Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The IELTS Reading Test for the General Training Module

Boring as most people see it, reading is skill that needs learning and practice. Not many individuals enjoy the activity of learning; however, in preparing for an examination, one has to improve his or her reading skill most especially on the IELTS or the International English Language Testing System examination. The IELTS reading examination is different in both Academic and General Training module.

A lot have been said that the General Training module is easier than the Academic Module. Individuals who take the General Training are those individuals who want to study or undergo training on an English-speaking university. IN addition, this is also taken by individuals who are migrating to countries like Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The IELTS General Training test uses a variety of different question types like identifying information, matching information, matching sentence endings, sentence completion, summary completion, table completion, diagram label completion and short-answer questions.

With three different reading tasks, reading topics vary but most of the time, reading materials for the IELTS General Reading are announcements, contracts, and short articles. Topics can usually be about technology, employment, and social concerns. Here are some examples of IELTS reading passages. 

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Preparation Courses for Students
80% of the students who take our courses are mature students who have not done any formal
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A grounding in statistics is a must for any prospective business student. This is a one week
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This is a self-study pack containing guidance, practice and tests. At the end of the course
(it should take about 10 hours of self-study) you will receive a 1 hour tutorial with the essay
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This is a one-off lecture of 3 hours aimed at reviewing all the basic maths that you will vaguely
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Fancy Foods wishes to inform the public that pieces of metal have been found in some jars of Fancy
Foods Chicken Curry (Spicy). The batches of the jars involved have numbers from J6617 to J6624. The
batch number is printed on the bottom of each jar.

If you have any jars with these batch numbers, please return them (preferably unopened) to the
supermarket where you purchased them. You can also return them to the factory (Fancy Foods Retailers,
Blacktown). Fancy Foods will pay $10 for each jar returned unopened and $5 for each jar already

No payment will be made for empty jars, which do not need to be returned. However, the Retailing
Manager will be interested to hear from people who have consumed chicken curry from any of the above
batch numbers. In particular, it will be helpful if they can give information about the place of purchase of
the product.

Jars of Fancy Foods Chicken Curry (Coconut) and Fancy Foods Chicken Curry (Mango) have not been
affected and do not need to be returned.

Fancy Foods will pay a reward of $10,000 to $50,000 for information which leads to the conviction of any
person found guilty of placing metal pieces in its products. If you have such information, please contact
the Customer Relations Manager, Fancy Foods Retailers, Blacktown.

There are a number of sites online that provide a lot of reading samples in the General Training test. Practicing on these is a good start on your road to the IELTS test. In addition, it will be best to undergo training in an IELTS review center. IELTS review centers train their candidates on how to respond to reading tasks in an easier and much better way. Strategies are taught and techniques are shared to get a better mark for the IELTS reading evaluation.


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