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2005-2006 AKADEMİK YIL


September 13, 2005 GROUP B (0102)
1 P 01 Adı: Numara: Sınıf : Süre: 100 min.


A. NOTE-TAKING: Answer the following questions referring to the notes you have taken. (10×1=10 pts.)

1.Which one of the following is an example to the positive effects of some stress on the human body?
a) It raises our blood pressure.
b) It can keep our bodies and minds strong.
c) It makes our heart work better.
d) It increases the body’s ability to fight disease.

2. Which is not one of the signs of an unhealthy amount of stress?
a) spending too much money
b) losing one’s sense of humor
c) having uncontrollable anger or sadness
d) becoming more forgetful

3.Cortisol is the hormone produced by our body…
a) when we are worried or frightened
b) when we are angry
c) when we are ready to react to a threat
d) when we are excited

4. Extended periods of cortisol in the body…
a) weakens the body’s defense system against disease
b) causes us to eat more or less than normal
c) prepares the body to react physically to a threat
d) prevents bacterial infections

5. Osteoporosis is a kind of illness which is also known as …
a) asthma
b) heart attack
c) bone-thinning disease
d) cancer

6. Which one of the following characteristics belongs to “Type A” personalities?
a) They are generally women.
b) They are aggressive and always in a hurry.
c) They are less affected by stress.
d) They are much calmer.

7. According to experts, women are …………….. more likely to develop depression, compared to men.
a) five times
b) three times
c) twice
d) four times

8.According to the passage, more than ……………. American women suffer from depression.
a) 13 million
b) 20 million
c) 40 million
d) 30 million

9. Medical studies have shown that quiet meditation …
a) causes lower blood pressure
b) makes your muscles stronger
c) is not an effective method in overcoming stress
d) improves the body’s defenses against disease

10. Experts say that one way of reducing your stress is to …
a) have drinks with caffeine
b) eat less food
c) have a psychotherapy
d) write down your feelings


You will listen to a lecture twice. Answer the following questions while listening. You have 4 minutes to go over the questions before you start listening. (10×1=10 pts.)

11.The topic of the lecture is …
a) the earthquake that happened in California yesterday
b) urban problems
c) how to stop natural disasters
d) how to plan and prepare for a natural hazard

12. According to the lecturer, one main difference between a natural hazard and a natural disaster is that ……
a) natural disasters can be predicted
b) in a natural disaster terrible things occur and life is interrupted
c) natural hazards are much more destructive than natural disasters
d) it is easier to prevent natural hazards

13.Since it is impossible to stop earthquakes or hurricanes, …….
a) we have nothing to do
b) we should learn more about these disasters
c) we can only limit their impacts
d) we have to improve our technology

14.One of the things considered at a minimum while preparing an emergency response plan is …
a)number of deaths
b)scientific information
d)cooperation between the government and the media

15.One of the reasons why a country may not be able to use scientific information is that …
a)it doesn’t have the money
b)it doesn’t have strong buildings
c)it doesn’t have new roads or schools
d)it doesn’t have enough number of scientists

16.Governments have to decide how and when to use information from scientists because …
a) scientists do not have modern equipment
b) scientists like to create fear in the public
c) the information from the scientists is not precise
d) scientists always mislead people

17. When did volcano Nevado del Ruiz begin to make noises?
a) in 1988
b) in 1985
c) in 1984
d) in 1990

18.More than 25.000 people were killed in the eruption of Nevada del Ruiz because …
a) the mountain had not seemed likely to erupt
b) rescue teams did not arrive in time
c) the government had not warned them
d) people weren’t prepared for the disaster

19. The volcano on the island of Montserrat
a) erupted in 1980s
b) started making noises in 1984
c) was not watched closely by the scientists
d) had been inactive for over a hundred years

20. The lecturer compares the two disasters caused by volcanoes in order to show that …
a) a lot of people lose their lives in disasters
b) it is difficult to predict volcanic eruptions
c) volcanic disasters are very destructive
d) planning can be effective in decreasing the effects of disasters



Choose the correct answers to the following questions by reading the passages. (20×1.5=30 pts.)

