Comprehension Ecrite

TCF Canada Comprehension Ecrite is the Reading Comprehension component of the TCF exam. The TCF Canada Comprehension Ecrite paper consists of 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and lasts for 45 minutes.

The questions are organised in progressive levels of difficulty (from A1 to C2). They test candidates ability to understand:

  • familiar names, words and very simple sentences used in communication situations (or administrative messages and informal letters).
  • the information in everyday materials (advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables, etc.).
  • information about people, facts or events (personal letters).
  • texts written in everyday language related to everyday life or work.
  • articles and reports in which the authors take a stand on concrete and abstract topics.
  • factual and literary texts, long and complex, specialised items.
  • abstract or complex texts taken from books, scholarly articles, literary works.