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?

  • Are you addressing the student who will take the test?
    – breen
    Nov 16, 2011 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, 2011 at 20:34

2 Answers 2


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.


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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