Some IELTS aspirants take many practice tests but do not see an improvement in score. This is a common issue for the students who study on their own without a teacher. The solution here is spending a substantial time for reflection, a close analysis of practice tests, and identifying the strengths and weakness. We present five useful tips for improving your result in IELTS reading to ask questions to yourself towards the end of reading practice test and get a better score.
The questions that cause the most difficulties for many IELTS candidates, are the Heading style questions and for the style of True, False and Not Given. When you find a particular question causing you loss of more points in comparison to others, it is important to focus on it. Candidates need to follow tips and hints for the IELTS questions and also keep practicing exercises and tests apart from reviewing and asking questions until there is a desired improvement.
By accepting an answer as wrong and get going will not help in improvement. You must look at the correct answer and know why your answer was incorrect. Was there a case of misunderstanding the question? Were the negative prefixes misunderstood? Was there a certified word overlooked?
In the IELTS reading session there is actually no time to read –and candidates are only able to skim and scan, apart from using the techniques of speed reading for fast absorbing the information. You need discipline and in case you spend 30 minutes on a text and questions, you don’t have time for completing other sections in an accurate manner. Move along if you don’t find an answer. It’s better losing a point on difficult questions than losing two or three points on easy questions owing to running out of time.
Adopt a technique, and first skim the text and subsequently turn to the questions, or commence with the questions and subsequently turn to the text. While finding a wrong answer, spend time to consider if you misunderstood the text/question, and also change the time you spend on them.
It is better look back at the text, and also know the reason of a problem. Improve the vocabulary and also apply the skills for unidentified vocabulary. In case of the sentence structure if it is long and academic break it down in small pieces. This will be of help and make you understand them clearly. All these activities need a lot of practice, and it is better start doing them soon. Also look into the qualifying words, indirect sentences and prefixes. Analyze your errors, and improve your skills for IELTS.
The tips mentioned above help in understanding the errors and you can score well. Good luck and success.