Remember to read the instructions carefully. The instructions will tell you where to find the answers, what you need to do, what kind of answer is required, and how many words you need to write. The instructions will also tell you if an option can be used more than once, and will remind you to transfer your answers to your Answer Sheet.
Remember that the questions for certain task types follow the order of information in the reading passage.
Remember to read all the questions very carefully.
Practise scanning for key words in the extracts or the reading passage that match the items. You can also practise scanning for paraphrases of key words.
Remember that in most tasks which involve writing words or numbers, e.g. Short-answer Questions, the answers have to be grammatically correct and spelt correctly. Accuracy in spelling and word form are very important and you will be penalised for incorrect spelling.
Use the information provided in the notes, tables, diagrams or flow-charts, as well as any examples, to predict the type of information that is required.
In classroom activities, discuss the type of information you need for each task type you might meet in the test.
Underline key words and phrases when you read as well as paying attention to key words in the questions.
Practise using synonyms, summary words etc. to help you locate information.