Foundation Year in Intensive French Entry Test

The duration of the entry test is 1 hour. Students who apply for the Foundation Year in Intensive French (Day programme) are required to sit an admission exam in English. This exam gives an extra piece of information for every student who has applied for the Foundation Year in Intensive French. Considered together with the other elements and information of students’ application, the exam helps the Committee to identify the very best candidates. It is a standardized aptitude test in English that measures student’s readiness for college and potential to perform well. The exam is designed so that candidates should find it equally challenging, regardless what they have studied at school and what school examinations they took.

Students holders of the DELF A2 Diploma do not need to sit the Entry Test Exam.

Test scores and results

The results will be announced two weeks following the exam date.

Admission after the test

Following the test, candidates will be placed into three different categories:

  • Admitted. Students who will present the most competitive results will be selected for admission
  • Non-admitted
  • Waiting list

Dates

31 January 2022
14 February 2022
28 February 2022
14 March 2022
11 April 2022
25 April 2022
16 May 2022
30 May 2022
6 June 2022
13 June 2022
4 July 2022
18 July 2022

Students are requested to bring their own laptop.

Admission Test content

The test will consist of multiple-choice questions (general knowledge, verbal, logical thinking) and of two small writing tasks to be answered within one hour, under exam conditions. The Admission exam aims to assess the following skills and attributes adoption of an analytical approach; critical thinking skills; precision and clarity of writing; ability to organise ideas in a clear and concise manner. Candidates will find a practice test below.

  • 2 Essays (220-250 words) – 30 points
  • General knowledge multiple choice questions – 30 points
  • Verbal skills – 25 points
  • Reasoning – 15 points

Essay

In some high schools, part of the curriculum requires students to participate in community work. In what way students could benefit from this?

Write an essay where you analyse your ideas and arguments in a structured way of thinking: 250 words.

General knowledge multiple choice questions
Art, literature, languages

Which of the below is not a work of William Shakespeare?

a. Hamlet
b. Othello
c. Romeo and Juliet
d. Iliad

In Greek mythology, what is Aphrodite the goddess of ?

a. Hunt
b. Love
c. Luck
d. Wealth

How many lines there are in a sonnet?

a. Eight
b. Fourteen
c. Twenty
d. Twenty six

Who painted the Last Supper?

a. Pablo Picasso
b. Gustav Klimt
c. Leonardo da Vinci
d. Salvador Dalí

What is the official language of Brazil?

a. French
b. English
c. Portuguese
d. Italian

Music

Famous French pianist:

a. Frédéric Chopin
b. Victor Hugo
c. Gérard Depardieu
d. Claude Monet

a. FrenchWhich rock music idol was named “the king” ?

a. Carlos Santana
b. Elvis Presley
c. Michael Jackson
d. Eminem

History

When did world war I start?

a. 1980
b. 1950
c. 1914
d. 1980

Geography

Barcelona is know for its art and architecture culture. Where this city is located?

a. In France
b. In Spain
c. In Italy
d. In Portugal

What is the largest island in Asia?

a. Cyprus
b. Borneo
c. Madagascar
d. Cuba

Sciences

What’s the atomic sign for water?

a. H
b. O2
c. H2O
d. Na

What is computer smallest information storage unit?

a. Bit
b. Minibit
c. Gigabit
d. Megabit

What is the unit of power?

a. Watt
b. Kilogram
c. Ohm
d. Joule

Sports

How many rings are on the Olympic flag?

a. Three
b. Five
c. Ten
d. Twelve

Verbal skills

What is the antonym of “repair”?

a. Play
b. Break
c. Move
d. Send

What is the synonym of “decline”?

a. Discipline
b. Hill
c. Decrease
d. Grow

Cynophobia is the fear of:

a. Poison
b. Heights
c. Dogs
d. Negativity

Reasoning

Look at this series: 2, 1, (1/2), (1/4), … What number should come next?

a. 1/3
b. 1/8
c. 2/8
d. 1/16

In these series, find the letter pattern in the end of the series.

FAG, GAF, HAI, IAH, ____
a. JAK
b. HAL
c. HAK
d. JAI

Find the statement that must be true according to the given information.

Vincent has a paper route. Each morning, he delivers 37 newspapers to customers in his neighbourhood. It takes Vincent 50 minutes to deliver all the papers. If Vincent is sick or has other plans, his friend Thomas, who lives on the same street, will sometimes deliver the papers for him.

a. Vincent and Thomas live in the same neighbourhood.
b. It is dark outside when Vincent begins his deliveries.
c. Thomas would like to have his own paper route.
d. It takes Thomas more than 50 minutes to deliver the papers.