Express way to IELTS in 20 days#15 – IELTS reading (Table completion, Short-answer questions, TRUE/FALSE/NG)
Express way to IELTS in 20 days#15
IELTS reading (Table completion, Short-answer questions, TRUE/FALSE/NG)
This type of test asks you to fill in the information drawn from a passage in a summary table. Here are how to approach table completion tasks.
1) Read the instruction carefully. The instruction will tell you if you can use your own words or you must use words from the text. It will also tell you about the word limit.
2) Look at the table especially the headings. The headings will tell you the relationship between the given information and the missing information. Hence, you’ll know what to look for.
3) Look at the given information to find clues to the correct answer. You can tell if the gap needs a noun, place, number, or verb.
4) Grammar Even though it’s not a sentence completion, make sure you the verb is in the right tense. Be aware of singularity and plurality of a noun. And specific names must begin with a CAPITAL letter.
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There will be questions regarding the reading passage. You are normally required to answer them with not more than two or three words. You have to find specific information in the text. Follow these steps to achieve the task.
1) Read the instruction. So you know what the word limit is and if you can answer with numbers.
2) Look for the question word. The questions usually start with who, what, when, where, why, which, how, how much, and how many. When you identify the question word, you know what the potential answer is.
3) Scan the text for keywords. The answer should be around the keyword in the question. However, remember that it may not be an exact word. So also look for a word with similar meaning.
4) Check your answers. It’s always better to be cautious.
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TRUE / FALSE / NOT GIVEN
The nature of this type of test is the as the YES / NO / NOT GIVEN in the previous article. So here are some useful tips.
1. Don’t make assumptions. Base your answers on the text only.
2. Identify any words that qualify the statement, for example some, all, mainly, often, always and occasionally.
3. Be careful with words such as suggest, claim, believe and know. For example, ‘The man claimed he was a British citizen,’ and ‘The man is a British citizen’ mean two different things.
4. There will be at least one of all three answers. If you don’t have at least one ‘true’, ‘false’ or ‘not given’ you have at least one answer wrong.
5. Don’t skim and scan the text to find the final answer. You will have to read the appropriate part of the text very carefully in order to understand what the author means.
6. Don’t look for words that exactly match those in the statements. You should also look for synonyms. Remember that you are matching meaning, not words.
7. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, then it is probably ‘not given’. Don’t waste time looking for something that is not there.
8. If you have no idea what the answer is put ‘not given’. You probably have no idea because the answer is not there.
9. Answers are in the same order they appear in the text. Do not waste time going back. Keep on IELTS reading.
10. YES/NO/NOT GIVEN questions are slightly different because they deal with opinion. TRUE/FALSE/NOT GIVEN questions deal with facts.
These tips are from www.ieltsadvantage.com. You can also find the useful strategies there.
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