Relating Test Questions to Task Types


In a task of this type, test-takers are asked to make connections between elements of some kind. They are presented with a series of items, and need to find the ones which are related.

Typically, this could be a match exercise, where pairs need to be found, though the type of relation could range from pairs which are taken from a semantic field, or from an historical, fictional or numerical context. They could also depict a given order (such as size or type, chronology).

A matching exercise can be constructed using a Match or an Associate interaction, for example, as in the image below. In this question, candidates are asked to link the languages in the boxes with their language families.

Example of the task CONNECT (Using an Associate interaction) 


Part 3 of this course will provide more information on which interactions can be used for the task type CONNECT.