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READING QUIZ – Duration 40’

Part I – Read and then do following tasks.

International Students

(A) All around the world, there are international students at institutions of higher learning. The
definition of an international student is ‘‘a postsecondary student from another country.’’ The
meaning of postsecondary is ‘‘after high school.’’ Another phrase for international students is
‘‘foreign students.’’ The word foreign means ‘‘of different country or culture.’’ Even so, some people
don’t like the word foreign, so they use the phrase ‘‘international students.’’ For institution of higher
learning, they usually say “academy”,‘‘university’’, ‘‘college’’ or ‘‘school.’’

(B) International students leave their home countries and go to school abroad. One meaning of the
word abroad is ‘‘in a foreign place.’’ By far, the country with the most students from abroad is the
USA; and the followers are Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zelland, and some European countries
such as France, Spain, Germany, Russia, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkey … etc. And
they also have a lot of students from other countries. But more and more students from around the
world attend colleges and universities in the developing nations of Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
Developing nations don’t yet have a high level of industrialization or technology.

(C) Why do high school (secondary school, vocational secondary school, lycee) and college graduates
go to universities, polytechnics and colleges far from their homes? Undergraduates are
postsecondary students without college degrees. Often, undergraduates want the experience of life
in new cultures. Maybe they want to learn another language well, in school and in real life. Many
older students want degrees in business, engineering, architecture, or technology. These subjects are
not always available in their home countries. Some governments and companies send their best
graduate students and workers to other well-developed countries for new knowledge and skills. And
some students from expensive private schools at home save money through study abroad, especially
in developing nations.

(D) Why do institutions of higher learning want international students? Of course, students from
other countries and cultures bring internationalism to the classroom, laboratory or campus. They
bring different languages, customs, ideas, and opinions from many places around the world. Usually,
they study hard. Also, educational institutions need money. Tuition is the fee or charge for
instruction, and private schools everywhere charge high tuition. One definition of citizens and
immigrants is ‘‘legal members of a nation or country.’’ International students are not citizens or
immigrants, so they pay full tuition and fees to state or government schools. And all the students
away from home spend money for housing, food, daily needs (energy, communication, electricity,
water … etc.), books, clothings, transportation, recreation, and many other things. Education is also a
kind of international trade. For these reasons, many schools and groups of schools want students
from other countries.

(E) For various reasons, many high school and college graduates want or need to study abroad. And
for many other reasons, many nations want or need students from other countries and cultures on
their college and university campuses.
A. Which question does each paragraph answer? Write the letter A, B, C, D, or E on the line.(2x5=10
points)

1. __________ Why do international students go to school abroad?

2. __________ In what countries do international students attend colleges and universities?

3. __________ What are some definitions of words and phrases in international higher education?

4. __________ Why do institutions of higher learning look for foreign students?

5. __________ What is the conclusion of this reading material?

B. Write true (T) or false (F) on the lines.(2x5=10 points)

1. __________ International students in institutions of higher learning are foreign students at


colleges and universities around the world.

2. __________ The USA and European countries have equal numbers of students from abroad.
Foreigners don’t usually study in developing countries.

3. __________ High school and college graduates go to school in foreign countries for only one
reason. They want to leave home.

4. __________ Colleges and universities aroun the world want international students for several
reasons, so they advertise and try to get students in other ways.

5. __________ Students dislike to go to school abroad. Colleges and universities don’t want learners
from other countries.

C.Cross out the odd, untrue or unrelated detail in the following options.(3x4=12 points)

1. What are some definitions of words and phrases in international higher education?

a) The definition of an international student is a ‘‘a post secondary student from another country.
b) The meaning of postsecondary is ‘‘after high school.’’
c) The word school means ‘‘a large group of fish.’’
d) Another phrase for international students is ‘‘foreign students.’’

2. Where do international students attend college and universities?

a) The USA has the most students from other countries.


b) Developing nations have a high level of industrialization technology.
c) Many foreign students attend school in former British Colonies, Great Britain and some European
states.
d) More and more students from abroad attend school in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

3.Why do international students go abroad?

a) They want the experience of life and language in another country and culture.
b) They need technological information and skills not available in their home countries.
c) They can’t pay full tuition to state or government colleges and universities.
d) In developing nations, they can save money through lower tution and living costs.

4. Why do institutions of higher learning want international students?

a) They don’t want to send their students to universities in other countries.


b) International students bring internationalism to the classroom, laboratory and campus.
c) People from other countries are usually very good students.
d) Foreign students pay high tuition and fees and put money into the economy.

D. Match the definitions in with the vocabulary items.(2x10=20 points)

1. __________ international students 2. __________ postsecondary

3. __________ abroad 4. __________ certificates and degrees

5. __________ colleges tuition 6. __________ academic lectures

7. __________ campus facilities 8. __________ transportation

9. __________ distance learning 10. __________ the internet

a) papers saying you have completed a course of studies


b) out of your country or in foreign places
c) methods or ways of going from one place to another, like cars, bikes, and buses
d) after high school
e) charges or fees for instruction
f) the buildings and equipment of a school, college, or university
g) courses given by means of video, tele-conferencing, video conferencing, or computers to students
in various locations
h) a system of instant communication by computer
i) college or university learners from other countries
j) formal talks by professors or assistant professors or intructors or lecturers on subjects of study

E.Translate the paragraphs B, C and D into Turkish. (3x10=30 points)

F. Summarize the text above in general. Your text must be between 60-80 words. Don’t forget to
pay attention the punctuation, coherence, use of English and vocabulary.(18 points)