Reading exams

Reading exams

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Reading exams can be tricky, so this section offers lots of tips and advice, so you'll be able to get the best mark possible in your next reading test or exam. What are you waiting for? Get reading!

This section offers you lots of advice for reading exams and tests. Read the advice and do the exercises in this section so you are really well prepared for the next time you have a reading exam. Remember that the best way to improve your reading is to read as much as possible. Reading web pages, magazines, comics, graphic novels or song lyrics is all good practice.

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How do you feel about reading exams? Have you had any problems or difficulties when reading? Tell us about your experiences.

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LiliyaM's picture
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I like reading exams)))You can learn new words))))Stories are very interesting))))ALWAYS))I dont know why,but reading axams make me happy)))
But I feel little shy at the reading exams((((It`s make me nervous)))

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JoEditor's picture
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Hi Mina9!
If you're not enjoying the book and you are finding it too difficult, I would stop reading it. I can see from your writing that your English is great so there are lots of things you can read that you will enjoy. Have you tried our Read at your level section? I think you could manage Level 3, but if they're difficult, try Level 2. There are stories, interviews, book reviews...
Good luck and keep reading - the more you read, the easier (and more enjoyable!) it will become!
Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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malaysia.2015's picture
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hi
actually i remember that one time i had a french exam and for the first time i spent a half an hour in wathing the paper of the exam!!!i even didn't write my name!!!!

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Hi ! my reading is good .but in our country there is'nt English novels to read ,I searched a lot to find harry potter but didn't find ) .I tried to download them .where can I download these ?

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Lejdi's picture
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Hello!
I always write the new words on my notebook and then on Sundays I repeat them three times to remember how to write them and also how to read them.It is a very hard work,but not for me.Thank you!

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Hi komal! Welcome to LearnEnglish Teens! There are many things you can do to practise speaking in English. One is to listen a lot, because you can repeat and copy things people say. Another thing you can do is prepare some words and phrases before you start speaking - use a dictionary, textbook or ask your friends. One final thing: to improve your speaking, do more speaking! This will help build up your experience, and you will remember things that you have said before.

This page is about speaking for exams, but you might find some more tips there.

Does that help?

Good luck, komal! Try different ways to practise speaking and I hope you can find one that is useful for you.

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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JoEditor's picture
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Hello bonitagvapa,

You are welcome to use LearnEnglish Teens to help you improve your level of English. That's why we are here! But please read our house rules and do not share your personal details   like your email address or skype details with other users.

Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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JoEditor's picture
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Hi Alqabbas

If you read a lot you'll become a faster reader. Keep reading as much as you can and you'll see it will become easier.

Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

 

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Hi loleta, Reading short stories is a really good way to learn new vocabulary, well done! - you also have to write the vocabulary down in your notebook and try to make some example sentences to use the new vocabulary in context.  For listening practise watch some of the videos in Video UK or Video zone, this will really help because they speak naturally and very quickly!

Hope you find lots of interesting and helpful material to improve your English on this site!

Simon (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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lavanya's picture
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Actually, no. But i'm always getting into trouble because I can read a lot faster than other students and the teacher thinks I didn't read at all!!

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mari@ch tunisia's picture
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Well ;when I was sitting for my first reading exam ,I didn't understand the text but the exam after ;I had a probleme answering the questions and finding the exact words . I have this probleme until now and I don't know what should I do ! :)

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JoEditor's picture
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Hi Mari@ch tunisia,
The best thing you can do to improve your reading is..... to read a lot! Reading as much as possible in English, on websites, books, song lyrics or magazines will help you to improve. Read all of this section about reading exams, then try to read the stories in improve your reading. Start at Level 1 and see if you can understand them. Tell us how you do. Good luck!
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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JoEditor's picture
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Hi mari@ch tunisia,
That's great! It sounds like your reading is improving already. Keep up the good work and please write comments on the stories and articles you read in the Improve your reading section. We would like to know which ones you enjoy most. 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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JoEditor's picture
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Hi Iced Milk Coffee,
From your comment I can see you have a very good level of English. :) I think translating in your head is natural when you're learning a language, but the more you read and practise, the easier it will be to read in English without translating everything into your language. Read as much as you can, and soon it will become natural to read without translating. Good luck!
Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Simon's picture
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Excellent, niky_02nqn  sometimes learning words by yourself is the best way to remember new words, Do you have any tips to help others learn words by themselves?  

My students make a list of new words and their meaning in their notebooks. Then they review these words every Sunday!

Simon (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

 

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