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IELTS Reading, not an easy feat

“IELTS Reading, not an easy feat”

By: Maryvic Bernardo

             It is not uncommon for students in General IELTS or Academic IELTS to complain of severe migraines after taking a Mock Test in Reading.  It shows how taxing it is for the brain to try to comprehend the 3 reading activities, most of which cover unfamiliar topics.  Students are taught skimming and scanning to be able to answer fast. This is but one strategy.  One can also read the questions first before reading the material. That is another strategy.  It all depends on the students to decide which of the strategies suit them.  Personally, I prefer to quickly read every word in the text because that is the only way I could comprehend it.

 

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