Versant English Test tips
Before reading these English test tips, if you don’t know what a Versant English test is, click here.
Points to remember:
1. In most of the cases, Companies give a hard copy which will have a Test Identification Number, once you receive the hard copy or soft copy, take 5-10 minutes of time and read Part A twice or thrice to get familiar with the phases. This is the area we need to score max.
2. Clear and loud pronunciation is the key.
3. Never give a pause ( except in case of Commas)
4. Never eat words or don’t fake your accent
5. Please ensure that you are in a closed room with good VoIP phone. Keep your focus.
6. Don’t try to write anything while attending test.
7. If you don’t answer one question, don’t let that affect another question.
8. Avoid using Mobile Phones to take Versant Test.
Versant test tips for each part:
Part A: Reading. Please read the sentences as you are instructed.
It is perhaps the most easiest part of the Test. An automated sound will instruct you to read a particular sentence, (Example Voice says:Please read the sentence no 8) now read the sentence aloud and Clear. This should give you max score. Below are some sample questions:
1. Buying Bicycle parts without expertise can be difficult.
2. Products can range widely in price and yet not be very different.
3. Last night Pat and Tom had friends over to their apartment for dinner.
Part B: Please repeat each sentence that you hear.
Here system speaks a sentence and we have to repeat it. It will start from small sentences to long. This may be difficult for some people. Here are the tips that help to gain some marks. At least repeating a part of the sentence is beneficial. Don’t imitate sound, system may not recognize. If you dont understand any thing, just speak a sentence from Part A. But dont be quiet.
Part C: Questions. Now please just give a simple answer to the questions.
This is another tricky area of the test. Listening skills are going to be the key for Part B and C. Automated voice asks questions we have to answer them in two or three words max (Two is suggestible). Sometimes answer will be in the question it self or it will be a direct question.
For EX: How many tyres a bicycle will have, you say 2. Same rule applies, dont be quiet.
1. Are oranges and bananas fruits or vegetables? – FRUITS
2. Which is more like stone: cement or rubber? CEMENT
3. What season comes before spring? WINTER
4. Does a tree usually have fewer trunks or branches? TRUNKS
5. What’s the adult form of a puppy? DOG
Part D: Sentence Builds. Now, please rearrange the word groups into a sentence.
This part is bit tricky. We have to re-arrange the sentences which are in jumbled form. Try to build the meaningful sentence from the words you hear. Don’t be quiet. Don’t pause between. The following are the examples:
has a……he……loving wife
too dark…..it is……in here
some lights…..let’s turn…..on
Part E: Open questions. You will have 20 seconds to answer each of the three questions. Each question will be repeated twice (only for Part E).
This is the most easiest part of the test. Readers are requested to follow my instructions as is. These are the open ended questions. For Ex: It will ask you prefer to work individually or a group or you prefer to stay in a small town or a large city.
The point we have to remember is there are no right or wrong answers for Part E. Hence the readers are advised to be ready with 3 small paragraphs for three questions which can be spoken for 20 seconds each. Just read them clearly and loudly. It only looks for pronunciation and vocabulary. It will not mind right or wrong. If you want you can read with in the Test paper. No pauses. Dont stop reading until you hear a sound asking you to stop.
With these tips, we hope you all get a decent result of this Versant English Test. Good luck.