Reading Strategies

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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

Well planned and systematic

Rated 5 out of 5
June 20, 2020

An amazing site. Rich and enriching. Thank you for your step by step guidance and help. In fact every single detail is set with the utmost care and professionalism.Really grateful for everything.

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Eman Ahmed

very useful organised information

Rated 5 out of 5
May 23, 2020

I think it is the most accurate and useful site for IELTS students to learn skills that are required for the high band in IELTS. I firstly recommend this site if you are preparing for an IELTS examination

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Bhawani shankar Bakoliya

Clear explanation , nice tips to solve quetions

Rated 4 out of 5
April 23, 2020

Clear explanation , nice tips to solve quetions

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Has all the question types

Rated 5 out of 5
April 16, 2020

The different types of questions are discussed in detail.

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Rated 5 out of 5
April 16, 2020

Clear explanation. Highly informative. Extremely helpful!

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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.