In this task, they are going to give you a number of statements that contain information from the passage and you have to decide which paragraph from the passage contains this information of the statement. This task is very similar to a “Matching Headings” task but in this case, we don’t get titles (headings) of paragraphs, just information that is contained in the paragraphs.
The best you can do in this task is:
1.) Read the statements and underline key-words that will help you locate them in the text.
2.) After that, you should scan the text in order to locate them.
3.) Once you locate the information in the text through scanning, read this section carefully in order to confirm your answer.
Keep in mind that there may be paragraphs that contain the information to more than one question (statements).
Here’s what a “Locating Information” task will look like:
Questions 27 – 31
Reading passage 3 has eight paragraphs, A – H.
Which paragraph contains the following information?
Write the correct letter A – H in spaces 27 – 31 below.
27 colour blindness is not actual blindness but there is a decreased .……
ability to see colour under normal lightning conditions.
28 colour blindness affects a significant percentage of the population .…..
29 it takes place due to the failure of retinal cores to transmit colour ……
information to the optic nerve
30 despite their limitations, colour blind people can perceive certain ……
colour camouflages better
31 colour blindness is much more common in males than in females ……
1.) Underline key-words! For example, in question 27, the phrases, “not actual blindness” and “decreased ability” are phrases that can help you locate them in the text through scanning. BUT!! ALWAYS remember that they may be phrased differently in the text.
2.) Once you locate these phrases, read this section of the passage carefully in order to be sure that this is the paragraph you are looking for.
3.) Remember that a paragraph may contain more than one statement and you may have to use the paragraph twice: Do not let that confuse you.
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