Category Archives: IELTS Reading tips

These blog posts contain tips for the IELTS Reading test.

How to prepare for IELTS: What the experts say

Four experts share some advice on how to prepare for IELTS

I give a lot of advice on this blog about how to prepare for IELTS but I thought for this post I’d share some advice from other specialists in IELTS preparation.

So, apart from becoming familiar with the exam format and improving your English in general, what do the experts say about preparing for the IELTS test?

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How to save time in the IELTS Reading test

Three time-saving tips for the IELTS Reading test

When I ask candidates about the IELTS Reading test, a common answer I get is that there isn’t enough time to read all of the texts and answer all of the questions.

So, for those of you taking an IELTS test soon, here are three tips for saving time in the IELTS Reading test (Academic or General Training).

How to save time in the IELTS Reading testHave a plan before you start your test

If you know exactly how you’re going to approach the IELTS Reading test before you start, you won’t waste any time in the test thinking about what to do first, second, third, etc.

If you haven’t got a plan, here are some questions to help you make one and save time in the test: Continue reading

IELTS Reading tips: True, False or Not Given

Two tips for guessing IELTS Reading TRUE, FALSE or NOT GIVEN questions

How to guess IELTS Reading TRUE, FALSE or NOT GIVEN questionsIf you don’t know an answer to a question in the IELTS Reading test, it’s important you don’t spend too long thinking about it and take a guess instead.

If you have to guess the answer to a TRUE, FALSE or NOT GIVEN question, here are two quick tips to help you guess right.

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How to manage time in the IELTS Reading test

Do you know how you’re going to manage your time in the IELTS Reading test?

The official advice from IELTS is to spend 20 minutes per text in the IELTS Academic Reading test (or 20 minutes per section in the IELTS General Training Reading test).

But I know that many IELTS candidates spend too long on one text/section and don’t have enough time to answer all of the 40 questions in one hour.

If you’re worried about spending too long on one text/section in the IELTS Reading test, here are two suggestions about how to manage your time. Continue reading