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Literacy practice tests

Professional Skills literacy practice tests and literacy practice tips are the main focus of this post. There are four different Professional Skills Literacy test formats provided below.

Practice examples of four different types of verbal reasoning test are provided below.

Here are our respective:

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Literacy Tips

The first type consists of a single sentence containing a word in brackets. Replace this word with the most viable alternative. Of the five multiple-choice alternatives suggested, select the one that comes closest in meaning to the word in italics.

Firstly, LITERACY Practice Test Type 1 Questions.

Verbal reasoning tests may also take the form of analogies, where the respondent’s vocabulary and knowledge of simple verbal relationships are being tested as part of their overall verbal reasoning ability. Some examples of this type of verbal reasoning test practice are given below. Interpret the meaning that connects the word shown in large type on the left-hand side (i.e. spider in the first question) with the word shown in small type on the right-hand side (i.e. web). Apply the same verbal reasoning to connect the second word shown in large print on the left-hand side (i.e. duck) with one of the multiple-choice answer options.

Secondly, LITERACY Practice Test Type 2 Questions.

Verbal tests may also take the form of antonyms. Some examples of this type of verbal reasoning test practice are given below. Select the multiple-choice option that is the opposite in meaning to the word shown in bold print.

Thirdly, LITERACY Practice Test Type 3 Questions.

Verbal tests may also take the form of selecting the odd word out from a group of words. Some examples of this type of verbal reasoning test practice are given below. Identify the common connection between four of the five words and then choose the multiple-choice option corresponding to the odd word out.

Fourthly, LITERACY Practice Test Type 4 Questions.

Practice English test answers

Here are our answers to the above Practice English tests

Analogies Verbal Test answers

Antonyms Verbal Test answers

Literacy answers

Odd One Out answers

Free online psychometric test practice

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Literacy Test Tips

We offer all these free Professional Skills QTS Literacy test practice resources. However, you may feel you would still like to pay for additional literacy test practice. Therefore we partner with How2Become and their high-quality QTS Literacy practice test and QTS Numeracy practice test.

Professional Skills QTS Literacy Intro

To complete the test you need to be proficient at using a computer keyboard to type in answers. You will also need to scroll down to read long passages of text. Also, be able to drag and drop your selected answer into its correct position in the passage.

Professional Skills QTS Literacy Test Centres

For security and confidentiality reasons you can’t take the test from the comfort of your own home. There are approximately fifty QTS Skills Test Centres around the country. These are at locations such as schools, universities and further education colleges. Plus, commercial testing centres.

QTS Professional Skills Literacy Test pass mark

There are forty-eight available marks on the literacy test. There is one per question. Depending on which version of the test you take, the pass mark varies a bit.

The pass mark for the benchmarked literacy test is sixty percent. Or at twenty-nine marks out of the forty-eight available. If you do not pass on your first attempt, the QTS tests can be retaken…

You will find the following free online psychometric tests to take:

  • Situational judgement test practice, including SJT report
  • Free online abstract reasoning test
  • Free online personality test, including a personality test report.

Literacy Test Tips

  1. Passed Papers
  2. BBC Learning
  3. Department for Education (QTS) and Department for Education (writing assessment)
  4. Internet 4 Classrooms – MS Word Keyboard Shortcuts

Literacy Test Tips – Spelling Test

This section of the Professional Skills Test – Literacy test measures your ability to spell correctly. This is an audio test in which you listen to the questions through headphones. You need to use standard English spellings.

Each question presents you with a sentence. This sentence contains a missing word. Insert the correct missing word from the four options. Although the practice questions that follow have a written format, they are at the same difficulty level as the audio test.

Literacy Test Tips – Punctuation Test

This section of the Professional Skills Test – Literacy test measures your ability to apply effective punctuation to set passages. Accurate punctuation is a key element of written communication.

Highlight each punctuation error and also where missing punctuation should be inserted.

There will be a block of all the possible punctuation marks and the letters of the alphabet on-screen. You will drag the correct punctuation from this block to its position in the passage.

Literacy Test Tips – Grammar Test

This section of the Professional Skills Test – Literacy test measures your ability to use good grammar, an essential component of effective written and spoken communication

In the actual test, you will need to select the correct phrase or sentence to insert into a short passage. You will be given a choice of several choices, only one of which is grammatically correct. In the practice questions below, identify which sentence is grammatically correct.

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Literacy Test Tips – Comprehension Test

This section of the Professional Skills Test – Literacy test measures your ability to fully comprehend passages of text. Y

  • Presenting the same information in a different way
  • Identifying the key points
  • Inferences
  • Deductions

Literacy Practice Tips

There are several different questions types that you might encounter in the comprehension test.  Go with your instinct. Think about the reading level and tone. Does it sound like school policy to you? Does it read as though it is information for teachers? Is the piece’s reading level accessible to pupils?

Another question format asks you to suggest summary headings. Analyse the main point(s) of the paragraph objectively. It can be helpful, particularly if you are short of time, to focus on the first and last sentences in a paragraph. This is where you are likely to find the topic sentence. In a well-written paragraph, the topic sentence summarises the paragraph’s main point.

For each passage, you need to consider both the overall meaning and detail. To assess the bigger picture, ask yourself questions such as: What is the main message? Who is the intended audience? When reflecting on the passage’s detail ask yourself: What are the facts? What’s the most important information in a passage?

Literacy Tips

It is not possible to cover the full range of different question types that can be found in the Professional Skills Test – Comprehension test.

– Firstly, summarising the main points that the passage makes.

– Secondly, placing statements based on the passage into set categories.

– Thirdly, putting sentences about a passage describing sequential events into the correct order.

– Thirdly, putting sentences about a passage describing sequential events into the correct order.

Verbal reasoning test practice book

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Firstly, Passing Verbal Reasoning Tests book by Rob Williams

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Our Literacy Practice Tests Book Recommendations

An excellent guide to performing well in verbal reasoning tests.

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Found the layout of the book easy to follow. It has made the tests more accessible to me. It will hopefully help me in my job search.

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Literacy practice tests

Types of Literacy Test

Literacy Test Type I

I want the promotion so ________ but they have told me I _________ first stop being late.

  • Much; Am going to
  • Many ; Really must
  • Much; Have got to
  • Many; Have to

Literacy Test Type II

Which two words can be swopped over to create a proper sentence.

The only way to maintain a low economy is to ensure that unemployment is strong and productivity is high.

Literacy Test Type III

Select one word from inside each set of brackets to create a new word.

(cool prior tame) (breath ant pea)

Literacy Test Type IV

Which word fits in both sets of brackets?

(Verdict, Decison) (Write, Grammar)

Punctuate Sentence Destroy Annihilate