Test Update: New Interactive Reading questions

About Interactive Reading

Beginning March 29, 2022, the Duolingo English Test is adding Interactive Reading questions. Interactive Reading provides new, innovative ways to measure the reading and comprehension skills that will be used at a university.

There are two Interactive Reading passages on the test, with 6 questions each. One passage will be narrative (like a story) and one will expository (informative or educational).

You will have a time limit to answer the full set of questions for each passage. Depending on the passage, the time limit to complete all the Interactive Reading tasks is either 7 minutes or 8 minutes. As you move through the questions, more of the passage will be revealed.

These question types will contribute to the overall Duolingo English Test score, in addition to the Literacy and Comprehension subscores.

Question Types

Complete the Sentences

This question type asks you to "Select the best option for each missing word." In this task, you will see a passage with several blank spaces and select a word to complete the sentence.

There will be one Complete the Sentences question for each Interactive Reading passage.

Complete the Passage

This question type asks you to "Select the best sentence to fill in the blank." In this task, you will see two sections of a passage with a missing sentence in the middle and select a sentence to complete the passage.

There will be one Complete the Passage question for each Interactive Reading passage.

Highlight the Answer

This question type asks you to "Click and drag the text to highlight the answer to the question below." In this task, you will see a question on screen, then find and highlight the answer within the passage.

There will be two Highlight the Answer questions for each Interactive Reading passage.

Identify the Idea

This question type asks you to "Select the idea that is expressed in the passage." In this task, you will select an idea from the list that best represents what you read in the passage.

There will be one Identify the Idea question for each Interactive Reading passage.

Title the Passage

This question type asks you to "Select the best title of the passage." You will select a title from a list of given options.

There will be one Title the Passage question for each Interactive Reading passage.

Test Length

The test will still be one hour long. To make room for the Interactive Reading questions, a certain number of each existing question type are being removed from earlier in the test. However, no question types are being entirely removed from the test. Please see our Test Readiness Guide for more information about the frequency of question types.

Interactive Reading Tips

For tips on how to answer the Interactive Reading questions, please read our Test Readiness Guide.

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