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Reading

DO YOU NEED HELP WITH READING?

IELTS Reading test is designed to test your reading skills. Basically, what examiners are trying to know is that are you able to read and understand the meaning of the text. For this, they use varieties of questions which includes some of the most challenging and tricky ones.

WHAT IS READING TEST?

  • You will be given a data (information) in the form of paragraphs
  • Around 2500-2700 words
  • You will be given questions as well
  • You will be asked to read the data and find the answer to the questions

FOMAT

  • 3 Sections/Reading Passages
  • 40 Questions
  • 60 Minues

DIFFERENCE

  • In GENERAL, different parts are known as Sections whereas, in ACADEMIC, they are known as as Reading Passages
  • The source of data is also different in both types of test. In the GENERAL test, the data is collected from general sources and is regarding day to day topic/common topic. In contrast, in the ACADEMIC test, the data is collected from academic sources and is academic in nature.

TYPES OF QUESTIONS

  • Flow chart completion
  • Notes completion
  • Summary completion
  • Table completion
  • Short answer
  • Multiple choice
  • True/False/Not Given
  • Yes/No/Not Given
  • Matching headings
  • Matching features
  • Matching information

Of the above questions, Matching Headings and True, False, and Not Given questions are the most daunting for the test takers. If candidates do not get desired scores in Reading, most of the time it is because of these questions. So, if you want to have a command over these questions, then watch the below video for the best techniques that are specially designed for such questions.

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