Headings

h1 heading It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using  h2 heading It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its … Read more

Reading

learn skills. Develop reading skills such as skimming (which parts you should strategically read) and scanning (best choices for searching for information) Understand different question types, and how to answer them. Read my eBook for a detailed guide to the test Do ALL the Cambridge books of past test papers 7-17! Learn from your mistakes! … Read more

scanning-ielts-reading

Scanning involves finding information quickly. Most of us use this skill in our everyday life such as when we look up a word in the dictionary or are looking at the start time of a movie. We can use this skill in IELTS to find the answer to a question. To do this we look … Read more

Skimming ielts reading

Skimming is used to get the main idea of an article and its structure. It should be used to quickly get an overall understanding of what an article is about. This understanding provides a context which will make it easier to understand specific facts and guess unknown words. Knowledge of the structure will make it … Read more

paragraph selection ielts reading test

For this question type you have to match a statement with a particular paragraph. There are more paragraphs than questions and you can use a paragraph more than once. The best technique is to read the first paragraph and then look through the information points to see if one of them can be found in … Read more

matching ielts reading test

With this type of question you have to pair up pieces of information to form a perfect match. For example, you might have to: The biggest problem is the fact that you need to look at the whole text. The answers could be anywhere in the text and they do not come in order, so … Read more

labelling flow charts processes ielts reading test

This question type involves stages and links that should be matched with the order in which these occur in the reading text. Read each stage and identify keywords and note the links between stages. With this question type, it can be useful to use your own knowledge to comprehend the different parts of the task … Read more

table completion ielts reading test

You will be provided with an incomplete table that paraphrases information given in the reading text. The information in the table may be organised differently from the way in which it appears in the text, for example it may be ordered chronologically (by order of time) instead of in order of importance. Key Points: 1. … Read more

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