Duolingo English Test Sample Questions and Answers

Duolingo English Test Sample Questions and Answers (2023 PDF)

Duolingo English Test Sample Questions and Answers – If you are a student preparing to take the Duolingo examination/test, especially English Language, then you are the target of this information that we are about to share today in this post.  The post is going to focus on Duolingo English test sample questions and their answers. 

What that means is that you will find sampled English test questions here and also find the answers to those questions. The essence of this is to prepare your mind for the test. To let you have an idea of what the test will look like.

Duolingo English Test Sample Questions and Answers

About the Duolingo English Test

The Duolingo English Test last for just one hour, and every type of test has a specific time allotted to it. Some are five, ten twenty minutes, and so on, but all totaling an hour.

The Duolingo English Test is a computer-based test. The questions will touch on different areas such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.  The reason for this is to enable the examiners to assess real-world language abilities. 

At the end of the test, a total score on a scale of 10-160, will be calculated as the proficiency of the test writers.

Categories of Duolingo English Test

The Duolingo English Test has 12 different types, that the students will be tested on. Now, let us see what constitutes the test questions. That is the type of questions you are likely to face in the test. 

The students will be tested in the following areas:

  • Read and Complete
  • Read and Select
  • Listen and Select
  • Listen and Type
  • Read Aloud
  • Write About the Photo
  • Speak About the Photo
  • Read, Then Write
  • Read, Then Speak
  • Listen, Then Speak
  • Speaking Sample
  • Writing Sample

Tips for Answering the Test Questions

As you prepare for the Duolingo English test or exams, it is very essential that you get yourself prepared. As a way of getting yourself ready, we have typical tips that will help you to answer your test questions well. For students to answer the questions we advise that they consider these tips, which could be of immense help.

  • Ensure you use your time judiciously
  • After answering your questions, take some time to verify your answers before clicking submit button
  • Only American spellings are required for the read and complete questions
  • Make sure your grammar, punctuations, and spelling are correct, for the writing questions
  • Hit the nail on the head when answering the writing questions.
  • In the speaking questions, make sure that you speak loudly and clearly too.

Duolingo English Test Sample Questions and Answers

Let us take some samples of the Duolingo English test below:

Filling the Blank Question 1

This question demands that you complete the text given below by filling in the blanks

This would move the starting date back three years to 8 BC, and from the lunar synchronism back to 26 January(Julian). But si___ the cores ____ Roman Da ___ in t_____inscription i____ 24th January. Th____ must b__ according t__ the inco____ calendar wh___ in 9 BC August has ord_____ to b__ corrected b_ the omis____ of le__ days. As the authors of the previous paper point out, with the correct four-year cycle being used in Egypt and the three-year cycle abolished in Rome, it is unlikely that Agustus would have ordered the three-year cycle to be reduced in Asia

Filling the Blank Answers

Answers for filling the blank question. The answers are:

Since, Corresponding, Date, the is, this, be, to, incorrect, which, ordered, be, omission, leap.

Read and Select Question 2

Read the words given below and select the real English words

1 Abuse

2 Ammock

3 Application

4 Bunch

5 Perium

6 Lat

7 Hap

8 Reluctant

9 Dright

10 Trace

11 Heest

12 Persenet

13 Remedy

14 Slid

15 Apply

16 Tapity

17 Pervity

Answers to Read and Select Question 2

The answers are: Application, bunch, reluctant, trace, remedy, apply.

Read and Speak Question 3

This is a sampled Read, Then Speak Question

Say the statement given below and record yourself-

I like either milk or sugar with my coffee but not both.

Writing Sample Question 4

In this question, students are expected to write on a particular topic that is given to them. It is called the writing sample question. Here is an example for you.

Sampled Question: 

What is your favorite dish? How is it prepared?

Sampled Answer:

This is how you can go about answering the question;

If it is Pizza you like say that your favorite dish is pizza. List out the main component, and describe the nature of the pizza, which can be, flat soft bread that can either be thin or thick depending on choice. Describe how it can be prepared,  the mixtures, and how long it has to stay, like 10 – 20 minutes for instance, in the oven before it will be ready for eating.


Read Aloud Sample Question 5

In this question, test writers will be asked to read aloud the question given to them, here are a sample of such questions. 

  • Do you like rats? Yes or no
  • Do we have class today? I am not thirsty now
  • I have a lot of things to do today
  • The cinema will soon start, so don’t go anywhere.
  • Call me when you are done with what you are doing
  • I will be back, soon after the conference.

Speak About the Photo Question 6

In this type of question, the student is expected to look at the pictures and speak on them. That is say what they see in the picture. 

See the following photos below and speak about the picture

Photo 1

Photo 2

Answers to Speak About the Photo Question 6

First photo: The first photo, is a photo that shows that there is no more access on that particular road. That means that the road has been blocked

Second photo: the second photo shows children and their mummy at the beach.

Read and Select Question 7

In this question, students are to read and find out the words that are not real English words. Let’s see the question.

Question: Select the real English word from the following list:

  • Mirafit
  • Influential
  • Lawn
  • Argent
  • Logical
  • Generation
  • Excess
  • History
  • Stimulate

Answers to Read and Select Question 7

Answers: Influential, lawn, logical, excess, pastry stimulate


For you to excel in the test, all you need to do is to continue to practice the test with the samples we have given you above. In the end, you will be amazed at how you came out with flying colors. So use the samples we have provided for you to practice for your examination or test.

Amos Nya
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