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NG
F
T

NG
F
T

F
F
F

NG
F
T

1 = NG
2 = F
3 = T

1 = A not-given statement cannot be found within the text, even though similar or analogous information might show up.
2 = A false statement openly contradicts the text.
3 = A true statement is normally clearly expressed in the text.

1. The entrance to the campsite is locked after 10 p.m.

Don't make any noise after 10 o'clock at night or before 7.30 in the morning

Nothing in common. There are different things

2. No dogs are allowed on the campsite.

Dogs must be kept on a lead.

Dogs are allowed but with a simply restriction

3. You are not allowed to cook food on open fires.

The lighting of fires is strictly prohibited.

The fire is prohibited , as a result cook food too.

1. Not given ("Don't make any noise after 10.00 pm": the text is about "the noise", it doesn't mention about "the entrance", or in other words: there's no sufficient information about "what time the entrance is locked")
2. False ("Owners of dogs that disturb other campers..." that means dogs are really allowed on tge campsite, which contradict directly the question statement)
3. True ("The lighting of fires is strictly prohibited")

The most appropriate answers in my opinion are:

1.Not Given (As there is no discussion about 'entrance to the campsite').

2.False (Dogs are allowed in campus as it is mentioned).

3.Not Given (There is nothing discussed about 'cooking food' in the passage, so as it is obvious, Not Given).


Arslan Saeed
arslan_saeed33@yahoo.com

Not Given
FALSE
True

Elucidations have been given clearly enough in the abovementioned comments.

lead=leash (Br.Eng, Am.Eng)

1.NG
2.F
3.T

NG F T
Don't make any noise after 10 o'clock at night or before 7.30 in the morning.
nothing about the entrance

Dogs must be kept on a lead
dogs can get in with a precondition

The lighting of fires is strictly prohibited.
prohibited means banned

NG
F
NG

1. NG
2. F
3. T

1. Not Given - (Don't make any noise after 10 o'clock at night or before 7.30 in the morning) doesn't not mention about dogs entrance to the campsite.

2. False - (Dogs must be kept on a lead. Owners of dogs that disturb other campers by barking through the night will be asked to leave) - Clearly states that dogs are allowed but will be asked to leave if it causes disturbance.

3. Not Given - (The lighting of fires is strictly prohibited) - This statement never mentions about Cooking food

NG
F
T

1.NG
2.F
3.NG

thanks.....:)

1.NG
2.False
3.NG

Thanks....

NG
F
T

Not Given
False
Not Given

1-NG
2-FALSE
3-NG

1. Not given
2. False
3. Not given

1. NG
2. False
3. True

NG
F
T

NG
F
T

NG
F
T

NG
F
NG

NG
F
NG

1. Not Given (No information is given related to locking of the entrance)

2. False (Only those dogs who disturb other campers by barking through the night would not be allowed on the campsite)

3. Not Given (The lighting of fires is strictly prohibited and no information is given related to the cooking of food)

F
F
NG

1.NG
2.F
3.T

Ng f ng

1. Don't make any noise after 10 o'clock at night or before 7.30 in the morning.
- The entrance to the campsite is locked after 10 p.m.
NG

2. Dogs must be kept on a lead. Owners of dogs that disturb other campers by barking through the night will be asked to leave.
- No dogs are allowed on the campsite.
F

The lighting of fires is strictly prohibited.
- You are not allowed to cook food on open fires.
T

NG
F
T

NG
F
T

Don't get misguided by this easy example . It is not as easy as it is shown here . True False Not Given is the real dynamite in the exam . In fact no tutor really knows why its really false or not given . If we give the same set of actual exam questions to a tutor , surely they cannot predict them .

1-NG 2-F 3-T

1)NG
2)F
3)NG

1. NG
2. NG
3. NG

NG, F , T

1.Not Given
2.False
3.True

1.NG
2.F
3.T

Hi Simon, thank you very much for every day lesson it helps a lot. so far you have done so many writing task 2 and have covered most of questions. can u please do this kind of question plz b/c I am stuck how to start this.(Here is an example). If not this any topic which asks about advantages outweigh disadvantages.

In many countries it is easy to apply and to get a credit card. However, credit card debt causes many problems and is hard to pay back. Do you think the advantages of credit cards overweight the disadvantages?

regards
hope to hearing from you soon.

1) NG
2) F
3) NG

T
F
NG

1- NG
2- F
3- NG

NG
F
NG

1. NG
Don't make any noise after 10 o'clock at night...It did not mention whether the entrance to the campsite would be locked.

2. F
Dogs must be kept on a lead. Owners of dogs that disturb other campers by barking through the night will be asked to leave...It means that dogs were allowed on the campsite when you did not break the rules above.

3. T
The lighting of fires is strictly prohibited...It means that you were not allowed to do anything with fires on the campsite.

True
False
Not Given

NG: There is not any information about entrance
period. Making noise in specified period is prohibited.

F: Dogs are allowed in the campsite but in specific condition.

NG : There is not any direct information about cooking food in the text

NG:There is no thing about limitation for going out
F: it is directly mentioned that dog shoulb be on lead so having a dog is allowed
T: Making fire is forbidden , no diffrence for cookin or other things

1. NG
2. NG
3. T
NG: There is not mention
F: It is in the opposite side
T: This is correct answer

3 steps to work out the True/False/Not given question

1.find the unique words in the qustion to help you locate the original statement in the artical

2.try to rephrase the statement so that you can compare

3.figure out whether they are coordinate/contradictory/irrelevant

hi,simon!
though i am very inspired by your website,
i found out that this site is located in china instead of manchester.

er...how come ??

perhaps you`d like to visit www.alexa.com to check out your site`s analysis report first.

just a reminder, nothing personal

NG
F
T

NG - because the word `locked` or any other word with the same meaning is not found at the passage
F - because there are some instruction for the dog Owners then it`s allowed
T - because the passage states that `fires is strictly prohibited` the it`s not allowed at all

1.NG
In the passage, it talked about the noise, but it did not mention about the issue of entrance. So we don't know about the entrance.
2.F
Dogs must be kept on a lead.
3.T
The lighting of fires is strictly prohibited.
Cooking food on open fire is a kind of lighting of fires.

