- 1.1Multiple choice
- 1.2Identifying information
- 1.3Identifying a writer’s views/claims
- 1.4Matching information
- 1.5Matching headings
- 1.6Matching features
- 1.7Matching sentence endings
- 1.8Sentence completion
- 1.9Summary, note, table, flow-chart completion
- 1.10Diagram label completion
- 1.11Short-answer questions
1.4.1 Matching information
In this question type, you are required to locate specific information within the lettered paragraphs/sections of a text, and to select the letters of the correct paragraphs/sections in the answer section.
You may be asked to find: specific details, an example, a reason, a description, a comparison, a summary, an explanation. You will not necessarily need to find information in every paragraph/section of the text, but there may be more than one piece of information that you need to locate in a given paragraph/section. When this is the case, you will be told that you can use any letter more than once.
This question type can be used with any text as it tests a wide range of reading skills, from locating detail to recognising a summary or definition.
Matching information assesses your ability to scan for specific information.