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What is the best way to say that a given test is on a given subject?

Can I say 'The test is on Unit 4 from your student book?

How should I rephrase it to make it sound more natural or even correct?

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Are you addressing the student who will take the test? –  breen Nov 16 '11 at 20:28
    
Yes, that's the case :) I am far from being native-like in English but I do my best. –  lukas Nov 16 '11 at 20:34

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Your sample 'The test is on Unit 4 from your student's book' is perfectly serviceable - I would understand what you meant. To clean it just a bit, you might say:

"The test will cover the material in Unit 4 of the textbook" (assuming that by "student's book" you mean textbook.

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Thanks a lot Chris! –  lukas Nov 16 '11 at 20:56

I think the most natural thing to say would be:

The test is on Unit 4 from your book.

If the student has more than one book for the course (e.g. a Student Activity Book and some other textbook), and you aim to specify:

The test is on Unit 4 from your Student Book.

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Thanks a lot Breen! –  lukas Nov 16 '11 at 20:56

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