ACADEMIC READING COURSE
Many test-takers view the Reading Module as a very daunting and demanding part of the test. You will be given 3 passages to read and each of those passages will contain around 900 words. This means that you need to be ready to read around 2,700+ words in 1 hour.
But don’t forget: you also have to answer 40 questions!
To get ready for the test you will need to do a lot of reading. Are you comfortable reading an academic text of about 3000 words in 15 minutes? Ridiculously, most of the test-takers lose marks not because of lack of knowledge, but because of making very simple mistakes! The main goal of IELTS Reading is to test your ability to understand what you have read. So even if you don’t know some words, it’s OK, as you can guess their meaning and still get band 9!
In this module:
- You will receive step-by-step guidance on how you should approach the Reading part of the IELTS exam
- You will find pro tips on how to answer each type of question, how to save time during the exam, and increase your reading stamina
- You will have the opportunity to practise the skills you have learnt
The module is divided into two sections: Overview and Practice.
The overview contains detailed information about the reading module, assessment criteria, and a video to support your learning and how to improve your band score.
The practice section contains three authentic passages (magazines, newspapers, or journals) which increase in difficulty.
Each passage has 3 sections: a warm-up, practice questions, and a follow-up section.
The warm-up section is meant to activate previous knowledge about the passage you will be reading and offers good practice and ideas for the Speaking test.
The practice questions will test each type of reading question you might encounter in the actual exam. Each question will be accompanied by thorough explanations and pro tips to help you make the most of your reading practice.
Finally, the follow-up section is also meant to provide extra practice for the Speaking test. You can practise these questions either alone, recording yourself while you speak, and play it back or you could practise with a friend and they can give you feedback on your performance such as body language, words you may be repeating, or times when your speech is slow.
I recommend you complete the whole reading module in maximum 2 hours and do all the activities in order.