Short answer questions are the most common way of testing student’s comprehension in the academic world, therefore most students will be familiar with these types of exercises. The biggest issues with this type of question are: paraphrasing ability, and synonym recognition. The questions will never match the test, so students who spend time looking for … Read moreIELTS Reading. Short Answer questions
For matching headers, the way to practice is to ‘skim read’ the paragraphs, focusing on the 1st and last sentences of each. This is usually where you can the ‘main idea’ of the paragraph. The main idea is what the paragraph mostly talks about. There will be other things mentioned but look to see how … Read moreIELTS Reading. Matching headers.
For the diagram labelling part of the IELTS reading exam, you will see either a technical drawing, something from the natural world such as a plant of animal etc, or it could be something scientific such as a weather cycle, or satellite function. Whatever the diagram is…, do not panic. Many students think “I don’t … Read moreIELTS Reading. Diagram label completion.
This is the most difficult part of the reading test. Not only does it require good reading skills, it also requires good paraphrasing and synonym skills. This is dealing with factual information, so words which suggest ‘approximation’ are misleading and are there to trip you up. What do ‘true’ ‘false’ & ‘not given’ actually mean? … Read moreIELTS Reading. True, false, Not given