字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 IELTS reading skills you can practice every day. A lot of students focus too much on specific IELTS tasks and become very stressed with only being concerned about the exam. You can practice and improve your IELTS reading skills every day by doing non-IELTS specific reading. All of the IELTS reading skills I will talk about can be practiced improved while doing any type of reading. Try doing these things when you read novel, newspaper article blog post or any kind reading. Skimming and scanning. These two skills are vital in the IELTS reading exam. Skimming means reading a text quickly for only one or two minutes to get a general idea of what the text or paragraph is about. The idea is to notice headings, topic sentences and keywords so you can figure out the topic and context on the reading passage. Scanning means looking for specific words in a text. For example it is usually quite easy to scan for dates, names, numbers and places. If we know the answer to a question is a person's name we don't need to read the entire text in detail we just need to scan for names with capital letters and make sure the name matches the question. Next time you read an article or blog post spend two minutes reading from start to finish just to get a general idea. Then spend a few minutes scanning for any names and numbers mentioned in the text. What do those names and numbers represent. Being able to do this quickly and often will really help your IELTS reading skills when it comes to the exam. Improving your reading speed. Every time you read you have an opportunity to practice increasing the speed at which you read. This is one at the IELTS reading skills that students think is difficult but is actually quite easy to improve. Get into the habit of timing yourself when you read. Set a time limit when you read and then read the text as many times as possible in that time limit. The idea is to skim the text as many times as possible in the time limit. Don't read information once, read it three or four times if you can. In my classes I start by giving students five minutes to read a text and five minutes to answer some questions about the text. Each lesson I reduce the time by thirty seconds by the time students only have two minutes to read and two minutes to answer the questions the accuracy is still the same as when they had 10 minutes to read and answer. This activity trains you to read faster and focus on what is important in the text. Overtime your brain gets faster at reading. This then gives you more time in the IELTS exam to go back and spend time on the difficult questions. Summarizing a text. In my classes I have seen so many students spend five to 10 minutes reading a text but when I ask them what it is about they can't respond very well without looking at the text again. You should be able to remember some what you read and then summarize that information. You can start by just reading one-paragraph and summarizing that information. Can you express the information in one sentence? what was the topic of the paragraph. Were any people mentioned. A good summary of an IELTS text only needs to be 3 or 4 sentences. You don't need to repeat the entire article or include every detail you should practice summarizing both verbally and in writing. Read an article then tell your friend about it. Read an IELTS text then spend a few minutes writing a four sentence summary. As always don't forget to check your spelling and grammar when you write. Summarizing is one of the more important IELTS reading skills because summary completion is one of the activities in the IELTS reading exam. Having your own summary when reading a text will make it easier for you to complete the summaries presented in the exam.