Tips to overcome fear of English in admission tests
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The battle of admission is going on in different universities. English is the name of a special fright and obstacle in the admission war. So the learners should keep an eye on the following chapters as a last-minute preparation so that they can nip off the barrier.
Noun: You may get at least two questions about the singular and plural form of the noun or countable and uncountable nouns. So, look at the singular and plural forms of Nouns and their different meanings and uses once again.
Usages of Pronoun and Its Antecedent: In this section, you will find at least one question related to Pronoun and Antecedent or agreement/disagreement of noun or verb with different types of pronouns. The chapter on pronouns is short. Be sure to read the chapter before hit the exam.
Use of Adjective: In this part, there are questions related to different types of Adjective, conversion, and Identification. Also, read the difference between Adjective and Adverb and some Adjectives which are also used as Adverb.
Use of Verb: Notice the position of Verb and Verbal in the sentence. You can revise the Subject-Verb Agreement part once again.
Phases and Idioms: You must have made a list of phrases and idioms from last year's admission test questions. If not, don’t be hesitant. Look them up at a glance from the different books related to the admission test available in the market.
Tense Marker: There are some words or phrases that can be understood when the action of a verb is materialized. These are usually very important for the Right Forms of Verbs or Translation chapter.
Use of Causative Verb: This chapter is as short as it is important. So have knowledge about Causative verbs and other verbs used with them.
Conditional Sentence: There are questions in the admission test from this item, you must remember the structure of different Conditionals.
Transformation of Sentences: This is the most complex and largest chapter in English grammar. Here, you have to transform the sentences indicated in the question or you have to choose the correct sentence from the options as per the instructions. You must have memorized all the rules of Transformation beforehand. Read the chapter once more. You can get more than three questions from this section.
Here's what you need to read about Transformation:
Rules of Affirmative to Negative
Rules of Assertive to Interrogative
Rules of Assertive to Imperative
Rules of Assertive to Exclamatory
In this chapter, it is better to take a look at Agreement and Disagreement along with Affirmative and Negative sentences. The revision of this chapter will go a long way to the questions related to Correction as well.
Illogical Participle Modifiers: Here, you will find some options in which the participle and modifier will be dangler to create a sentence and you have to choose the right sentence that is logical. So use Modifier and Participle once again. You can peep through the squinting modifier too.
Parallelism: It is about maintaining the balance of several words in a sentence. This chapter is also important for answering the Correction.
Narrative style: For the speech given in the question you have to choose the correct direct speech or indirect speech from four or five options. You may get at least one question from Narration.
Use of Conjunction: You must remember the meaning of conjunctions and their uses in sentences.
Preposition: This is the option from which you will get more than five questions. First, revise the normal uses of the preposition. Also, you must review all the appropriate prepositions once more. The options of preposition-related questions are overwhelming analogous by which you will lose yourselves in confusion.
Sentence Correction: This item is based on all grammatical topics. And you will get about two questions from this lesson. If you possess enough corresponding ideas about almost all grammatical items, you will not revise this section but if not, go through it once again.
Phrasal Verbs or Group Verbs: Like the appropriate preposition, you need to read different phrasal verbs one more time. This will give you a clearer idea of the use of prepositions.
Spelling: This is the item that will confuse you the most. You will get about two questions from this item.
Analogy: For this section, you must have been well off in vocabulary. You need to find the relationship between the two groups of words here. Take a look at the previous years' questions.
Synonyms and Antonyms: Most students get low marks for this part. You do not need to read the dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms to do better in this part. Read as much as you have read before. Because you will get more than three questions from this section.
Subjunctives: There is a slight variation in the use of subjunctives in sentences which may make you hesitant. So have a clear idea about the subjunctive.
Literary Term: Common Literary Terms, especially those that were included in various textual texts in your textbook, will be read again.
Text Book: Your official English textbook is very important for admission tests. There are some textbooks specially written for admission tests for better preparation about textbooks, you can take a look at them.
Having completed the last-minute preparation of the English subject in this way, it is expected that your admission test will be more successful than others.
(The writer Md. Imo Hossain is a lecturer, Department of English at Iqbal Siddique College, Gazipur.)