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Placement Test in English for Educational Purposes (PTEEP)

(2½ hours) Test of verbal reasoning and aims to assess entry-level students’ abilities in terms of the following:

• to make meaning from texts that they are likely to encounter in their studies;

• to understand words and discourse signals in their contexts;

• to identify and track academic argument;

• to understand and evaluate the evidential basis of argument;

• to extrapolate and draw inferences and conclusions from what is stated or given;

• to identify main from supporting ideas in the overall organisation of a text;

• to understand information presented visually (e.g. graphs, tables, flow-charts);

• to understand basic numerical concepts and information used in text, including basic numerical manipulations.