How to improve your reading skills in International English Language Testing System(IELTS)?

Reading is an interpretation of the text. Most test takers feel tedious to read text. Why some of us feel tedious reading a text? What factors are associated with this? The answers for these questions includes complexity, but not impossible to know. Interpretation is an art as well as science. Art is not easy to convey. Science is easy to convey. BRZEE Academy as the top most IELTS training institute in India has the most effective training methodology.


What is an art? Art is inborn. Science is learning. A combination of art and science is always best. This complex theory is not easy to understand. For example, let us take a statement which was debated widely some years ago.


“Is talent born or made”


The above statement was widely debated by many people from various perspectives.

Few believed that talent is always born and rest believed it is made. Now, which one is true? Today, the current world says that talent is born as well as made.


How talent is born? History explicitly shows us the great personalities who had born with great talents. There were great leaders who were illiterate but they became successful in their lives. There were great singers who never trained formally. From these evidences, it is vivid that leaders were born by birth. And, this infers that talent is born.

On the other side, Is talent made? Many successful people reached acme of success by hard work and dedication. They learned the principles and made their road map to success.

It is vivid from this that success can be achieved by learning principles.

Science is the process of learning step by step process. The science of reading passage is simple. Read the first two paragraphs and read 2 lines from every paragraph. This is easily understandable to any one and most of us can get the theme of the passage by this.

Understand the types of questions:

Matching Heading questions

True False Not Given questions

Yes No Not Given questions

Sentence completion questions

Matching heading question type


What does it mean: headings are sentences which summarise the information in the paragraph.There are always more number of headings than paragraph.

Do’s and Dont’s for matching heading question type

Do this question first.

Don’t read in detail. Read the first and second lines and the last line and quickly glance through the body of the paragraph.

Don’t spend too much time on a word which you don’t understand.

Try to find out the difference between 2 or  more similar headings by writing them beside the paragraph.

When you read headings and first paragraph, it is easy to understand what the passage talks about. When you read first 2 lines from paragraph 2, you can understand what the paragraph mostly talking about.


True false not given

Most difficult part in IELTS reading

These questions are about factual information.

If the statement agrees with the content, the answer is true.

If the statement changes or opposite to the content, the answer is false. If there is no meaningful information or it is impossible to know, the answer is not given.

Don’t just assume meaning about the topic.

Yes no not given

These are about writer’s opinion. Not about facts.  Read between the lines

If the answer is yes, then the statement in the question agrees with the claims of the writer

If the answer is no, the statement contradicts the claims of the writer.

Not given means it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this.


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