Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: what you are required to do with short answer questions in the reading test the variations in the instructions for short answer questions in the reading test how to approach these question types some tips for identifying the correct answer some common errors that you should … Read more

Summary of the lesson

In this lesson, you should have learned… that there are several variations of multiple choice questions the best way of approaching multiple choice questions what you need to do to identify the correct answer some tips for choosing the correct answer what common errors you should avoid   Now take the end of lesson review

Multiple choice practice

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Video: Tips for completing multiple choice questions

Narration: As we have seen, there are a number of different variations for multiple choice questions, so the first tip is: it is very important to read the instructions very carefully – there are several variations to this question type. Tip 2: looking at grammar will not help you reject options. Tip 3: be careful … Read more

Questions 4 – 7

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Video: Steps for answering multiple choice

Narration: Although multiple choice questions have the widest variation of all of the IELTS question styles, the skills you apply are similar. First, read the first part of the question carefully. This could be an unfinished statement or a question. Step 2 is to identify the keywords. Step 3 is locating the relevant area of … Read more

Video: Multiple choice

Narration: As you saw in the previous exercises, there are a number of different types of multiple choice question. Some types test ability to locate and understand specific information. Other types test your overall understanding of main points in the passage. Here are some sample question styles. For all multiple choice questions, you have to … Read more

Questions 1 – 3

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Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. REJECT OPTION VARIATION DISMISS MULTIPLE

Aims for this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: about the 6 types of multiple choice question in the reading test what you need to do for each type the best approach to finding the right answer some useful tips to help you improve what the common errors are with this question type and how … Read more