Do you have a plan to join the IELTS test in the near future? Well, make sure to prepare all things properly. One of the sections in the IELTS test is reading. In this section, the participants are given the time duration of an hour to complete 3 parts or tasks. Each part basically contains a short text consisted of some paragraphs with a certain topic. Next, you must answer the questions based on the text given.
Although there is no special knowledge needed to answer the questions, IELTS reading still has some tips to enable you to answer them appropriately in the limited times. So, what are the IELTS reading tips? Check them out.
Learning about the Synonyms
A synonym is the meaning equality between two words or more. The knowledge of synonyms is undeniably needed in the IELTS reading test. The questions may not directly ask you to find out the synonyms. But in the reading section, there must be some points that ask you if a certain word has a similarity with the other words and what they are exactly.
You don’t need to memorize the content of the dictionary for sure. You only need to read the text carefully and guess the meaning or the synonym of the word questioned.
Paying Attention to the Negative Words
The other kinds of IELTS material for reading to learn about are the negative words. The negative words here refer to some words like seldom, never, rarely, hardly, and many more. Those words commonly come out in the True and False statements. The use of negative words is quite tricky anyway. Only with such an additional word, a statement can simply have the opposite meaning.
Paying Attention to the Words of Frequency
Not only are the negative words, but the other types of words that must be learned about also are the words of frequency. What are they? They are words like always, often, sometimes, never, and the others. Those words basically refer to the adverbs. Again, this is all about the tricky tasks commonly coming out in the True and False task. As an example, there is a statement of “the sun often rises in the east”. Well, the right answer is False because the sun always rises in the east, not only often.
The questions are following the text orders
This is not an absolute rule in the IELTS reading test. But commonly, it is just that way. As an example, the first question is commonly all about the first paragraph. Then, it is followed by the second question that is the answer has been in the second paragraph, etc. Therefore, when answering the first question, make sure to focus on the first paragraph only, so does the second question and the next.
Learning about the Main Idea
Particularly for the Heading and matching paragraph type, you must first find out the main idea of the text. When you have found it, it is easier for you to understand the general ideas of it. Even the details are more understandable and simpler to be found and answered.