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Tips on Passing the Teachers English Proficiency Test (EPT)

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The successes and failures of students’ learning in English greatly depend on the teachers since they are considered as the primary tool in the delivery of instruction to students. Thus, the various studies showing the alarming decline of performance in English of most students both in the public and private schools across the country has something to do with the kind of instruction being given to them and certainly the competence of the teachers in the language being taught.

The conduct of the English Proficiency Test (EPT) to teachers applying in the Department of Education (DepEd) is basically a commendable move for it would gauge the level of English proficiency of the teacher applicants who would soon take an integral part in producing globally competitive Filipino graduates.

If you are a teacher applicant who happens to have the absence of complacency that you could do well in the English Proficiency Test (EPT) you may need to consider the following tips:

Read: Teachers English Proficiency Test (EPT) Reviewer

1. Figure out what usually appears in the exam!

In most cases, an EPT consists of items on reading comprehension skills, grammar (especially on S-V agreement rules), error-recognition, and vocabulary. Asking people who have already taken an EPT could likewise help.

2. Find time reading and reviewing lessons in English!

Read and review English books that provide discussions on the various rules of grammar. A series of exercises provided in the book will also be of great help to condition the mind of what may transpire in the exam. Doing practice tests months or weeks before the test is good. There are a lot of internet websites providing practice tests on different language skills so you can just visit these websites to practice and learn.

3. Arrive on time!

Being on time is indispensable during examinations. Although, this really has nothing to do with being English proficient but when you arrive on time in the examination venue, it will make you feel relax and comfortable as you will have the time to get familiar with the venue and your co-examinees. Getting enough sleep a night before the test and having a good breakfast or lunch on the day of the exam is also advisable.

4. Read the instructions well!

Many test takers fail in an exam because of the failure to correctly follow instructions. Read over all instructions before starting to answer. It is also good if you quickly go over the entire pages of the test to see how much time you have to complete answering all the items in the test.

5. Be confident!

Confidence in whatever undertaking the person undergoes is essential. It creates positivity and positivity imbibes positive results. When taking the test, never think that you will not pass or that you only have a very minimal chance of getting a passing mark. Believe on what you can do and the positive results of what you do.

6. Read fast but with understanding!

Often, exams are under time pressure. So being able to read and immediately grasp what is being asked in the items is important. In the reading comprehension section, do not do reading word for word, rather, hastily move your eyes from left to right through reading phrases. Your skill in scanning important details in the text or paragraph can help you finish answering the exam before the allotted time runs out.

7. Guess!

An EPT is definitely not a guessing game. But if in case the proctor informs you that you only have a minute left to finish answering everything and yet you still have many items to answer, take the courage to guess. Guessing, though may only provide you twenty five percent chance of getting the correct answer, it is much better than just leave the items unanswered and get zero percent possibility of hitting the correct answer.

8. Review your answers!

Do not aim to be too early to submit your paper. There’s basically no punctuality award being given to whoever finishes the test first. When you’re done answering all the sections in the test and there’s still enough time to review your answers, grad the time to review. Make sure you haven’t left anything unanswered.

By following those tips, I hope you could hit not just a passing mark but a very satisfactory score in the EPT. But English proficiency doesn’t end there—there must be a legacy of proficiency among teachers who will take the lead towards honing and developing English proficient Filipino graduates.

Read:

  1. WORKING ADVICE AND TIPS FOR NEW TEACHERS
  2. Tips on Passing the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET)
  3. Tips and Suggestions in Taking the LET (Licensure Examination for Teachers)
  4. How do I apply for a teacher position?

