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IELTS Reading Tips

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What is IELTS Reading Tips


The IELTS reading tips is aimed at helping students know what to expect from there reading examination and also give you an indepth knowledge in forms of tips on how to navigate the questions much easier.

The general as well as academic IELTS reading section of the exam both last 60 minutes and tests your reading skills. Each has 40 questions. The 60 minutes includes the time you must fill in the answer sheet.

Our tutorial materials cover the tips and advice to help you pass your exam at a single try

Below are the most likely types of reading questions you can get on your reading test:

  • Diagram label completion
  • Matching headings
  • Multiple choice
  • True false, not given
  • Short-answer questions
  • Matching sentence endings
  • Summary, note, table, flow-chart completion
  • Matching information
  • Sentence completion

Either way, improving your reading for IELTS is important as you will face some complex reading and difficult vocabulary.  The aim of our materials  is to give you the skills and practice to tackle the reading exam.

What to expect from the exam.

Question you can expect to see in the Academic and General Reading test:

  1. short-answer questions
  2. multiple choice
  3. sentence completion
  4. notes/summary/diagram/flow chart/table completion
  5. choosing a heading for a paragraph
  6. identification of writer’s views/claims – yes, no or not given
  7. identification of information – true, false or not given
  8. classification
  9. matching lists/phrases.

The Reading Passages Structure:

Have in mind,these are texts that you are likely to have to deal with daily in an English speaking country around the world.

What to expect from the exam.


These IELTS reading tips will help you to increase your score:

  1. Skimming is very important

Learn to skim and scan, If you read in the usual slow, relaxed way you are likely to fail the IELTS test.

  1. Don’t leave any question unanswered

Don’t leave any box unanswered. When you know there’s, no time left, just guess and write something down.

  1. Scanning

Learn how to read fast and find the facts that will help you answer the question.

  1. Learn how to paraphrase

The question is aimed at assessing your ability to understand the same (or similar) ideas hidden behind different wordings and expressions.

  1. Try different exam strategies, then choose a winner

Ensure to try out many exam strategies and pick out the best for yourself.

  1. Find facts in the text, underline, and number.

Find the exact location of the rephrased answer in the reading passage.Then underline and then write the number on top of the question that is answered by that line.

  1. Improve your reading speed

To get the score in the exam you have to improve your reading speed when you are preparing for the exam.

  1. Use context and Don’t panic over unknown words.

Try to look around the new word. Maybe the content of the sentence can help you deduce whether it’s relevant or not

  1. Focus on the facts, not the words.

Re-read and Explain to yourself what you have just read. (rephrase it in your own words.)

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