Do's and Don'ts

  • Don't read the whole passage: You must master the skills of skimming and scanning.
  • Don't overthink things: When you overthink things and read too much you get the wrong answers. You need clear strategies.
  • Don't paraphrase the answer: When you fill in the blank you must take the words directly from the passage.
  • Do learn strategies: Identify the reading skills that you already know. You need to take the knowledge you already have and put it into a different format.
  • Do learn the timing: You should not spend more than 60-90 seconds on each question. If you do that then you need to skip it. The reading test is the most strategic part of the IELTS.
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