All about skimming

Do you ever feel like you spend way too much time reading? Do you have trouble determining which parts of a text are the most important? Do you wish you could collect information from books in a quicker and more...

Skimming the technique of reading the provided text rapidly and getting a general overview of the passage. This helps the reader to get a basic idea of the things that the passage consists of.

Here is an general overview of skimming-
  • The foremost thing to do is to read the first paragraph of the passage carefully. This helps you to understand the theme of the passage and what it is about.
  • Pay close attention to the first sentence of the paragraph in order to get a basic idea of the paragraph.
  • Always read the last paragraph of the passage with full attention. This part of the passage contains the summary from which most probably one question is asked every time.

Possibilities of why you read slow-

  • You want to know each and every single word of the passage.
  • You don’t try to read words in groups as a whole sentence rather you read them one by one
  • You read the same sentence two or three times in order to understand it completely. 

You should avoid these mistakes in order to improve your reading skills amd make it faster.


To prepare for this exam all you have to do is work hard and gather as many resources as possible. For further information you can visit SpeakoClub and receive a lot of information regarding IELTS. Utilizing these abilities is crucial, but if we only utilise these methods constantly, we will overlook crucial information and provide incorrect responses. Let's practise using the following methods efficiently: