Reading module is one of the difficult modules in the IELTS examination. On the other hand, it is also one module that can affect one’s result. A correct approach can help you to find your answers in a given time period.
As you all know, there are basically five types of questions that are asked in the reading booklet. This particular web search will focus on some useful tips and tricks for fill-up type questions and that too for flow charts and table question types in the reading module.
In the reading module, the table and flow chart seems to appear the same at first look. But, it is very essential to differentiate between the two.
Table’s information may not match in sequence with the passage as sentences are independent of each other. So it will make you more careful to focus on each line while reading the passage.
Flow chart’s information, a major times, will be in sequence as it is always a process which will be given as it is in the passage. So if once, you get to find starting word or synonym, it will get easier afterward.
It is very important for a reader to read the passage carefully not quickly. Many students go with a myth that a mere glance at the paragraph will help to solve these tables and flowcharts as if one is able to locate the synonyms.
But my dear friend, maybe, it will help you to solve a flow chart or a table but a passage comes with 13 to 14 questions and a table or a flow chart can have five to six blanks in it after solving these five to six blanks haphazardly, you will be left with no choice to read the passage again for solving other questions of the same passage.
Reminder: Do not forget that questions will not be in order as the information in the passage and also take care of the word limit.
A very useful trick to solve the questions carefully is to correctly understand the demand of the question.
What do human beings need for their survival?
For example: In the above sentence, the demand of the question is placed like Where do all suitable candidates are invited?
Whether it is a noun, adjective, or a verb?
For example: In the above sentence:
If one has framed the question as to what, it itself means that a noun is demanded.
In the above example sentence, till blank is ending with An, it means the blank will fill up with a word starting with a vowel. It may be not an alone clue but somewhere it will help you to find some of these words.
Also, a question which can be framed out of it is Where some activity can be pursued?
Also, a word can be understood from the question that where means a place is needed to be found in the passage.
For example: Sometimes articles are written in the question and mistakenly a student writes the article again.
For example, A passage reads as a 5-week training program will direct the candidates towards keeping a check on passengers and about their working in an air- duct.
The answer is clear an air-duct.
But while writing the answer, one has to write air-duct only. An air-duct will be marked wrong.
Go on for the IELTS reading module with a positive attitude and do not forget to follow a correct approach while solving the paper.
BEST OF LUCK!!!