Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Do you struggle with the IELTS reading test especially when it comes to T/F/NG and Y/N/NG questions?

Today we will give you a simple tactic to get it right and get that 7 you need in IELTS reading.

Top tips for this type of question:

  • Pay attention to whether they are asking you for T/F/NG or Y/N/NG. Don’t get too comfortable to the point that you aren’t paying attention to instructions.
  •  These questions are more straightforward than they appear.
  •  For the True (T) answer it means that the statement matches or agrees with the passage.
  • The most difficult thing is telling the difference between False (F) and Not Given (NG). The difference is clear cut but you need to make sure you practice a lot.
  • Here’s a trick- set it up like a cartoon- one cartoon character is the question statement and one cartoon character is the passage. They are talking to each other. If they agree with each other then the answer is Yes or True and if they disagree then the answer is No or Not Given. Draw two stick figures and write the questions and answers next to each other so that you can see if they agree with each other.
  •  When you look at these questions, first look at key words. Key words are names, negatives, numbers, and other words that contain important information. Now try to picture the statement and the passage trying to have a conversation and see if they agree. If they agree then your answer is Yes or True. If they don’t agree then your answer is No or False.

What questions do you have about the IELTS Reading test and this strategy?

Let us know in the comments below.

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