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IELTS TIPS (YES/ NO/ NOT GIVEN) (TRUE/ FALSE/ NOT GIVEN) (TRUE/FALSE) (YES/NO)

Reading section is arguably the most confusing module of the IELTS test, especially the True, False and Not Given questions. After observing IELTS patterns for long time, I have came to conclusion that some of the students who get the concept of Reading module get excellent scores all the time as compared to the students who do not grasp the underlying techniques. Believe it or not they are using these techniques subconsciously and that explains how some students cannot clear IETLS Reading Module that easily. We have dedicated a whole book on Reading Module of IELTS focusing on True, False and Not given Questions. Please take some time to go to our Products Section of this website for more information. Getting familiar with the format and style of the examination should be the first task of any student who aspires to take IETLS. You can contact with your friends or someone who has recently given the test to know what kind of questions are being asked in IELTS examination. The information you should know involves this question. What are your weaknesses that could be the problem? Its best if you start with the problematic module first followed by other modules in descending order of difficulty. Find which module is the most difficult one for you. It doesnt matter what you do, do it in English. I recommend getting active. Listen to English radio channels (ABC, BBC). (No English song channels please). You can watch English movies, but that is not as good as listening to radio. For you to master IELTS, practice is needed but there is another thing which is needed that is getting the concept right.

IELTS Reading Tip - 1 TRUE If in article and question there is only a single number which is mentioned, locate the information first and then just find the number from the article. If the numbers and information is same Example: In the article, Flora Britannica (1998) was published by Richard Maybe and the writer devotes a whole chapter to garden escapes. In the question, Flora Britannica was published by Richard Maybe in 1998 and writer devotes a whole chapter to garden escapes.

IELTS Reading Tip 2 TRUE After adding NOT : If differ with the article Example: In the article, The main town in the region called Southhampton is the hub of UK ports. In the question, The main town in the region called Southhampton is (not) the hub of UK ports.

IELTS Reading Tip - 3 FALSE If the number in the question is over the given range of numbers in the article Example: In article, The Indian revolution started from 1942 to 1947, and India finally got independence in 1947. In the question, The Indian revolution started from 1942 to 1947, and India finally got independence in 1948.

IELTS Reading Tip - 4 FALSE If the numbers and information is different, Example: In the article, Flora Britannica (1998) was published by Richard Maybe and the writer devotes a whole chapter to garden escapes. In the question, Flora Britannica was published by Richard Maybe in 1997 and writer devotes a whole chapter to garden escapes.

IELTS Reading Tip - 5 FALSE If there are A and B two set of information in the article, but the question only mention A or B, Example: In the article, Deforestation and fumes from vehicles may lead to environmental imbalance and can cause disaster. In the question, Deforestation or fumes from vehicles may lead to environmental imbalance and can cause disaster. (Pay attention to this point, its very tricky) Example: In the article, Weeds can be removed by hand and without the use of herbicides, in order to encourage bio-diversity. In the question, Weeds can be removed by hand or without the use of herbicides, in order to encourage bio-diversity

IELTS Reading Tip - 6 FALSE If in the article A appears with a restricted terms, but the question only mention A without that term, Example: In the article, Weeds can be removed by hand and without the use of herbicides only when bio-diversity is needed. In the question, Weeds can be removed by hand and without the use of herbicides. (Note: Question did not mentioned the restricted term only when bio-diversity is needed)

IELTS Reading Tip - 7 FALSE In the article, the sentence is A + some conditions that is (unless or if or provided or but or for or except etc statement) than or that of B, but in the question only A no subordinate clause B, Example: In the article, When American economy is compared with Japanese economy, we find similar consumer behavior, provided the market is global. In the question, American economy is similar to Japanese economy in terms of consumer behavior.

IELTS Reading Tip - 8 FALSE In the article using possibility words odd, opportunity, chances, many believe, possible, likely, probable, seems, appear to, one theory is. etc But question changes to certain words convinced, fact, definitely, invariably, absolutely, universally, accepted, welldocumented, unanimously, perceived, acknowledged, all of theories etc Example: In the article, Many believe that percentages of people who are involved in accidents are found to be under the influence of alcohol. In the question, Percentages of people who are involved in accidents are found to be under the influence of alcohol had been well documented.

IELTS Reading Tip - 9 FALSE In the article appearing different, various, varied, versatile, a wide variety of , diversified .etc . But in question only, unique, sole..etc? Example: In the article, Researchers at Bell college of Technology selected different varieties of deeper-burrowing earthworm species for mineral content improvement. In the question, Researchers at Bell college of Technology selected unique variety of deeper-burrowing earthworm specie for mineral content improvement.

