The Reading Passage
18 Sep 2014 admin
Getting the grip of the context is the key to understanding the entire passage. Context is the part of a text or statement that surrounds a particular word or passage and determines its meaning. Let’s say you pick a newspaper to read – those headlines, graphics and photos you see can capture your attention and give you a context.
The reading passage in IELTS is not of your choice; it is given to you to read. You don’t have a shred of a clue as to what it is about, and it may or may not interest you. Yet in order for you to understand it, you need some clues. When you look at the passage, you must make some predictions.
- What is the passage about?
- What is the main idea?
- Who are the characters?
- When are things taking place?
- Where is it happening?
- Why is it important?
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