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2. Skim reading and reading quickly
In this section, we consider how you can use skim reading to help you in the reading test.
3. Matching headings to paragraphs or sections
This is a common type of reading test question. Learn how to approach it here.
4. Guessing meaning from context
There will be many unknown words when you read IELTS texts. This is why guessing the meaning of some of the words is an important skill which can help you to improve your score.
5. Scanning, reading in detail and multiple choice questions
Learn when and how to use the strategies of scanning and reading in detail in the IELTS test and practice answering multiple choice questions.
6. Prefixes and suffixes
Understanding how prefixes, and especially suffixes work to change the grammatical category of words can help you to read and answer questions more effectively in the IELTS reading exam.
7. True/false/not given and yes/no/not given
Here we consider strategies for answering true/false/not given or yes/no/not given questions in the IELTS exam. These are basically the same kind of questions but true/false/not given is used with factual texts and yes/no/not given is used with articles which contain more opinions.
8. Synonyms, antonyms and thesauruses
As you will have noticed by now, synonyms are really important in IELTS reading questions. In this section we review some of the synonyms encountered so far on this course and learn about how you can learn and record them.
9. Locating which paragraphs contain specific information
Learn how to tackle this common type of IELTS reading test question.
10 Summary/sentence completion
Learn how to approach these kinds of questions in the IELTS reading module. There are two types: one where you must select the words from the text and one where you select words from a list.
11. Learning and recording collocations
Learn techniques for learning and recording collocations.
12. Matching sentence parts together
We review this type of reading question and provide further IELTS practice in this section.
13. Note completion
In this section we focus on diagram/notes completion questions and also learn synonyms of common dates, numbers and quantifiers.
14. Diagram labelling
Another fairly common type of reading question. Learn how to approach it and practice here.
15. Matching statements to categories
Learn how to approach this type of question and practice answering under exam conditions
16. Short answer questions
Learn about this kind of question and practice answering them here.
17. Global multiple choice questions
Some questions ask you to choose a title for the reading passage, a summary of the main ideas or which main ideas were included. Practice answering these questions here.
18. Review, feedback and practice tests
Review vocabulary and take practice tests in this section.