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IELTS and PTE Reading Class for Nurses

Greetings to all IELTS and PTE examinees worldwide. Once again, we are 9.0 niner and tonight we are live here at Connetics College FB Live. First things first, we would like to thank the people behind Connetics Miss Tanya, Miss Jennifer, Miss Luciana and also Miss Melanes is always behind the Connetics FB live every Monday night for the benefit of those who are attending for the very first time Connetics College features free classes on NCLEX, IELTS, OET and PTE to every first and third Monday of the month NCLEX lectures are being featured here on Connetics every second and fourth Monday of the month. It's the turn of the English Review Center Partners of Connetics to do the Facebook Live session. So second Monday of the month it's the turn of Swoosh English while fourth Monday of the month it's the turn off 9.0 Niner for tonight. Sir Brian and I will be discussing, But for tonight it's IELTS and PTE reading. So now let's take a look at the composition of our attendees. We have 66 live viewers. Will you please mention your location so that we can properly greet you at the same time? Kindly tag your friends, inform them that we have an ongoing live session for tonight so that if they're still undecided, which examination is going to maximize their potential in going to the United States.

Hopefully this free info session will help them to pick between the two examinations. What are the similarities? What are the differences between IELTS and PTE? So Sir Brian is here with us for tonight. So Brian, will you please read our live viewers worldwide? Hi guys. And sorry, I have technical difficulty with my microphone. I hope you guys can hear me good morning or good afternoon wherever you are in the world. Thank you so much for joining our session. And today we're going to have an insightful discussion about the IELTS and the PTE reading components. Two of the most popular English examinations right now for your U.S. visa application. And also I think one of the subtests in which many people struggle. And so this is actually a subtests that a lot of people need preparation for and guidance perhaps. And usually you don't get that advice elsewhere. So here with Connetics College and 9.0 niner, we're going to be able to provide help and guidance to you so that you can successfully clear your PTE or IELTS reading test. Thank you for that. Very right now let's take a look at the composition of our live viewers. We'd like to encourage everyone to tag your friends because the more light viewers, definitely there is more interaction.

If ever you cannot attend the live version, you can always watch the recorded version because this will be available on the FB page of Connetics U.S.A. And it's just that it's different when you attend because you can ask questions. So Brian and I are going to address these and answer these questions for you. Let's take a look at Manny or Mike La Beato. Betty, thank you so much for tagging your friend Noy Zuniga. We have a live. You were from Israel. Hello. Good afternoon to you over there in Israel. Miss Jean de Guzman. We also have a live. You was based in the Philippines. Kim Astorga and Rick Santelli are both in Makati. Hopefully you can visit us there. Brian Makati, which is just so gated beside Makati, med Niner, Makati, by the way, is open every day from Monday to Sunday at 10 a.m. onwards. And guess who is the face to face lecture of Niner Makati? None other than Sir Brian himself. Glenn Alejandro. Andrew is watching from the gate, which is the city next to Makati. So if you have extra time, why don't you pay niner? Makati is a visit and be trained by Sir Brian himself. Okay. Janelle by Lalo is watching all the way from Cabanatuan City. Good news Niner Cabana two one will reopen on March 21 and I will be there personally.

Right now, the office is undergoing renovation, so we hope to see Danell by law in Cabana to end on March 21. By in verse seven, Wahab is watching all the way from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abdul Salam Hellfire is watching from Egypt. So good afternoon to our brothers and sisters in the Middle East and North Africa. JAY Celine Pavilion, whoever is watching from Singapore, Hello. Akram Tun. Good afternoon. Good morning or good evening, wherever you are and connected to us. A nursing just commented in the event that you do not have any ongoing application. All you have to do is to visit the link,, then upload a copy of your résumé so that the representatives of Connetics are going to assess your qualifications and they will schedule you for interview. So if you know anyone who has not started a single step in your application in going to the United States, all you have to do is to visit, What about the others? Thank you, Rick Santelli. Now for tagging your friend Renaldo Glenn. Doug, the seniors, Valerie and Mama I love your committee is also watching from the Philippines. Oh, we have one from Europe, Bella. Last one is watching all the way from you UK then Jean Louise is from Santiago. Isabella Jean, please give me an idea because I'm not really familiar with the geography of John Doe, but I'll be visiting Niner, Kawai and Isabella for the opening on March 29. The reason why I'm asking is because, hmm. Will you please give me an idea? How long is the travel time from Santiago to Kauai? Is it practical for us to just open one branch in Isabela and that's Hawaiian? Or do you think it's better that we should also put up a new branch in Santiago? Isabela I'm sure I've been to both of these before, but God knows when. Maybe at least ten years ago.

