Correlating tables and other chart types

Tables often appear in the writing test with another type of chart. In this example, a line graph and the table are presented together. Click the link below to get started!

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson, you should have learned… what you need to do to answer short answer questions in the reading test that there are slight variations in the instructions (e.g. using a number) the best way of approaching short answer questions some tips for choosing the correct answer what common errors you should avoid Now … Read more

Skills review

Now review the skills for short answer questions by taking a quick test. Click the link below to get started!

Video: Tips for short answer questions

Narration: Here are some tips for short answer questions. Tip 1: Sometimes the instruction does not only ask for words, but also a number. If the instructions state NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER , at least one of the answers is a number. Tip 2: You should use words from the passage … Read more

Video: Quiz feedback

Narration: Now let’s look at the steps we have just seen with the exercise you completed at the start of the lesson. After reading the question closely, we would then note the question word. Remember that different question words will help you identify the type of information you are looking for. What will tell you … Read more

Video: Steps for answering short answer questions

Narration: For short answer questions, there are 6 steps you need to consider. First, you need to read the question closely. You then need to note the question word used and identify relevant keywords to help you find the right area of the passage. Once you have found the relevant section, you should read the … Read more

Video: Short answer questions

Narration: Short answer questions. Short answer questions are designed to test your ability to locate and understand specific information in the reading passage. Here are some sample questions. The only difference between these sample question styles is that in the second question, you can also include a number in your answer. To complete the type … Read more

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. APPROPRIATE LIMITED STATE RELEVANT EXPLANATION