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  • Hey! A lot of people actually ask me

  • About some tips and tricks on tackling

  • the reading section of IELTS.

  • Why am I recording this video? Well, because I got

  • 9.0 on the reading section. I hope this

  • makes me more or less trustworthy

  • regarding this question. So I will give

  • you some tips that I personally used to

  • achieve this perfect 9.0 score on

  • reading. So, let's rock this. There will be

  • 13 tips altogether and this is a pretty

  • number, isn't it? And for the first one:

  • when you're sitting on the test, look for

  • the heading and for the title of the

  • article, because it actually can contain

  • some crucial information for your

  • understanding. Remember, you should always

  • first start with the questions section

  • and only then go to the text itself to

  • find the right answers. Remember, all the

  • questions are composed in the order of

  • their appearance in the text, so that is

  • why you want to first check out the

  • first five questions and only then go to

  • the text and read the first paragraph.

  • Please, do not attempt to first read the

  • whole article and only then proceed to

  • questions, because this is a wrong

  • strategy. It won't take you anywhere and

  • it will actually waste a lot of your

  • precious time on the exam. The fifth tip

  • is to learn all the types of questions

  • you may encounter on the exam itself.

  • This will help you to navigate faster

  • among the questions, you will know for

  • sure what you're expected to do with

  • them and how to answer them. So this

  • won't take your time. Underline all the

  • names or equally important information

  • while reading, because this will help you

  • to find the information faster when you

  • will read it the second time. Don't panic

  • if the topic is unfamiliar to you.

  • Because honestly, you can't be familiar

  • with everything.

  • You can't be an expert in every field of

  • science, so you still can find all the

  • answers in the article using your simple

  • logic. Remember, the test does not require

  • your specific knowledge in some kind of

  • technical or linguistic field. Spelling

  • in your answer sheet matters! For me it

  • was quite a struggle first, when I

  • practiced my test at home, because I kept

  • misspelling the words in the answer

  • sheet. I mean not grammatically but

  • I used a wrong form of the verb.

  • For example, wrong terms or plural instead of

  • a singular word. So, make sure you check

  • this spelling because this is so

  • important. You won't have a mark if you

  • for example, capitalize the words that

  • are not supposed to be capitalized.

  • That is why you basically mustn't change

  • the form of the word before putting it to

  • the answer sheet. Develop your speed

  • reading skills. An ability to read

  • quickly will always be handy for you,

  • especially it will save you a large

  • amount of time in the end, so you will be

  • able to check your answers and check

  • your spelling. And that makes up a

  • perfect strategy! The most likely reason

  • why you haven't got that score, that you

  • wanted - a poor vocabulary. Attempt to make

  • sure that all your sources of

  • information are in English prior to

  • the exam for six month or at least for

  • two months in advance before the test, so

  • that you can put yourself in so-called

  • English surrounding and this will boost

  • your vocabulary dramatically. Make sure,

  • you also write down all your new

  • words and the translations, because you will

  • be able to take your notes with you

  • while you're out and about. And just keep

  • revising them, forming your perfect

  • vocabulary. Then practice reading those

  • complicated articles from BBC or The

  • Economist because you never know how

  • difficult your actual text on IELTS will be

  • Because you know that in the academic

  • module they are far from simple.

  • And finally practice doing the reading

  • section at home, but in the exam-like

  • conditions. So set the time limit for yourself

  • and see how efficient you are

  • while taking the reading section.

  • Now, when we are all finished with the tips,

  • I would like to draw your attention to

  • some books that I used for preparation.

  • I will link them down below, all of

  • them you can download for free obviously

  • you can also order them from Amazon and

  • I will mention all the books from

  • credible sources and publishings like

  • Macmillan, Collins or Cambridge so you

  • will be secure with that perfect score

  • on the reading section. Thanks a lot for

  • your attention and for your time.

  • I am open to any questions you might have,

  • and also I will be delighted to see you

  • again here. Ciao!

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