The Michigan Test for Non-Native Speakers of English

The Michigan Test is designed to measure your ability in English.

The test evaluates four different skills: listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. There are 100 problems: 20 listening, 30 grammar, 30 vocabulary, and 20 reading. You will have 65 minutes total: 15 minutes to complete the listening questions and 50 minutes for all of the remaining sections: grammar, vocabulary, and reading.

Do not spend too much time on any one problem or you will not have time to finish the test. If you do not know the answer to a problem, you should guess. Unanswered problems will be counted as wrong.

Listed below are a small sample of the types of questions on the exam. These questions will help you prepare for the test and give you a better understanding of what to expect. The answers to each section are provided at the bottom.

The description and sample questions below do not cover the writing sample. Students who correctly answer 60-100 problems on the Michigan Test must complete a writing sample.