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The New Method that Gets Results

 "The More you Practice, the Higher your Score" is true for IELTS reading.

If you look on the "Score IELTS " page you will see that a mere 33 correct out of  40 earns a 7.5, with lots of practice (20 plus mock tests) most students can achieve this 7.5 or even higher.

You must keep your eye on the time during this section, I suggest you write

this time scale on your notes , then you can just glance down and see if you

are on track to complete  within the 60 minutes.

You need to focus on the questions more than the text, don't worry about the words and terms in the text that you don't know, the questions always revolve around the English, the positive and the negative, not the technical terms in the text.

Start by reading the questions, then locate the relevant passage in the text, and answer question. The answers are almost always sequential so you do not need to read the whole text, just continue from below where you found the previous answer.

You will find that out of every 10 questions, 4 are easy, two are of medium complexity, two are hard and two are impossible. Make sure you get all 6 easy one right, focus carefully on the questions for the two hard ones and just guess the two impossible questions (you will be right 50% of the time).

After you have completed many mock tests (which will take you over an hour each) you will start to get a "feel" for the reading section, you will be able "smell out" the "Not Given" from the "True" and the "False".

Again, you will find that the key is in the question.

The texts in General Reading are significantly easier than in Academic, but this is offset by a higher grading standard.  Acorrect score 0f 36 earns a 7.5 in General reading, compared to a 33 requirement in Academic for the same 7.5 band score.

15 min    - 10 Questions

30 min   - 20 Questions

45 min   - 30 Questions

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