Foreign Language Proficiency Exam for Master’s Degree Program ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EXAM (S.FL711)

Foreign Language Proficiency Exam for Master’s Degree Program


Exam Date: 14 April 2023

Venue: Testing Center, the Main campus of MUST

A Computer Based Test (CBT, a total of 60 points) is supposed to be taken for 60 minutes. Please revise the following content for the English Proficiency Exam for the Master’s Program, MUST.   

GRAMMAR /20 points/ section contains tasks in Subject-Verb Agreement, Recognizing Word Forms, Articles, Prepositions, Pronouns, Adverbs and Adjectives, Gerunds and Infinitives, Active and Passive Voice, and Parts of Speech as well as Clauses of English. Grammar tasks will be given in the form of multiple choices, filling in the missing words, and completing sentences. During the exam preparation, students will work on different sample tests of the TOEIC and obtain general tactics of the test which assesses students’ English language proficiency across language skills needed to succeed in the global workplace.

VOCABULARY /30 points/ section contains multiple-choice tasks from common vocabulary about the TOEIC. The tasks are on choosing correct items, matching synonyms, and finding appropriate words and phrases to fill in sentences. Building TOEIC vocabulary is the toughest job for many people. Vocabulary is the foundation of all language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It will impact all test parts. If your vocabulary is weak and cannot match the basic criteria, you hardly pass the TOEIC exam. It is why building vocabulary usually costs the most time in preparing for the TOEIC test. While working on different examples of paraphrasing, students will be able to get a fair, accurate evaluation to communicate in English and show potential employers. This section will assess students’ knowledge about writing an e-mail, or report, and basic research skills.

READING /10 points/ section will contain texts on general scientific and business topics with the following questions on tasks of reading comprehension, finding what is true about given statements according to the passage, and information which is not included in the text, choosing the best words to repeat the underlined idea, as well as choosing vocabulary in context. It is important to improve your context skills and pay attention to how a new word is used. When you are learning a new piece of vocabulary, find or create several different sentences with the word used in different ways. This can also help when you forget the meaning of a word but are then able to figure out its meaning from how it is used. While working on the texts, students will learn some reading tactics for the international exam.

Review seminars for the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EXAM will be conducted by Ch. Zolzaya, Ph.D., Head, English Department, SFL, MUST, and Scott Poteet, English Language Fellow (Online; LMS and Teams)


English Department, School of Foreign Languages, MUST