- 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
1.11.1 Short-answer questions
In this question type, you will answer questions which usually relate to factual information about details in the text. This is most likely to be used with a text that contains a lot of factual information and detail.
You must then type your answers in words or numbers. You must write your answers using words from the text. The instructions will make it clear how many words/numbers test takers should use in their answers, e.g. ‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage’, ‘ONE WORD ONLY’ or ‘NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS’. If you write more than the number of words asked for, you will lose the mark.
Numbers can be written using figures or words. Hyphenated words count as single words. The questions are in the same order as the information in the text.
Short answer questions will assess you ability to locate and understand precise information in the text.