In this lesson, we are going to provide you some tips and tricks to address the True, False, and Not Given questions, and Yes, No, Not Given questions in IELTS Reading Test. These two types of prompts are very, very similar. In fact, it is a little bit hard to find big differences between them. However, it really does make sense to put both of these prompt types, in the same lessons because the same strategies apply.
You shouldn't spend too much time worrying about how they are different. Once you understand the basic strategy for both of these questions, then you will know how to approach them when you see them on the test. These True/False/Not Given and Yes/No/Not Given tend to be some of the more challenging types of prompts for students. It is gonna be important to know how to approach these and to feel confident about that you know exactly what you are looking for when you suppose to look for.
First of all, some basic things on how to approach the question. Just like many other IELTS reading prompt types scanning this really, really important for this question type. Your job is even more important with True, False, Not Given question and Yes, No, Not Given question, your job of scanning.
Because you can waste a lot of time searching for things in this prompt type that are not just in the reading passage. One of the answer choices is not given as we will see in a moment, which means that the answer isn't provided by the text. If you are searching and searching and searching for something that just isn't there, you can waste a lot of time.
It is important to be very efficient about that. It is very important, to begin with, whatever prompt you think you can find the answer to fastest. That is especially important for these because with these question types the answers do come in order. That is a very nice thing to have for this type of prompt because you will know when you find that answer to question number 3, that you should look for answers to numbers 1 and 2 before you found that place where you found the answer for number 3, for example.
Once you find one answer that you are pretty confident about, you can go to a specific spot in the passage to look for the other answers. The ones that come before and after, and it helps you very often to eliminate some possibilities. Because if you know that you have searched and you have a pretty confident sense of what is in.
You know the answer would have to be there, but you are just not finding it, you can move ahead and answer not given. To that prompt because you are pretty confident it is just not going to be found in the article. You underline those keywords in the prompts.
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