Top Tips for English Comprehension

1 April 2015

Skills learnt in your English lessons can be invaluable to this section. Here are a few tips to make the most of your time:

1.Read the text. Twice. When checking your answers, it may even be worth reading it all the way through a third time!

2.Read the question. After reading the text so closely, treat the questions similarly.

3.Learn vocabulary. An unfamiliar word can obscure the meaning of the whole text. Widen your knowledge by looking up new words you find in a dictionary, or asking someone else.

4.Practice whenever and wherever you can. Reading a story? Or a bit of history? Ask yourself questions that are similar to those that will come up. Challenge yourself!

5.Revise.  What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor? How is a story narrated in the first person? Make sure that you know these!