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IELTS Reading: True/ False/ Not Given

Many candidates find the True/ False/ Not Given question one of the most challenging tasks in the Reading test. In fact, the biggest problem is the ‘Not Given’ option. Most candidates are not used to having this option and it confuses them a lot. They spend too much time making sure that it is ‘not given’ and this affects the rest of their test.

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

IELTS Reading: Keyword synonyms

Many candidates think Reading is one of the hardest modules in the IELTS test — the timing is so tight, and understanding the questions correctly while you are under pressure is no easy task. And on top of this, the examiner is constantly trying to confuse you!

Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish

IELTS Reading: Six handy tips

Are you having an IELTS test soon and looking for some quick tips and insights? Read on for six handy tips that I have come up with through the years as an IELTS trainer.

Steve Maginn, Author and IELTS trainer

IELTS Reading: A quick fix?

I often receive emails or Facebook messages from IELTS test takers saying ‘How can I improve my reading?’ or ‘I am poor at reading.’ The problem is not that these candidates need to improve their reading, but that that they need to do it quickly. You may be one of them.

Andrew Stokes, IELTS specialist, ClarityEnglish

IELTS Reading: Time management the key to a high band score

‘I don’t understand how some candidates could complete the paper within just one hour — there is just so much to read!’ We often hear candidates complaining about the lack of time in the Reading test: the articles are long and difficult, and it seems impossible to complete all the questions in an hour. In this blog post, we will look at a smart way to manage your time in the Reading test.

Sieon Lau, Senior Editor, ClarityEnglish