXT) button. The
system will change the screen automatically for the Writing Section after the allocated time
finishes.

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Spoken Production Section has the questions that assess your ability on how
fluent and flawless you can produce a planned speech in a way which is
appropriate to your level in the fields of word choice, syntactic structures
and sentence relevance. Appropriate pronunciation of individual words,
correct intonation of sentences and a fluent speech without long pauses or
hesitations are the essential elements that will be taken into consideration
during the evaluation process. While preparing for your speech, you can
take notes and make a speech outline by bringing a paper and pen with you
beforehand.
Question roots in the Spoken Production Section determine and narrow
your speech in terms of topic, content and style. The question root in the first
Spoken Production question (in 97th question) defines a social interaction
situation and puts you into a position in which you are expected to reply
orally. Note that, you are expected to make a proper speech that is appropriate to
topic, content and style. For the second question (in 98th question), you need
to focus your speech on the visual. There are not any absolutely correct
descriptions, explanations and comments for the visuals in this question,
hence you can be as subjective as you wish. You will be given a main topic
and some subtopics related with the main topic in the third (in 99th) question.
You do not need to talk about all the subtopics while delivering your speech.

Goals of the Spoken Production Questions

97th Question: Expressing a request, apology, problem, suggestion, objection, disapproval, etc.
according to the situation.
98th Question: Narrating the events in terms of action, occurrence, relationships and composition.
99th Question: Building narrative relations between certain phrases and concepts.

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6. WRITING

You are now viewing the information screen of the Writing Section...

After you have read the instructions on this screen, proceed to the next screen by clicking
SINAVA DEVAM ET (CONTINUE TO THE TEST) button.

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You are now viewing the question screen of the Writing Section...

On this screen, you will first see 3 different question roots in the bold background. Compose
a written text for one of these questions in 30 minutes. When the allocated time for Writing
Section finishes, the system screen will automatically change and UTS will be over.

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In this section, your ability to compose a text using appropriate vocabulary


and grammatical structures suitable for your level on a topic is assessed.
During the assessment of your text; relevance of your use of vocabulary and
grammatical structures to your certificate level, coherence among your
sentences, fluency of your text, richness of your examples, correctness of
punctuation and spelling, your ability to express opinions in separate
paragraphs and giving suitable title to your text will be taken into consideration.
We highly suggest that you build your text with your own thoughts. You can
either use the keyboard or write down on a piece of paper to compose your
text.

Goals of the Writing Questions

100th Question: Assessing writing skills on a certain topic.

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VII. END OF TEST

Now you are about to end the test

Once this screen appears, it means that your test is over. You can leave the test room upon
informing the test administrator.

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