The Duolingo English Test is experimenting with some new question types. These types are not used on the test right now. They might be added to the test later, or they might never be added to the test. Currently, students are being exposed to them in unscored situations.
They look like this.
- You are given a short paragraph about some subject. It might be about five sentences long. You are then asked what question can be answered by paragraph and are given four options. You can read the paragraph while picking your answer.
For instance, the paragraph might be a story about how Michael got a low score in math class, and then studied hard to pass the final exam and improve his score. The correct choice might be: “Why did Michael want to improve his math score?”
- You get a short paragraph and are asked to pick the best title for the paragraph. You are given four choice. For instance the paragraph might be the same as above, and the title could be “Michael Tries to Impress his Family.”
Let me know if you see these in operation.