You Can Use Chat GPT for Reading Comprehension Questions
And you can generate them in the style of the TEC’s Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool (LNAAT)
If you’re an educator or trainer looking to enhance literacy skills, AI technology like ChatGPT can be a game-changer.
To get started, you’ll need a ChatGPT account. If you don’t have one yet, you can easily sign up using your Google or Gmail credentials. For alternative sign-up methods, check out this comprehensive guide: How to Create a ChatGPT Account.
Once you’re set up, you can use the following prompt along with a text relevant to your teaching or training session.
Reading Comprehension Prompt
|Could you please disregard any previous prompts and instead request that I provide you with a passage of text? Additionally, kindly prompt me for the desired number of questions, with the default being 3 questions in total. |
Once I input the text, your task is to create a series of reading comprehension questions using plain English and British spelling.
These questions should align with Steps 3 to 6 of the TEC’s Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and cover a range of skills such as explicit and implicit information retrieval, understanding of text structure, identification of opinions, comprehension of vocabulary, identification of purpose, and understanding of implied meaning.
The questions should be presented in various formats, including Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), True/False, Yes/No, and tasks that require underlining or circling answers within the text. Some questions should also be interpretive, where the user is expected to provide a written answer.
Please organise the questions in order of difficulty, with the easiest (Step 3) first and the hardest (Step 5 or 6) last. Make sure that you mix up the question types. Additionally, kindly include the answer to each question within brackets after the question itself. Once you are ready, please confirm that I want 3 questions overall and request the text from me.
I used this PDF here on different kinds of driver licensing to generate these questions below. Here’s a screenshot.
Chat GPT Generated Reading Comprehension Questions
Here are the reading comprehension questions with no editing. Often, I will edit and fine tune questions where I’m familiar with the content.
As a rule of thumb, I think that Chat GPT gets you roughly 80% of the way there most of the time. Don’t forget that Chat is not infallible and sometimes just makes stuff up (like humans do).
Step 3: Multiple Choice Question
- What does GLW stand for?
- A) Gross Laden Weight
- B) Gross Limited Weight
- C) Gross Legal Weight
- D) Gross Load Weight
(Answer: A) Gross Laden Weight
Step 4: Understanding of Text Structure
- True/False: All vehicles over 3500kg are required to have a certificate of loading displayed on the vehicle’s front windscreen.
Step 5: Identification of Opinions and Purpose
- Yes/No: Does the text provide information on what a Class 1 full licence holder can drive?
Step 5: Interpretive Open Question
- What is the main purpose of this text?
(Answer: The main purpose of the text is to inform the reader about different classes of driver licences, the types of vehicles they cover, and how to determine the appropriate licence based on vehicle weight.)
Step 6: Understanding of Implied Meaning
- Underline: Underline the sentence that implies you should not use the vehicle’s unladen weight, tare weight, or the weight on the road user charges (RUC) distance licence to determine the class of driver licence you need.
(Answer: “Make sure you don’t use the vehicle’s unladen weight, tare weight, or the weight on the road user charges (RUC) distance licence.”)
Chat GPT Screenshots
Here are screenshots of my interactions with Chat GPT so you can see what I did:
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