Since January 2015 the Reading and Use of English exam papers have been combined. This exam is made up of seven parts in total. The first three parts test your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar while then next three parts focus more on reading comprehension. This blog will focus on the final three parts of

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1          Read the title and subtitle of the passage to orientate yourself to the text. 2          Look quickly at the questions to analyse what kind of questions are being asked but don’t read them individually.  This wastes time and without a context for the questions, it will be difficult to understand them. 3          Skim the

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Students often ask: “What should I read to prepare for the IELTS exam?” Here is a list of resources that have often been used in past exams. 1. The Economist – a weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinions. 2. The Economist Technology quarterly 3. New Scientist – a weekly science and technology news magazine, considered

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7 tips to improve your IELTS reading

Thursday, 25 July 2013 by

Look at the title carefully and quickly predict topic vocabulary and the structure of the text, i.e. if it deals with problems and solutions. Spend 2-5 minutes skimming the text before you look at the questions. Learners with high band scores skim quickly and can remember a great deal of information which helps them locate

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