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Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?

Good news for all who wonder if the would pass Zürich's Gymi entry test, past tests are now available online.

Perhaps give it a try yourself.

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

Here the correct link:
https://www.zentraleaufnahmepruefung...uefungsarchiv/


But "now"? Has been available online since the dawn of time.
Interesting would be the 2019 tests.
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Old 13.03.2019, 11:14
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Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?

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

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

Remo and Tina, Florists sounds like a Swiss sit com.
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Here the correct link:
https://www.zentraleaufnahmepruefung...uefungsarchiv/


But "now"? 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.
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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.
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Re: Would *you* pass the Gymi entry test?

I’d pass the math. Not a chance with the German though.
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I’d pass the math. Not a chance with the German though.
Me too. My german isn’t up to that standard.

I’d like to think I’d pass in French but we don’t have the test here anyway and I think my German would probably be good enough for the level they’d require here.

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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?
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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.

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

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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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