Can we look at the text repeatedly in the IELTS reading test?

by uk
(pakistan)

hi

i want ask that during reading section, can i view passage repeatedly while solving the questions? like if there is a question asking about any name or date then can i check it in passage again before writing my answer?

thanks

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Jan 04, 2014
Answer to the reading test question
by: Rishu Wadhwa

I recently appeared for the ielts exam.while preparing for the reading section i came to the conclusion that in reading we dont need to look back to the same text again and again because the very question has a answer in sequential order.This is my personal experience,However you should try some reading passages on your own.I would share some tips in my blog that how to prepare for every section of the ielts exam.

Jan 04, 2014
@ rishu wadhwa
by: uk

@ rishu wadhwa

what i mean is that if there is a question like asking about a name or date that i don't remember, can i read the passage again to look for its answer?

Jan 05, 2014
Re
by: Rishu Wadhwa

Yes of course you can look back to the question paper to find the answer as many time you want.But you need to take care of the time because you will be given only one hour for the reading section.

Jan 05, 2014
@ rishu wadhwa
by: uk

thanks

i am practising cambridge ielts books and i usually complete a reading passage with mcqs in 18 min. but i feel difficulty in listening section.

are these books good enough or i should use other material?

Jan 09, 2014
Listening
by: Rishu Wadhwa

I would suggest that before actually trying for listening test.You should start watching some English videos. The best thing for practice is start watching English movies. It might be that you would not start understanding it initially. But later on, you will start recognizing the English words. Make sure if you start listening any English videos use headphones.

Jan 09, 2014
@ rishu wadhwa
by: uk

i do watch english movies and understand some part. but i am using only cambridge books (1 to 9) for ielts preparation. so i am concerned whether these books are good enough or i should use other material?

thanks

Jan 11, 2014
one more advice
by: uk

i need one more advice if anyone could help me.
i was wondering if while answering fill in blank questions i write 2 words in my answer(including correct word) while answer sheet writes only one word will my answer be counted as correct?
e.g: in one question i wrote answer "secondary school" while answer sheet writes only "secondary" will my answer be counted right or wrong?

thanks

Nov 07, 2015
look at the text repeatedly
by: IELTS buddy

Hi,

In that case it will probably be wrong.

If they are looking for the word 'secondary' only then school has probably already been mentioned in the question.

However, I would need to see the exact question and text it refers to to be sure.

Mar 15, 2016
Exam format for Ielts General Test
by: Anonymous

Hi ...I am preparing for IELTS general training test I just want to know how many passages come in reading test because i have practice tests from Barron book which i found quite simple and very easy and only 3 passages has given in it whereas IDP had sent me their book for practice which got quite difficult and confusing reading passages. It has got 3 section in reading but first and second section contain 2 passages.It is really loosing my confidence so if somebody has given IELTS general training test please let me know the format of exam with difficulty level. Thanks in advance

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