So we need the help of our live viewers. And this is the reason why you're joining us live. You ask questions. We ask questions, and we interact as this is going to last for approximately one hour. So now that we have greeted the light, viewers, keep on tagging your friends. But now first things first, we're going to give you an idea of a yield reading versus feed Reading. For the longest time, U.S. only excepted. I guess it's just that last year CGFNS and it announced that apart from their other English examination, which you may use when you apply for your English word, the OET. But since August, we have noticed that the top two most popular are adults. And, Betty, let's begin with the similarities. So Brian right here has taken both examined. Asians got perfect nine in adult reading, got 90 over 90 in reading. I, on the other hand, have taken just one examination and that's age three. So let's begin with the similarities. Let's ask Bryan right here for stake in both exams. So so Brian, what are the similarities between reading and Beatie Reading? Well, thank you for that question. And the answer to that is straight and very simple. Both of them are receptive skills. So reading for aisles and reading for the two will be precisely identical in terms of the skills that you will be required to show to the examiners, to be able to prove that you can get a good score, you need to be able to, number one, read the passages number to read the questions, and number three, pick out the answers or answer the questions that they're provided for you.

So of utmost importance in both reading tests would be a reading comprehension that you're able to understand precisely what you're reading. And number two, you also need to ensure that you can finish on time. So there's also speed involved. So it's a balance between speed and your comprehension. You should be able to understand what you're reading and at the same time be able to quickly find the correct answers. Also, in both examinations, you're not required to read everything to get the answers because in both exams, reading needs to be purposive in which you're going to just look at the passages, try to look at where you're going to probably find the answers, and you will definitely be able to locate the answers to the questions without having to read the entire passage. There are striking differences, but I think these are also some similarities that you should look into when you're taking these exams. More than that, there's built on computer and there's also PTT, which is a computer delivered examination. They're alike in the sense that they're delivered through a computer. But there are also a lot of differences because IELTS is delivered through two different modalities and right now they're stuck at home version as well, or else online test at home. So when it comes to the matter of delivery, there is just a slight similarity between the IELTS and the OET. I think there are actually more differences in terms of the test format, in terms of the delivery of the examination and how you're graded in the test.

But again, at the bottom of it, all comprehension is very important in both examinations. You should train yourself to comprehend what you're reading and at the same time you should prepare for both exams. I think that's the ultimate similarity. Both exams require preparation and the preparation that you have for one might not be identical to the other. So you need to make sure to invest in test preparation. Spend some time not only enhancing your reading comprehension, but also preparing for test taking strategies to address the questions that you're going to receive for both exams. Thank you for that, Sir Bryan Now, in health, there is academic and general training. So before we move onto which of the two modules you're supposed to take up is going to the United States, Here's a quick difference between the two. The academic passages are usually longer, sometimes up to 700 words free passage. At the end of the day, three passages of up to 700 words. That means to say an A+ reading. There is the possibility that you're going to read up to 2000 words. If it's a general training, the passages are shorter, sometimes up to 400 words. But there is a possibility for you to read more passages. Sometimes for the end of the day, academic module or general training module, you're going to read passages, but the academic passages are always longer than the general training passages.

Now, the question we usually take, I don't know, training number one, we can see number 2000 going to US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Number three, if you are a skilled worker, namely a butcher, welder, electrician, line Matt mechanic, carpenter, painter, cook definitely it's the general training module or number four, if you are migrating to Canada, Australia or New Zealand, applying for any visa in the general training module, however, we're taking the academic module number one student visa applicant and number two, the nurses and medical technologies who would like to practice their profession in Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most importantly, the United States of America. So I assume that the 121 line viewers watching us right now are the ones who are interested to go to the United States of America. Without a doubt, it's the academic module that you are supposed to take. So I'll it's either I could or die. But let me ask Sir Brian right here in Ireland, if there is a cad and a general in BTP, is there such a thing as Beattie, academic and general, for Brian? Well, right now you're supposed to take only the academic and academic is the examination that is accepted globally, the one that is recognized by many institutions, including the CGFNS. And so in your case you will have to take Beattie Academic So that's the only option that you have. And like I told you have a couple of options and both are globally recognized.

