EFLT Direct English - IELTS Introduction to reading

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Presentation by EFLT Direct giving helpful tips and procedures when taking the reading part of the IELTS English proficiency test. TEFL practice.

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EFLT Direct English Online Understanding IELTS 4 - Introduction to Reading : EFLT Direct English Online Understanding IELTS 4 - Introduction to Reading Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved Start learning for as low as $1

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Reading Preparation : Reading Preparation The reading test lasts for 60 minutes. Your must choose between the General IELTS or the Academic IELTS modules. The General and the Academic modules are similar in many ways, however, the General module has easier texts taken from life, social and work contexts. The Academic module uses texts from professional and academic sources. The Reading modules for both Academic and General tests contain three passages and 40 questions. Passages are approximately 1000 words long for the Academic module and shorter for the General module. For both tests, passages get progressively harder from passage one to three. The test may contain a variety of questions from gap filling, sentence completion, short answers to open questions and multiple choice questions. Questions my be given either before or after reading the text passages and graphs and charts may also be used. Sample passages appear on the following slides. Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved For LOW COST English Training go to http://efltdirect.asia or write to admin@efltdirect.asia Start learning for as low as $1

Example Reading Passages - 1 : Example Reading Passages - 1 The public library is open daily at the following times, however, customers are requested not to return borrowed books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning but customers may access library facilities for research or study during these days. Monday 8am to 12pm 1pm to 5pm Tuesday 7am to 11am 1pm to 5pm Wednesday 7am to 11am 1pm to 4pm Thursday closed closed Friday 7am to 12pm 3pm to 7pm Saturday 8am to 11am 1pm to 4pm Sunday 8am to 11am closed The library management have set aside certain times for private study using the library facilities and study material. This activity will take place on Thursday all day and Sunday afternoon. Answer the questions: True or false. Access to library facilities is during opening times only. Borrowed books may be returned to the library at any time. “the following times” in the passage refer to Thursday AM and PM and Sunday PM closure. The library is closed every day for at least one hour. The reason the library closes daily is for staff training. Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved For LOW COST English Training go to http://efltdirect.asia or write to admin@efltdirect.asia Start learning for as low as $1

Example Reading Passages - 2 : Example Reading Passages - 2 The Chapel by Josef Essberger She was walking lazily, for the fierce April sun was ___ overhead. Her umbrella blocked its ___ but nothing blocked the heat - the sort of raw, wild heat that crushes you with its energy. A few buffalo were tethered under coconuts, browsing the parched verges. Occasionally a car went past, leaving its treads in the melting pitch like the wake of a ship at sea. ____ it was quiet, and she saw no-one. In her long white Sunday dress you might have taken Ginnie Narine for fourteen or fifteen. In fact she was twelve, a happy, uncomplicated child with a nature as open as the red hibiscus that decorated her black, waist-length hair. Generations earlier her family had come to Trinidad from India as overseers on the sugar ____ . Her father had had some success through buying and clearing land around Rio Cristalino and planting it with coffee. On the dusty verge twenty yards ahead of Ginnie a ____ pulled up. She had noticed it cruise by once before but she did not recognize it and could not make out the driver through its dark windows, themselves as black as its _____ paintwork. As she walked past it, the driver's ____ started to open. "Hello, Ginnie ," she heard behind her. Compete the passage using the following words (the words are not in order): glass rays directly gleaming Otherwise plantations car Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved For LOW COST English Training go to http://efltdirect.asia or write to admin@efltdirect.asia Start learning for as low as $1

Example Reading Passages - 2 : Example Reading Passages - 2 Answer these question from the previous passage: Which line best describes the weather? Sort of raw, wild heat that crushes you with its energy. 2) How old is Gennie ? 12. 3) Is Ginnie a sad and unhappy child? No she is happy and uncomplicated with an open nature. 4) The passage indicates that Ginnie’s father found success in a business. What business is it? Coffee. 5) What did Ginnie say to the driver of the car when he opened the window? Nothing, the story continues. 6) Where did the car pull up? On a dusty verge. Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved For LOW COST English Training go to http://efltdirect.asia or write to admin@efltdirect.asia Start learning for as low as $1

PowerPoint Presentation : Summary Today you learned about parts 1 and 2 of the IELTS speaking test and the type of material that might be used. You also answered questions and were challenged for reading comprehension. Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved For LOW COST English Training go to http://efltdirect.asia or write to admin@efltdirect.asia Start learning for as low as $1

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