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IELTS Listening Method
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Ranging from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical, the IELTS Academic Reading module consists of three long texts. Every passage consists 12 to 14 questions. The passages are majorily related to the study materials based on different academic books of college level. The texts are authentic and are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers, suitable for individuals pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate courses for professional mission.
Total time duration    60 minutes
Total no. of Questions    40 Objective questions
3 Long Texts
From books, journals, magazines and newspapers, texts are written for a non-specialist audience. Candidates entering undergraduate or postgraduate courses find suitable and accessible. Passages are written in narrative, descriptive or agumentative styles. Texts might contain non-verbal materials such as diagrams, graphs or illustrations.
Nature of the questions    Short-Answer Questions
Multiple Choice
Identifying data [True/False/Not Given]
Matching information, features, headings, sentence endings
Complete sentence, summary, note, table, flow chart, diagram label.
Identifying writer’s claims/views
Reading skills    It consists questions that examine a wide range of reading skills.
It consists reading for foremost ideas, themes, detail, scanning and skimming, knowing logical conflicts and acknowledging writer’s opinions and motives.


IELTS Reading Academic Format
Complete Data about the Question Type and their Assessment Purpose
Question Sort     Purpose of Assessment
Multiple Choice Questions
Candidates are provided a part of the sentence and are asked to complete it from provided options as A, B, C, D, and so on.Candidates are required to choose either
1 answer from 4 alternatives
2 answers from 5 alternatives
3 answers from 7 alternatives
According to the information provided in the passage, the questions have similar order, i.e. before the answer to the second question, the answer to the first question will be placed in the text.    Reading skills consists understanding of particular points in detail or an overall understanding of the main theme of the text.
Identifying information (true/false/not given)
Candidates will be provided a set of statements and asked questions such as :
“Complete the following statements agree with the data in the text?”
Along with this, candidates are asked to write ‘true’, ‘false’ or ‘not given’ in the boxes given on their answer sheets.
As the data in the text, again the questions are in the similar order.    This task type assesses the test takers’ ability to recognize particular points of information conveyed in the text. It can thus be used with more factual texts.
Identifying writer’s claims/views
Candidates will be provided a set of statements and asked questions such as :
“Complete the following statements agree with the data in the text?”
Along with this, candidates are asked to write ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘not given’ in the boxes given on their answer sheets.
According to the information provided in the passage, the questions have similar order, i.e. before the answer to the second question, the answer to the first question will be placed in the text.
Through eloquent texts, this task often implemented.    This type of task assesses the test takers’ ability to recognize opinions or ideas of the writer.
Matching information
In the sections of a text, candidates are supposed to place particular data and write the letters of the right sections in the boxes given on their answer sheets. You might be asked information like- specific details, a reason, an example, a comparison, a description or a summary.In every section of the text, candidates do not importantly require to search data, however, in a provided section, they may find more than one piece of significant data.
In such scenario, test takers can utilize any letter more than once.

As the information in the text, the questions do not follow the similar order unlike other tasks.
    This task type assesses the test takers’ ability to scan and locate a specific information and recognize a summary or definition.
 
Matching headings
Candidates are provided with a list of headings which refers to the main idea of the paragraph or section of the text and are to be matched to the correct paragraphs or sections. No heading should be used more than once.
Candidates may find that:
The number of headlines could be more than the paragraphs or sections, so unmatched headings can be left unused.
Some paragraphs or sections might not be there in the task.
As an example, more than one paragraph or section may already be matched with a heading.    This task assesses candidates’ ability to recognise the main idea or theme of a particular paragraphs or sections of a text, and to distinguish main ideas from supporting ones.
Main difference between matching information and matching headings tasks is that the former task is concerned with specific information while the latter recognises the main idea.

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