IELTS reading table completion

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  1. IELTS reading table completion 
  2. Explanation about IELTS reading table completion 
  3. IELTS reading table completion - strategies and tips to solve 
  4. Skills required to solve the IELTS reading table completion questions 
  5. Challenges faced while answering the IELTS reading table completion questions 
  6. Difference between academic table completion and general table completion
  7. Table Completion skill building exercise 1 (academic) 
  8. Table Completion skill building exercise 2 (general) 
  9. Answer for the skill building exercise
  10. Summary

The IELTS reading table completion questions is a difficult section to answer in the IELTS tests. But with the help of this article you will figure out how to solve this type of question. We have given you all the tips and methods on how to find the right answers. Go through this article carefully and improve your skills of answering the table completion questions. 

You have to prepare well for answering the IELTS reading table completion questions as it is one of the most important sections in the IELTS reading question types. You will find everything you need to solve table completion questions from this article. Use this article and prepare well so that you will be able to score high marks in the IELTS reading section. 

Explanation about IELTS reading table completion 

In the IELTS reading table completion questions you will get a passage followed by a table which has the questions for you. The table contains information from the passage with missing information. You will see blanks in the table which you have to fill using the information from the passage. You have to fill in the information without exceeding the maximum word limit. 

IELTS reading table completion - strategies and tips to solve

It is important to know the IELTS reading table completion strategies and tips required to solve the questions. Read, understand and use these tips to answer the questions easily. 

  • You should complete the blanks  in the table that is given in the question
  • Read the instructions carefully.
  • Do not cross the word limit given in the question.
  • Notice the headings of the table to identify the answer faster
  • The questions may not be in the order of the passage. So don't get confused
  • Understand the context in the passage and the table
  • Look for important keyword in the passage
  • Pick the keywords that will complete the blanks meaningfully
  • Don't write words from the questions again in the answer
  • Don't leave the question blank. If you didn't find the answer, make a guess
  • Take clues from the table
  • Don't take too much time to answer one question. Learn to manage the time and attempt all the questions. 

Keep the IELTS reading table completion strategies and tips in mind while attempting the questions. These tips are given to make it easier and quicker for you to find the answers.

Skills required to solve the IELTS reading table completion questions

  • Scanning through the passage
  • Good vocabulary
  • Time management
  • Identifying paraphrased sentences
  • Analysing missing information


Challenges faced while answering the IELTS reading table completion questions

  • Unable to understand the meaning of sentences in the passage
  • Not able to read the passages quickly
  • Not knowing the synonyms of words
  • Not able to write the answer within the word limit
  • Not reading the instructions carefully


How will I answer the IELTS reading table completion 

  • Read the instructions carefully
  • Scan through the passage quickly
  • Take a look at the table with the missing information
  • Understand the context and look for similar information in the passage
  • Pick the correct word and fill the blanks in the table
  • Don't exceed the word limit when answering.

Difference between academic table completion and general table completion 

The academic reading table completion will have passages with topics related to academic interests. IELTS academic table completion questions will help to develop the required skills needed to read and locate correct information and are taken by mostly students who want to study abroad. The general reading table completion questions will have passages that are mostly of general interests. This general table completion questions can be practised by people who are looking to work and live abroad. 

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Table Completion skill building exercise 1 (academic)

Answer the question 1-5 which are based on the reading passage below

Learning Language

Language helps us to communicate with our fellow human beings. It can give meaning to our life. It clarifies our position in our world and makes us understand the world around us. There is even a phrase that says that if you learned more than one language, you’ll be more than one person. There are several techniques and ways to learn a language. 

Transcription technique is backed by lots of research studies. In this technique, one needs to listen to the recording in one’s target language and transcribe what one is hearing. After, one should record their speaking the text that they’ve typed out. Immersion method is also an effective way to learn a language. By immersing oneself in the culture or in the country where their target language is spoken. It can help them to learn faster. In Dynamic Immersion, you will compare your pronunciation with the native speakers or using a speech recognition program. The Pareto principle is also helpful to learn a new language. It emphasises 80 percent of the outcomes come from 20 percent of effort one put into. Learning 20 percent of a new language could give us 80 percent comprehension in language. In Cognitive strategies, there is one technique called the Loci method.     This method works in the following way, you can remember the words by associating with different rooms or forest pathways. Psychology suggests learning can be improved, if we associate new information with the information that we already know. 

Question 1-5

Complete the table below

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS from the passage for each answer.

Techniques How to do
Transcription technique

1_____ to the recording of one’s targeted language and record their speaking the text that they’ve typed out. 

2.______ method

Immersing oneself in the country where the people speak the language which they’ve trying to learn.

