Tips And Practice Test For IELTS General Reading Section 3: Identifying Info, Writer’s Views/Claims

Tips And Practice Test For IELTS General Reading Section 3- Identifying Info, Writer’s Views and Claims
Tips And Practice Test For IELTS General Reading Section 3- Identifying Info, Writer’s Views and Claims

IELTS Reading Paper (General Training) Section 3 – Identifying information, identifying writer’s views/claims

1. Tips for IELTS:
Here are some tips to help you with the Reading Paper:

Test Tips

IELTS candidates can lose marks by not following task instructions. There are many different kinds of IELTS reading tasks and their instructions vary. You must do what they say or you don’t get the mark, even if you have understood.

So, read all instructions very carefully.

Identifying information tasks

  • The question asks you: ‘Do the following statements agree with the information in the text?’
  • This task tests your ability to recognise particular points of information given in the text.
  • You need to write ‘True’, ‘False’ or ‘Not Given’ on the answer sheet.
  • “True” means that the statement in the question has the same meaning as the information given in the text.
  • “False” means that the information in the statement does NOT correspond to the information in the text, i.e. it disagrees with the statement.
  • Not given’ means there is no information in the text about the statement in the question, so the text neither confirms nor contradicts the statement.

Identifying writer’s views/claims tasks

  • The question asks you: Do the following statements agree with the views/ claims of the writer?’
  • This task aims to test your ability to recognise writers’ views or claims.
  • You need to write Yes’, ‘No’ or Not Given’ on the answer sheet.
  • “Yes” means the writers’ views or claims match those in the statement in the question.
  • “No” means that the writer’s views/claims do NOT correspond to those in the statement in the question i.e. they disagree with the statement.
  • “Not Given” means there is no information in the text about the statement in the question, so the text neither confirms nor contradicts the statement.

For both these tasks, as with others, you can write your answer in capital or lower case e.g. FALSE or false.

Preparation Tips

The texts in IELTS Reading Section 3 are usually taken from newspapers, magazines or fictional and non-fictional books.

They are longer and more difficult than the texts in Sections 1 and 2.

They often deal with ‘serious’ topics.

So, outside class find texts like these in English and read them. Do this as often as you can, just to get used to reading longer texts in English.

You can find many things to read on the Internet.
Here are a few sites to start you off:

https://www.thenewspaper.org.uk/news/index.php3
An online newspaper featuring sports, news, and music for teenagers

https://thepaperboy.com/
Newspapers from all over the world

https://www.thestoryteller.org.uk/
Stories to read online

 

2. Practice Test

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Questions 1-4

Do the following statements agree with the views of the writer of the text?
In boxes 1-4 on your answer sheet write

YES                   if the statement agrees with the views of the writer
NO                    if the statement contradicts the views of the writer
NOT GIVEN   if it is impossible to say what the writer thinks about this

1. Some people disapprove of the
2 People have probably reacted more negatively to texting than they did to printing.
3 Commercial development of SMS language of texting, started in the 1980’s.
4 Pagers were popular for about five years.

Questions 5-9
Answer the questions below.
Choose NO MORE THAN FOUR WORDS AND/OR NUMBERS from the text for each answer.
Write your answers.

5 When did text messaging reach 24 .4 billion annually in the UK?
……………………………………………………………………………
6 What makes the writer believe texting may encourage literacy?
……………………………………………………………………………
7 What do texters realise they need to do?
……………………………………………………………………………
8 What kind of words do texters tend to change?
……………………………………………………………………………
9 What kinds of texts are most common?
……………………………………………………………………………

 

Questions 10-13

Do the following statements agree with the information in the text?
In boxes 10-13 on your answer sheet write

TRUE if the statement agrees with the information
FALSE if the statement contradicts the information
NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this

10 New abbreviations are constantly being invented .
11 Abbreviations are very common in text language .
12 A Norwegian study collected millions of texts.
13 The language used in texts has been researched in several places .

Quiz: What do you know about IELTS?

What do you now know about the IELTS Reading Paper? Answer these questions.
1 Why is reading the task instructions so important?
2 What kinds of texts do you need to read in Section 3?
3 Which section of the module requires most reading for detail?
4 How many questions are there in Section 3?
5 How much time should you spend on Section 3?
6 How much time is allowed to transfer answers to the answer sheet?

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Hope you find this helpful.

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  • Hello Admin,
    In Question 1-4 above given on the Reading passage, there seems to be an incomplete question 1…

    1. Some people disapprove of the <>

  • hi admin can u please send me ielts materials for general training module especially in reading practices actually this is my 3rd time to take ielts and reading is very hard for me to understand … thnks this is my email [email protected]

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