During this course, we'll be providing you with the skills and practice needed to improve your reading score.
Before you start, you must enrol on the course.
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In this section, we consider how you can use skim reading to help you in the reading test.
This is a common type of reading test question. Learn how to approach it here.
There will be many unknown words when you read IELTS texts. This is why guessing the meaning of some of the words is an important skill which can help you to improve your score.
Learn when and how to use the strategies of scanning and reading in detail in the IELTS test and practice answering multiple choice questions.
Understanding how prefixes, and especially suffixes work to change the grammatical category of words can help you to read and answer questions more effectively in the IELTS reading exam.
Here we consider strategies for answering true/false/not given or yes/no/not given questions in the IELTS exam. These are basically the same kind of questions but true/false/not given is used with factual texts and yes/no/not given is used with articles which contain more opinions.
As you will have noticed by now, synonyms are really important in IELTS reading questions. In this section we review some of the synonyms encountered so far on this course and learn about how you can learn and record them.
Learn how to tackle this common type of IELTS reading test question.
Learn how to approach these kinds of questions in the IELTS reading module. There are two types: one where you must select the words from the text and one where you select words from a list.
Learn techniques for learning and recording collocations.
We review this type of reading question and provide further IELTS practice in this section.
In this section we focus on diagram/notes completion questions and also learn synonyms of common dates, numbers and quantifiers.
Another fairly common type of reading question. Learn how to approach it and practice here.
Learn how to approach this type of question and practice answering under exam conditions
Learn about this kind of question and practice answering them here.
Some questions ask you to choose a title for the reading passage, a summary of the main ideas or which main ideas were included. Practice answering these questions here.
Review vocabulary and take practice tests in this section.