That has only one module that you will have to take, which is the academic examination. Thank you for that. For right now, my next question for him later is he already discussed the similarities between academic ideal breeding and breeding? So my question for him later on is what about the differences when it comes to the test format or the types of questions that the author, Brian, is going to answer this one Let me mention that in I hope you have three options. Basically taking the alt on paper I computer or alt at home. What if you are a nurse or a health care professional going to the United States of America, applying for the screen? You cannot take any examination at home who are allowed to take online test at home. Only the student visa applicants. If you're targeting America, you have to pick between the two. Either I up on paper or hired on computer. The million dollar question that people usually ask. So which one is easier? Is it I up on paper or on computer? I don't really think this is a question you must ask yourself, but I think it's better to ask yourself which one are you more comfortable with? Are you the technologically savvy person like Sir Brian right here who prefers to take all of his examinations on a computer? Or are you the typically backward person, traditional person like the human that I am always prefers to take the examination on paper, but one thing for you to know that if you're going to take a on paper, the results are out in 13 calendar days after the written exam. However, if you're going to take on computer, the results are out in what, just 3 to 5 days after the written exam. So if you are in a hurry to submit your result, go for it on computer. However, if you are patient you're willing to wait then I of on paper.

Well, that's when the results are released after 13 calendar days. Now, one thing more that will help you decide whether to take the examination on paper or examination on computer. I yield on paper a maximum of four times a month, normally three Saturdays and 130 C. However, if you're going to take it on computer, it totally depends on the location. So speaking off location, sometimes if you're taking the examinees that in the capital in metro Manila the are venues for computer delivered. I like Manila and Makati where the examination is conducted three times a day, 9 to 12 in the morning, 1 to 4 in the afternoon, 5 to 8 in the evening and seven days a week. So in one year out of 365 days, I can only count. The days when I use on computer is not available. So for instance, Christmas Day, New Year's, the Holy Week. But other than that, even on public holidays on computer is available. So sometimes you have to wait for another week or a two week or three weeks for you to take out on paper. But I have on computer, you can take it any time, any day. So we're done with a quick comparison in between I of on paper and on computer. But let's ask Sir Brian right here. What basically are the differences between IELTS reading and reading. But having said that, I will use the common section as a question, anything related to IELTS and PTE. And we are here to answer them for you.

But while you're typing your questions, let's ask through, Brian, what are the differences between reading and reading? That's a great question and I'm sure a lot of people would like to know. So first, the length of the test, IELTS is significantly longer compared to the PTE and the reading test of the IELTS is for about an hour, whereas in the it will be significantly shorter because the total amount of time that you should be spending for the entire test is just 2 hours in the same manner. The number of test questions will also be different because when you're taking IELTS is standard, you have 40 items. You're assured that you're going to get 40 items, whereas when you're taking the 80, sometimes you get fewer items or more items depending on your performance. There is no standard total number of points that you're going to get. And the computer can throw so many questions to you or just a few just to test your language capacity and also, most importantly, the type of questions. So in IELTS, there are certain types of questions that do not come out in the p t, for example. True or false, not given and matching headings. Two paragraphs are two of the types of questions that you get in IELTS, but you don't get in the in the same fashion that in the PTE there's three order paragraphs. You don't get that in ALS, but there's only found in the E, although a lot of different questions that you get for both the iles and the E are identical. These are two very notable types of questions that do not appear in one and appears that appear in the other.

Also, I would have to say, because firstly I've taken both exams that the passages are relatively shorter compared to the IELTS passages, so I'll s passages are longer because you have more questions for a passage. Though the passages are significantly shorter, however, there's only usually one question or that passage. So in essence, I believe there's also a challenge when you're taking the beat, even if there are shorter passages because you only get one point for one passage, unlike in the IELTS, in one passage you get maybe 13 points or 14 points Sometimes. I would also have to say that another struggle that you will encounter in the PTE in comparison to the IELTS, whether it be the computer administered or computer delivered IELTS test format or the paper delivered IELTS, is that you cannot go back in. There's only moving forward. So when you answer a question and you move on to the next item, it cannot go back anymore. It's touch or move, guys, so you can not change your answers anymore. In the IELTS, even in the IELTS on computer, there is actually an opportunity for you to go back to questions that you have not been able to answer or perhaps check your entire response for the entire test. If you have spare time at the end of the examination, you can go to literally any question and check your answers or change your answers midway or even at the end of the examination, even when you still have time.

