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Techniques to increase reading speed

In the IELTS test you have to read about 900 words! Answering 40 questions in English in 60 minutes seems impossible. To solve this problem and succeed in this part, we need two skills, one is the technique of answering all kinds of questions and the other is "speed reading”. In this article, we want to introduce you to the techniques of increasing the reading speed, so stay tuned.

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Like all other IELTS test skills, being fast in IELTS reading requires a lot of practice. Once you can read the text quickly, you can take the time to check the answers to your IELTS reading questions and attend the test session with more confidence. When you read several texts before the test, in addition to increasing your speed, you will also increase your language level.

The ability to read quickly on the IELTS test is important, but IELTS reading techniques are also important. High-speed reading is sometimes helpful; But sometimes it prevents you from answering IELTS test questions correctly. So, we need to know when fast and when we need to read the text slowly and in detail. In general, we need to read the text faster when looking for the general meaning of the text or finding specific words and phrases.

Techniques to increase reading speed

1. Take time while studying.

How many words can you read per minute? Measure your reading speed. Use the following formula for this purpose:

Number of lines on that page x Number of words in a line

2. Study different topics.

Reading a non-fiction article may take longer than reading a few pages of a crime book. If you want to evaluate your progress, be sure to read a suitable text every time you practice to increase your speed.

3. Aim realistically.

Your primary goal should be to “read fast”, but the question is, how fast do you want to read? Speed ​​reading is not just about speeding up words, it is about how well you understand what is being read.

If you read an article in one minute but do not remember anything at the end, then the speed of your reading method is not correct. Remember to use your index finger or pen to follow the lines as you read. This will speed up your reading.

4. Do not read all the words.

Our eyes can only see a few words at a time when reading. So, try to see the maximum number of words but not all words. It is better to read the words in sections.

5. Read silently.

Not only should you not read aloud but you should not hear the words in your head while reading. This will drastically reduce your reading speed. It may be difficult at first to do this, but gradually you will master it with practice.

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