September 26, 2010

5 Tips for Multiple Choice/Answer Questions in IELTS Reading

Today I'm going to share some things you should keep in mind when it comes to multiple choice (multiple answer) questions in the IELTS Reading Module.

1. There are 3 possibilities for every idea or choice that you see in the task:
-it might be stated differently in the text
-it might be incorrect from the one stated in the text
-it might not be stated in the text

2. Scan the text and locate where the ideas or choices are stated.

3. Be careful of words such as "more," "all," "always," "never," etc., as they modify the meaning expressed in the text, idea, or choice.

4. If you find that the ideas are clearly incorrect or wrong, make it a habit to cross them out.

5. Do the easiest items first. Proceed to the next item/s should you find that you're unsure of the answer to a particular item.

Next week, we'll share with you some tips with regard to notes/summary completion questions in the IELTS Reading Module.

Cheers. :)

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