Answer C represents the best organized paragraph. The first thing to do when attempting to solve these exercises is to read all the sentences and see if you can easily identify the introduction, supporting or closing sentences. Sentences 1 and 3 both correspond to the No Fly List described in sentence 4. Sentence 1 adds information about an additional list, whereas sentence 3 describes criticisms that have been raised regarding the effectivity of these lists. Sentence 2 adds more information about the passenger screening process, directly continuing sentence 3. The “At last” indicates that this sentence refers to the end of the paragraph.
In this category, you will be presented with a paragraph of varying length and complexity, followed by a multiple-choice question with four optional answers. The questions are intended to assess your understanding of the text, i.e., your level of English, and not your verbal and logical reasoning skills. The time limit for each question is approximately one and a half minutes.
Free Sample Question No. 1
TSA employs approximately 50,000 screening officers at nearly 440 airports, creating a community of officers near and far. Additionally, if you’re an active or retired service member, nearly 20% of our workforce are veterans or still proudly serving.
“As a TSO, your work is vital to preserving the safety of the traveling public. Your team knows that, and there’s great teamwork when you’re all working toward a common goal of keeping people safe,” says Crane.
“During my time as TSO, climbing the ladder, and now as a Public Affairs Specialist, I’ve found comradery, unity and a community of individuals that care about each other and help each other,” adds Hale. “Those internal bonds become strong, and your job can actually be a lot of fun because you enjoy working alongside your team. Being a TSO and working your way up is a great way to learn things from different people. And this knowledge, helps me still today to do my job better in my current role.”
Free Sample Question No. 2
Electric vehicles (EVs) have made huge technological strides since they were first introduced, and they are more popular than ever before.
For many motorists, simply knowing that electric vehicles are better for the environment is reason enough to make the investment.
Although EV range is constantly improving, it’s still one of the main pain points for consumers deciding between electric and conventional. On a full charge, most electric models are limited to a range of 60 to 100 miles, but a small minority of models can go between 200 and 300 miles per charge.
- Electric cars are less popular than they used to be, although they are better for the environment.
- Thanks to technological advances, electric cars have been greatly improved since their inception. However, this is not enough to reassure most motorists, for whom the knowledge that they are better for the environment is not enough, compared to the maximum distance that can be traveled between charges.
- Electric cars are getting better and better from a technological point of view, which makes them more and more popular. For most motorists, the mere knowledge that they are better for the environment is enough to convince them of their superiority over conventional cars. However, one of the biggest deterrents is the maximum distance limit for a full charge.
- Electric cars have made considerable advances in technology, which makes them quite popular. In addition to being better for the environment, they are now able to travel very long distances per charge, which is their strong point and helps convince reluctant motorists.
The correct answer is C because it best summarizes the ideas mentioned in the text. Answer A is wrong because it contradicts the first statement. Answer B is wrong because it contradicts the second statement, and answer D is wrong because it contradicts the third statement.
Tips and Tricks
- The most important thing to do in reading comprehension or paragraph questions is to read the entire text before choosing an answer. You may find that one of the statements seems to correspond to a sentence at the beginning of the text, when in fact it is a topic that is covered later in the text. It is therefore important to read the entire text to avoid such traps, in the hope of saving time.
- Some candidates prefer to read the questions first to get a general idea of what they should look for in the text before reading the text itself. Others feel that reading the questions first is a waste of valuable time. Since the proposed paragraphs are usually quite short, reading the question may help in understanding the text. It is up to you to decide which method is best for you.
- An answer may be a correct or logical statement in itself, but it may also be an incorrect answer to the question asked or an incorrect answer given in the text. Therefore, read the question carefully and look for clues in the text to confirm or refute each possible answer. In addition, an answer may be excluded even if it is partially correct, so do not rush to choose an answer until you have read it carefully in its entirety and have also read the other answers.
Customised to meet your requirement
This assessment can be customised for any level and function in any industry. The assessment can be
customised for the following industries: IT, ITeS Manufacturing, Banking & Finance, Insurance, Retail,
KPOs, FMCG, Hospitality and Healthcare.
This assessment helps decide on a role and function for the candidate – one that requires
exceptional written and verbal communication skills. The assessment checks:
• the candidate’s ability to speak and write grammatically correct English
• ability to analyze and organize information
• analysis and synthesis of verbal communication
• unity and clarity in writing and speaking
• verbal aptitude and expression of opinions and ideas
• ability to infer and make connections when interpreting information
• ability to communicate effectively verbally