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1. What is IELTS Reading
Reading is the second module in IELTS. It comes after the Listening Test. The Academic Reading is usually quite difficult to answer. It consists of 3 passages which is in increasing order of difficulty. Ideally you need to complete each passage in 20 minutes. The time to complete this module is 60 Minutes. There are a total of 40 questions which test you on a wide range of reading skills. To get an 8 band you would need to get at least 36 marks out of 40.
Each passage of the Academic reading contains one long text, which are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspaper. If the text contains any technical terms, usually a glossary would be provided. You can write your answer on the questions sheet, but at the end you have to transfer the answers to the answer sheet. However, no additional time is given to transfer the answers to the answer sheet.
2. Problems Students face in IELTS Reading
The biggest problem in reading is that it is time restrictive. Students try to read every single line of the reading passages and end up leaving quite many questions, which reduces their band score. Reading every single word isn’t needed. You need to use skimming and scanning. You will be taught how to read speedily and get the answers quickly.
Students tend to panic when attempting the reading questions. You need to keep calm and have your nerves under control. Some questions are easy and some are tough. If you are stuck with a question, do not waste time. Move on to the next question. You can always come back to check once you have completed with the other questions.
3. Reading a Vocabulary Test
Reading is more of a vocabulary test because you need to have a wide range of vocabulary to understand the passage. The reading passage mostly use synonyms and paraphrasing. In case you don’t understand a particular word, you can read the words around it, so that you can understand the meaning of the word. You need to read the question very carefully. You will be provided with as much vocabulary as possible.
4. Reading Tips & Techniques
An important point to note is that candidates need to read the instructions very carefully. Many students lose easy marks because of this. For every single question in the reading there are very Unique techniques which will be taught to you.
You are not required to understand the whole passage. You are needed to locate only the answers. Most of the questions test your ability to find the specific information that is given to you and then understand the sentences that contain the specific information. There are just three types of questions that would require you to skim the entire passage. The rest of the questions requires the use of the scanning technique. Many teachers advise that students read the passage as fast as possible, but this is wrong as the students end up not understanding most of the text. There are 14 different types of questions, and for each of these questions you will be taught the technique on how to solve them, thus enabling the student to complete the IELTS Reading on time.
IELTS questions contain clues which can help one identify the key information required to answer the question correctly. The questions may have keywords that can stand out such as numbers, dates, places and names. By scanning for these key words in the passage one can find out the answer to the question.
5. Specialised Faculty
Mock tests help to evaluate the scores for a realistic result. It is also a good idea to get plenty of feedback from knowledgeable sources who can point out the possible mistakes’ students might be making. That is why it is important to learn under the guidance of an Expert faculty. By being in touch with an Expert faculty you get a lot of insight, and by their feedback students are able to overcome the challenges that they are facing as well as improve their command over the English language.
6. Mock Tests & Practice Material
In order to get a high band score there has to be consistency in practice. One of the sure shot ways to do well in IELTS is to go through a lot of mock tests. It is very essential to go through authentic and inexhaustive practice tests. By continuously practising it helps students to have a fair idea of how to pace themselves. Mock tests are conducted every Saturday, thereby making the student’s familiar with the exam format.
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