Buzz Can You Pass One Of The Hardest South Korean Tests? 2 years ago Prev Article Next Article FacebookTwitterredditPinterest Imagine taking this test in your second language. Check out more awesome videos at BuzzFeedVideo! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedvideo GET MORE BUZZFEED: … source FacebookTwitterredditPinterest Prev Article Next Article Related Posts Is Your Life Average? December 7, 2016 What happened after I finally told people I had postpartum depression. November 28, 2016 Movie Mistakes You Probably Never Noticed Before March 5, 2018 The tear-jerking open letter Joe Biden wrote to the Stanford rape survivor. June 10, 2016 Can You Get The Quarter In The Pint Glass? August 21, 2017 What Does Your Barista Think Of You? August 27, 2016 17 Comments Matt Azol February 25, 2017 Im a South Korean and I'm glad I moved to the US obey.alex得 February 25, 2017 Ned went to Yale!? What is he doing at BuzzFeed? oh yea the try guys are awesome. someone else February 25, 2017 Nah I'll keep Common Core Kyoku Pendergast February 25, 2017 I got both right, so bring on the rest of the test! Granted I have the luxury to say that as it's something I'm doing in my free time and I have nothing to lose by getting them wrong. I've noticed this is common in Asian cultures where kids are pushed to the point of breaking when it comes to school. Succeed or be a failure to your family. It's heart-breaking. ebaluran February 25, 2017 The questions are extremely tough, even for me who's been teaching English for 5 years now. Worse, these questions are given to students whose native language isn't English. I'm not saying that non-native speakers of English are incapable of answering these questions, but answering these types of questions will really require the person to have a very wide scope and command of the language. As a non-native speaker myself, I find the semantic and pragmatic constructions of these questions as unnatural and uncommon because we are more focused on being able to converse and write in English both in its colloquial and formal form and not entirely in its extremely formal form (or thesis/book-like, if I may say so). However, with enough (or more than enough) training and study, the skill is strengthened and improved, thus allowing the non-native speaker to be able to construct such complicated statements. I just hope that they realize how important it is to train students more on how to become a person-sounding speaker/writer rather than a walking/talking book/thesis paper. Martin Chulz February 25, 2017 When English is not your native language, but you got both answers right. MySweetSeoul February 25, 2017 south koreans are probably the smartest living people, on average. i was always fascinated by their brilliant education system, no wonder it ranks #1 in the world (on a side note, they also have the highest average IQ on the planet). after the korean war, education and hard work were the 2 main pillars on which they rebuilt their country, so they really deserve all the respect they can get. unlike the US, for example, which was built on genocide and slavery.. sandra February 25, 2017 Never knew Ned graduated from Yale. They all did pretty well! MefilioDeAggelo February 25, 2017 South Korean? Don't go far.Make sure to check the life of an average Greek High School Student.All what is said about Korean suicidal rates and all is close to the Greek ones, and their population is not even that large.I am being serious! Tїґaмїsц February 25, 2017 I had to read these questions three times just to understand what they were saying. Sighs I feel really bad for them, trying to go through this test. pmh1nic February 25, 2017 If these questions are asked in English it's not surprising to me that many South Korean students would answer them incorrectly. I think a high percentage of high school age native English speakers would serious trouble with them due to the vocabulary, grammar and complexity of the concepts being expressed. I've been studying Korean for three years and wouldn't come close to figuring out what these paragraphs were trying to convey if presented to me in Korean. The vocabulary and grammar are on an advanced level beyond what a two or three year student learning a difficult language (Korean learning English or native English speaker learning Korean) could be expected to grasp. Off The Crossbar February 25, 2017 Goes to ivy league school then goes on to work at buzzfeed lol Sharon Boakye February 25, 2017 lowkey really easy That misfit You know February 25, 2017 I'll answer this right now: no. ChocolateChip Muffins786 February 25, 2017 I'd like to meet the person who makes these tests xxPoint lessxx February 25, 2017 Me head is so hurt and confused :/.. I would rather take my math tests.. Kine Phile February 25, 2017 Things are changing quickly in Korea. This tyranny of last generation's educational torture on their children will fade out pretty soon.