DAY 16 – Sharpen your IELTS Listening – Reading Skill – TRUE/FALSE/NOT GIVEN – Practice reading online

Practice TRUE/FALSE/NOT GIVEN in IELTS Reading with effective test steps!


This is the type of test that is easy to get wrong in the IELTS Reading test, and easy to confuse the answers.

The tip is that you should practice a lot of these types of lessons in the book Cam to “impregnate the idea” of the author’s question and answer selection, so when taking the real test, the feeling of typing the answer will be more solid. . Make sure this sentence is True/False or Not Given. Because it’s not that I don’t think it’s unreasonable to choose, based on the reading passages, based on the IELTS Reading question-making habits.

Practicing a lot will not be wrong anymore, because I know for sure that many of you are afraid of this type of exercise, right.

Later, I will talk more deeply, take a quick look to recognize the post type:

IELTS reading true false notice 1

True/False/Not Given card illustration

2. Steps to do the test

Step 1: Determine T/F/NG or Y/N/NG

First determine if it’s TRUE /FALSE /NOT GIVEN or YES /NO /NOT GIVEN, because if the topic is TRUE /FALSE /NOT GIVEN but below you type YES /NO /NOT GIVEN, it will NOT be scored. , so I have to be extremely careful, because I also get confused many times, so I usually circle and frame the topic before doing it.

Next, the rule of Reading is to always read the question before reading the passage (it’s up to you, as long as you find it effective), I always read the question first and underline the keywords.

For example:

Your Rider Indentify Card will be sent to you before the event.

Underline keyword: Rider Indentify Card (because this phrase is written in capitals, it will be easy to spot in the reading); before (because if in the reading passage says “after” then this is False, the passage does not mention “before” or “after” time then this is NOT GIVEN”)

Step 2: Read the passage and choose your answers

Remember that the T/F/NG will go in the order of the questions corresponding to the order of the readings. So usually I will read 2 questions at once and then find the position of that sentence in the reading passage. Because I’m afraid that the first sentence is Not Given, I can’t find the position even if I search forever. So to do the test faster, you can combine 2-3 sentences, remember the keywords and then search.

Find where the information is located, now just read it carefully, read it carefully, and everything is within the limits of the reading.

Golden rule: ABSOLUTELY NO STRATEGY. Deducing for a while will definitely be wrong, believe me  So just read the information in the passage, and determine, don’t think too complicated, don’t speculate, don’t think according to your own ideas, remember that the author writing is not too complicated for you, keep things simple and know where the author “tricks” you, then choose according to reason and certainty.

Another rule is absolutely not to confuse False and Not given, if not mentioned is Not Given, or there is a side not mentioned is Not Given.

If the exact opposite is False, or in the reading passage it says “Sales department is the department that needs the most personnel in the company…”. The question is “Because of the nature of the company, it needs a lot of personnel, say the most, working in the Marketing department”, will this sentence be T/F or NG? The answer is “False”, because the department with the most employees has only one department, which is the Marketing department, not Sales. So this sentence is FALSE.

Step 4: Check the answer

Quick test of the answer usually I will see with my eyes, that is, for example, there are 5 sentences, but I choose TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE FALSE, which is a bit wrong. The first is that I haven’t seen Not given (which normally should have appeared all 3 options T/F/NG), the second is that there are 4 consecutive True sentences (quite rare) so it’s definitely 1 out of 4. That has a high probability of being wrong that needs to be checked.

But if you check carefully, you need to check each sentence, usually if you are not sure, you will circle it again, later at the end of the hour there is still time to check again, so checking 2-3 times will be more reliable.

3. Practice

William Kamkwamba

IELTS reading true false notice 2

In 2002, William Kamkwamba had to drop out of school, as his father, a maize and tobacco farmer, could no longer afford his school fees. But despite this setback, William was determined to get his education. He began visiting a local library that had just opened in his old primary school, where he discovered a tattered science book. With only a rudimentary grasp of English, he taught himself basic physics – mainly by studying photos and diagrams. Another book he found there featured windmills on the cover and inspired him to try and build his own.

He started by a small model. Then, with the help of a cousin and friend, he spent many weeks searching scrap yards and found old tractor fans, shock absorbers, plastic pipe and bicycle parts, which he used to build the real thing.

For windmill blades, William cut some bath pipe in two lengthwise, then heated the pieces over hot coals to press the curled edges flat. To bore holes into the blades, he stuck a nail through half a corncob, heated the metal red and twisted it through the blades. It took three hours to repeatedly heat the nail and bore the holes. He attached the blades to a tractor fan using proper nuts and bolts and then to the back axle of a bicycle. Electricity was generated through the bicycle dynamo. When the wind blew the blades, the bike chain spun the bike wheel, which charged the dynamo and sent a current through wire to his house.

What he had built was a crude machine that produced 12 volts and powered four lights. When it was all done, the windmill’s wingspan measured more than eight feet and sat on top of a rickety tower 15 feet tall that swayed violently in strong gales. He eventually replaced the tower with a sturdier one that stands 39 feet, and built a second machine that watered a family garden.

The windmill brought William Kamkwamba instant local fame, but despite his accomplishment, he was still unable to return to school.

However, news of his magetsi a mphepo – electric wind – spread beyond Malawi, and eventually things began to change. An education official, who had heard news of the windmill, came to visit his village and was amazed to learn that William had been out of school for five years. He arranged for him to attend secondary school at the government’s expense and brought to the farm to see the windmill. Then a story published in the Malawi Daily Mail caught the attention of bloggers, which in turn caught the attention of organizers for the Technology Entertainment and Design conference.

In 2007, William spoke at the TED Global conference in Tanzania and got a standing ovation. Businessmen stepped forward with offers to fund his education and projects, and with money donated by them, he was able to put his cousin and several friends back into school and pay for some medical needs of his family. With the donation, he also drilled a borehole for a well and water pump in his village and installed drip irrigation in his father’s fields.

The water pump has allowed his family to expand its crops. They have abandoned tobacco and now grow maize, beans, soybeans, potatoes and peanuts. The windmills have also brought big lifestyle and health changes to the other villagers. ‘The village has changed a lot,’ William says. ‘Now, the time that they would have spent going to fetch water, they are using for doing other things. And also the water they are drinking is clean water, so there is less disease.’ The villagers have also stopped using kerosene and can use the money previously spent on fuel to buy other things.

William Kamkwamba’s example has inspired other children in the village to pursue science. William says they now see that if they put their mind to something, they can achieve it. ‘It has changed the way people think,’ he says.

Questions 6-10

Do the following statements agree with the information given in Reading Passage?

In boxes 6-10 on your answer sheet write

TRUE – if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE – if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN – if there is no information on this

6. William used the electricity he created for village transport. ……….

7. At first, William’s achievement was ignored by local people. ……….

8. Journalists from other countries visited William’s farm. ……….

9. William used money he received to improve water supplies in his village. ……….

10. The health of the villagers has improved since the windmill was built. ……….







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