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Leave difficult questions for the end. You can return to the difficult questions at the end if you have the time.

When you start reading, you should do so with some questions in mind. Practice doing lots of reading tests.

IELTS Reading: The Basics

This is the best way to use your time before the exam! Read the Task Carefully Whenever you start doing a task, make sure you read the instructions and the examples carefully.

However, there are some details you need to pay special attention to. There are a few tricky questions in which not all of the details are true. Some may be true while others are false. This may seem like a fast way of doing the task but it can lead to mistakes.

Instead, reconsider all the options for each question. Get Better at Scanning Scanning is a reading method that allows you to find information faster. When scanning, you no longer read everything word for word.

You just move your eyes across the text smoothly in a wavelike motion. Each paragraph has a main idea and that idea is expressed in the topic sentence. What you really need to understand each paragraph is the information in the topic sentence.

So, where do you find the topic sentence? The ultimate goal of skimming is to notice things in the text that will help you answer questions. You may also figure out how a passage is organized.

For example, imagine you are reading a historical text. Often, historical passages are organized chronologically, from the beginning of a time period to the end. Skimming effectively will help you to notice this organizational pattern, and this knowledge will most likely help you to find answers to questions more quickly. Here is a summary of the key skimming techniques you should master: Notice the title of the passage. It often gives you a general idea about the main idea of the text.

Read the first sentence or two of each paragraph. Often, this is where the main idea of each paragraph is located. Underline words that stand out to you as important. This will help you get a general idea of what is being talked about.

Pick out words that have something in common i.

Ignore words that you do not know. Focusing on words that are unfamiliar to you will slow you down. At all times, try not to get caught up in the detail when you skim! Some of the words are in bold after applying the techniques above. This can help you see how the key information jumps off the page when you incorporate skimming.

Now try it yourself! Just read the bold parts and ignore everything else. Can you tell what the passage is mainly about? Could you take a guess at the main idea of each paragraph? Strategies 2 and 3: As you skim, underline keywords in the text and write short notes as reminders in the text.

Strategies 2 and 3 work together with the skimming strategy above. Use your pencil to underline things that stand out as you skim the passage. Secondly, as you skim, quickly write very short notes words next to each paragraph with your best guess about the main idea of that paragraph. To be sure, if you had time to read the paragraph carefully, you could almost certainly come up with very good and accurate summary notes.

But you might be surprised how close you can come to the main idea of each paragraph just from skimming.


Try it, and then look at the examples provided immediately below. Your underlined words and notes can even help you with detail questions by providing clues about where to search for answers in the text.

However, the strategy discussed in this section applies to them all.

15 Days’ Practice for IELTS Reading (PDF)

The basic concept is simple: First, read the questions carefully and look for keywords. Then, you scan the passage for answers. When you look for keywords in the questions, you should underline the most important ones. As you read, simply use your pencil to mark up the questions. Instead, the questions will be paraphrases of information found in the article.

Paraphrases will be synonyms or different forms of words found in the text. A paraphrase could also be an entire sentence that conveys the same meaning as a sentence in the passage, while using different words and sentence structures. Use a strategic approach when you scan the reading passage for answers. This process continues with each question you answer.

It is possible and fairly common!

What makes one question easier to scan for in the text than another? Perhaps a question stands out to you because you remember seeing the topic in the text when you skimmed, underlined, and took notes at the very beginning.

But there are some other things that can make an answer easier to find by scanning.

For example, numbers and proper nouns like names or locations often stand out visually in a text. A date like , and the names Jane Smith and New York City would be very easy to locate among other words.

IELTS General Training Reading Practice Tests

The descriptions and tips below will help you understand each one. Make sure to study the official practice questions as well! Multiple Choice This is a traditional question type with which you are probably very familiar. You will be asked to select the correct answer to a question from a set of choices. Some will focus on details, while others focus on main ideas. As with other question types, you should look for keywords in the questions and the answer choices before you scan the passage for answers.Our first workshop is called Adjusting.

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I went through the whole book and felt it is exactly what I need to conquer this exam. Scan the remainder of each paragraph to confirm that the heading represents everything contained in the paragraph in a general way.

This part of the test is designed to give you the opportunity to talk about more abstract issues and ideas. Time yourself and develop your exam technique.

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