Reading: Fill in the Blanks of the Reading section only shares its points with the Reading module. The questions in this section can be divided into two types: Vocabulary and Grammar based questions.
Vocabulary based questions comprise 80% of the Reading: Fill in the Blanks questions. So today, we focus on strategies to deal with them.
To start with, you need to know two sets of rules. One is related to the options presented at the bottom of the text, and the other to the words before and after a gap.
Rules related to the words in option box
Words in the option box can be broadly divided into 4 categories of Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs and Adverbs. Each of them has certain signs that can be extended to other words as well.
Signs of a verb:
Signs of an adjective:
Signs of an adverb:
Rules related to the words before and after a gap in the text
When we use a noun in the gap:
When we use an adjective in the gap:
When we use a verb in the gap:
When we use an adverb in the gap:
We use an adverb when a verb needs to be described. Also if other rules didn’t apply.
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