What is Summarize Written Text?

In the “Summarize written text” task, you will see a short reading passage. Underneath, you will see a response box for you to input your answer. After reading the passage, you must write a one-sentence summary of what you read. It should be between 50 and 70 words, with NO MORE than 70 words in total. You will have 10 minutes to complete this task.  Here is what you will see on your screen:

Summarize Written Text

What does it test?

  1. Content: This is how thoroughly and accurately you address the key points of the passage.
  2. Form: This is how well you meet the structure requirements. No less than 5 words, no more than 70.
  3. Grammar: This is how well you meet basic sentence structure rules in your sentence.
  4. Vocabulary: This is how correct and appropriate your word choice in the sentence is.

For tips on how to succeed at this task, click here.