The RLA (Reasoning Through Language Arts) section of the GED(R) test includes reading comprehension (literacy), writing, and grammar.
You will have 150 minutes to complete the GED Language test so practice with these free GED Language practice tests.
By taking sample tests you will get well prepared and learn what to focus on most.
Taking practice tests is very important because they indicate what your knowledge gaps are
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Following the quiz, you can review your incorrect answers and are given guidance as to where you can find an explanation of the correct answer.
GED Language Practice Tests
You can choose a practice test with a timer or without. We also have a longer, 20-question quiz with a timer.
- Set 1-Reading Comprehensions, Grammar
- Set 2-Punctuation, Inferences
- Set 3-Transition Words, Sentence Structure
- Set 4-Analyzing and Interpreting Text, Grammar
- Set 5-Subject-Verb Agreement, Prepositional Phrase
- Set 6-Punctuation, Was vs Were
- Set 7-Grammar
- Set 8-Punctuation, Subject-Verb Agreement
- Set 9-Reading Comprehensions, Punctuation
- Set 10-Logical Fallacies, Writing an Essay
We also have a longer, 20-question, timed practice tests. These quizzes must be completed in 40 minutes.
- Set 11-Confusable Words, Double Negatives
- Set 12-Effective Use of Grammar
- Set 13-Whose vs Who’s, Like vs As, Less vs Fewer
- Set 14-Fact or Opinion, Possessive Nouns/Pronouns
Extended Response (GED Essay)
After completing the first section of the Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts-RLA) test of the GED exam, you can begin with the “Extended Response” section. Here you are asked to write your essay, and you need to do so via analysis of various arguments that are presented to you in two sample texts.
In the Extended Response (writing) portion of the GED test, a topic will be introduced through one or more reading passages. You will be asked to analyze the topic and the arguments.
To complete your essay, you have 45 minutes and unused time from the first part is not counted. So you better take that time to double-check your answers in the first part of the RLA section before you start working on the second (the Extended Response) part.
You must be very clear in writing a thesis statement, and your introduction must be clearly stated as well. After the introduction, you must write some four to six paragraphs that include supporting arguments, followed by a paragraph that includes your conclusions. To jot down some rough notes, you will receive an erasable tablet.
Check this lesson about writing the GED Essay, it includes samples and explanations.
Grammar part of the GED RLA Test
In the Grammar portions of the GED test, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of Punctuation rules, Pronoun Usage, Sentence Correction, and Contextual Clues.
You should never choose a longer, more complicated, or wordier replacement if a simple one does. So get ready with these GED Language Practice Tests.
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