Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Reading and Use of English
- Read the sources, titles and subtitles of the texts where given; they are there to help you.
- Read the words following the gaps in Parts 1 and 2 as they may have an effect on the answer.
- Remember that the words you need to write in Part 3 might have to change into a negative or a plural.
- Write between two and five words as your answer in Part 4.
- Read the questions carefully and check each option against the text before rejecting it (Part 5).
- Check the words around the gap carefully (Part 6). The missing word(s) may be forming part of an idiom, fixed phrase or collocation.
- Check that the completed paragraph makes sense in the passage as a whole (Part 6). The missing sentence must fit the overall context.
- Keep the development of the text in mind.
- Read each text carefully before you answer the questions to get an overall impression and understanding of it. This includes Part 7, the multiple-matching task.
- Check your spelling in all parts of the test.
- Make sure that you transfer your answers to the answer sheet accurately.
- Don’t try to answer any questions without referring carefully to the text.
- Don’t spend too much time on any one part of the paper.
- Don’t forget to record your answers on the separate answer sheet.
- Don’t assume that if the same word appears in the text as well as in an option, this means you have located the answer.
- Don’t write the answers to any of the examples on your answer sheets.
- Don’t choose your answer in Part 1 before you have read all the options.
- Don’t write out the full sentence when answering the questions in Part 4.
- Don’t leave the base word in Part 3 unchanged.
- Don’t decide on your answer before reading the whole of a sentence in all parts.
- Don’t give alternative answers for any questions.