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IELTS – 3 Reading Strategies

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Is the IELTS Reading section very challenging for you? Can't finish all the readings and questions before the time is up? In this lesson, you will learn three approaches to the IELTS Reading section and their pros and cons. The goal of this lesson is to help you finish the test on time without compromising your understanding of the readings. Learn how to read less while answering more questions correctly. After watching, make sure to do the quiz to test your understanding. Good luck on your test! https://www.engvid.com/ielts-3-reading-strategies/ https://www.GoodLuckIELTS.com/ https://www.writetotop.com/ WATCH NEXT IELTS Writing: The 3 Essay Types https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ-Vyqxn1To TRANSCRIPT Hi again. Welcome back to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. Today's lesson is about IELTS. As usual, with IELTS lessons, I will be speaking a little bit faster than normal. It's good for your listening practice. But if you're not taking the IELTS, you can still listen and try to follow us as we go through this section. So, let's begin. Today, I'm going to look at the IELTS reading section. I'm going to look at three different approaches to tackling the IELTS reading section. Students always ask me: "What should I do with the reading? How do I do it? How can I finish on time? How can I answer more questions?" Right? So I'm going to give you three approaches, three different ways to try to do the IELTS. Okay? We're going to look at three different ways. They're completely different from each other. The most important thing I want to tell you before we start: you have to know what works for you. Okay? One of these approaches will work for you; the others may not. Practice all three. If you're comfortable with one and it seems to work for you, and your score seems to be getting better, stick with that one and practice that one. Don't try to do all three each time. Figure out which one works, and just practice that one the most. Okay? The most obvious one and the first one we're going to talk about: read the entire passage, and then tackle the questions. Now, a few things to say, good and bad, about this approach. So, you have 20 minutes, let's say, that you're going to start from the first passage, you're going to do about 17 minutes; the second passage, you're going to spend 20 minutes; the last passage, you're going to spend 23, 24, 25 minutes. So, you have to do this very fast. So: can you read the entire passage and do the questions in that timeframe? Okay? That's the question you must ask yourself. Are you a fast reader? Can you comprehend everything you're reading? How is your vocabulary? Things like this. Some people, they must read everything, from beginning to end, and then go to the questions. But they can also keep; they can retain the information they've read, so when they go to the questions, they know where to go back and look for the answers. Now, the good part about this is that you have all the information in your head once you've read the entire passage. The bad part is that you're going to be reading the passage twice. Okay? Or not the whole passage, but you're going to read big chunks of the passage twice. You'll have read it the first time, you'll go to the questions, and then you'll be reading again to find the answers, because you're looking for specific words now. When you get to the questions, sometimes it's only one word difference from what you read in the passage. So, do I recommend this? Yes and no. If you're a fast reader and you can comprehend, then yes, do that. If you're not a fast reader, then no, don't do this. You'll be wasting too much time and reading more than you need to. What I'm going to do with these two approaches is show you how to read less. So you don't need to read the entire passage; you just need to read the areas that contain the answers to the questions. So, the second approach: go straight to the questions. You look at the question. First of all, understand the type of the question. Is it a multiple choice? Is it a fill-in-the-blank, like a summary? Are you looking for like headings for each paragraph? Are you looking for the title? Etc. Figure out what you're looking for, read the question carefully, pick out the keywords in the question or the key idea in the question, and then scan the passage. Don't read the passage. Just quickly look everywhere for where that information ought to be.
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Quazi Nafis (1 day ago)
your videos got me a 7.5 thanks man
Fred Wilson (1 day ago)
Hi guys.I have already applied for an IELTS exam and started to practise with cambridge ielts books.After I finished an exam i have controlled my answers. Unfortunately i have had lot of simple mistakes.For example; my answer was :BUSY LECTURERS but the answer sheet shows the answer: LECTURERS BUSY. For another question my answer was MEETING WITH LECTURERS but at the answer sheet answer was : MEETINGS WITH LECTURERS. I dont have any information about how a real IELTS exam is evaluated by IDP OR British Council.This kind of mistakes are acceptable or not ? If you can answer my quesiton I will be gratefull for it.
Akram Shah (8 days ago)
Thank you for your presentation it is amazing and helpful
Abdullah Khan (9 days ago)
Sir will you please give some tips that how to deal with analogy type question. i ll be thankful to you ...
Zam Tube (10 days ago)
In many cases, students are unable to locate the answer even they know which passage, sentence or phrase contains the answer, for they don't understand the complex sentence making, which is always playing tricks with minds of students leading to frustration, tiredness, and anger, and this is the biggest trap of examiner who wants to make the subject bewilder. Once you find out the purpose of exam maker, then it becomes easier to finish the goal with flying colors. So first understand the language tone, nature, and style used in the passages before attempting the IELTS reading - academic version especially. C1 or C2 vocabulary is used in such passages, so one should go through the list of word-power of levels acquired in order to have the sense of words, phrases, clauses, sentences, and passages. Knowing the words does not mean that you can comprehend a full fledged sentences replete with the chunks of vocabulary you have already acquired the proficiency. Practice them well in usage of sentences. I hope it helps. Thanks for reading. I got band 8 in IELTS academic. Anyone who needs help may contact me.
Zam Tube (13 days ago)
All 3 methods don't work if your vocabulary, concentration power, and confidence are missing. Speed reading, is what, made me pass the IELTS exam with band 8 in Reading IELTS - academic.
Harneet Kaur (16 days ago)
Very Nice sir thnku sir I'm preparing for general ielets could you help me in write task please?
ajai p baby (16 days ago)
Really helpful
punjabi tv (26 days ago)
Good tips
sabir emon (28 days ago)
Tomorrow is my IELTS exam pray for me❤🇧🇩
Monika Moni (29 days ago)
U look handsome
noor Abdally (1 month ago)
Thanks lovely teacher
woheb hussain (1 month ago)
Thanks for making the videos
Joebet Mutia (1 month ago)
hi from 2018
Haymanot mulatu (1 month ago)
Thank you very much Adam! You the best.
DiTech (1 month ago)
Anyone want to practice for IELTS comment your skype id below?
Melodybuzz Rakib (1 month ago)
Nice suggestions. ..
sam sam (1 month ago)
There are any one can help me to practice english or exchange language .
Sohaib Ahmad (1 month ago)
from my side, 4th strategiest should be underline or encircle the main words especially noun and date.
The English Web (1 month ago)
Thank you for the tips. They are indeed helpful.
Avi Thakur (2 months ago)
Wonderful teacher
EKHMOI (2 months ago)
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Govinda Khatri (2 months ago)
i m suffering in heading matching.. plz share tips
Trap Life1997 (2 months ago)
Dude, your voice is so comforting 😌
Azeke Kazakhstan (2 months ago)
This is very usuful, alternative and more practical approach for reading. I completely agree with them. Great thanks for sharing the life hack!!!)))
Nima Geran (2 months ago)
How about the Toefl? Could you please make a video for that too?
khushdeep Dhillon (2 months ago)
👍🏻 👍🏻👍🏻
AN MT (3 months ago)
Very helpful video! Thank you a lot
اسلام أحمد (3 months ago)
Thank you
Sehab (3 months ago)
I love this video because you told every approach
prachi sharma (3 months ago)
I practised the third strategy and it worked...I got all correct in reading practice test
Mihir Patel (3 months ago)
Thank you Adam
Sujan Gurung (3 months ago)
I’m going to take my ielts exam this Thursday and Saturday 😆
Soly Br (3 months ago)
You are handsome.
F. M (3 months ago)
Great tips :)
Habtamu Kelbessa (3 months ago)
Dear sir, I am very happy when I watch your videos. I am an English teacher from Ethiopia. My question is, we use singular verb with singular subject but although the pronoun "I" is singular subject, we use it with plural verb in simple present tense. What is the reason behind this situation? Thank you.
Rosy Thapa (4 months ago)
Why no other reading videos?😔
asma khan (4 months ago)
Very well explained. Thankyou from Dubai 🙂
Rainbow Joyce (4 months ago)
Catalin Rizea (4 months ago)
Thank you, Adam! Your recommended method, the 3rd one, helped me a lot! I've scored 9 in IELTS reading task.
Zam Tube (10 days ago)
U gt ta kidin me...
Depaak Singh (4 months ago)
sir plese make on video true or false and not given
Milan Rayamajhi (4 months ago)
thanks a lot adam for your tips Greetings from Nepal
sajjad Azar (4 months ago)
Excellent,you explained it logically and that's why i like you boy
Husen Aliy (4 months ago)
It is so good.
Amphate (4 months ago)
Sir Adam, I love you!!!
msa.barshelona alrihami (4 months ago)
the really problem with the example..!! should be more reality
Nciscar Jimmy (4 months ago)
I am happy with your lessons. You are a great teacher. I am confident my IELTS Score will be what I wanted. Thank you.keep up Sir.
Nelia Real (4 months ago)
Sir what grate idea maybe I sbould you use it when I'm reading academic text.
didi mbuyi (4 months ago)
Great one Adam...can you help where to get full pass exam ielts gt ...thanks
Conan 2017 (4 months ago)
Thank you so much for sharing ❤️❤️❤️ this was very helpful
Navdeep Mehtoen (5 months ago)
Sir iam vry weak in science. Plzz tell us how I can easily solve science related reading
Navneet Kaur (5 months ago)
Plz explain how to attempt multiple choice questions
His voice sometimes sound like Hrithik Roshan's voice
awesome food (5 months ago)
Sheena Shah (5 months ago)
Thanks Adam Your hardwork can never be ignored. Stay blessed
Ishaq Al-harrasi (5 months ago)
its better to read first the questions and then the tasks?
