Don’t make these mistakes: Don’t assume anything based on your knowledge and experience, read the text! It is the oldest trick in the book and they use it a lot in IELTS exams. Don’t “overthink” your answer – you could start building long logical sequences that will lead you to the wrong answer.
Score Band 1 2-3 4-9 10-15 16-22 23-28 29-35 36-38 39-40 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Remember the test gets more difficult as it goes on so you will probably need more time for the questions at the end than for those at the start. Maybe a guideline could be: 17 minutes on section 1. 20 minutes on section 2. 23 minutes on section 3.
Below is a list of the types of question that you could meet in the IELTS Academic Reading Test. It's useful to read the list of course, but the only way to really be familiar with the types of question is through practice on good quaity IELTS practice tests. Multiple choice questions Short answer questions Completion questions: Completing sentences Completing notes Completing a summary (no word bank) Completing a summary (with word bank) Completing a diagram Completing a flow chart Completing a table Matching a bank of headings to identify paragraphs or parts of text Matching a bank of writers' views/claims/information with the writer Identification of information in the text: yes/no/not given questions true/false/not given questions Matching lists/phrases Classification questions Reading tricks :- There are several ways to do the passage in the estimated time. But the tactics mentioned below is just to overcome the shortcomings of time management for the reading passage ( 40 questions in 60 min) 1. Solve the passage according to this flow chart. This method is just to analyse which passage will be done first. Science Economics History Geography Civic Literature Autobiography # first attempt the science passage then economics and so on…………….( this trick is followed because science passage consist le ss synonyms than others and literature and autobiography is always with SYNONYMS so it becomes typical to understand it and consumes lots of time.) reading: part 1 was very difficult, took me 30 min to complete and it was about bio-chemistry and nature , questions were very difficult and indirect. part 2 was about Tasmania tigers , moderate finished in 11 mins part 3 was about marketing and advertisement... moderate to a little difficult finished in 15 mins
IELTS Reading Tips for True, False and Not Given True, False and Not Given questions are probably the most confusing type of questions in IELTS Reading Tests. You can actually answer these questions without reading the IELTS Reading Passage. Here are couple of pointers that you can use to make sure you get the T,F,NG questions correct with minimum effort. Before you start the Reading Practice test Look what are the instructions asking for?
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