Important Tips for IELTS Reading module: how to deal with unknown words

Hello everyone, today I’m going to discuss a very important issue of Reading module of IELTS exam which is Unknown Words. After going through this short article of tips, I hope you won’t find it difficult to deal with unknown words. The tips are quite simple steps. Let’s begin.

Unknown words !!!

Oh God! What I’m going to do?

This is our initial reaction to unknown words. Whenever we start reading any article in English, we face this complication and we think that we are in a fix. Actually, handling unknown words are actually one of the major skills in IELTS test, which not only shows the test taker’s  deftness in English language but also it often shows his brilliance in coping with pressure situation. So, the question is not how you can handle this issue. The question is how you can stop panicking if you face unknown or complex words. I’m going to show you some easy ways with which I achieved a band 8 score in IELTS Reading.

  1. Practice Reading module everyday.

This might look a bit boring to you. But this is probably the best way to handle unknown words. You have to keep cool, take a deep breath and then  start working with Reading Passage 1 of any IELTS test. If you become frustrated, stop it for sometime. Then start it again. Get used to with it. After a few sessions, it will be gradually less painful and more enjoyable to you.

  1. Learn at least 5 new words everyday.

This is another way to improve your skills in IELTS cum English language. And, it is a real fun if you get used to with it. Set a goal of learning at least 5 words. If you feel bored, don’t learn more. But, try to learn at least 5 words everyday. By the word learn I mean that you learn the meaning and try to make at least a sentence with it.

  1. Recap all the new words once or twice a week.

Repeating new words can help you to refurbish your learning and make you confident. So, try to recap whatever the words you have learnt for the first time. You can do it by writing new sentences or use the words in writing new Writing Task 1 or Task 2.

  1. Read articles or topics on geography, latest inventions, research, language, culture etc.

This might help you the most. If you find it boring or difficult to attend IELTS Reading module, try reading articles on different current, historical and technology-based issues. It gives you a good idea on article formation and unknown words.

  1. Make a list of all unknown words in a separate note book.

I did it and I still do it! It is essential for you to remember what you have learnt over the last couple of weeks or months. So, a note book helps you the most in this respect. You can also use this note book as a reference book in future.

I hope you will follow these tips and get used to with unknown words.

Remember, to achieve a good band in Reading module, you have to face your fear of dealing with unknown words. Follow these steps like me and get a great band.

Happy IELTS!

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