Thursday, 27 September 2018

English - How to solve Reading Comprehension Passages? (#eduvictors)(#cbsenotes)

How to solve Reading Comprehension Passages?

English - How to solve Reading Comprehension Passages? (#eduvictors)(#cbsenotes)

Section - A of English question papers test your reading skills. Here are the strategies to attempt this section. Before reading a passage, students are suggested to follow the steps listed below.


1. Quickly run through the passage once. This is called skimming.

2. Note all capitalized words, numbers, names, scientific/medical terms.

3. New read the questions and go back to the passage to find the appropriate answers. This strategy is called Scanning.

4. Once you locate the paragraph where you think a particular answer is, read that particular paragraph.

5. Write your answer without lifting exactly passage content.

6. Respond in the tone and tense and direction of the question.

7. Answer should be precise and to the point.

8. Base your answer on the passage content rather than deviating from it and applying your previous knowledge.

9. In word attack / vocabulary based question, provide only one word/phrase.

10. If confused in vocabulary questions, try to deduce/ puzzle out the meaning from the context.


Here are solved Comprehension Reading Paragraphs and Poems for practice.

English Reading Comprehension (Set-1)
English Reading Comprehension (Set-2)
English Reading Comprehension(Set-3)
Reading Comprehension(Set-4)
Reading Comprehension (Set-5)
Reading Comprehension (Set-6)
Reading Comprehension (Set-7)
Reading Comprehension (set-10)
Reading Comprehension (Set-11)
Reading Comprehension (Set-12)


Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem)-2
Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem)-3
Reading Comprehension  (Unseen Poem)-4
Reading Comprehension (Unseen Poem)-6