Reading Strategies

Course Details

Rated 4.8 out of 5

This IELTS reading preparation course is free for all students.

It is designed to prepare you for the IELTS reading test by teaching you three essential skills.

First, learn how to skim a text quickly to know its general meaning (or gist), scan for specific meaning and read for details. These techniques will save you time in the IELTS test.

Secondly, find out how to understand the meaning of new words by looking at the sentences that they are used in. This will reduce your vocabulary related mistakes.

Finally, study the best strategies for each individual IELTS reading test question type so that you work through the test as efficiently as possible.

Students generally take 2 weeks to complete this course.

200 points are awarded for completing this course.

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Sam Morgan

Co-founder with 10+ years IELTS experience

Tom Speed

Co-founder and academic English university teacher


Rated 4.8 out of 5

Great overview course

Rated 5 out of 5
March 4, 2021

Really good course to take in order to get an idea what reading section of the test is about. The tasks are interactive and fun with complete explanations of the answers. Definitely recommend to invest your time on completing this course.

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This is great course for everybody who is interested in sitting the IELTS exam.

Rated 5 out of 5
February 24, 2021

Many thanks to the course team !

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Georg Gangl

5 stars

Rated 5 out of 5
February 22, 2021

This is a very timely,all round educative course.

I enjoyed reading through and getting realistic ideas for the test I have ahead.


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Rated 5 out of 5
February 10, 2021

This is an amazing course to learn IELTS reading skills. Thank you!

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Rated 5 out of 5
December 11, 2020

This comprehensive course is a great tool for IELTS preparation

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Course Summary

  • Learn to skim and scan to improve your reading speed.
  • Learn the strategies to effectively answer all IELTS reading question types.