Many students are unhappy about not having enough time to answer the reading comprehension questions on the exam because:
- They do not have enough time at all and leave the questions for the next term!!
- They do not have enough time to read the passages completely!!! And then answer the questions!
Well, first of all it seems that time management is the first step to take! You need to do something to save time for the reading comprehension questions! In the next section we will learn about how to make more time for this part first!
So far the time for nearly all final exams at the ILI , student have had one minute for each question. It means if they have for example 60 questions for the exam, the time allowed is about 60 minutes, too. But always remember that not all questions need 1 minute. For example if you can answer the questions of the Vocabulary and Grammar part faster , you can have a lot of time left for the Reading part. Study vocabulary and grammar so well that you can answer their questions in only 20 seconds and save the 40 seconds for the difficult Reading Comprehension section. When you do this, you can have about 10 minute for each of the two passages and with the few simple techniques that I want to teach you here you can be a bit luckier at the final exam this term!
Generally a standard reading comprehension has some unseen words( word that you have not seen so far) that may make you afraid of the passage and the questions. But do not worry because most of the questions are not directly related to those words. Those words are just for making things look difficult!
Do Not Forget These 3 useful techniques:
1- First of all read the first and last sentences of each paragraph carefully. Then try to answer the questionings! Most of the questions can be answered just by knowing about these sentences.
2-If the first and last sentences did not seem to help, try to find the key (important) words of each question and answers and then go to the passage again and try to find them. Most of the answers are in the sentence with that key word or the sentences before or after the it.
3-Remember that there are some questions that can be answered even without looking at the passage carefully! Here is an example:
-According to the passage we must take care of wild animals
- Because they are increasing every day.
- Because They have died since many years ago.
- To be placed on the endangered species list
- So that they do not finish in the future
Do you think you need to read the whole passage to answer this
Click To Listen