IELTS Live – Reading – Strategies for Band 9

hi students and welcome to today's live IELTS class my name is Adrienne and I am streaming to you live from Central Europe in Budapest I for dobbs hi Rahul hello members this is a members chat class for the reading section of the IELTS exam it's one of the perks or the advantages of being a member of our channel so members get three of these focused classes each week and we're looking at some strategies and reading practice for a band 9 today materials are coming from our websites the reading passage comes from our exam book one at AE that's academic English help calm for the general version of the test check us out at G IELTS there you will find materials for the general reading section which of course has some more passages that are shorter shorter hi Rahul hi for dogs again alright students again you can use the code Li v20 for a 20% discount on our websites or websites they look like this this is the academic with the blue background you can click that red button to join it or for the general it's with the green background at G IELTS help click that red button to join there if you have questions about the exam or our products send me an email Adrienne ADR I am at AE if you want to get our exam books only in electronic or paperback version to follow these live classes you can buy them from Amazon search for eight he helps academic IELTS or G helps general outs on your Amazon bookstore alright students so today we are looking at reading for members and then after this reading class we will finish the task to writing essay that we started yesterday with everyone I am RG good to see you join the class and now we will get into our reading today we're looking at our third exam in book number one and we are looking at the passage Tristan da Cunha an island of remote curiosity now when you get to your reading passages what's the first step you should take members so what is always step number one when you open up the reading section of your IELTS exam so I'm going to give you some very clear step-by-step strategies today members that's my goal so first strategy so tip one we'll call it when you get to the reading section of your IELTS exam your first step should be to what what should be your first step when you get to the reading section of your IELTS exam and this is a very good strategy it could easily help you to save an extra band score hi Elvina so what should you do you get to the reading section you've finished your listening you transferred your answers to your answer sheet now you're looking at the reading passages and what do you do let's step number one and you should always do this you should by the way practice this at home when you are looking at full practice exams especially for the reading section when the ideas for Dobbs Rahul I'm our Jeet Alvina reading section what do you do what's step number one well you're thinking about it I'll give you the answer or you're typing it hopefully come up with the same idea your first step should be to read all of the passage titles and choose the easiest which also means the most familiar passage to do first okay so this is even so Rahul this is even before you focus on one specific passage so when you get to the reading section quickly look at all three of the passages in the academic in the general it's a little bit different because you have five passages but in the academic look at all three titles and decide which one is maybe the easiest for you now the way the IELTS exam is made as that passage one is usually the easiest passage to is more difficult passage three is even more difficult but this isn't always true for every person okay yes Alvina if you're doing the academic IELTS is three passages between 650 to 800 words each okay at one and three-quarter to two pages roughly Calvino so usually remember this usually passage one is the easiest and passage three is the most difficult but okay it's an important but but this is not true for all students okay so what you will find is usually passage one is something physical it's a physical topic like volcanoes or skyscrapers or it will be some kind of a place like an island like what we're looking at right now or it will be about an object like computers so passage one is usually something that you can touch that you can see it's easier to understand reading about it passage three will often be an abstract idea so something that you cannot touch okay you cannot see it easily like psychology sociology philosophy okay so something that you have to understand purely by thought not necessarily by object but if let's say passage three is about psychology so human thinking and your major in school or in university is psychology then passage three might be an easy start for you okay so keep that in mind always choose the easiest passage first the one that's familiar okay if you see a passage that's about a topic which you learned a lot about it's one of your hobbies maybe start with that one okay does that make sense members so even though usually the first passage is the easiest it's something physical like an animal for example that you can see and you can touch passage three is the most difficult it's an abstract idea okay it's something that's difficult to touch you cannot touch it then outside of that pick the passage that you're most familiar with okay in the reading section there's no rule that you have to do passage one first passage to next and passage three the last okay there's no rule