Reading is one of the most challenging sections of IELTS exam and reading long texts in a limited amount of time can be stressful and difficult even for high level learners. Here are some tips to help you prepare and get the best results when you take the test.
Three IELTS Reading Tips
1. Become familiar with the exam
One of the biggest issues for most people in the reading test is running out of time. In order to manage your time, you need to know the exam format and understand the requirements. Becoming familiar with different questions types and approaches is crucial.
2. Practice the three key skills: Skimming, Scanning and Reading in detail
You don’t have time to read all the essays in detail. Read texts in 3 steps. Skimming to briefly grasp the main idea, Scanning for keywords and knowing when to Read in Detail, you will be able to find the answer. Skimming and Scanning tell you roughly where the answer is, but you’ll have to Read in detail to find it.
3. Read about unfamiliar subjects
The exam texts are on many different topics, such as economics, environment, and technology. Having a wider background knowledge and related vocabulary is very useful for you. SI-UK Group Class will teach you 10 common IELTS topics and you can learn the various topics and vocabulary effectively.
It’s important to make sure you don’t spend too long looking for your answers and that you have enough time to answer them all. This comes with practice and knowing how long different types of questions take you. Familiarise yourself with IELTS exam is your key of success.
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