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IELTS Reading: Time management is the key

In this post, you will learn how best to manage your time in all three sections of the IELTS Reading test.

Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish

IELTS Reading: Retaking the 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.

Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish

IELTS Reading: Three things you must know about multiple choice

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.

Sahar Azzam, Regional IELTS Academic Manager, British Council Middle East and North Africa

IELTS Reading: Seven FAQs

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.

Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish

IELTS Reading: How important is culture?

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 … Read more

Adrian Raper, Director, ClarityEnglish