Strategies for Answering comprehension questions

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1- Read the title.

2- Quickly skim through the questions. This will help you to predict what the passage/ poem is about. It will help you to read and understand its contents with more clarity and will keep your mind focused on its theme.

3- Focus on the question that tests vocabulary skills. Read the antonym/synonym given. Look at the numbers of the paragraphs. Write each word against its respective paragraph. This gives you a ready reference and helps you to identify the word in the passage / para while reading.

4- While reading do the following:

    a. Underline the content words

    b. Underline the possible answers of the given questions. It will help you to identify the answers faster.

    c. Encircle the words that are answers for the vocabulary. Normally a noun for noun, a verb for a verb and an adverb for an adverb etc.

5- Answer the questions -

    a. The underlined content will help you to find the answer.

    b. If confused between two words:

    i. Choose the word of the same part of speech / form

    ii. Read the sentence with the word in the question in place of the ones you are choosing from the passage.

6- Additional tips:

    a. Write clearly and neatly.

    b. Keep in mind the marks allotted to each question.

    c. Do not leave any question unanswered.

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