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

Explanations are simple and understandable.

Rated 5 out of 5
April 16, 2020

Explanations are simple and understandable.

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It helped me

Rated 5 out of 5
April 16, 2020

It covers the different types of IELTS questions. It focuses on tips and it gives instructions that help with a real IELTS test.

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Sarra Amri


Rated 4 out of 5
April 16, 2020

The Explanations are done clearly and with steps

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Adam Yaya

Clear Explanations

Rated 4 out of 5
April 16, 2020

Explans the answers and how to answer each question step by step (instructions)

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Horani Othman


Rated 5 out of 5
April 16, 2020


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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.