like that so choose carefully so always read the title the way you know that is you read the title and then you decide which one to do first okay so after you do that your step number two is read the title visualize and use critical thinking okay so let's hop over to our passage so Tristan da Cunha an island of remote curiosity what do you think that means so when you read that first of all what do you see okay so when you read this title what do you see in your mind predicting the passage and visualizing the passage can really help you before you read any information questions or the paragraphs okay so you have to do that don't just skip the title the title is a very key piece of information it's the summary of all of what you're reading and answering so what do you see when you read this Tristan da Cunha that's obviously some kind of a name an interesting name maybe Spanish maybe not it's actually Portuguese okay but here we have some more information an island of remote curiosity so it's an island so you see a little island okay what does the word remote mean in this context what is the meaning of the word remote what does that mean what's the definition do you think in this case there's a few other ways to say there's some good synonyms for this sign up Elvina prahul how do you say that in a different way for Dobbs says it's far yet it's far from other locations or other societies other groups of people sure there's a couple better words than far away I'm our jeep far away yeah it's far away from other people sure there's another word it starts with an i s is the next one o is the next letter it's got five more letters yeah I know that's right it's isolated okay remote means isolated okay isolated means it's difficult to get to there's not many people around it okay what does curiosity mean okay so good so you have an idea I can tell for dobbs MRG Alvina Rahul that you have an idea of what remote means here so it's an island that's isolated that's far away and there's curiosity right interest very good Rahul so Rahul says curiosity means interest all right fine so we have that information that's good hopefully you think about that very quickly in just a few moments as soon as you read the title in the exam so you read the title okay go back here so step two you read the title you visualize it so you see this little island that's far away from all other locations you see yourself maybe standing on the island then you're using critical thinking right so what is the question that you should ask what is a good critical thinking question to ask yourself before you read this passage what do you think what would be the right question one of the most important skills students viewers for a high score on the IELTS exam is very often to think about the right questions not the right answers a lot of students think I have to think about some good answers to get a high band score in truth it's actually more important in many situations to think about the right questions Rahul says what is this island all about okay that's okay Rahul yeah that's not a bad question I like it there's another question that might be even better what is that question the question that comes into mind for me is why is an isolated island of interest to people right so why is an island that's far away from all kinds of societies why is that of interest to people okay so why what would be your answer why is a small island that's located far away somewhere in the ocean interesting for humans what is the reason for that what do you think what would be some logical answers to that question okay so that's your goal you quickly identify this title you visualize it you ask this question and then you answer it right okay I'll Margie it's an island so it's not located in the mountains yeah okay so Rahul says not comfortable weather for humans to live maybe I would simplify that Rahul and say challenging for people to live yeah or inhabit is a better word for live here inhabit right so challenging for people to inhabit Alvina says it's maybe beautiful and attracts tourists perhaps very beautiful thinking of Hawaii right I think for most of you when you visualize this the idea that comes to mind is that it's got a unique fauna and flora right probably most likely has a unique fauna and flora fauna and flora mean animal and plant life okay so fauna is animal life flora think of flower its plant life okay so fauna flora synapse has people like mysteries very good zineb yeah people like mysteries absolutely that's a good idea yeah good so as long as you think about all of these ideas you're on the right track and you're going to read this passage and it will be easier for you to understand okay so that's your step number two what's your step number three so step three is look at the questions and read ones that have information which is in the passage do not read ones that have false or extra information not in the passage okay that's your step three so let's take a look at those so we read the title Tristan da Cunha it's the name of some island that's far away it's interesting for us might have some unique people plants animals may be difficult to live in may be quite beautiful okay then we look at the questions the first one that we see is this reading passage one has seven paragraphs a to G which paragraph contains the following information so this is matching information to the paragraph okay this one definitely read it it's all somewhere in the passage it gives you an idea about