Point No. 4: this is probably one of my favorite points.
During tests, this happens to all students, they will pick on answer; and then, they'll think about it; and they'll see another answer;
and they'll want to change their answer; and they don't remember...they don't know, "Which one should I pick?" it's good to go with your first instinct.
So if you're doing multiple choice, and right off the bat you think, "Okay, the answer is A"; ‘
and then you look, and you think, "Okay, well, maybe the answer is C", if both of them seem like good possibilities, and you don't know,
choose the one you thought of first.
Okay? Go with your gut feeling, go with your instinct.
No. 5: questions often follow passage order, so what does this mean?
Well, it means that Question 1 will probably be somewhere near the top of the reading,
Question 2 will be underneath Question 1 in the reading.
So the questions...one will be at the top, then two, then three, then four, then five.
So it's important because if for example you find the answer for Question 2, it's very probable that the answer for Question 1 is above Question 2.
So it's very important that questions often, not always, but often follow passage order.
This can help you find answers for other questions.
My next tip for the reading is that it's very important to understand how paragraphs work.
What do I mean by that? I mean understanding specifically topic sentences.
There are a lot of questions in the IELTS, the reading module, where if you know what a topic sentence is,
it can help you find things a lot quicker, a lot easier.
So what is the topic sentence?
For every paragraph, there's usually one sentence that almost sums up the paragraph, it's the main idea of the paragraph.
Where do you find the topic sentence?
Not always, but usually, it's the first sentence, or it's at the beginning somewhere in the paragraph.
So this is a very good tip, especially for paragraph heading and matching questions.
By understanding what a topic sentence is and where to find it, you will save a lot of time.