IELTS Reading Tip - 10 FALSE In the article somewhat, somehow, someone,all, But in question common, usual, normal, typical, etc. Example: In the article, The main town in the region called Southhampton, somehow is the hub of UK ports. In the question, The main town in the region called Southhampton, is a typical hub of UK ports.

IELTS Reading Tip - 11 FALSE Add NOT in the question After adding NOT: if same with article Example: In the article, The main town in the region called Southhampton is not the hub of UK ports.

In the question, The main town in the region called Southhampton is (not) the hub of UK ports. IELTS Reading Tip 12 NOT GIVEN If article sentence is repeated as a question directly (sentence in the article changed to question in the question section) Example: In the paragraph there is this sentence, Children are particularly at risk as the thick hollow stems and broad fan-like leaves lend themselves to a variety of games. In Question there is sentence, Are children particularly at risk as the thick hollow stems and broad fan-like leaves lent themselves to a variety of games? (Note: If you think its TRUE for a moment, do not even think about it; most of the students get it wrong. Most of the times these kind of Paraphrase questions will be asked in IELTS to trap students. Remember when you see this type it is Not Given!) IELTS Reading Tip - 13 NOT GIVEN If the question contains should, must, swear, pledge, resolve, etc. this kind of strong words Examples: In question, Organizations should be legally bound to institionalize day dreaming processes. Most children must be given space to day dream.

(Note: there is nothing in IELTS world which is sure. When you read the articles in the IELTS test you will find that 80 % of the time they use uncertain words that are: may, might, seems to, can, could, etc). IELTS Reading Tip - 14 NOT GIVEN If the number in the article is over the given range of numbers in the question Example: In the article, In his recent published book, Flora Britannica (1998), Richard Maybe devotes a whole chapter to garden escapes. In the question, The Flora Britannica (1998) by Richard Maybe is devoted to garden Example: In the article, The Indian revolution started in 1942, and India finally got independence in 1947. In the question, The Indian revolution started from 1942 to 1947, and India finally got independence in 1947.

(Note: In the article it is just one chapter in the Britannica but in question it is the whole book, so the article is just focusing on a one chapter and the question is mentioning the whole Britannica). (Note: in second example, you can see that, article is just giving a number, while the question mentions the range of numbers). IELTS Reading Tip - 15 NOT GIVEN The information in the question never appeared in the article, Example: In the question, Of the three pieces of Hesses work described, the first is the writers favorite. In the article, The article did not mention anything about the writers favorite work? anywhere.

IELTS Reading Tip - 16 NOT GIVEN The article uses subjunctive, but the question changes to reality or a fact (would/may+ happen in article --- changed to happened in question) Example : In the article, There may be little room for further development in residential accommodation of the Waterside. In the question, There is a little room for further development in residential accommodation of the Waterside.

IELTS Reading Tip - 17 NOT GIVEN There are some possibilities in the articles (not necessarily) But question just give one of those possibilities or situation (A, B and C leads to pollution in article ----- pollution caused by A in question) Example : In the article, Google, Yahoo and MSN lead us to the way to information age. In the question, The way to information age is led by Yahoo. (Note: In article three companies; Google, Yahoo and MSN are mentioned but in question, only Yahoo is mentioned)

IELTS Reading Tip - 18 NOT GIVEN The question doesnt give enough information to make a conclusion IELTS Reading Tip - 19 NOT GIVEN The question is a conclusion, but cant be made by the given information in the article

IELTS Reading Tip - 20 NOT GIVEN All the circumstances in the article appear in the question But the extent, emotion and scope are different Example :In the article, Its good that some day-dreamers survive the process of conformity. In the question, Its good that tomorrow day-dreamers survive the process of conformity Example : In the article, A reasonable thesis statement is a declarative sentence that contains no qualifiers. In the question, An exceptional thesis statement is a declarative sentence that contains no qualifiers. {Note: Extent means, the strength in the words, the emotions used in the words, or the range used in the information. Also, note that second case shows the example of emotion. You can clearly observe the difference between reasonable (it?s not very good)and exceptional(it is brilliant)}

IELTS Reading Tip - 21 NOT GIVEN After adding NOT : Still cant make conclusion Reasons and Results Lead to, cause, pose, contribute to, result in, affect, influence, effect, impact, bring about, incur, create, trigger, because, in that, so, therefore, consequently, since, hence, thus.

IELTS Reading Tip - 22 Turning point words

But, however, yet, in fact, on the contrary, whereas, on the other hand, conversely, although, while, albeit, nevertheless, despite, inspite of, even if. (Note: Always read the sentence which follows your sentence in which you are looking for answers. If in next sentence you see, However or Yet, these kind of words, then it means that the answer you thought for sentence is opposite)