IELTS Reading Test | True, False & Not Given Question Type

IELTS Reading Test | True, False & Not Given Question Type

Ninan Lawrence Published:
March 28, 2024

In IELTS GT Reading test, candidates find the true, false, & not given question type to be their least preferred question type as it requires a lot of work on their part to respond. This part includes both reading material and a fact list. You must use the text to determine if the facts provided are true, false, or not given. Despite the difficulty of answering this type of question, you can quickly address it by using professional, tried-and-true suggestions.

True, false, not given AND yes, no and not given differ mostly in the kind of information that is presented in the text. True, false, not given contains factual facts, whereas yes, no and not given is based on the writer's claims, personal beliefs, and points of view. This article aims to equip the reader with all of the knowledge, techniques, and methods that are required to boost IELTS general reading scores, especially true, false, & not given. Make sure to try all the developing abilities tasks that we have provided here. 


Effectively dealing with the true, false & not given question type

The suggestions that we have given below, can help you in completing the assignment efficiently and within the prescribed time limits.

  • Find the terms that are related to the question in the question statement to assist you in finding the information in the passage. Additionally, thoroughly examine the phrase to understand its meaning.

  • You cannot always locate the exact terms when searching through the paragraphs. Try to find terms or expressions that have similar meanings.

  • A single word can change the sentence's whole meaning. Therefore, pay close attention to terms like some, occasionally, never, and everything.

  • To fully comprehend the meaning, carefully read the passage. If the information in the question statement matches the information in the text, the answer is True. If the question statement contrasts with the facts in the passage, the answer will be False. If the passage has no information, then the answer is Not Given.

  • Keep in mind that the questions will be rephrased to make them more challenging.

  • The facts in the text will be presented in the same sequence as the question statements. It indicates that you can locate the information needed for the first question statement before the answers needed for the second.

  • While responding to the questions, avoid attempting to provide more information. Depend exclusively on the details presented in the paragraph.

  • The method of paraphrasing the question sentence has been beneficial. It enables you to precisely comprehend the statement's meaning so that you may do the task in the least amount of time.

  • If you find the question stated difficult to answer, proceed to the next question. You may always go back to the questions that remain unanswered. It will help you save time.

  • Skim the sections to get a sense of what is important.

  • Know the difference between Not Given and False. Not given indicates that you cannot locate information in the passage. False implies that the information will be in contrast to the passage's content.

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