Written/Edited by Shanti Esther A. Bonachita
To hit a band score of 8 and up, one must get at least 35 right answers out of the 40 questions. In IELTS reading section focusing on the time is always vital. Here are some tips you need to remember when taking the Reading section.
First of all, you must know how to begin. Always go through the text and gain a good understanding about the main idea of the passage. Then, read the questions carefully at least twice until you understand what it is asked. To get efficient answers, it is wise to identify which questions belong to which paragraphs. Also, you can write a note for each paragraph that will serve as your guide to the questions you need to answer. This will help you save time to search for important points and answer them easier.
Second of all, you must know how to deal with difficult questions. In situation like this, it is best to leave and turn to other sections and fill out the blanks. Once you finish the easy questions, you can get back to the difficult ones and try to concentrate,think clearly and focus to the question/s.
Thirdly, guessing can help even if you think that your answer/s are incorrect. Since wrong answers are not counted to your points, there is still a probability that answers you think are not “sure” can still be right.
Lastly, do not re-think of your answers. There are times when taking the test, takers dwell too much on the questions that are already answered and change them because they think it is not right. First answers can be correct but chances are that the wrongs ones can be chosen if you rethink your answers. However, like in all sections, it’s always best to review and read through the answers especially when there is more time left to do it.
1. In which country does require IELTS for immigration purposes?
c. New Zealand