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1 IELTS Reading Webinar By Marcus Campbell, Windsor School of English, Moscow

2 What have you read today?

3 For pleasure

4 What have you read today? For pleasure For work

5 What have you read today? For pleasure For work For need

6 What have you read today? For pleasure For work For need We use different reading skills for different situations. The IELTS exam tests your ability to use all of these skills

7 The different reading skills

8 Skimming – Reading quickly to understand the general idea of the article.

9 The different reading skills Skimming – Reading quickly to understand the general idea of the article. Scanning – Looking for specific information. A name, a place or a number.

10 The different reading skills Skimming – Reading quickly to understand the general idea of the article. Scanning – Looking for specific information. A name, a place or a number. Reading for detail – looking ‘between the lines’, understanding the writer’s opinion

11 The different reading skills Skimming – Reading quickly to understand the general idea of the article. Scanning – Looking for specific information. A name, a place or a number. Reading for detail – looking ‘between the lines’, understanding the writer’s opinion What type of reading do you need to do for each question?

12 Lets look at skimming!

13 What is the general topic of the passage? Look for keywords that relate to the meaning of the subject

14 Lets look at skimming! “Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole £100,000 from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch- marking machine, but forgot to switch off the line painting mechanism. Officers simply followed the white line to find them.”

15 Lets look at skimming! “Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole £100,000 from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch-marking machine, but forgot to switch off the line painting mechanism. Officers simply followed the white line to find them.”

16 Lets look at skimming! “Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole £100,000 from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch-marking machine, but forgot to switch off the line painting mechanism. Officers simply followed the white line to find them.” Crime

17 What, where, when, how much? “Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole £100,000 from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch- marking machine, but forgot to switch off the line painting mechanism. Officers simply followed the white line to find them.”

18 What, where, when, how much? “Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole £100,000 from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch- marking machine, but forgot to switch off the line painting mechanism. Officers simply followed the white line to find them.” How much money did thieves try to steal?

19 What, where, when, how much? “Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole £100,000 from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch- marking machine, but forgot to switch off the line painting mechanism. Officers simply followed the white line to find them.” How much money did thieves try to steal?

20 Look in more detail… “Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole £100,000 from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch- marking machine, but forgot to switch off the line painting mechanism. Officers simply followed the white line to find them.”

21 Look in more detail… “Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole £100,000 from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch- marking machine, but forgot to switch off the line painting mechanism. Officers simply followed the white line to find them.” The robbers used an unusual vehicle to get away in

22 Look in more detail… “Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole £100,000 from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch- marking machine, but forgot to switch off the line painting mechanism. Officers simply followed the white line to find them.” The robbers used an unusual vehicle to get away in

23 Look in more detail… “Police had no difficulty apprehending a gang of thieves who stole £100,000 from a football club. The robbers made their escape on a pitch- marking machine, but forgot to switch off the line painting mechanism. Officers simply followed the white line to find them.” The robbers used an unusual vehicle to get away in True

24 Remember the time!

25 60 Minutes – no extra time!

26 Remember the time! 60 Minutes – no extra time! Between 2000 and 2500 words!

27 Remember the time! 60 Minutes – no extra time! Between 2000 and 2500 words! You do not need to understand every word

28 Remember the time! 60 Minutes – no extra time! Between 2000 and 2500 words! You do not need to understand every word Use your time carefully!

29 In the exam Step 1 – look at the title

30 In the exam Step 1 – look at the title “ Sleep better than midnight oil on eve of exams”

31 In the exam Step 1 – look at the title “ Sleep better than midnight oil on eve of exams”

32 In the exam Step 1 – look at the title “ Sleep better than midnight oil on eve of exams”

33 In the exam Step 1 – look at the title “ Sleep better than midnight oil on eve of exams” It’s better to go to sleep early on the evening before your exams than to stay up late studying

34 In the exam Step 1 – look at the title Step 2 – Is there a picture?

35 In the exam Step 1 – look at the title Step 2 – Is there a picture? Step 3 - Skim the first paragraph

36 In the exam Step 1 – look at the title Step 2 – Is there a picture? Step 3 - Skim the first paragraph Now go to the questions!

37 Questions

38 40 questions

39 Questions 40 questions 3 sections

40 Questions 40 questions 3 sections Each question worth the same mark Do not spend too long on each question

41 Questions 40 questions 3 sections Each question worth the same mark Do not spend too long on each question If you still don’t know the answer – guess!