So I think those are the differences and I hope that these differences will help you to kind of decide which one is a better option for you to take, whether it be IELTS or the PTE. I think it's also important for our audience, our viewers and listeners for Enlightened, all that in I hope you are not required a specific grade in listening, reading and writing. We think maybe you need to get a specific score for listening, reading and writing. So let's talk about the requirement. If you are a nurse or a medical technologist falling to the United States of America, you need to get a seven inch seeking and 6.5 overall. And for regardless of the grade that you get in listening, reading and writing. Having said that, if you only get 5.0 in, listen in 5.0 in reading, 5.0 in writing, can you still go to the United States of America? The answer is, of course, that's because the US does not really care. Whatever grade you get for listening, reading and writing, as long as you're speaking a segment and the overall band is 6.5. But what about Betty? You need to get a specific score for each of the four subjects, so you need to get 58 listening, 50 and reading 50 and writing 50 and speaking an overall bench score up 55. So just please, you might be wondering what if you got 90 and you gain 90 and you're writing 90 in listening, but you're writing it's just for 89. This means that you do not qualify for use of the screen. That's why you have to consider that there is a record band score and listening, reading, writing and speaking we are asked for. It's only speaking and overall band for that matter. Now let's take a look at some of the comments of our life viewers, because now we are at 124 and we are halfway through our discussion left.

Take a look. Yara, Princess Gandhi is watching all the way from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We have another one from the Middle East. It's Apple titanium. Abu Dhabi Murtala Mohammed is watching us all the way from Nigeria. So good afternoon to you over there in Nigeria. Opal and Warner is watching from the moon. My eye on the Big Apple month of June of this year in Mindanao. I'll be back to I'll be back this coming March. Then I'll be visiting nine Cebu and then March 25 I'll be visiting niner Davao. So I'll see you there, ladies and gentlemen. And then we have our Tuguegarao branch commanding niner with an emoji. So knowing that we're halfway through our discussion, let's ask Sir Brian right here. What exactly did you do to get the perfect 90 over 90 in your eating? After that, I'll share what I did in order to get or in order for me, there were strategies that helped me to get the perfect 9.0 in for eating. Well, I have to ask Sir Brian first, because he's the one who took it and I have not taken both, but instead I've only take it. So I hope it will be discussed later. Let's begin with Sir Brian seeking strategy for. So, Sir Brian, did you read every single word? Did you have to understand everything? Let's hear your thoughts to help our viewers or our viewers to get the same grade as yours. Okay. Well, there are certain questions in which you have to read everything, but there are also certain items in which you just have to skim and skim.

So I think the best step I can give to candidates who would want to take the eighth is to make sure you're familiar with the test items or the test questions that you're going to get. So there are five different types of questions that you can get in book. And unlike other exams in which you only get maybe three types or four types of questions randomly in the PTE all of those types of questions will appear in the test. So you have multiple choice. Choose single answer, multiple choice, choose multiple answer answers. I'm sorry, reorder paragraphs. You also get your fill in the blanks for reading and fill in the blanks for writing. Now, ultimately, I believe that the reading examination of the PTE is more language focused, which means to say that it is not enough, that you have good comprehension, it is not sufficient that you can understand what you're reading. It is also equally important, especially for reading and writing. Fill in the blanks for you to have excellent knowledge of your vocabulary and grammar. So these are fundamental skills that you should learn when you're taking the PTE. So if you're always getting low grades for, say, for example, you've taken the examination before and you keep flunking the reading component of the PTE, try to assess not only your ability to comprehend what you're reading, but also your ability to pick out the correct collocations, the correct word combinations, the correct vocabulary to use for particular situations, and what sounds familiar and what sounds kind of wrong. So these are things that you need to learn for you to be able to optimize your test results.

