Summarize written text

Communicative skills tested: Reading and writing.

Subskills tested: Reading a passage under timed conditions; identifying a writer’s purpose, style, tone or attitude; comprehending explicit and implicit information; comprehending concrete and abstract information.

Writing a summary; writing under timed conditions; taking notes while reading a text; synthesizing information; writing to meet strict length requirements; communicating the main points of a reading passage in writing; using words and phrases appropriate to the context; using correct grammar.


Communicative skills

Reading and writing 

Enabling skills and other traits scored

2 Provides a good summary of the text. All relevant aspects mentioned
1 Provides a fair summary of the text but misses one or two aspects
0 Omits or misrepresents the main aspects of the text

1 Is written in one, single, complete sentence
0 Not written in one, single, complete sentence or contains fewer than 5 or more than 75 words. Summary is written in capital letters

2 Has correct grammatical structure
1 Contains grammatical errors but with no hindrance to communication
0 Has defective grammatical structure which could hinder communication

2 Has appropriate choice of words
1 Contains lexical errors but with no hindrance to communication
0 Has defective word choice which could hinder communication


4.1 17 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments