October 24, 2010

5 Tips for Classification/Matching Type Questions in IELTS Reading

Today, you'll be seeing some tips and strategies for answering matching and classification types of questions in IELTS reading. Here they are:

1. Always skim the reading passage to get its general idea.

2. With regard to matching, you would be given statements to match with people, or vice versa. Here, your goal would be to find the information about the people/statements in the passage.

3. On the other hand, when it comes to classification, your goal would be to find the relevant part of the passage.

4. Search carefully for key words and phrases in the statements, then look for the same/similar names or ideas in the passage.

5. Finally, for classification types of questions, discover the most suitable category. Do remember though that a particular category could be used more than once, while some categories might not be used at all.

Next week, we'll be starting to share sets of techniques that you could use in IELTS writing.

Cheers. :)

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