1. NG. Restrictions on making any noise after 10 p.m has been mentioned but there is no statement that mentions anything regarding the " entrance to the campsite."
2. F . "Dogs must be kept on a lead and owners of the dogs that disturb other campers..." , clearly indicates that dogs are allowed.
3. T . The lighting of fires is ' strictly' prohibited means making open fires is not allowed for any purpose, so obviously cooking food on open fires is prohibited too.

1. NG
2. False
3. NG

1.NG
2.NG
3.T

1.NG
2.F
3.T

1.NG
2.F
3.NG

I totally agree with Arslan Saeed's reasoning

1.NG
2.F
3.T

Recorrect:
1.NG
2.False
2.True

CORRECT ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. Not Given

"10 o'clock" is mentioned, but there is no information about when the campsite is locked. This is quite common with "Not Given" answers - you find one or two keywords from the question, but some of the information is missing.

2. False

If dogs must be kept on a lead, they are obviously not prohibited.

3. True

Don't be tricked into writing "Not Given" (just because food is not mentioned). If fires are prohibited, it must mean that you can't cook food on them.

1.NG
2.F
3.T

@matthew, see this is the only problem while deciding about "not give" or "true/false".


Some say that it's Not Given, if there isn't any thing about the keywords mentioned in the questions, but not in the text.

Therefore, i followed this strategy, but ended up at losing a mark. But Simon, cleared to some extent that we shouldn't be get tricked. In fact, we follow the meanings, predictions and outcomes rather than word-to-word meaning.


Arslan Saeed
arslan_saeed33@yahoo.com

1-not given
2-true
3-true

Hi Simon

I am totally agree with Arslan. You can either use you common sense or either believe whats on the text. If the 3 rd question is true than 2nd question should be true as well. Because dogs make noise when they bark. Hense the reason they should be blocked in campers teritory. Plz. don't think that I am arguing with you I just want clarification. It looks like we have 2 parameteters to answer 2 different questions.

Thanks

Hi Bikram,

I understand what you're saying, and I agree that it's confusing. However, the IELTS people are using the following logic:

- If dogs need to be on lead, they must definitely be allowed on the campsite (as long as they are on leads and don't bark at night).
- If no fires are allowed at all, then it must be true that we can't cook on them.

Maybe I accept this logic because I've become accustomed to how these questions work. If you can accept the reasoning I've explained above, you'll start to find T,F,NG questions easier.

...

Hi wuwu,

I think it says that many visitors are located in China. As far as I know, my website provider is based in the US.

Hi Simon

Thanks for your explanation, but sometime it confused. I am looking forward to join your online classes.

Thanks

Hi Simon,

Can u plz explain final answer of this question

Thanks

Hi everyone

Anyone interested to speak on Skype to improve speaking plzzz or any advises for how to improve speaking

Many thanks

@eman


If you want to improve your speaking skills, you can, here's my mailing id: arslan_saeed33@yahoo.com

Thanks to Simon, now I've got some idea of these type of questions.

@ Arslan

I totally agree with you. I can now start to understand why I perform really bad in T/F/NG Qs... It really irritates me all the time it appears in the latter part of the reading section

@ Matthew


True,dear. It always nettles beginners like us. But i think and i pray, we and all my Ielts test taker fellows may become able to understand completely about this trickiest part of T/F/NG.

To me,now I've understood 90-95% of this task. Moreover, remaining 5-10% would also be understood after practice.


So, best of luck and fingers crossed for your best results.

1-Not given
2-falae
3-true

NG
F
NG

@ Arslan

Good luck with your IELTS exam too! =)

NG
F
T

Hi,


I need help. Anyone having strong command on 'Matching Headings' task. I need supervision and guidance. I would be eternally grateful to him/her. Thanks in anticipation.


Arslan Saeed
arslan_saeed33@yahoo.com

Ng
T
T

NG
F
T

NG
F
T

NG
T
T

1. NG
2. F
3. T

Hi all, can anyone please help me by giving any tips in determining whether the given statement is true, false or not given. I always go wrong with true, false and NG. Please help.

NG,F,T

Not given
False
Not given

1. Not given
2. False
3. True

not given
false
true

Hi Simon,

I am not convinced that answer for No. 3 is true.

Fire isn't necessary being used only for cooking at campsite. It could be used to warm the campers, assuming that the temperature will be low outdoor.

& if it is in the wild, it could be used to keep animals away too.

For this type of question, I think, some of the problems we encountered is, we use our logical assumptions, based on our past experience, or even based on cultural practice, which are different for everyone, to make judgment. Since everyone's experience is different, to be safe, we will stick to whatever is mentioned in the text. Whatever not, it is the safest to state as 'NOT GIVEN'.

I have read a number of teachings on answering this type of question 'TRUE, FALSE and NOT GIVEN'. But till now, I still couldn't grasp the 'technique' of answering it.

NG. F. NG

NG
F
T

NG F T

1.Not given
2.False
3.True

I'm also having problem on dealing with T-F-NG.
My logic or methodology of thinking about these always contradict with the actual.
My exam is near by, plz help.

Not given
F
T

NG
F
T

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