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EFLT Direct English Online Understanding IELTS 5 - Introduction to Reading More : EFLT Direct English Online Understanding IELTS 5 - Introduction to Reading More Copyright © 2013-14 EFLT Direct · All rights reserved Start learning for as low as $1

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More About the Test : More About the Test During the test you will be exposed to several different types of question. These may include multiple choice, sentence matching, locating information, tables and graphs and sentence completion. You will need to practice your reading skills well before the test and get used to several reading techniques to assist with your understanding. Three techniques which you should practice and use are: 1. Skimming 2. Scanning 3. Reading for Detail Skimming means to read very quickly to get the main idea of the passage. Scanning means that you read quickly to pick up specific information, points, etc. Reading for detail means just that, you read everything to get all the information. Cultivate reading skills like grasping the bigger picture and identifying facts from opinions; keep focused on main arguments in the written text and summarize key points. As a reminder, you have three reading passages to complete in one hour; they are progressively more difficult. Part 1 lasts for 17 minutes, part 2 for 20 minutes and part 3 for 23 minutes. 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 Previewing : Example Previewing Preview the following passage, can you identify the topic? A black hole is a region of space created by the total gravitational collapse of matter. It is so intense that nothing, not even light or radiation, can escape. In other words, it is a one way surface through which matter can fall inward but cannot emerge. Some astronomers believe that a black hole may be formed when a large star collapses inward from its own weight. So long as they are emitting heat and light into space, stars support themselves against their own gravitational pull with the outward thermal pressure generated by heat from nuclear reactions deep in their interiors. But if a star eventually exhausts its nuclear fuel, then its unbalanced gravitational attraction could cause it to contract and collapse. Furthermore, it could begin to pull in surrounding matter, including nearby comets and planets, creating a black hole. Answer: The topic is black holes. 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

Reading for Main Ideas : Reading for Main Ideas What’s the main idea here and what would be a good title for the passage? For more than a century, despite attacks by a few opposing scientists, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection has stood firm. Now, however, some respected biologists are beginning to question whether the theory accounts for major developments such as the shift from water to land habitation. Clearly, evolution has not proceeded steadily but has progressed by radical advances. Recent research in molecular biology, particularly in the study of DNA, provides us with a new possibility. Not only environmental changes but also genetic codes in the underlying structure of DNA could govern evolution. Answer: The main idea is that biologists are beginning to question Darwin’s theory. 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

Scanning for Details : Scanning for Details To prepare for a career in engineering, a student must begin planning in high school. Mathematics and science should form the core curriculum. For example, in a school where sixteen credit hours are required for high school graduation, four should be in mathematics, one in each chemistry, biology, and physics. The remaining credits should include four in English and at least three in the humanities and social sciences. The average entering freshman in engineering should have achieved at least a 2.5 grade point on a 4.0 scale in his or her high school. Although deficiencies can be corrected during the first year, the student who needs additional work should expect to spend five instead of four years to complete a degree. Now answer the questions: 1. What is the average grade point for an entering freshman in engineering? 2. When should a student begin planning for a career in engineering? 3. How can a student correct deficiencies in preparation? 4. How many credits should a student have in English? 5. How many credits are required for a high school diploma? Answers: (1) 2.5 (2) in high school (3) spending 5 years (4) four (5) sixteen 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 : Making inferences When an acid is dissolved in water, the acid molecule divides into two parts, a hydrogen ion and another ion. An ion is an atom or a group of atoms which has an electrical charge. The charge can be either positive or negative. If hydrochloric acid is mixed with water, for example, it divides into hydrogen ions and chlorine ions. A strong acid ionizes to a great extent, but a weak acid does not ionize much. The strength of an acid, therefore, depends on how much it ionizes, not on how many hydrogen ions are produced. It is interesting that nitric acid and sulfuric acid become greatly ionized whereas boric acid and carbonic acid do not. Now answer the questions: What kind of acid is sulfuric acid? What kind of acid is boric acid? Answer: A strong acid ionizes to a great extent and sulfuric acid becomes greatly ionized – sulfuric acid is a strong acid. A week acid does not ionize so much and boric acid does not ionize greatly – boric acid is a weak acid 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 : Identifying Exceptions All music consists of two elements -- expression and design. Expression is inexact and subjective, and may be enjoyed in a personal or instinctive way. Design, on the other hand is exact and must be analyzed objectively in order to be understood and appreciated. The folk song, for example, has a definite musical design which relies on a simple repetition with a definite beginning and ending. A folk song generally consists of one stanza of music repeated for each stanza of verse. Because of their communal, and usually uncertain origin, folk songs are often popular verse set to music. They are not always recorded and tend to be passed on in a kind of musical version of oral history. Each singer revises and perfects the song. In part as a consequence of this continuous revision process, most folk songs are almost perfect in their construction and design. A particular singer’s interpretation of the folk song may provide an interesting expression, but the simple design that underlies the song itself is stable and enduring. All of the following are true of a folk song EXCEPT: There is a clear start and finish (B) The origin is often not known The design may change in the interpretation (D) Simple repetition is characteristic of its design . (The exception is C) 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 more about parts 1, 2 and 3 of the IELTS reading 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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