Will you believe us if we tell you that a newspaper can make you an expert in the English language? Yes, but only when you opt to read a prominent newspaper printed in the flourished English language. Do you have any idea what kind of newspaper we are talking about? Well, the answer is the Hindu and TOI. If you have any other newspaper on your preferences list then there is nothing wrong with continuing with it. But remember that the newspaper must improve your expertise in the English language. So that you can easily ace the IELTS exam.
So, there will be questions in your mind that how a newspaper can help you excel in the IELTS exam. Try to understand that the basic purpose of the IELTS exam is to check if the person can convey his messages in written and oral English precisely and can understand written and spoken English correctly or not. Basically, the examiner will check your ability to use the English language perfectly in your regular life. And the newspaper makes you capable of using the English language practically by improving your vocabulary, reading skills, and writing skills.
This article will help you know how to use a newspaper to enhance your English language skills. Note that this article can help you even if you are already an expert in the English language. Therefore, read this article carefully. Before you make up your mind to book the IELTS exam date, don’t forget to check the updated exam dates on the official website of the exam governing body.
The following tips can help you know how to use a newspaper to excel in the IELTS exam:
Look for a prominent newspaper
Your first responsibility is to look for a prominent newspaper. Well, opting for The Hindu would be a great option for you. You can easily access the pdf of these newspapers for free on the internet. Just search on google “ the pdf of the Hindu newspaper”. Then, download it from the website free of cost. You can download it on your PC, laptop, or even on your smartphone.
Look for the articles
Your next task is to look for the articles that interest you such as articles related to science, technology, cosmos, economic problem, health, etc. Try to choose an article that you can easily comprehend or find interesting to comprehend. This will inspire you to stick to this trick for a longer time. Choosing a dull article that doesn’t interest your preferences will make you fed up with reading newspapers. Therefore, it is advisable to read interesting articles in the newspaper during your IELTS exam preparations.
After you have selected an article that suits your interests, read it thoroughly. Also, if you have come across the new words then, google it to comprehend the actual meaning of the sentence. We are sure that every time you read an article, you will come across at least two news words no matter how well you are familiar with the English language. Take a look at the pattern of the sentences, and analyze them to interpret them. After reading the article naturally, get to the crux of the article. Thus, if you continue to read articles at least for 15 minutes a day, then you will surely notice an improvement in your reading skills.
If you are interested in improving your writing skills then start to rewrite the articles. Well, you don’t need to do this without looking at the newspaper. In fact, read the article line by line and then, rewrite the lines in your own words. In simple words, change the pattern of the sentence without changing the actual message of the sentence.
For instance, there is a line in the article “ The government will release a new foreign policy in the coming week.” you can rewrite it as “ a new foreign policy is going to be released by the government in the coming week”. Or you can also rewrite it as “ The government is about to release a new foreign policy in the coming week.” Thus, rewriting the articles will make you achieve an enhanced writing style. Book the IELTS/PTE exam dates after you have checked the available exam dates on the official website of the exam conducted body.
Believe us, newspapers can polish your language skills to the greatest extent only if you know the trick of how to use them perfectly. Get time to read the newspaper in a day no matter how busy your schedule is. This will surely enhance your performance in the IELTS exam.