Looking for Specific Details
When you read, you first want to know the general idea. Next you read for specific ideas. The author suplies specific details to support his or her ideas. Knowing where to look for these supporting statements will p you answer questions on the IELTS.
When you identified the topic sentences in Practice 2, you found the general idea of the paragraph. en you asked your questions about the topic sentence, you expected the specific details would be the answers.
Read the second paragraph of a passage. The specific details follow the topic sentence.
OCR sufferers experience worries that are both unreasonable and excessive and that act as a constant source of internal stress. Fear of dirt and contamination are very common obsessive thoughts. The obsession with orderliness and symmetry is also common. In other cases, persistent thoughts are centered on doubts, such as whether or not a door is locked or a stove is turned off. Impulses, such as the urge to swear in public or to pull a fire alarm, are other types of OCR symptoms. In order to be diagnosed with OCD, a sufferer must exhibit obsessions and/or compulsions that take up a considerable amount of time (at least one hour per day).
OCD sufferers experience worries that are both unreasonable and excessive and that act as a constant source of internal stress.
Questions to Ask Yourself
• What are unreasonable worries?
• What are excessive worries?
• Fear of dirt and contamination
• The obsession with orderliness and symmetry
• Persistent doubts