English Sample - Compass Test

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The Compass English test is also called the Compass writing test.

The examination assesses your ability to write correctly in the English language.

The English test contains essays of approximately 200 to 250 words each.

Each passage on this part of the examination will have 15 to 22 numbered phrases.

The numbered phrase may be correct, or it may contain an error of punctuation, sentence structure, grammar, or expression.

You will need to choose the correct answer from the five choices provided.

Answer option A will always be the same as the phrase from the essay.

English Sample - Punctuation Question

Now read the brief sample below, and have a look at each of the different types of questions after it.

Note that on the actual English exam, you will choose the answer by moving your mouse over the answer choices provided in the passage.

(1) A group of English separatists known as the pilgrims first left England to live in Amsterdam, in 1608. (2) After spending a few years in their new city, apart from this, many members of the group (3) felt whose they did not have enough independence. (4) Hence, in 1617, the pilgrims decided to leave Amsterdam to immigrate to America.

Item 1.

A. A group of English separatists known as the pilgrims first left England to live in Amsterdam, in 1608.

B. A group of English separatists known as the pilgrims first left England to live, in Amsterdam, in 1608.

C. A group of English separatists known as the pilgrims first left England to live in Amsterdam in 1608.

D. A group of English separatists known as the pilgrims, first left England to live in Amsterdam, in 1608.

E. A group of English separatists known as the pilgrims, first left England to live, in Amsterdam in 1608.

English Sample - Sentence Structure Question

Item 2.

A. After spending a few years in their new city, apart from this, many members of the group

B. After spending a few years in their new city, in this case, many members of the group

C. After spending a few years in their new city, namely, many members of the group

D. After spending a few years in their new city, however, many members of the group

E. After spending a few years in their new city, otherwise, many members of the group

English Sample - Grammar Question

Item 3.

A. felt whose they did not have enough independence.

B. felt in which they did not have enough independence.

C. felt which they did not have enough independence.

D. felt that they did not have enough independence.

E. felt in that they did not have enough independence.

English Sample - Expression Question

Item 4.

A. Hence, in 1617, the pilgrims decided to leave Amsterdam to immigrate to America.

B. In 1617, hence the pilgrims make the choice, deciding to leave Amsterdam to immigrate to America.

C. The pilgrims decided accordingly to depart from the country of Amsterdam emigrating to America.

D. Hence, in 1617, the pilgrims departed and left Amsterdam to emigrate to America.

E. In 1617, the pilgrims decided and left Amsterdam for migrating to America.

Our Compass English (Writing) Practice Set

The complete English test and the correct answers to the above passage are included in our practice materials.

Our Compass English tests are in the same format as the actual Compass English exam.

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