Because unlike in other English exams in which you get one point for every question, there are certain items in the PTI that are of greater weight because there are plenty of items that you're going to get for each type of question. For example, fill in the blanks will actually share a greater proportion to your test score. So strategizing is very important. And secondly, and I think very important as well, is you have to manage your time. And because a lot of candidates don't finish their reading test simply because they spend so much time on, for example, multiple choice, it's very time consuming to answer these types of questions that they lose all the time that they have for the more important types of questions like Fill in the Blanks, which will come usually later into your reading examination. And a lot of people cannot finish the examination and lose significant numbers of points when they get to the latter part of the examination because they just didn't get the chance to answer the questions at the end of the test. So you always want to look at the timer on the screen. It's at the topmost portion of the screen. You can't miss it. Always look at the time and make sure that you're managing your number of items in relation to the amount of time that you still have in the test. These two tips knowing how to take the exam or being familiar with the different types of questions and the strategies for them. Plus managing your time in the pit can help you not only to succeed in getting a 50 in a reading, but probably potentially get the highest possible grade, just 90 over 90 in the reading test. So run.

I have a question. Would you remember how many of you were thinking that 80 together inside a computer laboratory, then 50? 20? Yeah. This was pre-pandemic and there were more than ten. So around, I would say 15 max tops when I took the examination. But right now I think that's also the same number because I can see when you book your slots for the 50 that everything is already taken, at least for the next few days. So it means that there is a high chance that there are plenty of people inside the room. And just like any examination in which there are a lot of people inside, there can be a lot of these factors when you're taking the examinations, specially when you hear the clacking sounds of the keyboard and when everyone's typing, it can be quite noisy inside. So you have to be extremely concentrated. So I also want to give that piece of advice to people to always maintain your your focus and attention and to be not distracted in your desk. Because if you're easily distracted, I think this exam is not for you, because if you cannot focus, there will be a lot of distractions in the background. And since it can be very confusing when a lot of people are working on their tests and everyone's frantic inside the room, it can potentially impact your test performance in the test. That's perhaps the reason why after Ryan, how many of them took the examination together is imagine 15 people using the keyboard all at the same time. I admit that I'm easily distracted. That's why I don't want to take the examination on computer. I always prefer to take the examination on paper because when everyone is dealing with their individual test booklets and answers sheet and basically you on your own in one table, then you don't have to worry about the sounds of noise, the keyboards inside the big function room. That's something for you to consider.

Are you the kind of person who easily gets distracted? Then you might want to take an examination which offers a paper based version. So thank you, sir Brian, for sharing your thoughts. Now it's my time for me to share with you how Tom, even if I'm not really fond of reading still, I was able to get a 9.0 in the reading component. And this is simple You need to know your objective is your objective in reading to enjoy what you are reading is your objective in this examination to understand every single word. No, That's it. So we want our audience to be engaged. Let's take a look at the 128 live viewers. Will you please use the comment section and tell us, what do you think must be your primary objective in reading? I already gave you a clue. It's not to enjoy what you are reading. It is not to even understand every single word. So use the comments section. What do you think is the primer? The objective entails reading when you know your objective that the only way for you to pass or who knows you might even get the perfect score. Okay. Thank you so much. Leong Aliya, you were able to get it right, and that is to answer the question, imagine how many questions are there in one passage, 13 to 14 questions, but how many words are there in one passage, up to 700 words. The truth of the matter is there are more details that you do not need than the details that you need. So how do you know if the specific sentence contains an answer? This is why at 9.09 we recommend that you read the questions. Three Doing so will allow you to identify which information to absorb and which information to disregard.

So read the 13 or 14 questions the moment you start reading. See for instance, the first sentence and the first sentence does not contain any answer. What's the point of absorbing the information? Let go of the first and to move on to the next sentence. Remember, you are not supposed to or support yourself to understand all of the words. Say, for instance, you encounter a word that you did not understand. Say, for instance, sir, what about quandary? I'm not really sure how it functions in this sentence, or I encounter the word etymology. Fret not, do not worry, especially if these words are not answers to the question. So please do not force yourself to understand every single word. What's most important. You go to the questions in order for you to learn or in order for you to have an idea which invoke to absorb it. Now, while you are reading, I want you to stop the moment you find an answer. And what do you do? You go to that question to answer that so that later on you don't have to think of this question any more because you're done with that. In fact, the glory of this is you don't have to go back to the portions you have finished reading. And I promise I can look at you straight in the eye right now. It is even possible to finish answering all the 13 to 14 questions before you leave the last sentence of the passage. In some cases, and I should note, because I've been teaching since May of 2006 that means I'm turning 70 years old in this industry. Gosh, I'm a dinosaur in this industry. Having taught sales for nearly 17 years of my life. What I want you to know is there are certain cases in which, before you reach the last year, it's possible that you answered all the questions. A

