The Visual sections layout was described in the article “How is the DLAB Test Organized” however here we will discuss key tips and recommendations that if used correctly will help you make the right choice during the test.
Not only do you need to brush up on your basic English grammar, you also need to remember to look for opportunities to use it in the visual part. Inside the pictures you will see different things or actions taking place. Most of the time we make the mistake of only looking for the same word in two different pictures and believe this is all we need to answer the question, but this would be wrong. If you are able to deduce that a certain word means something in this language, then use your grammar knowledge and look for similarities in the word placement, endings and use.
Example: If you figure out that the word “toryhunda” means jump because it is in two different pictures it’s the only similar word, then look to see where the word is placed. Is it before or after the other word? Since this is a verb, this will tell you that in this language the verb goes either before or after a noun. Also the ending of the word is a vowel. Ask yourself if you can figure out if the other action words end in a vowel or is the ending to “toryhunda” different for the two pictures. Most of the time it is this type of information that will give you the answer and not something so obvious that is basic deduction.
Make mental notes of those pictures that absolutely can’t be the right answer. This might be obvious however the test is designed to fool you. You might have figured out the secret behind the answer however a lot of the time there will be an exact opposite version of the answer or another one that is extremely close to the right answer but with a slight difference. So before you select it, make sure it IS the one you are thinking of.
If you are allowed to use paper (sometimes they will let you but they shouldn’t) list everything you see and classify it as noun, verb, adjective, etc. This way you can not only compare the obvious things in the picture but might be able to deduce other things that will correlate the pictures. As you get further into the test, the questions will get harder and the answer will be even more subtle then the previous one. This method will help you as you get into the more difficult terms.
Take your time on this part. Unlike the audio part, you can pace your rate through the questions and take your time on the ones that seem to elude you.
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