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Urs Max 13.03.2019 11:00

Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
Good news for all who wonder if the would pass Zrich's Gymi entry test, past tests are now available online.

Perhaps give it a try yourself.

zentraleaufnahmepruefung.ch

aSwissInTheUS 13.03.2019 11:08

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
Here the correct link:
https://www.zentraleaufnahmepruefung...uefungsarchiv/


But "now"? :confused: :rolleyes: Has been available online since the dawn of time.
Interesting would be the 2019 tests. ;)

JagWaugh 13.03.2019 11:14

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
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Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 3050930)

Ok, so Urs shouldn't go for the Informatikmittelschule then...

Loz1983 13.03.2019 11:22

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
Isn't that why we're all here? The Swiss set the standards so high that Remo and Tina end up as a Plasterer or a Florist, and then johnny foreigner - who did worse than Remo and Tina at school - can come to Switzerland with their Micky Mouse degree and become a Banker or IT consultant?

Sandgrounder 13.03.2019 11:29

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
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Originally Posted by Loz1983 (Post 3050940)
Isn't that why we're all here? The Swiss set the standards so high that Remo and Tina end up as a Plasterer or a Florist, and then johnny foreigner - who did worse than Remo and Tina at school - can come to Switzerland with their Micky Mouse degree and become a Banker or IT consultant?

I take it you recently got passed over for promotion by some spotty noob from Surrey? ;)

:D

RufusB 13.03.2019 11:34

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Remo and Tina, Florists sounds like a Swiss sit com.

Urs Max 13.03.2019 12:14

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 3050930)

Corrected.

MusicChick 13.03.2019 12:20

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 3050930)
Here the correct link:
https://www.zentraleaufnahmepruefung...uefungsarchiv/


But "now"? :confused: :rolleyes: Has been available online since the dawn of time.
Interesting would be the 2019 tests. ;)

You cannot imagine how many Tinas' and Remos' parents believe that it is only up to the school to help kids make it to the gymnase. Loads don't know that there is online material available to help children with preparation. Where we are, foreign languages are usually not the problem, but Fr, Math and Hist.

Belgianmum 13.03.2019 16:20

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3050972)
You cannot imagine how many Tinas' and Remos' parents believe that it is only up to the school to help kids make it to the gymnase. Loads don't know that there is online material available to help children with preparation. Where we are, foreign languages are usually not the problem, but Fr, Math and Hist.

I hope they don’t have the correct use of apostrophes in English in the test.;)

edot 13.03.2019 16:25

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
Id pass the math. Not a chance with the German though.

MusicChick 13.03.2019 16:26

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3051080)
I hope they don’t have the correct use of apostrophes in English in the test.;)

Oop's.

Belgianmum 13.03.2019 17:00

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
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Originally Posted by edot (Post 3051083)
Id pass the math. Not a chance with the German though.

Me too. My german isnt up to that standard.

Id like to think Id pass in French but we dont have the test here anyway and I think my German would probably be good enough for the level theyd require here.

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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3051084)
Oop's.

Oops indeed.

RufusB 13.03.2019 17:03

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
I'm with you. Maths ok, German essay v v tricky.

Is the long text part of a comprehension style test? Is the solutions doc an answer paper?

MusicChick 13.03.2019 17:12

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3051105)
Oops indeed.

Breathe!

I think I wouldn't enjoy the Math part, but our gymnase entrance exams were the same. We took them at 14.

Urs Max 13.03.2019 17:15

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 3051080)
I hope they dont have the correct use of apostrophes in English in the test.;)

What's wrong with MC's post? Possessive plural hence Tinas'. No?

JagWaugh 13.03.2019 17:21

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
My daughter did the Matura last year. I was surprised at how much of the math, physics, chemistry, and most surprisingly - history I would still remember.

MusicChick 13.03.2019 17:24

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
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Originally Posted by Urs Max (Post 3051114)
What's wrong with MC's post? Possessive plural hence Tinas'. No?

That's what I thought, too.

Where are the grammar nazzies when you need them.. :mad:

araqyl 13.03.2019 17:35

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
The Gymi tests in Zurich test above the level taught for the 'regular' 6th grade - so without extra practice or training of some sort, it's almost impossible to get in.

I have a friend whose daughter was preparing for the Gymi test a while back, and he took it to a uni in northern Germany to share with some of the students he knew there - none of them could pass the test, and they were German natives ...

RufusB 13.03.2019 17:37

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Urs Max (Post 3051114)
What's wrong with MC's post? Possessive plural hence Tinas'. No?

Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 3051121)
That's what I thought, too.



Apostrophes are never used for plurals. Possession and ommision (contractions) only.

So, Tina's exam.

The only time you use an apostrophe after an s is when the word ends with an s. Carlos' exam. Or Carlos's. Either is fine.


Edit. Ah. Didn't read back up. You mean the exams of multiple Tinas. I think. But the sentence construction was wrong so it didn't make sense. Not sure collective proper nouns work with the possesive. Happy to be proven wrong.

Edit again: just seen Sandgrounder and BM'S posts. Tinas' just doesn't seem right though.

greenmount 13.03.2019 17:40

Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?
 
Had similar exams when I was 14 back home, I think I deserve to consider that I've done my part....of course I wouldn't feel comfortable taking the language(s) exam(s) here (maybe French, but my grammar is so rusty). Maths I'm ok with.


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