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The English Comprehension test evaluates a candidate’s verbal ability with the English language, including the capability to both understand concepts presented through words and to clearly express ideas using words.

It’s an ideal test for pre-employment screening of candidates applying for a variety of roles. A good candidate for any job that requires communication in English will be able to display competency with vocabulary, syntactical word order, and understanding words and passages in context. This English Comprehension test can be used to screen a large group of candidates to select only those that display core competencies to bring in for an interview.

This test requires candidates to answer multiple-choice questions about words and passages in order to demonstrate their ability to comprehend business-level English.

Sample public questions

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English Comprehension

"Today the CEO announced that the company will ______ into Europe next year."

Which words best complete the blank in the sentence above?

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English Comprehension

"I quickly ______ my boss’ meeting invite to let him know I would be there."

Which words best complete the blank in the sentence above?

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Budget Oversight, Consumer Demand, Customer Requirements, Job Reference, Manufacturing Shift, Meeting Departure, Taciturn Jones, Convention Organizing, Task Instructions, Concerned Colleague, Simpler Speech, Contract Renewal, Arctic Predictions, Strategic Guidance.

Skills and topics tested

  • English Comprehension
  • Context
  • Homograph
  • Synonym
  • Vocabulary
  • Antonym
  • Passage Set
  • Homonym
  • Syntax
  • Tense
  • Workplace Nuance
  • Prepositions
  • Colloquial Speech
  • Figures of Speech

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  • Administrative Assistant
  • Call Center Agent
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  • Customer Support
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  • Financial Manager
  • Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Person
  • Secretary

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