IELTS Reading Tutorials with Examples

IELTS Reading Tutorials with Examples

Reading! many students find this section quite difficult to cope with because it requires a lot of concentration to solve questions, and they either do not have the habit of reading long texts or maybe due to a lack of reading skills. Which results in a low score in the reading section. Experts analysed it and came up with certain tips and tricks to overcome this problem. Here, I am going to discuss these methods with examples so that you can understand the concepts easily.

Before jumping into the tutorials, let's first discuss in brief the reading section that comes in the IELTS exam. In the reading, there are a total of 40 questions in three sections and each section has a different paragraph. Although reading is different for the General and Academic module, the pattern is the same for both tests. But the scoring criteria is different as you score more in academic reading with fewer right answers whereas you need more correct answers to get the same band score in the general module.

Introduction about IELTS Reading test

The Reading test is different for the General and Academic module with different scoring criteria.
  1. The time limit for the test is 1 hour.
  2. The examiners will give you one booklet on which all questions are written and an answer sheet to write your answers.
  3. Unlike the listening test, you can write your answers directly to the answer sheet, and you will be given no extra time to write your answers to the answer sheet.
  4. There will be three sections in this test with a total of 40 questions.
  5. Before starting your test, read the instructions carefully given at the start of each section so that you cannot write anything extra. For example, write no more than two words and/or a number, write no more than one word and/or a number etc.
  6. The paragraphs generally are taken from academics and general activities such as history, science, animals, any events, sports etc.
  7. It is often advised that you should spend a maximum of 20 minutes on each section so that you can touch every section and complete the test on time.
  8. In general, academic reading is difficult than general reading.

How to solve the IELTS Reading test

The general rule to attempt a reading test  is given below:
  1. First, read the instructions given at the start of each section.
  2. Read the heading of the text, it will give you an idea about the paragraph and help you in making your mindset about the topic. For instance, if the topic is on technology then you divert your mind or your thoughts towards technical gadgets, the internet or what it all about.
  3. Do not start reading the paragraph without going through the questions because if you read the text first then go through the questions, it will waste your precious time and energy.
  4. Mark the keywords in the questions and paragraph, this will help you in efficiently finding all the answers with less time and efforts.
  5. Never make any assumptions about the text, write the answers as given in the paragraph otherwise your answers will be wrong.
  6. If you are not able to find an answer to any question, do not waste your time on that question just jump to another one.
  7. Read the questions carefully.
  8. Always take care of transitional words such as but, although, while etc. as they change the meaning of the sentence.

Tutorials for IELTS Reading

  • Tips to improve your IELTS score - It is a brief explanation about various points that are necessary to focus on to increase your band score in IELTS. Besides, there is a separate analysis of each point for all sections.
  • Various Myths about IELTS - Myths! everyone who is preparing for the exam has heard about these rumours and those who are going to start their preparation will hear about them. In this section, numerous rumours which are in the market are listed and be sure that you should not believe in this false information. 
  • IELTS Reading Multiple Choice Questions: MCQs is one of the difficult question types whether it is in Listening or in Reading. In this article, I have explained it with the help of examples so that you can understand and apply these concepts easily to improve your band score.
  • IELTS Reading Heading Matching: Match headings are one of the difficult question types. In these type of questions, there will be 6 questions and 9 headings out of which 6 are correct.

Other Tutorials for IELTS
  • Writing Tutorials with Examples: In these tutorials, I have explained different type of sentences, 7+ band writing structure, writing band descriptor etc. with the help of examples so that you can understand it easily.  Consequently, these tips and tricks will help you in improving your band score. 
  • Listening Tutorials with Examples: Different tips and tricks are explained with the help of examples so that you can understand them easily. In these tutorials, MCQs, heading finder etc. are explained and after reading them, your score will improve significantly.
  • Recent IELTS exam questions - There is a list of exam questions that are reported by the students around the world and it is updated from time to time so that you can get updated information. Recent exam questions help you to check your level of preparation with current questions.
  • Grammar - One of the most essential part to correctly write any task and also it is listed in the band descriptor list. You should have a thorough knowledge of this to gain a maximum score. Moreover, various grammar rules are explained with examples so that you can understand easily and apply these rules effectively with fewer efforts.

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