The Reading component consists of 40 questions, designed to test a wide range of reading skills of a candidate. This include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognizing writers' opinions, attitudes and purpose. This test includes three long texts which range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. These are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. Sometimes you will face some graphs, diagrams or flow charts. They have been selected for a non-specialist audience but are appropriate for people entering university courses or seeking professional registration.
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IELTS Reading test consists of 40 questions. Each question is worth 1 mark. A variety of question types is used in order to determine your reading skills in every way. This will include following type of questions:
Test takers must write their answers in words or numbers on the answer sheet. Test takers must write their answers using words from the text.
The instructions will make it clear how many words/numbers test takers should use in their answers, e.g. ‘NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS AND/OR A NUMBER from the passage’, ‘ONE WORD ONLY’ or ‘NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS’.
• If you write more than the number of words asked for, they will lose the mark.
• If you don’t already, read plenty of English books and articles in your spare time! Practice summarizing, identifying key information, and main ideas within texts.
• Know the format! Don’t underestimate the difficulty of this section simply because you’re an avid reader and you feel like the Reading section is the last thing you need to spend time preparing for.
• We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: IELTS success is largely centered around whether or not the test taker knows the format of the test.
• Not only should you know the test’s format but practice answering those same types of questions! Having a strategy for each task is as important as knowing what they are.
The IELTS measures the language proficiency of person who wants to study, work or migrate English speaking country. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user
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