(Renison) English Language Exam and Interview
(Note: This exam is only available for the applicants from CUGB/CUGW/Chang’an U for 2+2 programs in the Faculty of Environment, UW. This exam is also optional for the applicants from CUGB/CUGW/Chang’an U for 2+2 programs in the Faculty of Environment, UW. For other options please visit our website at:
Each fall ( October to December), Renison University College, according the requests by Waterloo's related Faculties, will send certified examiner(s) to each partner university to assess the English proficiency of the related 2+2 applicants with a written test and a personal interview. Admission decisions will be made based on both your English test score and academic standing.
The exam will include a 2.5 to 3 hour written test and a 15 minute interview for each student.
Schedule in 2018:
|China University of Geosciences (Beijing)||Oct 28||Oct 28|
|Chang'an University||Nov 7||Nov 7|
|China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)||Nov 3||Nov 3, 4|
(Please note that the above dates for the written test and interview are subject to change. Please contact your home university coordinator for more information on the time, location and sign up instruction).
There are four timed parts to the written test:
- Part I: Listening comprehension (15 minutes)
- Part II: Reading comprehension (45 minutes)
- Part III: Grammar and usage (15 minutes)
- Part IV: Writing (60 minutes)
Below is a breakdown of the structure of each section:
Involves a pronunciation part and 2 short listening excerpts with comprehension questions.
Consists of 2 short readings. Each reading has comprehension questions (either True/False or multiple choice) and vocabulary comprehension.
Example of a multiple choice question: It took John a long time to find out that he couldn't do the exercise .
a) John spent a long time working on the exercise before he finished it.
b) John spent a long time trying to finish the exercise.
c) John spent a long time on the exercise before realizing that he didn't know how to do it.
d) John spent a long time working on the exercise before he discovered how to do it.
Vocabulary : Each item consists of a word followed by four possible meanings. Students identify the word that is closest in meaning to the test word.
Cnsists of 2 short readings. Each reading has comprehension questions (either T/F or multiple choice) and vocabulary comprehension.
- General grammar questions: Students mark the letter corresponding to the word or phrase which most appropriately completes each sentence.
Example: Those towels are. . . . . . . for us to use to dry the dishes.
a) so wet
b) too wet
c) as wet
d) wet enough
- Students are given a choice of two topics. They must choose one topic and write an essay of approximately 350 words. If they make rough notes, they must submit that with the essay. If unsure about the topic, students may ask for clarification.
Important: Students must also count their words and put the total at the top of their first page.
Students are expected to complete each section within the allotted time. Students who finish early are to review their answers. They may use pen or pencil, whichever they prefer. They may not use any outside aids such as a dictionary.
All answers must be completed on test paper provided.
For more details, please contact:
China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
Chang'an University 长安大学: