When asked about a struggle that IELTS students can have with the READING test in particular, a teacher on LinkedIn raised a very …well, INTERESTING point. 😀

Namely, that for some students, IELTS texts can be TOO INTERESTING.

This can become a problem because they might become too ENTHRALLED by the content, when in fact they’re there to ‘do a job’, i.e. pick the appropriate READING STRATEGIES (aka SUB-SKILLS), and ANSWER the questions correctly, using these.

Have you noticed this in your learners? What do you do to help them improve their CONCENTRATION SKILLS and short-term memory?

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