IELTS Reading Test Topics
How Familiar Topics in IELTS READING Test Give Advantage To The Test Taker
Treading familiar ground is always preferred as opposed to the unfamiliar; especially when it comes to exam topics in IELTS.
Preparation cannot let one down if done right. IELTS presents topics of general interest to society in their exams. Language proficiency is the main area to be tested, after all. Whether or not a test taker possesses linguistic proficiency in their arsenal cannot be evaluated if he/she knows nothing about the topic in question.
The exam topic, while being subjects of general knowledge, range far and wide. Therefore, it is imperative that prospective test takers indulge in reading material of varied genres and types. Newspapers are a very useful source when looking to expand one’s knowledge on various writing topics, not to mention that it improves reading speed, general knowledge and familiarizes oneself with various writing styles as well decisive structuring of paragraphs.
In this one case, it is encouraged to explore one’s ‘comfort zone’ by familiarizing oneself with the topics and passages already presented as samples for the test takers to consult on various IELTS training sites, such as this one, and learning from the passages written by experts for the benefit of students. The passages utilize common expressions and are based on generally discussed topics that are incorporated by IELTS.
Practicing to write articles of varying genres and styles is bound to give test takers the advantage when it finally comes to the IELTS writing, listening, reading and even speaking tests. It also advisable to make use of the free training tests offered on IELTS sites such as this one. Preparedness in these regards will surely give test takers the confidence to perform their very best, as opposed to the nerves that would come with being faced with unfamiliar content in the final IELTS examinations.
Preparedness will most certainly help you prosper.
By Wardah R.