IELTS TIPS FOR READING:

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  1. One of the main tips of in Reading part of IELTS is read the given instructions properly and more effectively.
  2. Always use pencil or point out the sentence which you are reading. By this you may not lost in the passage while reading and it saves your valuable seconds.
  3. While doing step 2 if you notice the sentence is important then “DON’T FORGET to UNDERLINE”. This saves time in fetching answer to the particular question.
  4. CIRCLE the important “KEY WORDS”.
  5. Do not stuck near unfamiliar words and move on….
  6. Make the grouping of words for fast reading. For example, XYZ is going to Canada for better Education. XYZ going better Canada. Cut-off which are not necessary.
  7.  Go straight to the first question, don’t read the whole passage or all of the questions first.
  8. Most of the questions are in order in the passage.
  9. Time is PARAMOUNT in IELTS Reading — move on to other question, if you find it hard and later return to it at last.
  10. Some of the answers are easy to find out like names, dates and years, places, numbers and distinctive words.

These are question types in the reading part of the IELTS Exam.

  • Multiple-choice questions: They give 3 or 4 options and we have to choose the precise answer from them.
  • Short-answer questions: It may be of answering the given question in short-form.
  • Completing questions: It is same as filling up the fill in the blanks.
  • Completing tables, notes, summary, and flowchart: We have to answer and complete the given question which is in the format of tables, notes, summary and flowchart.
  • Labeling a diagram: A diagram is given in the question and we have to label it with the correct labeling.
  • Choosing headings for paragraphs or sections of text: This is most important part where we have to give our opinion by making it as heading for paragraphs in the given question format.
  • Locating information: You do not need to understand what the whole paragraph is about, just find some specified information in the paragraph and match it to one of the given statements. The answer will normally be contained in a whole phrase or sentence, rather than a single word…
  • Identifying points of view/ writer’s claims: You will be given several statements and be asked to decide whether they match the writer’s views. This task assesses your English reading ability to scan for details and identify opinion or attitude. The most important thing is that every answer should be based on the given paragraph and never try to guess…
  • Classifying information:  Questions ask you to classify information from the reading text. You have some statements from your text and a list of options (listed as A, B, C…. etc.). Your task is to match each statement with the correct option.
  • Matching lists or phrases: In the IELTS reading test you may be asked to match headings to sections of text. This type of question tests your ability to understand the main idea of each paragraph.
  • True, False and not given: If the given question matches the reading, then it is TRUE. If the given question contradicts the information in the reading in some way, then it is FALSE. If the given question is not mentioned or cannot be inferred in the reading, then it is NOT GIVEN.
  • Yes, No and not mentioned: It is same as True, false and not given but the terminology is different.

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