What types of questions are in the English proficiency test?
The English proficiency focuses on five types of problems:
- Word Scrambles
- Idioms and Collocations
- Articles and Determiners
- Reading Comprehension
For each section, you’ll need to do the following:
Word Scrambles: Unscramble the words in each sentence and recreate the original message. In each word scramble, the first and last letter of every word will remain the same.
Idioms and Collocations: Identify common idioms in the English language by determining which pairs of words fit best together. For instance, if you’re asked to match the words “catch” and “take” to a list of phrases, it would be appropriate to suggest “catch a cold” but not “take a cold.”
Articles and Determiners: Read the sentences provided and figure out which determiner fits best. For example, identifying whether a phrase should be written as “I have [a] cat” or “I have [an] cat.”
Homonyms: Review a list of similar sounding words and identify which are best fit to the sentences provided.
Reading Comprehension: Read over a passage that has had a few words removed and determine what word best belongs in each blank space. You’ll be provided with a list of words to work from.
You’ll be given 30 minutes to complete the English proficiency test after opening the document. Your test will be marked as invalid if you leave the window when completing the test, so make sure to set aside plenty of time before beginning.