English Comprehension Test
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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
"Today the CEO announced that the company will ______ into Europe next year."
Which words best complete the blank in the sentence above?
"I quickly ______ my boss’ meeting invite to let him know I would be there."
Which words best complete the blank in the sentence above?
All of the sentences below contain the exact same words. Choose the sentences which place all of the words in correct grammatical order and convey a sensible message.
Your boss told you that you need to project more in meetings so that people standing in the back don't miss anything.
What does project mean in this sentence?
Carefully read the excerpt below.
The Bank of England has hardened(1) its stance on Facebook’s Libra digital currency, telling the social media company it must meet its highest standards to get the green light for launch in Britain.
In its toughest intervention to date, the central bank’s financial policy committee (FPC) said digital currencies such as Libra would need to reach the same high standards as those of traditional payments.
In practice, that would mean digital wallets enabled to hold Libra hitting standards that other cryptocurrencies have so far avoided. These include being part of the UK’s financial services deposit protection scheme, holding capital(2) to protect consumers, and being subjected to central bank stress tests.
In a warning to Facebook, the Bank’s quarterly FPC assessment of emerging financial risks said: "If payment tokens were used widely to facilitate routine payments, they should have the same level of operational resilience(3) and safeguarding as the use of debit cards to make payments from current accounts."
(Adapted from original text source.)
Carefully read the CEO’s speech to the company’s investors.
Our products should not be creating anger between people, even if it is profitable. As long as I’m CEO, this company will not be a supporter of that approach. As members of the community, we have other standards to measure against besides just profit and the last thing we want is for our products to cause bad behavior by their users. So even if the sales of some products stop growing, we’ll quickly get out other products that will make up for that without resorting to harmful tactics. And as we get more products to market faster, our prices will drop quickly, which will encourage more users to try them. In other words, our moral approach to business is something we, as a company, will cash in on.
In the CEO’s speech below, which words best substitute for the corresponding bolded parts above?
Our products should not be _____, even if it is profitable. As long as I’m CEO, this company will not be a _____ of that approach. As members of the community, we have other _____ besides just profit and the last thing we want is for our products to _____ bad behavior by their users. So even if the sales of some products _____, we’ll quickly _____ out other products that will make up for that without resorting to harmful tactics. And as we get more products to market faster, our prices will _____, which will encourage more users to try them. In other words, our moral approach to business is something we, as a company, will _____ on.
Your company is livestreaming a presentation about its financial position to its global employees and you need to clarify the meaning of some metaphors mentioned by the speakers.
For each of the sentences below, which paraphrase captures its meaning correctly?
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Skills and topics tested
- English Comprehension
- Passage Set
- Workplace Nuance
- Colloquial Speech
- Figures of Speech
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