What question types can be found on the Duolingo English Test?

Question types in the Duolingo English Test include:

Literacy

    • Read and Complete (a passage with portions of words missing)
    • Read and Select (read each word in the list and select the actual words in English)
    • Write About the Photo (write a description of an image that appears on the screen)
    • Read, Then Write (read a written prompt, then respond in writing with at least 50 words)
    • Interactive Reading

Conversation

    • Listen and Select (listen and select the actual words in English)
    • Listen and Type (listen to the audio and type the sentence you heard)
    • Read Aloud (read a written statement and then speak it out loud)
    • Speak About the Photo (talk about an image that appears on the screen)
    • Read, Then Speak (read a prompt and speak for at least 30 seconds)
    • Listen, Then Speak (listen to a prompt, then talk about it)

Comprehension

    • Read and Complete (a passage with portions of words missing)
    • Read and Select (read each word in the list and select the actual words in English)
    • Listen and Select (listen and select the actual words in English)
    • Listen and Type (listen to the audio and type the sentence you heard)
    • Read Aloud (read a written statement and then speak it out loud)
    • Interactive Reading

Production

    • Write About the Photo (write a description of an image that appears on the screen)
    • Speak About the Photo (talk about an image that appears on the screen)
    • Read, Then Write (read a written prompt, then respond in writing with at least 50 words)
    • Read, Then Speak (read a prompt and speak for at least 30 seconds)
    • Listen, Then Speak (listen to a prompt, then talk about it)

Speaking Sample

Test takers are given a written prompt and asked to speak for 1 to 3 minutes about the topic.

Writing Sample

Test takers are given a written prompt and asked to write for 3 to 5 minutes about the topic.

More detailed information about the question types can be found in our Official Guide.

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