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ACT English Practice Test
The English test is a 45-minute assessment consisting of 75 questions. It tests your skills in usage and mechanics, as well as rhetoric:
1. Usage and mechanics involve punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure. and 2) Rhetoric is more about the writer’s thought process—the strategy, organization, and style of a passage.
There are five passages, or essays, presented on the English test. They contain underlined portions that may contain errors in usage and mechanics. If there is an error or errors, you will select the best correction offered from four answer choices. If there aren’t any errors, you will select the choice that reads NO CHANGE.
Rhetoric questions generally will ask you a specific question about the best way to rethink, reorganize, or restyle part of the passage. The relevant portions in the passages will always be numbered, and those numbers will refer to the number of the particular question that relates to those portions.
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The following ACT English Practice Test consists of the full-length question with answers, You can test your self by participating in our free quiz or download PDF for free. Unlike ACT Math, in English, there will be four options for each question.
ACT English Test Topics
The English test is a 75-question, 45-minute test that consists of five essays, or passages, each followed by a set of multiplechoice test questions.
- Some questions refer to underlined portions of the passage and offer several alternatives to the underlined portion. You decide which choice is most appropriate in the context of the passage.
- Some questions ask about an underlined portion, a section of the passage, or the passage as a whole. You decide which choice best answers the question posed.
- Many questions offer “NO CHANGE” to the passage as one of the choices.
The English test puts you in the position of a writer who makes decisions to revise and edit a text. Short texts and essays in different genres provide a variety of rhetorical situations. Passages are chosen for their appropriateness in assessing writing and language skills and to reflect students’ interests and experiences.
Four scores are reported for the English test: a total test score based on all 75 questions, and three reporting category scores based on specific knowledge and skills. The approximate percentage of the test devoted to each reporting category is:
1. Production of Writing (29–32%)
This category requires you to apply your understanding of the purpose and focus of a piece of writing.
- Topic Development: Demonstrate an understanding of, and control over, the rhetorical aspects of texts. Identify the purposes of parts of texts, determine whether a text or part of a text has met its intended goal, and evaluate the relevance of the material in terms of a text’s focus.
- Organization, Unity, and Cohesion: Use various strategies to ensure that a text is logically organized, flows smoothly, and has an effective introduction and conclusion.
2. Knowledge of Language (13–19%)
These questions require you to demonstrate effective language use through ensuring precision and concision in word choice and maintaining consistency in style and tone.
3. Conventions of Standard English (51–56%)
These questions require you to apply an understanding of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and
mechanics to revise and edit text.
- Sentence Structure and Formation: Apply understanding of sentence structure and formation in a text and make revisions to improve the writing.
- Punctuation: Recognize common problems with standard English punctuation and make revisions to improve the writing.
- Usage: Recognize common problems with standard English usage in a text and make revisions to improve the writing.