Summary completion questions

Below is an example of a summary completion question. These are similar in some ways to the sentence completion questions but the answers do not always come in the same order as the reading text, so slightly different skills are needed.  These skills will be presented and practiced in much more detail in a later … Read more

Sentence completion questions

Below is an example of a sentence completion question. For these questions, you need to complete the sentence either by adding your answer to the beginning, middle or end of statement. There are some simple methods you can use to help you score well with this question type using a combination of logic and grammar. … Read more

Short answer questions

Below is an example of a short answer question. As you can probably guess, the aim of this type of question is to find a short answer! This is often considered to be one of the easier question types. The best techniques to answer this question type, as well as some common errors, is presented … Read more

Headings questions

Below is an example of a Headings question. With this type of question, you need to understand what is being presented in a paragraph and match it with a suitable title or ‘heading’. For most people, this is one of the 2 most difficult types of question. The best technique to answer this question type, … Read more

Video: About the reading test

  Narration: Before beginning the reading course, you will need to know some information about the test. In the IELTS reading test, you will have 60 minutes to answer 40 questions on three different reading passages. In total, the three passages will be between 2000 and 2750 words long. The passages themselves are taken from … Read more

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. BLANK SUMMARY TRANSFER JOURNAL FLOWCHART PASSAGE