How do you tackle true false and not given? 2024

true false and not given

In IELTS, candidates say, Reading is the most challenging module. However, if you do proper preparation, you can get a good band score. It is commonly seen that many candidates struggle in True, False, and Not Given. This blog tells you the best tips and tricks about doing this section very quickly.

You can see True, False, and Not Given are in both Academic and general (GT) Reading.

Let’s understand the True, False, and Not Given question statement.

True Well, when the given statement in question matches precisely with the fact that is shown in the reading passage is a True answer. However, in some cases, these statements are not the same way.  
False This type of question is the opposite True question when the given statement is not matched with question = False. In other words, when given a question contradicts the information that is shown in the reading passage.  
Not Given As the name suggests, Information in the Reading does not indicate clearly whether the question is true or false? In this situation, the question is Not Given. In Other Words, when not sufficient information is available in reading passage.  

Problems with True False and Not Given

  • Paraphrasing is the first step. It would be best if you understood the purpose of the information in reading the passage. This needs a strong command of vocabulary.
  • Many candidates only try to match words. Still, you must also check the meaning and verify the material’s content. One common challenge with choosing the correct response is when the exact words are used, but the purpose is different.
  • False and Not Given 
    • The phrase “not given” refers to the fact that the whole statement is not included in the passage. Perhaps only a portion of the information is provided, but not the entire statement. Keep an eye on that!! Attempt to understand the passage’s whole meaning.
    • False indicates that the passage contradicts the statement. Remember that you’re not only seeking the opposite meaning; you’re also looking for material that contradicts it. 

Approach to answering:

  • Read the first paragraph of reading
  • Look up the answers and if you found any clue, carefully read the entire sentence before answering the question.
  • When you’ve tried all of your possibilities, move on to the next paragraph and repeat the process.
  • If you want, you can read the entire article first and then respond to the questions, but this is not a recommendation.

Useful Strategies

  • Before you try to find a solution, spend some time understanding the statement in the question.
  • Be aware that several words are changed in the reading passage. For example, Students = Pupils/ reduce = mitigate).
  • You’re not only trying to match important words; you’re also trying to match meaning. Although some crucial terms in the passage may be repeated, this does not imply that the response is correct or yes.
  • The word “false” or “no” means that the statement contradicts the passage’s claims or information. This signifies that the statement does not match the passage with a different meaning. So it means the statement is a false
  • The statements are listed in chronological order. Proceed to the following sentence when you’ve found the first answer.
  • Keep an eye out for words that can marginally change the meaning of a statement. Many, some, never, few, all, always, and so on.
  • Don’t spend too much time on a single query. Mark it Not Given if you can’t find one.
  • Practice is the key to success. The more you practice more you find correct answers.

Let’s do some exercises

Here you can practice on True False and not given


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