Education in Britain is primarily the responsibility of local educational authorities although the central government lays down guidelines and provides or withholds money. From the end of the Second Word War until the 1960s, education under state control depended on the ’11-plus’ examination, taken by all pupils between the ages of eleven and twelve. The most successful went to grammar schools or direct-grant schools, while the rest went to secondary modern schools. Since the 1960s, almost all local authorities have introduced comprehensive schools, where all pupils attend the same school, even though there is usually an attempt to separate them according to ability once they are there. Local authorities where the Labour Party is usually in control tend, by now, to be almost completely comprehensive; those where the Conservatives hold power have been more resistant to the change.
Throughout this period, the public schools, which are private in all except name, have continued to exist, independent of the state system. Some became direct-grant schools, accepting students who had passed the 11-plus examination and were paid for by local authorities, but this system came to an end in many cases when a Labour-controlled local authority refused to go on paying the grants because of its commitment to comprehensive education.
The public debate in England and Wales between the supporters of comprehensive schools and those who want to retain or revive grammar schools continues unabated. Every year statistics are produced to demonstrate that comprehensive schools provide better education than grammar schools (and in some cases, better than the prestigious private sector). These statistics are immediately contradicted by others proving the opposite. The local authorities have, on the whole, been converted to the comprehensive system, in some cases with enthusiasm, in others with marked reluctance. Yet, the real complication of the debate stems from the fact that although arguments are usually stated in educational terms, almost all of them are based on political opinions.
It is clear that those local authorities that have abolished grammar schools completely were determined that their experiment should succeed because of their belief that it is just as wrong to separate children by intelligence as by social class. Such authorities tend to associate grammar schools with the private sector, which they would also like to abolish if they had the opportunity. In their view, any system that differentiates between children strengthens class barriers, and the fact that more upper-class children tend to go to university is not evidence that comprehensive schools are inferior; it is merely further evidence of the discrimination that already exists in society.
The defender of grammar schools use examination results to show that children reach their maximum potential when placed with others of similar intelligence and point out that even there in comprehensive schools they are put in different classes according to ability. It is difficult to believe, however, that this difference is inspired purely by a desire for academic excellence.
21.Which students were sent to modern secondary schools until the 1960s?
a) all pupils between the ages of eleven and twelve
b) less successful pupils in the “11-plus” examination
c) any pupils
d) pupils over the age of 13

22. What does “attend” mean in paragraph 1?
a) resist
b) provide
c) comprehend
d) go to

23.What does “them” refer to in paragraph 1?
a) authorities
b) conservatives
c) pupils
d) schools

24.Which type of school is favored by the conservatives?
a) Local schools
b) University
c) Comprehensive schools
d) Grammar schools

25. What does “contradict” mean in paragraph 3?
a) exist
b) differ from
c) abolish
d) prove

26. Why did local authorities abolish grammar school?
a) They don’t trust the intentions of the private sector.
b) They had no specific reasons.
c) They thought grammar schools cannot provide a good education.
d) They believe it is wrong to separate children by intelligence and by social class

27.What does “it” refer to in paragraph 4?
a) that more upper-class children tend to go to university
b) that comprehensive schools are inferior
c) any system that differentiates between children
d) none

28. It can be understood from the text that …………….
a) Students shouldn’t be put in different classes according to ability in grammar schools.
b) The central government decides the system of education.
c) Local authorities have great impact on education system.
d) Local authorities have abolished private sector


Creap coffee creamer is a big seller in Japan, and Bimbo bread is extremely popular in Mexico, but people in English-speaking countries would be unlikely to buy these products. Why? Because their names have unfortunate meanings in English. As companies go global, it is becoming increasingly important to find brand names that can travel from country to country.
According to Bridget Ruffell, a director of The Brand Naming Co., which specializes in creating brand names for clients, finding the right name for an international brand is expensive, time-consuming and full of difficulties. In addition to the problems of meaning and pronunciation, all names have to be legally registered, which involves long and expensive searches to make sure that they have not already been taken by another company.
Finding the right product name and avoiding the wrong ones is so important that The Brand Naming Co. has created a “black museum” of products with names that make them virtually unsellable in English-speaking countries. For instance, there’s “Nuclear”, a brand of clothes whitener in Spain. The Brand Naming Co. also cautioned about a Turkish cookie called “Bum” and a Mexican beer called “Nude”, although consumers in Ankara and Mexico City told they had never heard of those products.
Companies from English-speaking countries that want to sell their products in non-English-speaking countries also have a lot of problems finding good product names. The sounds R and L, for instance, are often confused among some speakers of Asian languages. Jonathan Mercer, managing director of Brand Guardians, a firm that specializes in creating brand names, said companies have to be careful to avoid names with unsuitable meanings.
One of the most famous stories about a brand-naming problem involves an American car. The marketing department of Chevrolet decided to name their new car “Nova”. They thought that they’d found a good name. “Nova” means “star” in Latin. However, in Spanish, the two words no va mean “doesn’t go”, which is not a very good name for a car.
There is more than one way to find a name for a new product. Sometimes, to avoid the problems that choosing a real word might cause, companies actually make up a word that (they hope) does not exist in any language. One very successful made up name is “Kodak”. It was chosen because it is pronounceable by people who speak many different languages. However, even when a company invents a name, it can still have name problems. For example, a number of years ago, Esso Oil Company wanted a new name for their gasoline that would be acceptable all over the world. After spending a lot of time and even more money, they came up with “Exxon”. Unfortunately, it didn’t work well in Japan. The Japanese pronounce it “Eki-son”, which sounds like the Japanese phrase meaning “loss of profit”.
Because English is now a global language, companies sometimes choose to use simple English words that describe their new product. A well-known example of this kind of naming technique is the “Walkman”. The Sony company chose this name for its personal stereo because it describes the product- you can use it to walk and listen to music at the same time.
It can take a long time to find the right name for a new product. First, a company hires a group of creative people to brainstorm a list of possible names. This list may have as many as 100 names on it. Then they often ask consumers to choose the names that they like the best. This technique can have surprising results. A few years ago a French publishing company was going to publish a new series of English-Language text books. Until they could think of a name for the series, they called it “Method Orange” (like calling a product “Brand X). When the publishers sent their list of possible names to consumers, one of them added this name to the list. To everyone’s surprise, it was the most popular name chosen by the consumers, and the series “Method Orange” was born.
When a company has found a name that consumers seem to like, the naming process is still not over. They must then research the name to make sure that it is not the name of another product. They usually choose the best three or four names so that they can be certain of finding one that works. This research takes a long time because each name must be researched in every country. For example, if you wanted to name a laundry detergent “Fresh”, in addition to searching the names of laundry soap in each country, you would also have to look at the names of other types of products that you think might have that name. A search can cost $500 per name per country.
29.According to the text, deciding on the suitable name for an international brand …
a) requires company managers to travel from country to country
b) involves short and cheap searches
c) takes a lot of time and money
d) is only handled by brand naming companies

