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Finding Information: Skimming and Scanning

This lesson provides an in-depth exploration of skimming and scanning, two critical reading strategies essential for excelling in the IELTS reading exam.
  • Skimming and scanning are vital for efficiently navigating the IELTS reading paper due to the limited time available.
  • Skimming involves quickly identifying the main ideas and structure of a text without reading it in detail.
  • Scanning is used for locating specific information within the text to answer questions accurately.
  • Both skills are crucial for improving one's score on the IELTS reading section.
  • Practicing these strategies with IELTS material and other reading sources is recommended to enhance proficiency.
Introduction to Skimming and Scanning
The Art of Skimming
Mastering Scanning
Practical Application and Advice