Pass the GED Test 2019: Study Tip 1 – Question Vocabulary

Want to pass the GED test 2019?

Who doesn’t?

So what can you do to increase your chances of passing?

It’s a good question, isn’t it? 

The internet is awash with tips and tricks for passing your GED score.

However, the truth is that most of this information is click bate for sites looking to sell you something.

What Phuket PALS is trying to do is demystify the GED test and give you practice tips to pass the GED.

Today, I want to reveal to you my ‘Study Tip No. 1’ for passing the GED test in 2019.

This tip has no frills and requires you to put in some work in order to make it work.

If you are expecting me to wave my magic wand and… heypresto! you’ll be ready to pass the GED test, you’re wrong.

But, if you take on board what I’m about to tell you and integrate it into your GED practice, you’ll increase your GED score

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Pass the GED Test 2019: Tip 1

Know your key question vocabulary

This may sounds simple to you, but you’d be surprised how many students trip up at this stage.

I’ve seen tons of hardworking students’ faces drop when they fail to understand what the question is asking them to do.

The questions is why does this happen?

The answer is simple: vocabulary

Too many GED hopefuls cram mountains of reading learn heaps of new concepts in preparation for the GED exam.

The fatal mistake they make is not taking enough GED practice tests in advance of the big day.

Taking GED practice test is essential so you can get a feel for the different questions on offer and also familiarize yourself with the question vocabulary that comes up again and again.

After taking a number of GED practice tests, you’ll notice words you don’t understand in the questions.

It’s vital to learn these common words and enhance your chances of passing the GED.

It would be a shame to study hard and then fail to understand the question because of a particular word.

Common GED test questions words

  1. Derive (v)

To get something from something else.

This verb is found often in GED Math questions, especially in relation to algebraic equations.

‘What can you derive from looking at this equation…’ etc.

2. Data (n)


This noun is used interchangeably with its synonym information.

3. Concept (n) 

A general idea

4. Consistent (adj)

When something is agreement with something else.

You find this adjective used in questions asking you to look at two pieces of date. 

For example, a line graph and a short paragraph of information.

The question might ask you if the data is consistent between the graph and the paragraph.

This mean does the information is the graph and paragraph agree.

If the data does match, then they are consistent with each other.

If the data displayed conflicts, then they are inconsistent with each other.

5. Infer (v) Inference (n)

Students panic when they see the verb/noun form of this word.

Infer means drawing a conclusion based on evidence. The conclusion will not be explicitly states. But can be deduced from the information presented.

The RLA, Social Studies and Science GED tests have many inference questions, so make sure you know what it means.

6. Imply (v) Implication (n)

Implying means to suggest something is the case without being explicit. 

Check out teacher Mike’s explanation of the difference between inferring and implying in the video above.

7. Identify (v)

This verb mean to know or say something.

You might have to identify trends in data or identify a writer’s purpose.

8. Indicate (v)

This verb means to show.

In the Social Studies test you might be asked what a photo indicates about a certain group of people at a particular time in history.

9. Period (n)

This noun refers to a length of time.

For example, you might be asked about the significance of historical document on a subsequent period of history.

10. Principle (n)

This noun means a rule or a belief.

Take the principle of democracy for example.

A questions could ask you to identify ideas relating to the principle of democracy.

11. Theory (n)

This noun relates to set of ideas that try to prove the validity of something.

For example, you might get asked about the theory of evolution.

12. Evidence (n)

Evidence are pieces of information that show something is true.

In  the GED Science test you might be asked to pick out evidence from a text that supports a particular theory.

13. Estimate (v/n)

This is a guess based on existing evidence.

For example, you might notice a trend on a graph and have to estimate whether you think the trend will continue into the future.

Final thought

So there you have it folks.

These are the most common problem words for students when reading GED questions.

If you’ve been having problems understanding the questions on the GED test, then learn these words and pass the GED.

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