ll right. So, guys, let's have a quick rundown. What are the three easy steps that you're supposed to follow in the reading subtests? Number one, read the questions first. Number two, lead the passage while you are entering the question at the same time. Now, I want to ask Sir Brian right here whether I yield reading or beat reading. Do you think candidates should focus more on the easy questions or the difficult questions and play? Okay, sorry about that. My microphone started to malfunction again. Anyway, the answer to that question is you should focus on easy questions, at least for the IELTS, because every question gives you one point whether it's an easy or average or difficult question, you all get one point. You don't get extra credit just because the question is extremely hard. So your goal generally in reading is to answer as many easy questions as you can. However, in the PTE, even if you want to focus on the easier questions, there's absolutely no choice because it only moves forward. So you'll have encounter all of the questions. Now the best thing that you can do, if the question is extremely tough and it's taking a more time, is to guess the correct answer and just let it go. Move on to the next item because you will miss more chances if you answer one very difficult question for an extended period of time. So if it's extremely difficult, probably have a guess. Who knows? Maybe it's right and then move on to the next question. You have to prioritize the latter sections of your test, which are the fill in the blanks portions where you will get the most number of points. Because if you don't get there, then chances are you will not be able to clear your air.

So I think with regard to prioritizing easier questions, the aisles really has an upper hand compared to the PTE, because in the PTE you don't have an option to go forward or move back and go back to any question that you have not been able to answer. So I think the IELTS has an advantage in that regard. Thank you for that, sir. Right now we are moving on to the crucial part of our discussion how to deal with matching headings and how to deal with true false not given. These are types of questions that candidates of various English examinations find confusing. Well, it's confusing if no one is going to tell you the effective test taking strategy. I'll begin with matching headings and I'll request for Brian to talk about true false. Not given later on. This is the idea in most English examination, the paragraphs are numbered. See, for instance, paragraph one, two, three, four, five, six and seven. For each of the paragraphs you're going to identify an appropriate heading. Sometimes there is an equal number of paragraphs and headings, say, for instance, eight paragraphs and eight headings. And I say, This is the easier type, knowing that all of the eight headings are answers for short. But English examinations are not a giveaway for these high stakes English exams. There is a tendency that there are more headings than the number up. They are gaps. So what if there are then headings but only six? There are gaps. This is a bit more confusing because you're provided for fillers, unnecessary boxes. Just to make it confusing for you. Now in identifying the heading, ask yourself which particular paragraph discusses this information. You don't always have to ask yourself Is this the appropriate heading for the entire paragraph? You know why in my nearly 17 years of teaching, I'll just note is that there are certain instances when heading is not discussed in the entire paragraph, but it's only mentioned in one sentence.

So please, for the life of you, do not ask yourself which heading best represents this air gap, but it's best to ask yourself which sparked the killer paragraph contains this heading or this information. If you're able to do that, then I can guarantee not necessarily the perfect date for matching headings, but at least a safe one for that matter. At the same time, I need you to identify the headings or rather the keywords for these headings, but do not always assume that it's the exact words you're going to find in the passage. Sometimes they use something else. Let's think of a perfect example. Say, for instance, the word in the heading is mixture, but when you're in the passage, you don't always expect to encounter the word mixture. Sometimes they use the word range or sometimes the word variety, or sometimes the word diversity, which means to say the more words you understand, the higher your comprehension level, the easier they're eating subject will be. But if your vocab is rather limited, then you will have a difficult time in absorbing the details or absorbing the information. So what is 9.09? His recommendation? Build your vocabulary with more words that you know with more words that you understand, the easier they're eating subject will be. So hopefully that tip will help you in getting a better sport when you deal with matching headings the next time. Now let's turn you over to Mr. Ryan. How come in high school, true or false as the type of question is very manageable. But in English exams, how come true? False not given. Put Sometimes mind boggling. Sir Ryan. Well, the answer to that question is because there's not give it back. Then.

