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True False Not Given questions


True False Not Given questions
What is theory behind writing T/F/NG questions in official tests eg TOEFL, TOEIC, CFE, IELTS etc?
Is it:
T = exact answer in text
F = exact opposite to what is in text
NG = answer not in text
What if part of Q is in text but part is not, is it T/F or a NG?
Are there any websites explaining this?

12 Apr 2011      


I think you just need to do lots of readings in that style with your students.
NG = With a True and False answer, you can back up why you chose that answer. With NG, you can īt because the information is not in the text.
E.g. "Every day Tom leaves home at 8.30am and arrives at school at 9.00am. At 1pm he eats his lunch with his friends Sam and Charlie. He always eats a sandwich."
Question: Tom leaves home at 8.30am = True
Tom eats lunch at 11.00am = False. He eats his lunch at 1pm.
Tom īs best friend is called Charlie = NG (Charlie was mentioned but best friend wasn īt. We can īt tell if Charlie is Tom īs best friend from the text).

12 Apr 2011