the passage all right so let's read this together students number one the different types of money used on the island okay so when you read this you should immediately okay you should immediately visualize money okay use the information and questions even if you're reading them quickly to help you with the passage okay so here visualize money one of the paragraphs is going to be about money okay exam results of tristen students okay so as soon as you read this you should visualize an exam paper with some kind of a grade okay and North America we use letters a a plus B in some countries they use numbers but you're visualizing an exam okay and so on so discussion of the original inhabitants of the island so here you're visualizing the first people on the island okay so all of this information is somewhere in the passage the island as an Armed Forces outpost so used for military okay so now you're visualizing the military outpost of the island there's a tank for you okay so you're visualizing the military geography of the islands so now you're looking at the shape of the island maybe you see a mountain volcano on that island something like that okay again use the questions see pictures in your mind as you're reading these nice and fast at home by the way you might want to draw just like what I'm doing with the board right now take your pencil doesn't have to be a masterpiece just quickly draw drawing even if it's just stick figures and outlines helps the visual process of your mind so don't be shy don't be lazy draw pictures okay pictures are worth a thousand words all right okay so here we have question six to 11 match the following places with facts about them from the passage this type of question is called matching information okay so we have st. Helena Tristan da Cunha United Kingdom and Portugal obviously these are four different locations okay excuse me so these are four different locations of course most of us are familiar with United Kingdom the UK Britain most of us are familiar with Portugal these two are kind of new so they're obviously smaller places so these are maybe small islands and these are large countries okay I don't know how Portugal looks but anyway something like that okay so keep that in mind all right now we just read through this nice and fast this is all in the passage again all of this information is somewhere in the passage because you have to match these to these and the passage will tell us where took political control of the island in the 19th century uses its own currency home to Adam burro of the seven seas origin of the name tristan da cunha Islanders had to be evacuated here after a natural disaster discovered the island okay so good so far now questions 12 to 13 complete each sentence with the correct ending a to e below we have two questions okay twelve and thirteen and we have five choices so three of these choices are wrong or not in the passage so I don't read the choices okay the choices will not be helpful for me in this case because more of them are actually wrong or not in the passage so I'm not going to pay attention to the choices just the questions okay here are the questions number 12 because the number of people that move permanently to the island is so small comma 13 due to its remoteness the dialect of Tristan ian's is okay fine good now I read the questions I have some more information so I know that the island has some people it's being used by countries or country for war or for military it had some natural disaster happens so all of this information is in my mind thank you I'll Vienna for that bless you okay so now I read passage carefully and I visualize okay here we go for step three or sorry step for step four read the passage in no more than ten minutes okay so in the real I LTS exam you have maximum ten minutes to read a passage and focus to understand at least 70% okay this is what you need to do to get banned six point five or more all right so read the passage ten minutes is a lot of time to read a passage a grade twelve native-speaking student will read an IELTS passage and understand it 90% in about five six minutes okay so ten minutes is actually lots of time if you are planning to do University in Canada US UK you will have to increase your speed to read a passage like this in five minutes and understand it a hundred percent okay that's the only way you will pass your courses especially masters courses in university alright keep that in mind so ten minutes is a lot of time what you need to do importantly is visualize and keep a mental record of the information in your mind at home practice asking yourself what do I see and of course answer okay especially with visual information like an island okay so here we're reading about an island islands are visual they're real they're physical you can see them okay so when you're practicing at home ask yourself what do I see keep a mental record let's do this together are you ready members students Alvina for Dobbs Rahul you ready to go on this ready to read it with me and visualize and ask ourselves what we see per Dobbs says sure Ready Set Steady Go absolutely good just making sure I'm not losing your focus your attention here all right here we go so always go from the top tristan da cunha an island of remote curiosity tristan da cunha is an island in the South Atlantic Ocean formed by volcanic activity and part of the British overseas territory called Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Tristan da Cunha is generally