When we were in school, we just had to choose between two options. True or false? But because of the other option, which is not given, it makes it a bit more when you're taking an English exam such as the Isles. So before I proceed to one tip, actually there are many tips for true false start given and you would be very glad to know that we teach all of them in class. I will be sharing with you just one for today. I just need you to understand the meaning of true, false and not given. So it is very important that you understand when a statement is true, when it is false, and when it is not given. So it's true when the need for information can be found in the text and at the same time it matches the information that is given, even if the words are not precisely identical because sometimes synonyms are used in the test. So you don't see the exact words that you can find in the statement with that of the passage you say not given or sorry, you say false when you can find the information in the text. But this inconsistent or dis opposite of what is expressed in the passage. So there is something wrong in how the statement is constructed. It is not aligned with the context that is being conveyed by the passage. So you say it's false. Now it gets confusing because of the option. Not given and not given is actually the answer. When you cannot find that information in the text, even if deep in your heart you feel it is likely true or false, your feelings do not matter because the passage is the only source of answers for true false, not given, not your feelings. So even if you have a hunch that this is likely true or likely false based on your comprehension of the passage, it is not given. If it is not expressly indicated in the passage. So that's easier said than done. Actually said this requires a lot of practice and there's really a learning curve when it comes to true false thought given. So I'm just going to share with you one piece of advice and this is that all of the items are true or false, not given in most cases. I'm not saying all the time in most cases come out in chronological order. What this means is if you get the answer for question number one in the first paragraph, and then as you read the long and you went on to the second paragraph, you saw the answer to question number three and you missed number two. There's no answer. And number two, you can only find the answer to question number two between paragraph one and paragraph two. The answer is for a number one and number three in between and at the end of the passage or elsewhere.

And if you still cannot find it between number one and number three answers, then perhaps the correct answer is not given. It's either one of the two. You missed it and it's between the two different answers or it is not given. So just in case you're a little bit confused, that's a strategy that will help you to get the correct answers every time. And this is really very surprising because a lot of our students who try out true to false, not give it for the first time without review, without preparation whatsoever, usually get one or two points out of five or sometimes zero. And it is so surprising sometimes. And gratifying to see many of our students getting perfect scores for to false not given after preparing with 9.09 or this has happened to a lot of our students in the past, including myself, because I prepared with 9.0 niner. I started with zero over five. So four tuples not given back then I was getting zero out of five or six items. I get like one or two, but because of the lessons that they had and the practice that they had also with 9.0 niner before I took the examination, I can remember I was getting five out of six or six out of six of perfect mark for true false, not given. And so can you. So don't get disheartened. There are strategies you can employ. There's a learning curve. There needs to be a lot of practice, dedication and motivation, but surely can make it. Thank you for the insights for right now as we approach as we are nearing the end of our Facebook Live session for tonight, please allow me to take this golden opportunity to thank Connetics for the support because 9.09 2023 is actually the opening up to 34 branches nationwide. And Connetics nursing agency was there with us during the most difficult time of the pandemic. Until now.

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It's there statistical writing as well. Oh no, you don't get that empty, only have summaries for PTE, but the second is very identical to the alts. It's an essay writing test. Thank you for that, sir. Brian. So that gave me an idea. Maybe we'll be doing statistical writing and summary writing for Mondays. Yes, because it's something that we have not done before. So as you can see here, Brian and I literally thought every day we just thought, thought. So sometimes we're also bored with the information that we're discussing. So we're excited. We're interested in something that we have not done before, that we don't use any PowerPoint presentation. We don't look at any piece of paper. We literally just open our mouth and this is what familiarity does. It becomes a natural reading. So you saw the link earlier in the event that you are interested to go to the United States of America and no one is helping you out with the process. Do not forget, give it to us eight dot link slash niner. So if ever you are in an area, I will be in niner Malala tomorrow for the opening. And then if you live in the province of Batangas, I'll be in nine early for their opening on Thursday. However, if you come from the northern part of the zone this coming Saturday, it's the British Council. I'll clear in Baguio, then I'll go down to order the nether the following day for the reopening of Niner URDANETA. It's a jam packed schedule until Sunday of this week, but for now we'd like to thank everyone who stayed and hopefully you were able to learn something important to help you decide.

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