Watch videos of British Council IELTS experts giving advice on how to prepare for the IELTS Reading paper, and what to do on test day. Get valuable IELTS Reading tips, and find out exactly what the examiner is looking for.
To succeed in IELTS, you need two things: the right level of English, and lots of practice in the IELTS task types. The Road to IELTS Practice Zone is a great source of IELTS Reading practice online. You’ll try all the task types: Yes / No / Not given; Matching headings to paragraphs; Short answers… and all the rest.
Finally, you need test practice. Use Road to IELTS to access mock IELTS Reading test papers — carefully prepared by British Council specialists. Boost your confidence by trying them under exam conditions.
And if you’re taking the computer-delivered version of the test, you need to practise with the CD IELTS Simulator. This takes you through exactly what you’ll be doing on test day.
Many candidates find the True / False / Not Given question to be the most challenging task in the Reading test. The biggest problem is the ‘Not Given’ option. Read more to make sure you understand exactly what ‘Not Given’ means.
Why is IELTS Reading such a tricky 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!