Sample Reading Tasks

The samples tasks below focus on the less familiar methods of testing: sequencing,mutli-matching, short answers and true false with justifications. Test takers are advised to complete the tasks, check their answers and read the justifications in order to familiarize themselves with the new test methods.

Sequencing Sample

In this test method a number of events from a text have been paraphrased and listed in random order in a table below the text. The test taker is required to read the text and put these events into the order in which they took place.This is not necessarily the same order in which they appear in the text.

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Matching Sample

In this test method a number of phrases have been removed from the text and included in a table below the text. The test taker must choose the correct phrase from the table for each of the gaps in the text.

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Short Answer Sample

This test method requires the test taker to answer a number of questions or to complete a number of sentences based on the text. In both cases the answer should be written in the space provided using not more than 4 words.

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True/False and Justifications Sample

This test method requires the test taker to read the text and then decide if the statements that follow the text are true or false.  In addition, the test taker must provide the justification or proof by copying the first four words from the relevant sentence of the text. Justification must be given for both true and false answers.

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