Reading Practice: Save the Shark
Nov19

Reading Practice: Save the Shark

In today’s lesson, we shall look at an article from New Scientist. This article is shorter than a typical IELTS essay, but thematically and linguistically it is the same. This falls under the IELTS topic of environment. I have put together some questions to help you with your IELTS reading skills, and the answers are located further down the page. The questions are not all exactly IELTS reading question types but they are...

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Common IELTS Topics: Technology
Nov13

Common IELTS Topics: Technology

Technology is one of the most common IELTS topics because it can come up in any part of the exam. Furthermore, technology is a part of our daily lives and thus an absolutely necessary topic in which to be fluent. So let’s look at how it may come up in the IELTS exam and what technology vocabulary we need to learn. Technology in IELTS Speaking There are lots of possible questions you may be asked about technology in the IELTS...

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How to Prepare for the IELTS Reading Test
Oct28

How to Prepare for the IELTS Reading Test

Although most students seem to be more worried about the writing and speaking tests, many ask me how to prepare for the IELTS reading test. This exam is much more difficult than it seems, and being prepared is absolutely essential. This guide should help you get ready for your own IELTS reading exam. Know the Exam Format The first thing you should do is get to know the test format. Even if you are really confident in your reading...

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8 Question Types in IELTS Reading and Listening [IELTS Hints]
Aug24

8 Question Types in IELTS Reading and Listening [IELTS Hints]

In order to prepare for the IELTS exam, you need to know the types of question that you will encounter. Once you know these question types, you will be much better prepared to get a high band score. This article will look at the types of questions that appear in the IELTS reading and listening exams – including some question types that appear in both. Multiple Choice – both In both the reading and the listening exam, you...

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Reading Strategies: Matching Headings
Jun15

Reading Strategies: Matching Headings

In the IELTS Reading exam, one really common type of question is matching a heading to a particular paragraph. The reason for this is that finding the main idea in a paragraph is one of the most important reading skills. Students need to be able to identify the main idea and match it to a suitable heading. Below, I’ll explain an important strategy for achieving this.   Skim the article You don’t have to read every...

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Sentence Completion Tips for IELTS Reading
May13

Sentence Completion Tips for IELTS Reading

In the IELTS Reading Exam, you will likely be required to do some sentence completion questions. They will look something like this: Some governments feel that it is not wise to focus on a country’s ______________. Pay attention to the question. It might say that you should use “no more than two words,” in which case you may only use one or two words to fill in the blank. Otherwise, it might say “no more than...

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