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IELTS Reading strategies True False Not Given

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Oh no My IELTS test is coming and I am not prepared Sound familiar In this video I will give you tips on how to do well on one of the hardest parts of the IELTS I will explain a specific type of question you may find in the Reading module of the IELTS True False or Not Given After watching this class you can try to do some practice questions After all practice makes perfect My name is Emma and in todays video we are going to be looking at the IELTS that scary test a lot of you have to do Were going to look at specifically one type of reading question for the academic reading So this isnt for the general its for the academic reading Were going to talk about the question that has to do with true false or not given So this is a specific question It may or may not be on your test but I think personally this is one of the most difficult questions on the reading section of the IELTS So Im going to give you some tips and strategies on how to do well on this section Okay so lets get started In this section what you are going to find is a reading passage So you will have a long passage on maybe cybercrime maybe food security on the history of the Internet -- it can be on anything After the passage there will be some statements some facts okay What you need to do is you need to say if the fact matches -- if its true based on the reading if its false based on the reading or if the information is not given in the reading So I will explain true false not given in detail in just a minute Okay What else to know about the true false or not given Another important thing about this question is were not talking about the question that has to do with the writers opinion Theres a very similar question on the IELTS that asks about the writers opinion Thats the yes no not given This is only on true false not given not yes no not given Just -- hopefully that will clear up any confusion Okay So lets get started What do they mean by true in these questions When would you write true I will show you You can write true or T T is shorter If there is a fact and it is clearly written you write T If the fact is clearly written in the reading you would write T Youll often see synonyms and again write T only if you actually see this fact written If you know the fact is true but its not written dont write true Only write true if with your eyes you read it and you see it in the fact You see it in the reading write true So Ill give you an example of this type of question Here is just a part of a passage The reading is a lot longer but here is a short version that you might find on the IELTS This increase in cybercrime has alarmed many experts So it would be a long passage You might see something like that And then at the end of the reading one of the statements you might see might say Cyber crime is on the rise You need to say if this is true false or not given So how do you know if its true false or not given My advice to you is first read the statement Cyber crime is on the rise underline any key words Cyber crime -- this is a keyword is on the rise -- thats a keyword okay Then you go back to the reading passage and you quickly scan for these words or synonyms What are synonyms Synonyms are words that mean the same thing but are different words So what is a synonym of rise Increase go up okay So lets see if we can find cyber crime or rise So I would scan the passage -- oh the word increase cybercrime So rise increase okay So I found a synonym Now its important for me to read very carefully to see if there are any contradictions What does the sentence say Does it really match This increase in cyber crime has alarmed many experts Cyber crime is on the rise Both of these -- both the reading passage and the fact or the statement are saying cyber crime is increasing Its going up So that would mean its true So I could write a T beside this true Okay One thing to look out for with true Sometimes you will see words like some all only never usually often sometimes Be careful with these words okay Because if it says Some people in Canada like to eat poutine and you see the sentence saying Poutine is always eaten by Canadians even though you see the two words -- oh poutine poutine -- one says always one says some So this would not be a true statement So be on the lookout for some all only never usually This is where they try to trick you on the IELTS