How to succeed on IELTS Reading
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Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's lesson, I am going to teach you some very good tips
on how to succeed on the reading module of the IELTS. So this video is for anyone who
is taking the IELTS. This video will really help you learn about some of the question
types and how to do well on them. So let's get started.
My very first tip is very important. When you're practicing doing the IELTS, when you're
preparing for the IELTS, one way to prepare is to start learning synonyms. Now, what's
a "synonym"? A "synonym" is a copy of another word where the meanings are the same, but
the words are different. So an example: "intelligent" and "smart". These are synonyms. They have
the same meaning, but they're different words.
Now, why should you learn different synonyms for the IELTS? Well, one very good reason
is oftentimes, on the IELTS you will have a text or a reading passage, and then, after
that you will have a bunch of questions. Now, sometimes, in the questions, you need to look
for certain information in the reading passage. So you read a question, and you need to find
the answer in the reading passage. Now, one way to do this is looking at keywords. You
might see a keyword in the question. And you're looking for that same word in the reading
passage. But they often don't use the same words in the question and the reading passage.
Oftentimes, they will use synonyms. So for example, maybe in the question the keyword
is "intelligent". In the reading passage, the word that you'll actually need to find
is "smart". So by knowing synonyms, you'll be able to do the questions a lot faster,
and you'll be able to find information faster. And on the IELTS, time is very important,
so you want to be able to do things very quickly.
My second point has to do with a lot of the question types, especially the "not given"
question types. There's a question type called "True, False, or Not Given". There's also
one called "Yes, No, Not Given". This point is for those.
Oftentimes, you need to pay close attention to negative words on the IELTS. So for example
"never", "rarely", "hardly", "seldom". Depending on what the question is, sometimes, if it's
a true or false question, it's very important to look for these words. This is one of the
tricks you might find on the IELTS -- well, it's not exactly a trick, but sometimes, you
might put down "true", but the answer is actually false because of these negative words. So
key point: Notice and pay attention to these types of words in both the "True, False, and
Not Given", and the "Yes, No, Not Given".
Point No. 3: Similar to point No. 2, it's very important to pay attention to frequency
words, especially in the same part, and the "True, False, Not Given". You might see "always",
"often", "sometimes", "never". Why is this important? Well, if you see something that
says, "Sometimes the Pharaoh of Egypt -- or the Pharaohs of Egypt were buried in tombs",
but the actual answer is true or false, and it says, "Pharaohs were always buried in tombs",