considered to be the most remote inhabited place on earth because of its extreme isolation and its small population Tristan da Cunha is a fascinating experiment in sociology and genetics all right so members when you read this short little paragraph by the way it's in the Atlantic Ocean on the Pacific Ocean that's a mistake in the passage when you read this paragraph what do you see what do you actually visualize what do you what do you picture in your mind okay it's very quickly one more time tristan da cunha is an island in the south atlantic formed by volcanic activity part of the British overseas territories called st. Elena ascension Tristan da Cunha Tristan da Cunha is generally considered to be the most remote inhabited place on earth because of its extreme isolation and its small population Tristan da Cunha is a fascinating experiment in sociology and genetics what do you actually see when you read that passage to help you understand and catalogue information which will help you a lot especially when you have matching information okay sign up says small island okay I'm gonna write down my visualization while you do that fur Dobbs says an isolated island with a few people doing some experiments Alvina says an island that is fascinating experiment okay my visualization is I am a scientist let's call myself a geneticist I'm a geneticist which is a genetic scientist standing okay I'm gonna go back you're wearing a white lab coat standing on a small island with a big volcano in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and there are ten people around me who seem very interesting okay so that's my visualization all right now what is different between my visualization and your visualization for Dobbs Alvina or Rahul what's the difference so when I read that first paragraph I see myself as a geneticist so I'm a scientist I got my smart glasses on I got my test tube I'm wearing a white lab coat and I was standing on this island I'm really happy I get to do some experiments there's a big volcano behind me there's a few people around me I'm giving them high fives they look really interesting and of course this island is in the middle of nowhere what's different between what I'm seeing and what you're seeing for dobbs says you're on the island I am and Rahul says it seems like you're already on that island I am on that island Rahul absolutely the human brain students loves to participate it loves to take action okay we have become observers with our smartphones with our TVs with our computers we have become passive observers of information this is not good information just goes in one ear out the other it passes through us humans love to participate the brain is built to participate to take action when it takes action in the information then it's much more entertaining and it's used and remembers much better that's why video games are so popular we're not just observers but we take action in video games and that's why a lot of people like video games much more than just simply watching a movie okay so more like a video game students less like watching a movie okay so when you visualize be an active part of the information okay again more like a video game less like a movie where you're just like an observer okay that's the key all right I am on the island bruh whoo all right so let's do that for the next few paragraphs okay does that make sense members so does that make sense that when you're practicing these IELTS listening section and reading section at home you should practice visualizing yourself as part of the information is that clear is it clear why I want you to do that okay I really want to make sure that you're catching that tip because that tip can absolutely help you to get an extra half band to a full band okay and yes Rahul it makes it much more interesting definitely okay all right so the island was first discovered in 1506 by a Portuguese explorer named Tristan da Cunha who named the island after himself the name of the island was later anglicized by the inhabitants and to Tristan da Cunha in 1816 the United Kingdom annexed the island taking control of it they used it as a Marine military base for a number of decades in the 19th century before it fell into disuse after the construction of the Suez Canal the Second World War however brought renewed purpose to the island it was used as a top-secret British naval station codenamed HMS Atlantic Isle the purpose of the station was to monitor the waters for German u-boats what do you see now so after you read this body paragraph what do you see what is a good way to visualize this information what do you think what's a good way to visualize this I bet you're gonna come up with a couple of very clever ideas now on how to involve yourself and catalogue this information much better in your mind's eye you actually say that we say the mind's eye some people call it the third eye it's the eye that sees inside of your head and it's a very powerful tool it's your creativity it's your imagination okay it's part of your world of dreams so what do you see I'll tell you what I see yeah so Rahul says Rahul just say this I I am the ruler of the island and I use it for myself Rahul yourself talk about yourself so I am the ruler of the island and I use it for myself yeah I would even go as far as saying I'm the Portuguese man named Tristan da Cunha so I'm that guy I'm the captain okay so I have my old I have my old let me do this I have my old Portuguese captain's hat on okay I'm gonna