Password Workforce Knowledge and Writing Intro Test Format

Password Workforce Knowledge and Writing Intro is made up of two test modules – Password Workforce Knowledge Intro and Password Workforce Writing Intro. The test is aligned to the CEFR (A1 to B1) and delivers extremely accurate and reliable results. The questions have been customised to suit potential employees with a lower level of English Ability

  • Password Workforce Knowledge Intro
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Password Workforce Knowledge Intro Test Module Format

Password Workforce Intro Knowledge is a sophisticated test of grammar and vocabulary. The test consists of 64 questions in four sections.
Test-takers have 45 minutes to complete the test.

SECTION 1

There are 18 questions in section 1. These questions test grammar and vocabulary. 

Test-takers try to select the correct answers from the drop-down boxes.

EXAMPLE 1

 employees are in your company?

In this example, the correct answer is ‘how many’.

EXAMPLE 2

John: I’ve lost my phone.  I do?
Paul:  check with reception?

In this example the correct answers are “What should” and “Why don’t you”.

SECTION 2

There are 18 questions in section 2. These questions test knowledge of near synonyms. 

Test-takers try to choose the correct answers from a list. 

EXAMPLE 1

“His parents were sitting next to him.”

Which word is most like parents?

mother and father
brother and sister
uncles and aunts
friends
cousins

In this example, the correct answer is “mother and father”.

EXAMPLE 2

“There is another seat over there”

Which word is most like seat?

table
plate
chair
pen
cup

In this example, the correct answer is chair.

SECTION 3

There are 12 questions in section 3. These questions test knowledge of collocations. 

Test-takers try to choose the correct answer from a list.

EXAMPLE 1

“I’ll answer you tomorrow.”

Which word is most often used with answer?

answer a story
answer a newspaper
answer a bus
answer a question
answer a window

In this example, the correct answer is “answer a question”.

EXAMPLE 2

“A lot of my relatives live in London.”

Which word is most often used with relatives?

warm relatives
next relatives
linked relatives
close relatives
joined relatives

In this example, the correct answer is “close relatives”.

SECTION 4

There are 16 questions in section 4. These questions test grammar and vocabulary. 

Test-takers try to select the correct answers from the drop-down boxes.

EXAMPLE 1

I wish the taxi would hurry up! We’ve been here for 30 minutes and it  hasn’t arrived.

In this example the correct answer is ‘still’.

EXAMPLE 2

Janet usually works at home.  day she makes bread and cakes.

She sells  in the market.

In this example, the correct answers are ‘each’ and them’.

Password Workforce Writing Intro Test Format

Password Writing assesses a test-taker’s ability to write an easy essay, report or email etc. Test-takers are presented with a choice of two prompts.

Test-takers are given instructions regarding length and content.

Write an email to your manager asking for a week’s holiday.

You have 20 minutes to write your answer. 
You should write more than 50 words.

  • Give a description
  • Give reasons

Your score will be based on this.  

Write your answer in the box below.

Words: 0

Dear John,

I am writing to request a week’s holiday next month, from October 12th – 16th inclusive. I appreciate that this is rather short notice, but my sister will be visiting me from Canada and I would very much like to spend time with her and show her the sights.

Please let me know if you can approve this. I will of course ensure that all my work is up-to-date and will delegate important tasks to avoid any disruption while I am away.

Kind regards,