IELTS Reading: guessing meaning from context

Learn about the most important skill in IELTS reading.

Updated: September 2023.

In the IELTS reading exam, you can’t look up words in a dictionary, and you won’t be able to understand every single word. Furthermore, you shouldn’t read the whole text as you won’t have the time.

Understanding where to find the answers and spotting how words are paraphrased is a crucial skill. The reading section is really about vocabulary, so you must work on developing your vocabulary.

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