What are the instructions for the Reading Section?

The Bright English test is a language test from the U.S that has been testing prospective international employees or students for several decades now. It can be done online and lasts from 45 minutes to an hour. The test can be conducted in a variety of languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian and German and is being used in 80 countries.

It assesses the reading comprehension, as well as the listening comprehension.

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What is the aim of the reading test?

The Bright Reading section will assess how well you understand main ideas and specific details in a gap fill sentence. The test will assess your level of vocabulary, grammar and reading comprehension.

What’s the structure and timing of the reading test?

The Bright test is separated into two sections of listening and reading and they last 30 minutes each. Each module consists of 60 questions with a total of 120 questions.

For the reading section of the Bright test you will see sentences with missing words.  They could relate to a variety of different situations that might occur in the workplace or in a social setting. You need to select the correct word to complete the sentences.

What are the questions like?

An example question on the reading test might be similar to the following example.

Sentence:  She quit _____ the bus when she got a car.

You would need to choose from these 4 possible answers.

A. to taking

B. to take

C. taking

D. take

The correct answer of course being …. C!

Another example might be;

Sentence:  No one can sing ______ than him.

You would need to choose from these 4 possible answers.

A. good

B. better

C. best

D. gooder

This time the answer would be ….B

Answer the questions and move onto the next one. You only have 30 seconds though, so don’t take took long!

When do you get the results?

The results come in the form of a Pdf document and are announced straight after the test is completed. The scores range from 0 to 5 and 5 is the highest indicating bilingual level.

Are there any tips and suggestions on how to do well in the Bright reading test?

As always with tests, it’s a good idea to get lots of sleep the night before the test.  Whilst reading the sentences, try and imagine what the situation is that the sentence refers to as it will help you to focus. Is it happening in a restaurant, at work or at home?  Read very carefully but keep an eye on the clock too.

Don’t worry if there are some words you don’t understand – try to look for key words that help you understand the general meaning of the sentence.  Read the sentence and try to summarise the main idea then look at the options and see which one more closely matches with your summary.

Read the sentence carefully and think about what grammatical form will fit in the gap.  Should it be an adjective, noun or a verb? What type of word is needed – an amount, a thing, an action? Then look at the options you have to choose from. Which ones are closest to grammar and type? Are there any other grammatical clues in the sentence that might help you choose the correct answer?

In the months before the test get plenty of reading and grammar practice by doing some online language exercises or tests. If you can’t find any Bright exam examples then try some other tests such as BULATS.

A general English course covering grammar, vocabulary and reading skills would also be useful.  If you are able to have classes with a personal tutor, this would be mean that you could really tailor the classes to help you with the Bright Test. Tell your tutor that you are studying for the Bright Test and they will adapt their lessons accordingly.

Can GlobalExam help me to prepare for the Bright English test?

GlobalExam can most certainly help you prepare for the Bright English Test. It is a site dedicated to test preparation in real exam conditions. Professional language experts regularly write new content to provide lots of training and practice opportunities. The site is very interactive – you can do reading and listening exercises for the Bright exam and get immediate feedback. You will also have the chance to do full mock exams under timed conditions – just like in the real Bright language test.  You can review your results in the statistics section to check your progress.  You can then improve any weak areas with the help of our vocabulary and grammar study sheets.  Don’t waste any valuable practice times. Sign up for the free trial version today and you’ll be able to  start preparing for the Bright English exam.

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