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Types of Linguaskill Questions


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The Linguaskill test is a computer-based, online test divided into up to 4 modules: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing (Speaking and Writing are not yet available). In each module, you will have to answer questions on screen. These can be in a variety of different types.

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Reading Tasks

Read and select Candidates read a notice, diagram, label, memo or letter containing a short text and choose the sentence or phrase that most closely matches the meaning of the text. There are three possible answers.
Gapped sentences Candidates read a sentence with a missing word (gap) and choose the correct word to fill the gap. There are four choices for each gap.
Multiple-choice gap-fill Candidates choose the right word or phrase to fill the gaps in a text. There are four choices for each gap.
Open gap-fill Candidates read a short text in which there are some missing words (gaps) and write in the missing word in each gap.
Extended reading Candidates read a longer text and answer a series of multiple-choice questions. The questions are in the same order as the information in the text.

Listening Tasks

Listen and select Candidates listen to a short audio recording and answer a multiple-choice question with three options.
Extended listening Candidates listen to a longer recording and answer a series of multiple-choice questions based on it. The questions are in the same order as the information they hear in the recording.
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