You must know 10 important things before appearing for IELTS test.
Practice is the only key and secret for your expected IELTS band score. If you do not practice, nothing can get you the best score. You will understand your strengths and weaknesses, Once you start practicing. The more you practice, the better you become.
1. The reading paper is 60 minutes long.
2. There are 40 questions.
3. There are 3 reading passages.
4. There can be up to three different question types per passage.
5. The Academic Module exam has different reading passages to the General Training Module.
The reading exam tests your ability to read 2000 to 2750 words in a short time.
7. You will not be given extra time at the end of the reading exam to transfer your answer to the answer sheet.
8. At least one text in the academic reading has non verbal materials such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations.
9. One text in the general training focuses on the educational training context.
10. It is not important to read every word in the reading passage carefully.
For IELTS reading test, a variety of questions are used, chosen from the following types:
• Multiple choice
• Short-answer questions
• Sentence completion
• Notes/summary/Diagram/Flow-chart/table completion
• Labeling a diagram
• Choosing suitable paragraph headlines from a list
• Identification of writer’s view/claims – yes, no or not given
• Identification of information in the text – true, false or not given
Now, we will discuss about the Texts and Topics for the IELTS reading test:-
Reading Texts are taken from books, magazines, journals and newspapers. All the topics are of general interest. They deal with issues which are interesting, recognizably appropriate and accessible to candidates entering undergraduates and postgraduates courses or seeking professional registration. At least one text contains detailed logical argument. If texts contain technical terms, then a simple glossary is provided.