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Essential Tips for acing the Reading Section in IELTS

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Many students who aspire to study abroad attend either the IELTS or TOEFL examinations which assess the various aspects of English language such as listening and interpreting, speaking, writing and reading.

A major portion of the students report that the reading section is by far the toughest portion of the examination and that is more difficult than the writing and speaking sections.

One of the main reasons is that the reading section requires the candidate to be very focused and capable of grasping the material to find the right answers. Additionally the reading segment requires one to read not just one but three different texts each of which asks the student to answer several questions which are of different formats.

Many students who attempt the IELTS Test are fazed by the different formats of questions asked which include matching questions, fill in the blanks, short answers, multiple choice, charts and others.

The different formats of questions means that the student has to quickly change his stance from question to question within a short frame of time, which can prove challenging. This blog is aimed to provide a few essential tips that students can take to ace their scores in the reading section for your IELTS coaching.

Answer Questions Directly In The Worksheet

In the examination do not make the mistake of answering the questions in the question booklet first and then marking them in the answer sheet at the end. This is a common mistake made by many students who attempt the IELTS Exam.

Presumably this is done to make the process easier. However this can cause many of your answers to become void as only the answers marked in the answer sheet are considered for your final score and the time factor does not allow you to do the final marking later.

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Answer The Easy Questions First & Difficult Ones At The End

As the International English Language Testing System Test is a time-bound examination it is not a good idea to spend too much time on one question if you find that a question is taking too much of your time, then leave it aside and move on to the next question in your booklet.

If you are focused on one question for too long then chances are that you will not have time to answer the easier questions that come later and will end up losing points. You can always come back and attempt the difficult questions you are left with extra time at the end in the IELTS Examination.

Read The Questions Before Reading The Passage

Many students who attempt the IELTS Test make the mistake of reading the entire passage first, then reading the questions at the end and then going back to reading the passage to find the answers which leads to a waste of time.

A more efficient approach will be to read through the questions first and then read the passage with the questions in mind. This will lead to a more focused and goal oriented reading of the text and will save valuable time in the International English Language Testing System exam.

Remember Practice Makes Man Perfect

The first and most essential thing a student can do to improve his scores on the reading section of the IELTS Exam is to practice as many mock tests as possible before the actual test. Taking mock tests will give you a clear picture of your strengths as well as areas where you need to improve. You will also be able to work faster on each question and improve your efficiency at taking the test in the allotted time.

Dont make a mistake of relying on oneself but turn to a training program for better advice and crack your tests in first attempt with expert training to boost up your strengths and improve the areas where you are lacking.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, some universities don’t make IELTS scores mandatory and some universities have waivers during admissions through which you can enter the US without IELTS.

It depends on the course you are taking up. For English language proficiency, the best tests to choose from are IELTS, PTE, and TOEFL.

A minimum of 60% is mandatory to be eligible to go abroad. For studying abroad, you may need to submit scores of IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, PTE, GMAT, or GRE.


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