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STRATEGIES AND TIPS
A strategy is a plan. A tip is a suggestion. A strategy tells you how to answer a question. A tip will help you answer it quickly.
The IELTS exam is a two-hour exam with four parts and many types of questions in each part. You need to have a plan before you start to answer these questions. You need to have a strategy. There are many possible ways to try to answer a question; you must find the best strategy for you.
The tips in this book will help you make efficient choices. The tips will make you a faster, more proficient test taker. A good test strategy combined with useful tips will improve your efficiency and increase your score on the exam.
IELTS Basic Strategies
When you search the Internet, you type a word into the web browser. That word is a key word. The browser will search all the web pages on the Internet for that word or a related word.
Similarly, you can use key words to help you on the IELTS. You identify a key word in the questions and answers and then search the passage for that word or a related word.
Key words will help you focus your attention on what is important when you read or when you listen. If you look and listen for a key word or a related word, you will be able to find the answer to the question faster.
Key words can be any part of speech, but they are usually nouns, verbs, and modifiers. They answer the questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how.