Category: IELTS Reading

Do you want to find specific information about different IELTS lessons?

I’ve had a lot of emailed questions and comments from students  who want to find out more about a specific lesson that they have read. If  you  want to find out more about a specific topic, please use Search by

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Practice your English through the news

Dustin Diaz via Compfight The more you listen to or read English news, this is what happens: You start to recognize more vocabulary words and phrases and in different contexts (situations in how the word is used) You start to

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IELTS Reading – How to identify and match information to paragraphs

joiseyshowaa via Compfight One type of question you’ll get in the IELTS Reading test is identifying information and matching information to the paragraphs that contain that information. This type of question checks your scanning skills and comprehension when you read

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How to answer diagram label completion questions for the IELTS Reading Test

e_monk via Compfight One type of question that you might get on the IELTS Reading test is completing labels for a diagram. This tests how well you can follow a detailed description of a process or features/traits of something. You

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More examples on how to answer true/false/not given and yes/no/not given IELTS questions

See my previous post on strategies for answering  True/False/Not Given and Yes/No/Not Given questions on the IELTS Reading section. The basic strategy is: SKIM for main idea and organization of passage SCAN for key words you’ve highlighted in the question

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Useful websites for general knowledge on topics for IELTS

Ed Yourdon via Compfight I have students that are worried that they may not know enough general knowledge on certain topics. They may know a lot about entertainment or information technology, but they may not know anything at all about

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How to answer multiple choice questions in the IELTS Reading exam

Make sure you’ve read the general strategies for answering the reading section. For multiple choice questions, the strategy is very similar: you preview your text, skim the passage and questions, then analyze the questions by identifying your key words to

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IELTS Reading: Strategies for True/False/Not Given and Yes/No/Not Given

Make sure you’ve read the general strategies for answering the reading section. For the true/false/not given or yes/no/not given type questions, the strategies are similar: skim questions identify keywords scan read carefully choose answer carefully With this type of question it’s

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Improve Vocabulary by Using Context Clues

When you’re reading a passage, you will undoubtedly come across words you don’t know. While it’s good to get out the dictionary and look up new words, you don’t have time to do that all the time. And especially in

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IELTS Reading: Strategies for Summary Completion

It’s good to be familiar with  the different types of questions for the Reading module. Then make sure you’ve read about general reading strategies. Once you’ve practiced the general strategies, you can try specific strategies for the different question types. Here

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