IELTS Academic Reading Tips

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IELTS Preparation Tips

Before the Test

Read well written passages

CELPIP writing tips

Read well-written passages.

As you read, concentrate on the sentence structure, phrasing, and vocabulary.

Pay attention to the structure of the article.

Study the structure of the paragraphs.

Practice Predicting

One way of practicing prediction is to:

Pick a well-written article.

Read a paragraph and predict what information the article is going to give you.

Improve your synonyms and vocabulary with the Free Rice program.

Practice reading for specific information

One way of practicing reading for information is to:

Pick a well-written article and read for specific information.

IELTS Academic writing tips

Look for What, Where, Who, Why, When, and How.

Who What When Where Why

Clean up Your Tenses

Practice your tenses. Know your tenses inside out, back to front, and upside down!

Our One-A-Day Workbooks will help you identify tenses and help you recognize the passive voice so that you don’t make silly mistakes.

* Practice and Review your Basic Tenses
* Practice and Review your Perfect Tenses

Read and Listen to Current Affairs 

Read about current affairs to familiarize yourself with phrases and vocabulary.

 

Take a Class

If you are unsure about the techniques you need to use to answer the questions quickly, take a class.

You may only need a single one-on-one class to review the techniques necessary to increase your score.

IELTS Preparation Tips

During the Test

Study the question

Always know exactly what type of information is required and what you have to do with it.

Study the Examples

Read examples carefully because they:

IELTS General writing tips

* illustrate the form that your answer must take.
* provide information about the main topic that helps you predict what is to come.
* tell you where to look for information.

TOEFL writing tips

Know where to find the answers

The answers to questions are sequential.

The example and the last question often define the area in which the answers to the section’s questions will be found.

Turn Statements into questions

Turn statements into questions before trying to find the answers to True, False, Not Given, and Yes, No, Not Given questions.

It’s much easier to find the answer to a question than match a statement.

If the answer is no, then write no or false.

If the answer is yes write yes or true.

If there is no answer, write not given.

Use Keywords

Use keywords or keyphrases in the questions to help you find answers.

There may be more than one and they may appear before or after the answer.

Write ClearlyIELTS Academic writing tips

Make sure your examiner can read what you have written.

The examiner will not be able to give you a high score if:

* your writing is illegible
* you use capitals in the wrong place
* you miss important punctuation marks
* you miss-spell basic words

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