READING

Academic Reading

Reading module takes 60 minutes. There are 40 questions, based on three reading passages with a total of 2,000 to 2,750 words. All answers must be entered on an Answer Sheet during 60 minutes test. No extra time is allowed for transferring answers.

Texts are taken from magazines, journals, books, and newspapers. Text have been written for a non-specialist audience.

At least one text contains a detailed logical argument. One text may contain non-verbal materials such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations. If texts contain technical terms then a simple glossary is provided.

General Training Reading

The Reading module takes 60 minutes. There are 40 questions, based on three reading passages with a total of 2,000 to 2,750 words. All answers must be entered on an Answer Sheet during 60 minutes test. No extra time is allowed for transferring answers.

The first section, “social survival”, contains texts relevant to basic linguistic survival in English with tasks mainly about retrieving and providing general factual information.

“Training survival”, the second section, focuses on the training context, for example on the training program itself or on welfare needs. This section involves a text or texts of more complex language with some precise or elaborated expression.

The third section, “general reading”, involves reading more extended prose with a more complex structure rather than argumentative texts, in a general context relevant to the wide range of candidates involved.

 

Click on the links to access the Online Practice Tests,

General Reading:
G-Reading 1 part 1    G-Reading 1 part 2    G-Reading 1 part 3    G-Reading 2 part 1    G-Reading 2 part 2    G-Reading 2 part 3

Academic Reading:
Full  test    A-Reading test 1    A-Reading test 2    A-Reading test 3    A-Reading test 4    A-Reading test 5    A-Reading test 6    A-Reading test 7    A-Reading test 8

 

(Further instructions will be provided during the course)