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31 Comments
  1. jessie says

    Hi, sir, can I have a copy of EPT reviewer, please. Send to my email: [email protected]

  2. Jade gorembalem says

    Good day sir. Maari po ba ako makahingi ng copy para sa ept test? Baka ikaw Lang ang makatulong sa akin kung paano ako papasa sa Pag exam sa Sunday ng EPT. Salamat po Sir sa maibiging kabaitan mo sa kapawa. Ito po email add ko. Maari nyo po e send din. [email protected]

  3. Jeneve Gacol says

    Sir may I have d copy of ept ?…diz is my gmail…[email protected],,,thank u

  4. Kitz says

    good day sir pwdi po ako makahingi ng EPT reviewer with answer key ?? ibigay ko lang po kay mother ko .. salamat po

  5. cha says

    Sir, pwede po ba ako makahingi ng EPT reviewer with answer key? Thaks po. God bless! [email protected]

  6. cha says

    Sir, pwede po ba ako makahingi ng soft copy ng EPT reviewer with answer key? Thanks. God bless

  7. Ydhen says

    hello Sir, can i have a copy on 2016 Principal’s Test? Thanks in advance and God bless

  8. Jestoni P. Daza says

    Can i have a copy of reviewer po for ept test? were schedule on the 25th for the test.

  9. ma.cristina markin says

    hello sir?! puede ho ba makahingi ng softcopy ng reviever at andswer key. here is my email add. thanks in advance….
    [email protected]

  10. KIM says

    Can I ask for a copy, sir?
    [email protected]

  11. jurina says

    naghiring po ba until now ang senior high sa negros oriental and dumaguete city po?

  12. jurina says

    Hi sir ask ko lang po, mayroon na po akong unique applicaton number. Still hiring po ba until now ang senior doon sa 5 years contractual?
    Hanggang kailan ko po magagamit ang unique application number?

  13. jurina says

    can i have a copy of EPT exam my email add
    [email protected]
    Thank you.

  14. Maricel Rufo says

    Hi Sir, kindly send me your EPT reviewer to my email account. [email protected]
    Thanks in advance!

  15. Josh says

    can i have a copy po?! Thanks po

  16. criza says

    Sir good day.. Can i have a copy of ur ept exam reviewer with key to correction ? Thnk u so much!
    If yes pls send to my email.. [email protected]
    Thnk u and more power!????

  17. Judiel S. Cortes says

    Hello Sir, Can I have a copy of your EPT reviewer? I will really appreciate it. Just send it to my email add. [email protected]

  18. Mark Thommy says

    Hello sir good eve can i have a copy of your ept reviewer? This is my email add markthommycollano.gmail.com…thanks a lot

  19. Shendy pacamalan says

    Hello sir good eve can i have a copy of your ept reviewer? This is my email add [email protected]…thanks a lot

  20. Jessica lugod says

    Pls send .me a copy oy your reviewer in ept with key sir thanks and GOD BLEDD

  21. Sheena says

    hello sir? can i ask a copy of your reviewer in EPT? it is my only hope. i wish you are able to help me. kindly send it in my email [email protected]. thank you so much!

  22. Janen boc says

    can i have a copy of EPT reviewer? because I want to pass this exam. Thank you in advance. Pls send me in my email: [email protected]

  23. may says

    can i have a copy of ept reviewer ,, Please send to my emailadd..
    [email protected]
    thanks in advance.

  24. Maria Angely Padin says

    Comment Text*good evening, I

    am new teacher 1 applicant please send me EPT reviewer because I want to pass this exam… thanks

  25. May Fernandez Canuto says

    Hello, Sir! Can I ask for a copy of EPT Reviewer, please Sir! my email is [email protected]…thank you very much…

  26. Alice Catalan says

    Hi, sir, can I have a copy of EPT reviewer, please. Send to my email: [email protected]

  27. ligaya porquillo says

    i want to pass my EPT exam this month

  28. isnairah amer ibrahim says

    I WANT TO PASS THE LET.

  29. isnairah amer ibrahim says

    I’m aiming the high for the LET but it’s possible to happen. go for the future.

  30. isnairah amer ibrahim says

    I’m under grad but I’m actually feard to take
    the LET this coming September 2017. I’m hoping
    to get more questions and answer for the
    preparations of the exam..

  31. isnairah amer ibrahim says

    I’m under grad but I’m actually feard to take the LET this coming September 2017. I’m hoping to get more questions and answer for the preparations of the exam..