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Best Ielts Reading Tip

Looking for a good Ielts reading tip? Read, read... and then... read some more. Seriously. There is no substitute for being well read when it comes to the Ielts test.

Now, do you want an Ielts reading tip that will help you get a better score on your test?
  • Read ALL directions carefully!

Points lost due to students not following directions on the Ielts reading module are legion. (many, many) Eliminate simple, correctable mistakes by reading the directions before you read the text.
It doesn't do much good to study endless hours in preparation for your exam only to lose valuable points by not reading the directions.
  • Familiarity breads contempt!

Let's say you prepare for your exam by doing as many Ielts reading practice exercises as possible. You've seen all of the question types and feel confident about your reading abilities - never scoring less than a band 7 on practice tests.
Normally, I'd say that's great! However, what if on your test they have a question style that you haven't seen?
And what if that question style asks something that you haven't practiced before in your preparation?
  • What would you do?

Before anything else, before even thinking about answering the question, read the directions! What's more, make sure you follow them. This is the most practical Ielts reading tip I know to give.

And guess what?...

  • It really works!

You'd be surprised at how many students I catch making simple, correctable mistakes - mistakes that can mean the difference between a 5.5 or 6.5 ban score - simply because they didn't read, understand and follow the directions.

Don't let this happen to you!

For more information including even more Ielts reading tips, click on the preceding link. You will be taken to a page that explains everything you need to know about the Ielts Academic Reading Module.

Valuable - score raising - information is just a click ahead!

The basic question types for the reading module follow. You will see a combination of these types of questions...

To learn more about the various question types and to see examples for each one, click on the corresponding links above.