Are you preparing for the IELTS test? Are you looking for IELTS reading methods? Here are the top tips that Winspire Academy has come up with over the years as an IELTS training institute.
1. Organize your time
You can take 60 minutes to answer 40 questions. That means 90 seconds per question excluding reading time, so you should learn to manage your time effectively. Don’t waste time on unanswered questions. Skip them, move on, and come back to them later if you have time. Don’t waste time on unanswered questions. Skip them, move on, and come back to them later if you have time.
2. Decide on the order
Some prefer to read the questions before the text; Others prefer to read the first part. Find out which of the two methods suits you best.
4. Don’t panic when things get tough
Reading passages usually go from easy to hard, and so do the questions. So don’t panic if you find the later sentences and questions more difficult – they should be!
5. Make the number of each mark
Do previous questions first to get easy marks and gain confidence. Don’t forget that you get one mark for each correct answer. It doesn’t matter if it’s an ‘easy’ answer or a more ‘difficult’ answer.
6. Learn to paraphrase
The IELTS reading test is to find out if you can really understand the texts you are reading. Understand the words and the ideas they express. Because the questions usually paraphrase information from the text, you need to read for meaning. So don’t make the mistake of searching for the same words in the text in the question.
If you still don’t feel confident in your reading skills, there are things you can do. First, familiarize yourself with the question types. The IELTS reading test has many question types that you may not have seen in your school exams, so it is essential to do as many practice tests as possible. Our practice tests will help you get the band score you want.