Improve your score in the verbal test

You can improve your performance in the verbal reasoning test, despite what some job-seekers believe.  As with any other test you’ve taken in your life, the right preparation can improve your test result.  It takes time to significantly improve your oral and written verbal communication skills, but through learning and practising verbal reasoning test strategies and eliminating stress factors you can quickly improve your performance.
Careful preparation, along with practising verbal reasoning test questions online, will ensure that you improve your performance, increase in confidence and attain a high score on the verbal reasoning test. The more you practise the more you will improve.


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If English is your second language

It stands to reason that verbal reasoning questions are harder if English is your second language, and you should allow yourself much more time to practise these questions.
Improving your command of a second language cannot be done quickly. IPC UK has developed some useful strategies that will save you valuable reading time and if you practise them, improve your score on the verbal reasoning test.
Our guide on how to pass the verbal reasoning test has the following three ‘time-saving’ strategies which you should carefully read:
      • basic reading techniques
      • reading strategies for the verbal test
      • how to plan your test time.

We recommend that you increase your ability to quickly read and grasp written articles by reading English newspapers, such as The Guardian, The Independent, The Times and The Financial Times as well as The Economist, Time magazine, and Fortune. Whilst reading an article, analyse the main arguments stated and identify how the author supports these arguments. This will improve your English vocabulary, and your verbal reasoning skills.