Reading: 10 strategies for a high score

ielts reading tipsIs IELTS reading driving you crazy?

Did you know that the IELTS reading test is not really about reading, it’s more like a vocabulary test. That’s why you should work on your vocabulary, however, this takes time and there are no shortcuts. In addition, never read the whole text or try and understand every single word as you will not have time.

Understanding how paraphrasing works is crucial to getting a good score, therefore you need to have a good range and understanding of vocabulary. Never learn lists of words either as that will work against you.

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IELTS Reading: Summary Completion

Lesson on Summary Completion (Gap Fills)

The summary completion tasks in IELTS reading are a short summary of the text, it could be about 4 or 6 sentences or it could be a whole paragraph. You need to either choose the correct word from a list, or there may not be a choice of words so you have to decide what words match. There are 2 types of summary completion tasks in IELTS.

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IELTS Reading: Matching Headings

matching headings ieltsMatching headings, techniques and sample text.

In the IELTS reading section, there are usually 14 different types of questions but for each reading text, you may get 3 or 4 different types to answer. You might get True False Not Given, Yes No Not Given, completing a sentence, matching a heading or multiple choice to name just a few.

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