IELTS Reading Tip 1 : “Skimming for Content Words”

When you skim a text, your eye needs to move over the surface of the text very quickly in order to understand the meaning without looking at every word. Focus on content words like nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs, but especially nouns and verbs. Learn to ignore functional words like ‘at’, ‘in’, ‘the’, ‘for’ and so on. Also notice any negative or positive words.


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