Korean college entrance exam English hearing test period :even flights have to be grounded

According to foreign media reports, South Korea’s 2020 academic year university ability examination (the college entrance examination) will be held on November 14, when the entire country will be in the English listening test time of 35 minutes to limit aircraft take-off and landing. The purpose of restricting aircraft take-off and landing is to reduce noise disturbance stoain when the candidate is listening in English. It also reflects the importance that South Koreans attach to their students’ college entrance exams.

It is reported that South Korea’s Ministry of Land and Transport said on the 12th, the entire country will be in the English listening test time of 35 minutes (13:05-13:40 local time) to limit aircraft take-off and landing. All airports in the country are prohibited from taking off or landing, except in emergency or exceptional circumstances. Aircraft in flight during this period are subject to air traffic control and are on standby at an altitude of more than 3 km.

It is understood that there will be a total of 40 international routes, domestic routes 118 flights adjusted time with the Korean gaokao. Several domestic airlines’ flights to South Korea have been affected to varying degrees.

Like China, the college entrance exam is the only way for Korean students to get into college. The college entrance examination is held every year in mid-November, and this year’s Korean college entrance examination will be held on November 14 in 1,185 examination rooms in 86 test areas. In 2019, there were 548,764 applicants for the Korean college entrance examination. However, unlike the higher rate of China’s college entrance examination, the rate of Korean college entrance examination is only about 50%.

Therefore, all candidates in the college entrance examination period is very nervous, and the extreme rate of access, resulting in the competition between candidates is very fierce. Parents are also nervous about deciding on their children’s future. Whenever the college entrance examination comes, parents come to the temple church to pray has also become a unique phenomenon during the Korean college entrance examination.

Korean college entrance exam English hearing test period even flights have to be grounded

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