put a big sea here I'm the captain okay let me see if I can get in there like that all right there's my captain's hat okay myself a little bit of that old-school curly hair that they had going on back in those days there we go all right something like that fits right okay so I'm the captain of the island my name is Trista da Cunha I take control of it and I call it after myself that's me that's my Island okay put down my flag all right so maybe I have my flag right just ow da cunha flag all right let me get that flag in my hand there we go all right so there okay all right so there's my flag it's my Island I named it after me and then I get really upset because the British come they take it from me so I hide I pretend like I'm a British spy and it's being used as a base for war and I see myself as a secret spy like James Bond for the British Army okay so that's what I visualize the more you can see the better you can see it the better your memory the better your ability to understand and answer questions okay all right I'm glad I could entertain you a bit there with that's fantastic that was my goal all right so see according to a recent consensus the island has a population of just 263 people who mainly reside in the settlement known as Edinboro of the seven seas it has thought that the residents of the island descend from just 15 ancestors of which eight were male and seven were female because the reproduction pool is so small the residents of the island suffer from a number of medical disorders there's a rampant asthma on the island which is thought to be the result of the known fact that three of the original founders of the island suffered from asthma based on the endemic asthma afflicting inhabitants of the island today it is thought that there is a genetic underpinning for the condition further evidence comes from Islanders commonly suffering from glaucoma a degenerative eye condition which left untreated can result in blindness okay so here I'm visualizing that I'm that geneticist in my white lab coat again there are a couple hundred people on the island they have seven moms eight dads something like that yeah eight dads seven moms and they have some problems some health issues I see that asthma asthma means they have difficulty breathing so who they need the inhaler okay and glycome blindness yeah Danny SHhhh absolutely seeing that asthma seeing that blindness okay so I'm trying to help them maybe I'm trying to treat them like a dr. D there are just eight surnames among the 263 residents of Tristan da Cunha corresponding roughly to the eight original male ancestors since there is almost no emigration to the island the surnames are in tact for many generations education on the island okay so that was just a very short paragraph here I just visualized people not moving so nobody's going away nobody's coming to the island okay the names are just staying the same education on the island is very limited children only attend school until the age of 15 with the option of taking the British standardized tests for secondary school graduates once they have completed schooling as a consequence of the low quality of education standardized test scores are generally very poor so they probably do not so well on the IELTS exam another indication of the islands remoteness and relative lack of contact with the outside world is that the English spoken among its natives is very different than that spoken in the rest of the world so here what do I visualize in II I visualize myself as a student so now I'm a student and I'm a really bad student okay so I get like a C and a D on my exams and I use really funny English like this and I think that three and three are like eight okay so I'm not too smart I'm not making fun of triste in Ian's but that's what I'm doing to visualize so I'm visualizing myself as a student with a strange English accent and some really bad test marks okay all right F arguably one of the most interesting facts about Tristan da Cunha was that until the aftermath of the Second World War the only currency in place was the potato cake currency potato I remember there was some questions about currency and here money is the potatoes so here I have a potato the potato is money okay so potato money alright for example the newspaper there's this the Tristan Times could be purchased for four big potatoes today Tristan da Cunha uses the British Pound as its currency so it's using the British Pound I visualize that right as its currency which is odd because neighboring st. Hellena two thousand one hundred seventy three kilometres away of which tristan da cunha shares its status as a British overseas territory uses the Saint Hellena pound okay so the Saint Hellena pound it's a little bit different and not the British pound since Tristan da Cunha was formed by volcanic activity and the volcano volcano which formed it is still active the inhabitants of the island live in constant danger of volcanic eruption the last such eruption occurred as recently as 1961 when all of the Islanders had to be evacuated to England visualise people escaping to England from a volcano while some communities around the world participate in fire earthquake or tornado drills the residents of Tristan da Cunha participate in evacuation drills where they practice the protocol for evacuation of the island in case of volcanic eruption alright so volcanoes currency money G the Tristan economy is built mainly upon farming all land is owned by the community that is to say