30.“Black museum” mentioned in paragraph 3 is probably …
a) the group of products which sell a lot in English-speaking countries
b) a museum in England which exhibits products with unsuitable names
c) the name of a brand naming company
d)the list of products which do not sell much because of their names

31.Which of the following brand names does not have a good meaning in English?
a) Method Orange
c) Nova
d) Exxon

32. Which of the following brand names has an unsuitable meaning in one of the non-English-speaking countries?
a) Bimbo
b) Nude
c) Bum
d) Nova 

33. The example of the brand name “Exxon” , which was invented by Esso Oil Company, shows that …
a) even when a brand name is made up, it can still cause problems
b) having an invented brand name avoids all the problems in naming a product
c) selling of gasoline does not provide high profits in far eastern countries like Japan
d) choosing simple brand names can be very effective in advertising        

34.Which of the following is not one of the steps that companies go through to name a product?
a) getting the consumers’ ideas about their favorite names
b) making sure that they are not using the name of another product
c) checking some English-language text books with a list of brand names
d) employing people with creative ideas

35. We can infer from paragraph 8 that …
a) The best way to name a product is to make up a new name
b) Orange language text books attract the English learners more
c) A simple English phrase can make an effective product
d)Some products may have negative meanings in English

36.What is the main idea of this text?
a) Because English is a global language, it is better to choose simple English names for products
b) English speaking countries do not want to buy the products whose names have a negative meaning
c) There is more than one way to find a name for a new product
d) Choosing the right name for an international product is expensive, time-consuming and difficult

37. “they” in paragraph 2 refers to…
a)  meaning and pronunciation
b) names
c) companies
d) long and expensive searches

38. “it” in paragraph 6 refers to…
a) Esso Oil Company
b) the name “Eki-son”
c) the name “Exxon”
d) gasoline

39.“caution” in paragraph 3 most probably means …
a) create
b) advertise
c) announce
d) warn

40. “hire” in paragraph 8 probably means…
a) employ
b) accept
c) choose
d) call
Fatih Üniversitesi ( Proficiency ) İngilizce Hazırlık Atlama Sınavı

Write a well-organized essay on one of the following topics. (25 pts.)
1. Hurricane Katrina hit the coastal cities of Mississippi, destroying buildings and killing thousands.What can be done to minimize financial loss and number of victims next time if a similar hurricane hits again?
2. Turkey has recently held several international organizations such as Formula 1 and Universiade 2005. These events helped foreigners to know Turkey better, contributed much to domestic economy, and provided facilities that can be used all year round. How do you think Turkey benefited from these international events.
3. Nationalism has recently become a growing concern in Turkey. In your opinion what are its possible causes and effects?
4. In the following is an excerpt from an article about crime in Turkey. Do you agree or disagree with the writer’s opinions? Use specific examples and details to support your answer.
“Turkey looks like crime these days. Not a day passes without a lynching attempt for some reason. Crime rate has risen by 35 percent in a year. Stray bullets can kill or injure anyone almost at any moment. There are few houses in big cities not burgled, few people not robbed by pickpockets or attacked for a few dollars

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