Reading

Tip 1: Introduction to the test

 

Procedure of the test:

The reading module is the second test you do on the test day. You are given a question booklet and an answer sheet. There is no time, unlike in the listening test, at the end to transfer answers sp you have to write your answers directly onto the answer sheet.

You are given 60 minutes for the test. The test instructions indicate how much time you should spend on each section of the test.

Structure of the test:

The test is divided into three sections. You are given a reading passage with questions in each section. The questions can be both before and after the passages. The topics of the passages are of general interest and come from magazines, journals, books a newspapers. At least one of the passages will present a logical argument.

The texts increase in difficulty as the test progresses. There may be a glossary of technical words.

There are 40 questions in total. Each of three sections has around 10-15 questions and there are at least two types of questions in each section.

Question types:

1.     Multiple Choice

2.      Short-answer questions

3.      Sentence completion

4.       Notes/tables/summary flow chart/diagram completion

5.     Yes, No, Not Given or True , False, Not Given

6.      Classification

7.      Matching list/phrases

8.       Choose readings for paragraphs/ sections of a text

9.       Scanning and identifying location of information

10.   Labeling a diagram which has numbered parts