there is no individual land ownership another significant part of the economy is the exportation of crayfish and lobster mainly to Japan and the United States a fire that occurred in 2008 greatly affected both the domestic and export economies the tryst in Ian's are a fiercely proud and independent people even when given the choice to stay in England after the exile due to the volcanic eruption almost every resident returned to the island so that's about the reading speed and you need to be able to visualize with that speed okay so let's now go to the questions and use these visualizations to help us quickly solve and give the correct answers to these questions so when you visualize okay and this is step number five I believe step 5 after reading with good visualization you must be able to answer 60% of the questions without looking or searching the passage you should not take more than 10 minutes to answer okay so let's do that now alright so here we go which paragraph contains the following information right the correct letter in boxes one two five on your answer sheet number one the different types of money used on the island what's the correct answer students the different types of money used on the island for Dobbs enough says F yeah we just visualized it there's no way you should be searching for this okay so you shouldn't write it away we talked about the potato the British Pound the st. Hellena pound that was clearly F it was the second to last paragraph number two exam results of Tristan students or Tristan Ian students number two where did we visualize for number two the students that are speaking a strange language and wearing glasses yeah there you go for Dobbs I not very good so you keeping that visual logic Danish in your mind absolutely he is correct okay number three discussion of the original inhabitants of the island original inhabitants of the island means seven women and eight men right which paragraph did we talk about that seven men and eight women Margie says I think that was C right is that where I was wearing my lab coat again and studying the people yeah absolutely right so first I was wearing a lab coat then I was the captain remember my captain's hat and then I was wearing the lab coat again okay now Danish and sign-ups say maybe Dee okay but let's say you're like okay it's C d right so remember I just said you need to answer 60% of the questions without looking at the passage we just answered too so if we have to look for this one for number three we can zip back especially since we know it's either C or D okay so yeah we'll look at C according to a recent consensus the island has a population of just 263 people four so we're looking for that seven and eight so eight were male and seven were female the residents descend from just 15 ancestors so we know it's C okay but Danish no worries if you're not sure that it's D or C just go back start with the C and then go to D at least you know roughly where it is right you know roughly where it is all right good number four the island as an armed forces outpost okay number four the island is an armed forces outpost Armed Forces outpost means military so where did you see yourself as a spy running around shooting a cannon or a tank yeah that was B right so that's an easy one okay it was the second one where we saw ourselves in that captain's hat right so those be number five geography of the island geography means location so the location of the island where does it talk about where is the island and what's you know the logical place for it anyway Margie says a dana says a absolutely remember that visual picture were on the island in the Atlantic I even corrected the passage it's not the Pacific it's the Atlantic so it's a yeah so f e C B a okay very good very fast how long did it take us to answer those questions members so having confidence by using our visual logic how long did it take to answer these questions really a minute yeah for dog says a minute maybe two if I have to search for one answer and I have almost half of the answers for this with if I got this one wrong no big deal I'm still on path to abandon seven point five so think about this members and viewers when you're using the correct strategy in the reading section you really shouldn't be taking a long time to answer the questions you shouldn't be taking one minute for each question I think a lot of students make a big mistake by using bad strategies and they're spending way too much time searching for answers to one question okay don't do that shouldn't take you so long all right spend more time just a very good rule a very good tip and I'm going to actually write this down for you before we get to the next one a very very good tip okay is spend more time understanding the passage and less time answering questions okay one common mistake that I see with many students is they spend little time to understand the passage and they spend a lot of time trying to figure out questions that's really an inverse logic okay that's a nonsensical law it's an irrational logic it's not rational to do that all right okay so here we have to match the place with the information a is sane Hellena b is tristan da cunha CEA's United Kingdom D is Portugal number six took political control of the island in the nineteenth century I had some really good visualization there so no I can answer that which one was it who took control political control of the island in the 19th century 19th century means the 1800's by the way in the 