GRE Text Completion

In the GRE Text Completion module, you'll learn GRE-specific skills related to:

  • Successfully using a general strategy for all Text Completion questions
  • Understanding Text Completion question structure
  • Avoiding traps
  • Building your GRE vocabulary
  • Using prefixes, roots, and word associations
  • Eliminating answer choices




  • 1. Lesson: Introduction to Text Completion (4:39)
  • 2. Lesson: General Strategy - Part 1 (8:50)
  • 3. Question: Finnish Lapphund (2:18)
  • 4. Question: Bradley Creative Process (2:08)
  • 5. Lesson: General Strategy - Part 2 (6:04)
  • 6. Question: Palatial Home (2:35)
  • 7. Question: Barely Audible (1:57)
  • 8. Lesson: Multi-Word Answer Choices (7:51)
  • 9. Question: The Flu (1:57)
  • 10. Question: Bribery Accusations (2:14)
  • 11. Lesson: Building Your Vocabulary (6:47)
  • Download: GRE Word List #1 (basic)
  • Download: GRE Word List #2 (advanced)
  • Access the word lists via 500 basic words and 500 advanced words
  • 12. Lesson: Common Prefixes (5:21)
  • Download: Common Prefixes and Roots
  • 13. Lesson: Common Roots (5:01)
  • 14. Lesson: Word Association (4:39)
  • 15. Lesson: 2-Blank Questions (6:58)
  • 16. Question: Hockey Strike (2:29)
  • 17. Question: Heroes (2:53)
  • 18. Lesson: 3-Blank Questions (9:19)
  • 19. Question: Ignorance of a Law (3:26)
  • 20. Question: Military Allegiance (3:16)
  • 21. Lesson: Relationship Questions (8:23)
  • 22. Question: Stefan's Project (2:20)
  • 23. Question: Wealth Accumulation (1:55)
  • 24. Lesson: What Makes a Question Difficult (8:12)
  • 25. Question: Therapy Dogs (2:21)
  • 26. Question: Online User Reviews (2:37)
  • 27. Lesson: Trap Answers (7:48)
  • 28. Question: Zelda's Face (1:51)
  • 29. Question: Ross King (2:26)
  • 30. Question: Navin Was Despised (2:35)
  • 31. Lesson: Summary and Extra Tips (6:01)
  • 32. Question: Martin's Exercise (1:10)
  • 33. Question: Slide Content (1:17)
  • 34. Question: Virginia's Spirits (1:24)
  • 35. Question: Senator's View (1:30)
  • 36. Question: Pavel Fedotov (1:09)
  • 37. Question: Organic Foods (1:10)
  • 38. Question: New Tax Bill (1:03)
  • 39. Question: Indisputable Evidence (1:45)
  • 40. Question: Animal Rights (1:35)
  • 41. Question: Tropical Fish Study (1:45)
  • 42. Question: Baikonur Spaceport (1:09)
  • 43. Question: Belief in Spirits (1:38)
  • 44. Question: Radiation Exposure (2:14)
  • 45. Question: Slang (4:25)
  • 46. Question: Theodore Roosevelt (1:10)
  • 47. Question: Movie Underdogs (1:32)
  • 48. Question: Geotagging (2:08)
  • 49. Question: Hollywood Stardom (2:34)
  • 50. Question: Prison Populations (1:04)
  • 51. Question: Saga (2:17)
Total viewing time for the GRE Text Completion module: 171 minutes.

Additional Practice Questions

1-Blank Questions - difficulty level: 130 to 149

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1-Blank Questions - difficulty level: 150 to 159

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1-Blank Questions - difficulty level: 160 to 170

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2-Blank Questions - difficulty level: 130 to 149

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2-Blank Questions - difficulty level: 150 to 159

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2-Blank Questions - difficulty level: 160 to 170

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3-Blank Questions - difficulty level: 150 to 159

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3-Blank Questions - difficulty level: 160 to 170

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