Aziz Uchiha (5 months ago)
Omg!! I'm shocked because your advises are helping dramatically👍👍
mohammad reza Maleki (5 months ago)
One of the best and informative clip that i ever watched for Ielts
sumon paul (5 months ago)
This is one of the best and simplest presentation I have ever seen. Thanks :)
ömer levent küçük (5 months ago)
very useful
Parviz Ahmedov (5 months ago)
Anyone who tried 3rd one? How was the result?
Fony Ticany (5 months ago)
thanks Adam its really helpful
yandle .yandle (5 months ago)
Thanks much brother
Ishpreet Singh (5 months ago)
Thanks a lot Adams. The third strategy is quite interesting and looks pretty helpful to me.
satish prabha (5 months ago)
Perfect Teacher
misgana godaye (5 months ago)
i understand it alot
Gislaine Müller (5 months ago)
Excellent! Thanks!
hello,l'm seema thankyou for your doing to learn english language. but I hope write the english words -which the teacher said it - during vedio in order to I read and leisten in the same time .. I hope understand me by simple english, and take my order seriously. please accept my respecting.
elyas qahtan (5 months ago)
I can't thank you enough, this lesson and many others in your channel were really helpful. This lesson helped me select the appropriate strategy and with practice i got 7.5 in reading. Thanks a million.
Yasser Sinjab (5 months ago)
third strategy works exactly like a search engine :D
Risap Bhandari (6 months ago)
Nice one
m a (6 months ago)
SHI LIANG (6 months ago)
Great tips, thanks!
Jasneet Gill (6 months ago)
Your best teacher You are great god bless you
MR Ghost (6 months ago)
Thank you very much for this amazing video.
bayram gün (6 months ago)
I loved ur lessons while I have wached just two lessons from u. I will watch all of them. Thank u.
Doulaghar satish (6 months ago)
U r great lecture i have ever seen thanks a lot
Sara (6 months ago)
Thanks Adam it is very helpful
prasann kumar (6 months ago)
Watching 2 hours before the exam..!!
probal ghosh (6 months ago)
Hi Adam thanks for sharing the valuable tip on how to kill 3 birds with one good read it's very helpful.
Nini L. (6 months ago)
Thanks sir. God bless u.
balaji naveen (6 months ago)
Thank you very much. Useful tips and iam going to appear ielts exam with in 12 days is enough time need band 7.5 pls give me your tips
maninder sharma (7 months ago)
plz tell me, how can i increase my speed?
Rahman Ahmad (7 months ago)
You are very smart in delivering the material, sir Adam
Hello there! (7 months ago)
Sir Adam, thank you a lot! Best video tutorials.
rodin mazaheri (7 months ago)
you are the best teacher
Khalida Anggun (7 months ago)
Dear All, how strict is the marking system for typical of "fill in the gap" questions? Does anyone know how will they mark an answer that is using singular form (car) while the proper answer is the plural form of the same word (cars), will they mark it as wrong ? Also for the case if I only put a noun (eg. report) while the key answer including the adjective of the noun (eg. stolen car report) are they going to mark it wrong? The the last, for a case when I need to give an answer which its a word that sums up several different thing on the text, does it strictly need to be according to the key? How if I put the synonym of the word?
واحد من الناس (7 months ago)
Khalida Anggun Yes u should becarfull about singular or plural In listening" u should write what u hear or sometime u write according to the statement Ex there are no ...... In my area. ( car/cars). According to my teacher he said we must write the same word as it without changing .
Idrees Muhammad (8 months ago)
That was nice description , sir Adam plz upload some stuffs regarding T/F/NG. especially the passages in which there is comparison...thanks
Ahmed Uddin (8 months ago)
Sir your making very interesting videos. Please add the background music in the video,it would feel perfect..
chandan virat (8 months ago)
Hey Guys how your Doing. I hope all of you are doing well! I had some Doubt on Reading Strategies. The 2nd one Figures out well for me, I have been Practicing that method in order to have a better score. I am bit confused as he said that Start with questions first and then scan the Paragraphs. Are we getting Both Questions Script and Paragraph together. Or once we Finish Reading they give us The Question Script. If anyone who recently Came Across IELTS exams, can you. please tell me the Solution for My Question. Thank you Guys.
black pink bts (8 months ago)
I have a test after an hour and your video is very useful for me right now thank you man
Sabad Omar (8 months ago)
thank u
Ahmed Mughal (8 months ago)
The only helful tip I have seen so far rest of the channels just repeat the basics. Doing a complete passage someday would be really appreciated! Thanks
dishna (8 months ago)
Hi Adam, I watched Liz'z video ,in that she says the True false Not given or Yes No Not given questions are always in order ! But you said the opposite. So confused about which of the two is the correct information
Shabir Zainudeen (8 months ago)
Thanks , great tips
Morocco Morocco (8 months ago)
thanks a million sir Adam , I have watched lots videos of yours. I appreciate your way of teaching. It's staightforword. I have a question: I am from Morocco. I want to leave my country and live in Canada. what should I do to go to Canada?
Tony Thong (8 months ago)
Thank you a lot Adam , It's very usefull !!!
Kite in the sky (8 months ago)
Thanks a lot sir

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