1800's is the 19th century so well yeah that was United Kingdom remember I was the captain the Portuguese captain I was really upset they took my island so C is the correct answer absolutely uses its own money so uses its own currency today uses its own currency that was a I had a clear picture in my mind for that one too which which of these places uses its own money st. Hellena Tristan da Cunha United Kingdom Portugal yeah st. Elena absolutely aim Portugal uses euro United Kingdom uses the British pound right so a st. Helena st. Elena use it at st. Hellena pound number 8 home to Edinboro of the seven seas so it's home to this city Edinboro of the seven seas i that was an easy one I think as well I kind of saw that clearly in my mind as I was reading because I was like okay most people live there on this island yeah for dogs very good yeah that was Tristan da Cunha said most people for the two hundred people two hundred twenty-six people live in this city okay origin of the name Tristan da Cunha this should be a very easy one origin of the name so where the name comes from very very clear I'm not even going to wait for you answer because I'm sure you'll all get this one correct D right the Portuguese captain remember my captain's hat with the hair right my name so d absolutely sign up for Dobbs number ten Islanders had to be evacuated here after a natural disaster the natural disaster was the okay no I saw that right it was the volcano so they went where after the volcanic eruption that was quite modern times 1961 it makes sense that they go to the place which claims ownership to the islands which is sea United Kingdom very good sign of Alvina perfect MRG very good and number 11 discovered the island so discovered the island who discovered the island that's a little bit redundant with number 9 so that's pretty easy d right I know it seems easy it you know why it seems easy members it's because we did the visualization if you're not visualizing if you're just searching for the answers this would be a lot trickier because the answers are all over the place so this passage is a very good example of an IELTS passage where if you read understand an answer it will be a lot less confusing and a lot faster than if you're skimming and scanning for answers if you're trying to skim and scan for these answers it will take you a really long time and you'll be really frustrated does that make sense can you see how in this passage with these questions skimming and scanning for answers would be the last strategy that you want to do simply you'd have to read the passage over and over and over to keep finding answers it would it would just drive me crazy even with English as my native language it would drive me insane to try to search for each of these answers in all of these paragraphs okay so reading it once understanding it you're going to be in a much better position to answer for these okay last to find the correct ending here are simply completed on your own number 12 because the number of people that move permanently to the Isle is so small people's names stay the same right that was one interesting genetics are similar right last names remain the same for generations yeah that seems right okay so a due to its remoteness the dialect of tryst in Ian's is weird and unique different from other English that would be my answer well they're very different from other variations of English see that looks like a good answer okay so that is the right way to do an IELTS reading passage just a quick overview members tip 1 step 1 when you get to the reading section of your IELTS exam look at all three ok look at all three titles choose the one that is most familiar for you step number two read the title visualize it use critical thinking step number three look at the questions read ones that are in the passage have information in the passage skip ones that have false and extra information number four read the passage understand 70% spend about 10 minutes to read the passage visualize it keep visual logic and order of the information include yourself in the visualization then step 5 after doing this good visualization answer 60% of questions without looking at the passage okay you should not take more than 10 minutes to answer questions spend more time understanding the passage and less time answering questions okay that is all the time I have for today I Margie I'd love to answer that question for you but send me an email I'm out of time we will be back I will be back in 30 minutes with task 2 we will finish task 2 that we started yesterday I hope that was some valuable information for all of you and remember to practice that remember to practice your visualization if you have questions comments concerns about the exam or our product send me an email Adrian at AE make sure to join our course with loads of HD video content with strategies like this to get those high band scores go to AE help calm for academic and G IELTS help calm for general you won't regret it spend a little save a lot not just money but time and energy also thank you so much everyone much love to all of you hopefully see you in 30 minutes four tasks to completing yesterday's essay bye for now

2 thoughts on “IELTS Live – Reading – Strategies for Band 9”

  1. Hi, Sir! Thank for your valuable tips! This strategy is amazing, but what would you recommend with the general module,which contains 5 passages? Is it ok, to do it in the same way?

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