Practice and Pass the ATI TEAS English and Language Usage Test
Prepare for the ATI TEAS English and Language Usage section with TestPrep-Online’s TEAS V English and Language Usage Pack. Take TEAS V English practice tests, with questions similar to those on the ATI TEAS test. Address your weaknesses with in-depth answer explanations and score reports.
The ATI TEAS English and Language Usage section assesses your communication skills, knowledge, and ability to use the English language. TestPrep-Online provides you a place to learn about the different question types, solve some sample questions, and discover how to maximize your potential. It’s thought that worldwide, 1.5 billion people speak English. 375 million native speakers may use the rules of the English language correctly, but many couldn’t put these rules into words. On the English and Language Usage section of the ATI TEAS exam, you must be able to describe these rules. This is where TestPrep-Online can help.
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- Two full-length TEAS V English and Language Usage tests
- Answers and explanations
- Score reports
TestPrep-Online currently offers a TEAS V English and Language Usage Pack, which can help you learn and improve your English language knowledge. On the ATI TEAS English and Language Usage section, questions may require you to read a given passage or sentence, while others will simply require an answer without referencing any additional material. We offer a TEAS English practice test with TEAS–style English practice questions. Our TEAS V English and Language Usage Pack is similar in style and content to the ATI TEAS.
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The TEAS V English and Language Usage Pack Includes:
- Over 200 total questions, comprised of:
- Two full-length TEAS V English & Language Usage practice tests (70 Q&A)
- 137 additional English & Language Usage practice questions
- Question types similar to ATI TEAS questions
- Detailed answer explanations and score reports
What Is the ATI TEAS English and Language Usage Test?Considered easy for some test takers because English is used consistently throughout the day, the reality of the ATI TEAS English and Language section is more complex. There are a lot of rules and terminology you need to be confident you understand when you take your ATI TEAS.
You will have 28 minutes to answer the 28 questions on the English and Language Usage section. There are three topics, altogether worth 16% of the ATI TEAS exam score, on the English section:
- Conventions of Standard English (approximately 10 questions, 37% of the English section)
- Knowledge of Language (approximately 10 questions, 37% of the English section)
- Vocabulary Acquisition (approximately 8 questions, 26% of the English section)
How to Prepare for the TEAS English Practice TestThe English section of the ATI TEAS requires good preparation, as with all the TEAS sections. Three good TEAS English practice tips to follow are learn the rule, learn the exceptions, and practice, practice, practice. The rules for English are complex and are often not absolute. Remembering all the variations can become a complicated process, so be sure to frequently take TEAS English and Language Usage practice tests. Waiting until the week or night before the exam to test your understanding may not leave you with enough time to master spelling or parts of speech, for example.
Use the following study areas as a starting point for your TEAS English test review. This information is a basic overview; your studies will need to expand on the points below. Be sure to have a comprehensive understanding of all the following concepts to give yourself the best chance of success on the test.
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The Conventions of Standard English on the TEAS English TestIn this topic of the section, you must be able to work with sentences, which are the fundamental framework for communication. Concepts you should be clear on include:
- Basic sentence structure: know the difference between an active and a passive voice and how to reconstruct a sentence, switching from one to the other, or how to spot a change between the two voices in a paragraph. Be clear on the different types of tenses (especially, present, present perfect, past and past perfect). Understand the three perspectives in writing (first, second and third person).
- Parts of speech: the words of the English language fit into eight different categories. These are noun, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, interjection, verb, adverb, and adjective. Understand how they work and how to describe their purpose and effect on a sentence.
- Split infinitive: understand that splitting infinitives is a literary device that is often used to enrich text or change the tone or pace of a sentence, but is grammatically incorrect.
- Subject-verb agreement: understand the different rules for verbs agreeing with the subject and learn how to deduce from a sentence information about the subject, if the information is not immediately clear.
- Pronoun-antecedent agreement: understand this agreement and learn how to choose the correct pronoun for the antecedent (the noun) that the pronoun is referring to.
- Spelling rules: the rules for spelling come with a great deal of exceptions, however learn the basic rules and prepare to encounter exceptions that must be learned.
- Common misspellings: prepare yourself to be tested without a spellchecker at hand. Turn on your spellchecker when working on the computer to catch any words you may misspell. Make sure the spellchecker isn't automatically correcting incorrectly spelled words without you noticing. Also, try to switch off the autocomplete function on your computer and mobile phone, as typing out words yourself is an excellent way to improve your awareness of how words are spelled. Practice as many spelling tests as you can.
- Punctuation: understand both simple and complex punctuation. Rules include how and when to use a comma; how to write a run-on sentence; and how to use a period (full stop), colon, semi-colon, apostrophe, exclamation mark, question mark, and quotation marks. Understand the effects of the punctuation on text, including changing the meaning or pace at which the text is read.
Knowledge of Language on the TEAS English Test Putting words on paper, even in a seemingly correct way, can fail to communicate the meaning of the text without proper understanding and application of structure, usage, and grammar. While the Conventions of English Language topic lays down the rules, the Knowledge of Language topic requires advanced application of them. Concepts you should be clear on include:
- Use of pronouns: learn how to recognize how a sentence that may be written clearly can fail to identify who is doing what, or what is affected by what, because of multiple nouns and unclear sentence structure.
- Formal and informal language: learn how to recognize the appropriate level of language use. Depending on the subject matter and the style of written communication (for example, a text message to a friend or an email to a colleague), either formal or informal language may be appropriate.
- Double negatives: learn how to prevent the use of double negatives—which create positives—and learn to write clear and concise sentences.
- Sentence structure: understand the purpose of the sentence and analyze the sentence accordingly. Can you improve the clarity of the sentence by adding or removing an adverb or adjective? Does the sentence need to be lengthened, shortened, or have punctuation amendments?
- Paragraph organization: understand the power of paragraph organization, especially grouping topics, creating a clearer flow in the argument or the story, or reducing or lengthening one paragraph to match or contrast against another.
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Vocabulary Acquisition on the TEAS English Test Our vocabularies continue to grow from the moment we learn our first word. As a nurse, your medical vocabulary will expand on a daily rate as you learn more medical terminology. For the ATI TEAS exam, you must already have a good foundation of basic vocabulary. Your use of synonyms and antonyms should help you make your point even clearer, not just show off an expanded word bank. Concepts you should be clear on include:
- Confusing terminology groups: understand the difference between commonly confused words (such as you’re and your) that can completely alter a sentence if used incorrectly. Study these groups to be clear on the difference.
- Increasing your vocabulary: prepare to face new words that you may not have encountered before. To reduce this chance, read a variety of different articles, newspapers, and novels, as many as you can, to expose yourself to different words and writing styles.
- Unknown words: prepare to face new words that you have never encountered and have no idea what they mean. Analyze the parts of the word and try to recognize the root and any prefixes or suffixes. Next, consider all the material you are given and use the context to try to eliminate other answer options and solve the question.
TEAS English Test Preparation Need to strengthen your skills on the English section of the test? TestPrep-Online’s TEAS English and Language Usage Pack™ offers good practice to improve your knowledge of English grammar and English language usage. Our English and language test questions are a similar match to those you will find on the ATI TEAS. Sign up to practice an English TEAS test now.
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