IELTS READING TIPS AND TRICKS
1. Beat the fear Candidates – Read the Question Paper as much as possible
My first IELTS reading tip is that you should read as much as possible. By this I don’t mean do endless IELTS practice tests, I mean do as much general reading as maximum. I suggests you to focus on reading short articles on common topics that interest you that are common in IELTS – newspapers , books and magazines are a great resource here.
Many of One reason why this is such a good idea is that many candidates puzzle in the reading myths, it is too hard and so they fail to get their deserved score. If you read sufficient English before the exam, you will become more confident in looking at texts . Your Confidence is a vital concept in IELTS.
2. Improve your key skills – skimming ,scanning and reading in details.
A major problem in the exam is the length of the texts/Questions and you will not have much time to read them all carefully. You need to train yourself to Increase your speed for reading skills so that you can read as efficiently .
Sometimes You may seek advice saying that you don’t need to read texts /questions in detail. Incorrect. Really very Bad advice. You need not to read the whole text in detail but you will need to parts of the text in detail – if you want to get the right answer. Put simply, your skills to help show you where might be the answer.
3. Time management – experiment to see what works
Because the texts are so lengthy you need to make a definite strategy for how you manage your time in the exam to make sure you finish your tasks on time. It is possibleonly by deciding :
How long you look at the text before answering questions
How much time you spend on each question
How much time you spend on each group of questions
How much time you spend on each text
Do you leave time at the end to go back at look at unanswered questions?
You will find institutes or websites that insist you do it their way. They may claim to have shortcuts and tricks and that you must Ignore them. Their advice may be good for some but not for you.
The key point here is that different learners have different IQ levels and different requirements. Best advice is for you to try different approaches . Observe and choose best for you.
4. Focus on the texts / Questions to minimize careless error. Many times you may forget words likes “as soon as” or “therefore”. Those kinds of words can change the meaning of questions.
There is an easy solution to this problem that you should to go back and look at the question before you write in the answer. Feel the spirit of question and note what it says. It will help you to save 2/3 marks this way.
5. Learn the exam pattern – you should know the different types of questions
There are 8/9 different types of reading question that examiners may use.You should make yourself familiar with each type of question as they are slightly different. The next stage is to use new and efficient techniques you are going to use for each type of question.
You should approach different types of questions differently.