How much do you know about the IELTS Reading test?
Look at these strategies for approaching the reading paper. Are these True (T) or False (F)? If you have given a False answer, can you explain why?
|1) Do not read the text from beginning to end before you begin answering the questions.||T/F|
|2) Look quickly at the text and get an overview of the format (headings, sub-headings, special sections, captions, diagrams and illustrations).|
|3) Read through the text quickly and get a general understanding first.|
|4) In general, spend about 1 minute on each question.|
|5) Read each question or group of questions carefully and scan the text to find the answers.|
|6) Underline and mark the text.|
|7) Make sure you follow the instructions given.|
|8) If you are having difficulty with a question, go on to the next question.|
|9) If you are not sure of an answer, write it down and mark it so that you can check it later.|
|10) If you think that a particular word is important, try and guess its meaning from the context.|
|11) If you are not sure which answer (A, B, C or D) is correct, it is better to guess than to write more than one answer.|
|12) It is better to skip a few difficult questions than to carefully answer two and a half sections and not have time to attempt the remaining half section.|
Until next time!