This General Training IELTS Reading post focuses on solutions to IELTS Cambridge 6 Reading Test B Section 2 that has two texts entitled ‘SELF-STUDY TIPS’ & ‘STUDY CENTRE COURSES’. This is a targeted post for GT IELTS candidates who have big problems finding out and understanding Reading Answers in the GT module. This post can guide you the best to understand every Reading answer without much trouble. Finding out IELTS Reading answers is a steady process, and this post will assist you in this respect.
IELTS Cambridge 6 Test B: GT Reading Module
Section 2: 15-27
The headline of the text: SELF-STUDY TIPS
Questions 15-21: List of headings
[In this question type, IELTS candidates are provided with a list of headings, usually identified with lower-case Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, etc,). A heading will refer to the main idea of the paragraph or section of the text. Candidates must find out the equivalent heading to the correct paragraphs or sections, which are marked with alphabets A, B, C and so forth. Candidates need to write the appropriate Roman numerals in the boxes on their answer sheets. There will always be two or three more headings than there are paragraphs or sections. So, some of the headings will not be used. It is also likely that some paragraphs or sections may not be included in the task. Generally, the first paragraph is an example paragraph which will be done for the candidates for their understanding of the task.
TIPS: Skimming is the best reading technique. You need not understand every word here. Just try to gather the gist of the sentences. That’s all. Read quickly and don’t stop until you finish each sentence.]
Question 15: Section B
In section B, lines 3-6 say, “ .. . .and make sure that you tackle the most significant tasks first, leaving the easier or less urgent areas of your work until later.”
Here, tackle the most significant tasks first = prioritise your work,
So, the answer is: xi (Prioritise your work)
Question 16: Section C
In section C, lines 1-7 says, “ . .. . make sure that you have an area or space for studying. Don’t do it just anywhere. If you always study in the same place, preferably a room of your own, you will find it easier to adjust mentally to the activity when you enter that area. .. . . . ”
Here, make sure that you have an area or space for studying = create a working place,
The following lines support the idea.
So, the answer is: iv (Create a working place)
Question 17: Section D
Take a look at the first few lines of section D, “Make sure that all the physical equipment that you use, such as a desk, chair etc. is at a good height for you. .. .. .”
Here, desk, chair etc. is at a good height for you = sit comfortably,
So, the answer is: v (Sit comfortably)
Question 18: Section E
In section E, the first lines say, “If you are doing a long essay or research paper which involves the use of library books or other articles, it helps to keep details of the titles and authors on small cards in a card box. It is also a good idea to log these alphabetically so that you can find them easily – . .. . .”
Here, keep details of the titles and authors on small cards in a card box = catalogue references,
So, the answer is: ix (Catalogue references)
Question 19: Section F
In section F, take a look at lines 2-4, “. .. .. . If you find a useful article in the library, it is best to make a copy of the relevant pages before you leave. .. .. . .”
Here, make a copy of the relevant pages = Photocopy important material,
So, the answer is: viii (Photocopy important material)
Question 20: Section G
Take a close look at lines 3-6 in section G, “ . .. it may be that you actually need to take your mind right off it for a period of time. ‘Airing the mind’ can work wonders sometimes. . .. ..”
Here, need to take your mind right off = take a break,
So, the answer is: ii (Take a break)
Question 21: Section H
In section H, the answer is found in lines in the first lines, “Similarly, it may help to discuss a topic with other people, especially if you feel that you have insufficient ideas, or too many disorganised ideas. . ..”
Here, discuss a topic with other people = talk about your work,
So, the answer is: vii (Talk about your work)
The headline of the text: STUDY CENTRE COURSES
Questions 22-27: Identifying information
[This question asks you to find information from the passage and write the number of the paragraph (A, B, C or D … .. ) in the answer sheet. Now, if the question is given in the very first part of the question set, I’d request you not to answer them. It’s mainly because this question will not follow any sequence, and so it will surely kill your time. Rather, you should answer all the other questions first. And just like List of Headings, only read the first two lines or last two lines of the expected paragraph initially. If you find the answers, you need not read the middle part. If you don’t find answers yet, you can skim the middle part of the paragraph. Keywords will be a useful matter here.]
Question 22: This course would be useful for dealing with letters of complaint.
Keywords for this question: letters with complaint,
The course category K entitled ‘The Customer is Always Right’ says, “An interesting angle – how do you reply to letters from customers? What tone is best and when? How do you achieve results?”
Here, letters from customers = letters of complaint,
So, the answer is: K
Question 23: This course will help you use the libraries.
Keywords for this question: use, libraries,
The course category C entitled ‘Source Material’ says, “How do you gather information for a project or paper? A practical course which looks at sources of information and how to use cataloguing systems.”
Here, sources of information & use cataloguing systems = use the libraries,
So, the answer is: C
Question 24: This course will improve your performance at interviews.
Keywords for this question: improve, performance, interviews,
The course category I entitled ‘The Job for Me’ says, “Written and oral course with simulation exercises using authentic newspaper advertisements.”
Here, Written and oral course indicates to interviews,
So, the answer is: I
Question 25: This course will help you with acknowledging your sources.
Keywords for this question: acknowledging, sources,
The course category H entitled ‘Quote Me if You Must’ says, “The do’s and don’ts of using source material. How to incorporate it into your own work in an acceptable way. How not to plagiarise other people’s articles, books etc.”
Here, do’s and don’ts of using source material & How not to plagiarise = acknowledging your sources,
So, the answer is: H
Question 26: This course will help you improve your reading skills.
Keywords for this question: improve, reading skills,
The course category G entitled ‘Caught for Speeding’ says, “ .. . .. .Simple eye exercises to help you skim and scan. How to be selective on the page. Using headings, topic sentences and paragraphs for easy access.”
Here, skim and scan = reading skills,
So, the answer is: G
Question 27: This course will help you improve your grammar.
Keywords for this question: improve, grammar,
The course category L entitled ‘Tense about Tenses’ says, “For those who worry about their individual words – a look at tenses and other aspects of the language through poetry and song. .. .. .”
Here, tenses and other aspects of the language = grammar,
So, the answer is: L