The Fill in the Blanks (Reading and Writing) question integrates reading and writing skills, and requires you to use contextual and grammatical cues to complete a reading text by identifying a single correct answer for each blank.
|Number of items||5-6|
|Prompt Length||Text up to 80 words|
|Scoring||Partial credit (for each correctly completed blank)|
|Communicative skills, enabling skills and other traits scored||Reading and writing|
|Subskills tested||Reading: Identifying the topic, theme or main ideas; identifying words and phrases appropriate to the context; understanding academic vocabulary; understanding the difference between connotation and denotation; inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words; comprehending explicit and implicit information; comprehending concrete and abstract information; following a logical or chronological sequence of events.|
Writing: Using words and phrases appropriate to the context; using correct grammar
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