Scanning means searching for specific phrases in the text to answer some questions.
The questions on IELTS Reading test often include dates, names, numbers, new terms or other key words. So it’s a very good idea to underline those key words while reading, so you could find the answers in the text more easily.
1. Underline the important information while reading the text (dates, numbers, names etc.)
2. When you read the question, identify the key word and scan the text for it. This way you’ll find the answer more quickly.