42 Questions Heading matching

43 Questions Heading matching In academic writing, the central topic of each paragraph is usually (but not always) presented in the first sentence

44 Questions Heading matching “Perhaps the advantage of the walking school bus is the health benefits of regular physical exercise. With the rise of childhood obesity, this is a significant factor. Studies show that approximately 14% of young people are not physically active, while almost 10% children aged 2 to 6 are considered overweight in the United States”

45 Questions Heading matching “Perhaps the advantage of the walking school bus is the health benefits of regular physical exercise. With the rise of childhood obesity, this is a significant factor. Studies show that approximately 14% of young people are not physically active, while almost 10% children aged 2 to 6 are considered overweight in the United States” 1 - Benefiting the local environment 2 – Providing Healthy daily Exercise 3 – The aim of the walking school bus 4 – The development of the walking bus

46 Questions Heading matching “Perhaps the advantage of the walking school bus is the health benefits of regular physical exercise. With the rise of childhood obesity, this is a significant factor. Studies show that approximately 14% of young people are not physically active, while almost 10% children aged 2 to 6 are considered overweight in the United States” 1 - Benefiting the local environment 2 – Providing Healthy daily Exercise 3 – The aim of the walking school bus 4 – The development of the walking bus

47 Questions Heading matching “Perhaps the advantage of the walking school bus is the health benefits of regular physical exercise. With the rise of childhood obesity, this is a significant factor. Studies show that approximately 14% of young people are not physically active, while almost 10% children aged 2 to 6 are considered overweight in the United States” 1 - Benefiting the local environment 2 – Providing Healthy daily Exercise 3 – The aim of the walking school bus 4 – The development of the walking bus

48 Questions Heading matching “The walking school bus concept originated in 1998 in St Albans, England, as a result of parental concerns over speeding vehicles and children’s safety. The idea spread quickly through Britain and was adopted quickly in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Because of the social and physical benefits of the walking bus, the number of programs in such locations has continued to grow. In the United States, however, the waling bus programs have not caught on as quickly. Hopefully the number of such programs there will multiply as people recognize their numerous advantages.”

49 Questions Heading matching “The walking school bus concept originated in 1998 in St Albans, England, as a result of parental concerns over speeding vehicles and children’s safety. The idea spread quickly through Britain and was adopted quickly in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Because of the social and physical benefits of the walking bus, the number of programs in such locations has continued to grow. In the United States, however, the walking bus programs have not caught on as quickly. Hopefully the number of such programs there will multiply as people recognize their numerous advantages.” 1 - Benefiting the local environment 2 – Providing Healthy daily Exercise 3 – The aim of the walking school bus 4 – The development of the walking bus

50 Questions Heading matching “The walking school bus concept originated in 1998 in St Albans, England, as a result of parental concerns over speeding vehicles and children’s safety. The idea spread quickly through Britain and was adopted quickly in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Because of the social and physical benefits of the walking bus, the number of programs in such locations has continued to grow. In the United States, however, the walking bus programs have not caught on as quickly. Hopefully the number of such programs there will multiply as people recognize their numerous advantages.” 1 - Benefiting the local environment 2 – Providing Healthy daily Exercise 3 – The aim of the walking school bus 4 – The development of the walking bus

51 Questions Heading matching “The walking school bus concept originated in 1998 in St Albans, England, as a result of parental concerns over speeding vehicles and children’s safety. The idea spread quickly through Britain and was adopted quickly in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Because of the social and physical benefits of the walking bus, the number of programs in such locations has continued to grow. In the United States, however, the walking bus programs have not caught on as quickly. Hopefully the number of such programs there will multiply as people recognize their numerous advantages.” 1 - Benefiting the local environment 2 – Providing Healthy daily Exercise 3 – The aim of the walking school bus 4 – The development of the walking bus

52 Questions Expect to be tested on a range of questions, such as gap filling, sentence completion, true/false/not given.

53 Questions Expect to be tested on a range of questions, such as gap filling, sentence completion, true/false/not given. Always answer every question – you don’t loose marks for a wrong answer!

54 Questions Expect to be tested on a range of questions, such as gap filling, sentence completion, true/false/not given. Always answer every question – you don’t loose marks for a wrong answer! Check the word limit

55 Questions Expect to be tested on a range of questions, such as gap filling, sentence completion, true/false/not given. Always answer every question – you don’t loose marks for a wrong answer! Check the word limit Remember, spelling is vital!

56 Reading overview Lasts for 60 minutes

57 Reading overview Lasts for 60 minutes Consists of 3 parts

58 Reading overview Lasts for 60 minutes Consists of 3 parts 40 questions

59 Reading overview Lasts for 60 minutes Consists of 3 parts 40 questions Is the second part of the test

60 Reading overview Lasts for 60 minutes Consists of 3 parts 40 questions Is the second part of the test No extra time for answers

61 Reading overview Lasts for 60 minutes Consists of 3 parts 40 questions Is the second part of the test No extra time for answers Word limit includes articles and prepositions


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