In this post, Sahar Azzam breaks down the True / False / Not Given question – what to look for, how to answer it and other useful tips and lessons.
To find the right answers, you have to know what you’re looking for. Learn how keyword synonyms can boost your band score.
This post explains an IELTS trainer’s six key tips to follow to achieve the IELTS Reading band score you need.
In this post, Andrew Stokes suggests five tips that can improve your IELTS Reading score when you are short of time.
In this post, you will learn how best to manage your time in all three sections of the IELTS Reading test.
In this post, Sieon Lau talks through the process of retaking the IELTS test and three useful suggestions on how to prepare for your re-sit.
Think multiple choice is easy? Think again. Sahar Azzam talks about three important facts you need to remember when answering multiple choice questions in the IELTS Reading test.
You may have read one of our posts about nine commonly-asked questions for the Listening module. In this post, I am going to discuss some frequently asked questions raised by candidates about the Reading module.
Will your culture affect your performance in IELTS Reading?
Back in 1978, researchers at the University of Illinois conducted an experiment in which they asked subjects from India and the US to read two passages: one about an Indian wedding and the other about an American wedding. They then tested their reading comprehension. They found that ‘Subjects read the native passage more rapidly, recalled a larger amount of information from the native passage, produced more culturally appropriate elaborations of the native passage, and produced more culturally based distortions of the foreign passage.’
In other words, they found that your culture does affect reading performance and the way you interpret a text.
Certain tasks in IELTS are more predictable than the others. For example, we know that in the Listening module there is always at least one part related to education and academic knowledge. The Reading module in General Training also features topics that are fairly predictable, and there is no reason to not prepare well for them.