PTE: SEVEN Reading Question Types in MCQ and How to Tacke them

Understanding academic Reading question types and where to look will certainly help you find your answer more quickly! Here are the types

  1. Main Idea / Gist Question.General Purpose Question.
    Read the beginning + the end of the paragraph/s and ask yourself what the THEME is
  2. Detailed Information Question.
    Usually located at the beginning and/or the end as well. Ask yourself what the author wants to ACHIEVE by writing the passage.
  3. Organisation Question.
    You need to read the whole passage for this. This type usually has the wordings of WHAT, WHO, WHICH, WHERE, WHEN, HOW FAR, etc.
  4. Inference Question.
    Ask yourself how two parts of the text are related. (Is it Definition + example? Similarity vs difference? Cause + effect? Problem + Solution? Event 1 + event 2 + event 3?)
  5. Specific Purpose Question.
    Ask yourself what implied conclusion can be drawn from the passage / certain aspect in the text. You may need to read the whole passage to understand this.
  6. Tone Question.
    Ask yourself WHY the author says something or quote a certain example. You need to spot / match the relevant key words from the options to those in the passage.
  7. Tone Question.
    Pay attention to the author’s feeling, attitude and/or degree of certainty. Is it positive, negative or just neutral. The Adjectives / Verbs in the choices may guide you.

Good luck!

26 August 2017

Telaga

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