IELTS reading module includes reading tasks consisting of three segments of passages with 750-950 words each.
Time plays a significant role in reading!
Academic IELTS reading includes passages that are of general interest for fine audience, taken from textbooks, magazines, journals and newspapers. However, one section in the academic consists of long readable passages of logical arguments, non-verbal contents as diagrams, charts, graphs and illustrations.
General Training IELTS reading includes passages that are organized to test your social linguistic survival, ability for workplace survival while the third section of this reading format contains descriptive and instructive text for general reading.
This module consists of 40 questions to be completed within the duration of 60 minutes.
Now, are you aware of facing the time management issues in reading test?
Reading module is based of precise time management technique to achieve task completion on time as well as error free answers. Generally most candidate imply the approach of allocating 20 minutes for each section in the reading test as all sections carry same number of questions holding 1 mark each.
As it is certain that time has to be efficiently used to work on the reading module. So people seek efficient techniques to overcome and succeed in the IELTS reading module.
Follow these reading module based techniques to assist you in time management –
- Strategy to tackle Each type of question – Around 14 type of questions are provided, and having the proper strategy to approach this question will save you time and also find the right answers.
- Skim and Scan – understanding the whole passage while reading is not a good practice which might result in slow processing of the information. Skimming will come handy when it comes to getting the general idea of the reading content. Underlining the keywords during the process will assist you in locating the answers at the earliest in scanning. At an average 2-3 minutes is all you need to skim the entire passage.
- Trying to understand the passage is a waste of time – Almost all the question in the section of IELTS test will be marked on your ability to locate the right answer from the passage and understanding of the sentences. Only two questions in this section will require a more specific understanding of the passage.
- Spotting Keywords – Learning to spot keywords and their appropriate usage will help you in getting high band score. All questions have keywords attached that will assist in locating the right answer from the passage. Kindly go through our practice materials to know more about keywords spotting.
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