 

Dynamic immersion Comparing one’s 3______ to the native speaker.
4______ Principle

Learn 20 percent of new vocabulary to enhance the 80 percent comprehension of language. 

 

Cognitive strategies - Loci method 5______ the new words with the things which they already know.
Answer for the skill building exercise

(Note: The text in italics is from the reading passage and shows the location from where the answer is taken or inferred. The text in the regular font explains the answer in detail.)

1.  Listen

Explanation: Paragraph 2 - Transcription technique is backed by lots of research studies. In this technique, one needs to listen to the recording in one’s target language and transcribe what one is hearing. After, one should record their speaking the text that they’ve typed out.

2. Immersion

Explanation: Paragraph 2 - Immersion method is also an effective way to learn a language. By immersing oneself in the culture or in the country where their target language is spoken. It can help them to learn faster.

3. pronunciation

Explanation: Paragraph 2 - In Dynamic Immersion, you will compare your pronunciation with the native speakers or using a speech recognition program. 

4.  Pareto

Explanation: Paragraph 2 - The Pareto principle is also helpful to learn a new language. It emphasises 80 percent of the outcomes come from 20 percent of effort one put into. Learning 20 percent of a new language could give us 80 percent comprehension in language. 

5. associating

Explanation: Paragraph 2 - In Cognitive strategies, there is one technique called the Loci method. This method works in the following way, you can remember the words by associating with different rooms or forest pathways.

Table Completion skill building exercise 2 (general)

Answer the question 1-5 which are based on the reading passage below

Salicylic acid

The advantages of salicylic acid were first documented in the 5 BC, when the Greek physician Hippocrates noted how powder derived from the skin of white willow tree (Salix Alba) was able to reduce fevers and relieve pain. Evidence shows that the early civilisations across the Middle East and in North America also used willow bark for these purposes. In 1826, the active component of willow bark was finally distilled and given a name - salicin - by Johann Andreas Buchner who was a German pharmacologist at University of Munich. The process of isolation was made perfect and the Italian chemist Raffaele Piria developed salicylic acid through a chemical conversion a few years later. By the end of the 19th century, the German company called Bayer successfully marketed the drug as tablets under the Aspirin trademark. It quickly became famous in the Western world.

Although salicylic acid is still most commonly found in over-the-counter painkiller tablets, its uses have increased significantly over time. Salicylic acid in the form of a skin cream, for example, is praised in dermatology for its ability to act as an exfoliant while also brightening and improving the complexion. Salicylic acid can treat a variety of skin disorders caused by an excessive buildup or clogging of skin cells because it softens and dissolves keratin, a type of 'glue' in the skin's structure. Acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, and folliculitis are among the disorders that have shown extremely resistant to alternative treatments. Another advantage is that salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory benefits and can soothe our skin where other medicines often tend to worsen the problem. 

Question 1-5

Complete the table below

Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS from the passage for each answer.

Name  Event
1________ Greek physician who derived powder from white willow tree
2________ The name salicin was coined by this German pharmacologist
3________ Scientific name of white willow tree
4________ Italian chemist who developed salicylic acid through a chemical conversion
5________ German company that marketed the drug as tablets under the Aspirin trademark
Answer for the skill building exercise

(Note: The text in italics is from the reading passage and shows the location from where the answer is taken or inferred. The text in the regular font explains the answer in detail.)

1. Hippocrates 

Explanation: The advantages of salicylic acid were first documented in the 5 BC, when the Greek physician Hippocrates noted how powder derived from the skin of white willow tree (Salix Alba) was able to reduce fevers and relieve pain.

2. Johann Andreas Buchner

Explanation:  In 1826, the active component of willow bark was finally distilled and given a name - salicin - by Johann Andreas Buchner who was a German pharmacologist at University of Munich.

3. Salix Alba 

Explanation: The advantages of salicylic acid were first documented in the 5 BC, when the Greek physician Hippocrates noted how powder derived from the skin of white willow tree (Salix Alba) was able to reduce fevers and relieve pain.

4. Raffaele Piria 

Explanation: The process of isolation was made perfect and the Italian chemist Raffaele Piria developed salicylic acid through a chemical conversion a few years later.

5. Bayer 

Explanation: By the end of the 19th century, the German company called Bayer successfully marketed the drug as tablets under the Aspirin trademark. It quickly became famous in the Western world.

Check more for IELTS academic reading table completion exercise with answer

Check more for IELTS general reading table completion exercise with answer

The below mentioned reading passages let you know the significance of the table completion question type. Check them for more practice.

Summary

This article has covered the IELTS reading table completion questions and answers with the tips and strategies required to solve it. You can also know about the skills needed to solve the question type and the challenges you may face while solving it. Practice the questions given to master your skills in solving the table completion questions. 

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