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IELTS Reading

Tips and Tricks

The IELTS Reading test consists of three passages. To finish the test in the allotted time, you should spend no more than 20 minutes on each passage. This section contains 40 questions, each worth one point, with no negative marking for incorrect answers. The questions are divided into different types, which are detailed lower down the page. Please double-check your spelling, since an inaccurate spelling will result in an inaccurate response.

1. Question: Does the reading test comes first.

Answer: No, the listening test comes first. The reading test comes second.

2. Question: What should I use to write my answers on the answer sheet, pen or pencil?

Answer: Pencil

3. Question: Will I get 10 extra minutes to transfer my answers to the answer sheet?

Answer: No, you will not be given extra time to transfer your answers.

4. Question: Will I lose eone xtra point if my answer is incorrect?

Answer: No, there is no negative marking.

5. Question: Is it OK if I leave any questions unanswered?

Answer: No, you must guess the answer.

6. Question: How is a spelling mistake treated?

Answer: As an incorrect answer.

7. Question: How important are the instructions?

Answer: Very important.

8. Question: How many sections are there in IELTS Academic Reading?

Answer: 3 Sections

9. Question: Average number of questions in each section?

Answer: 13 or 14 questions

10. Question: The total number of questions in all sections?

Answer: 40 questions

11. Question: How many words are usually in all sections?

Answer: Around 2,500.

12. Question: What will be in each section?

Answer: A long text with 11 to 14 questions below it.

13. Question: What kind of text will it be?

Answer: In the form of academic passages on topics of general interest from magazines, books, journals, and newspapers.

14. Question: How many words should I be able to read in a minute?

Answer: Around 170 words

15. Question: How can I read so many words in one minute?

Answer: Learn to skim and scan the text.

16. Question: What is skimming?

Answer: It is a reading strategy which helps you read a text quickly and develop an overview.

17. Question: How can I do this?

Answer: Use rapid eye movement. Do not stay focused at one point, keep moving your eyes to read further and some time back and forth.

18. Question: What is scanning?

Answer: Finding specific facts without reading the whole text.

19. Question: How can I find specific information without reading?

Answer: Through key words:

Years (2021)

Dates (27/05/21)

Proper Nouns (Vishal, Yamunanagar, Robert, London, Haryana)

20. Question: Are Skimming and Scanning enough to score high?

Answer: No, a wide range of vocabulary with synonyms and antonyms is equally important.

21. Question: What are IELTS Reading question types?


1. Table Completion

2. Note Completion

3. Summary Completion

4. Completion Tasks

5. Sentence Completion

6. Short Answer Questions

7. Multiple-Choice Questions

8. Flow-Chart Completion

9. Classification Type

10. Matching Sentence Endings

11. Yes, No, Not Given Questions

12. True, False, Not Given Questions

13. Matching Headings

14. Matching Information to Paragraphs

22. Question: Which question type should I answer first?

Answer: Matching Headings

23. Question: Why Matching Headings?

Answer: To answer matching-heading type, you need to read the text in detail, which can help you develop a general idea about the text.

24. Question: How can I improve my reading?

Answer: By improving your vocabulary and reading as much as you can.

25. Question: What should I read?

Answers: Read what interests you the most. It could be about sports, Bollywood, politics, or anything else.

26. Question: Is reading the topics of my interest enough?

Answer: No, use strategies such as skimming, scanning, paraphrasing, and looking for synonyms and antonyms.

27. Question: Are there reliable sites where I can practise IELTS reading?

Answer: Yes, Click for Official IELTS Reading Practice: Academic

28. Question: Can I practise reading level-wise?

Answer: Yes, Click to visit Cambridge Assessment Reading.

29. Question: Can I attend free IELTS preparation webinars?

Answer: Yes, click to register

30. Question: Where can I find IELTS General Training Reading Test-paper?

Answer: Click to access

Practice IELTS Reading with Answers
IELTS Speaking with Vocabulary



1 Leisure Activity

2 Interesting Animal

3 A Bag You Want

4 Skill You Can Teach

5 A House or Apartment

6 A crowded Place

7 A Performance

8 Favourite Restaurant

9 A Good Cook

10 A Dish

11 A festival

12 A Shop

13 Favourite TV Programme

14 A Beautiful Place

15 Favourite Season

16 A website

17 Favourite Singer

18 First Day At School

19 An Environment

20 A Museum

21 Sports Match

22 An Old Person

23 Changed Opinion

24 A Home

25 Childhood Event

26 Family Member

27 Countryside

28 Present/Gift

29 A Game/Sport

30 A Party

31 Helped Someone

32 Foreign Language

33 A Novel

34 Apologized

35 You Got Angry

36 A Happy Event

37 A Foreign Country

38 Important Feature

39 Borrowed Item

40 Best Friend

41 Photograph

42 A Thing You Bought

43 A Short Trip

44 A Polluted Place

45 A Mistake

46 A Difficult Choice

47 A Historical Building

48 A Perfect Job

49 A Park

50 Imagination

51 A Well-dressed Person

52 A Bike/Car Trip

53 A Famous Person

54 A New Accommodation

55 A Childhood Toy

56 A Team Project

57 A Place Near water

58 Meeting Friend

59 A Film

60 Indoor Game

61 Sleepy

62 New Restaurant

63 Art And craft

64 Noise

65 Electronic Equipment

66 Meeting a Person

67 Neighbours

68 An Artist

69 Message

70 Challenging Thing

71 Polite Person

72 Saddest Moment

73 An Ambition

74 A Room

75 A Book

76 A Stay

77 A Drink

78 Evening Activity

79 Journey

80 Perfume

81 Happiest Moment

82 Summer

83 A Letter

84 A Vehicle

85 An Item

86 Businessman

87 Item For Home

88 A Device

89 A Website

90 Wait

91 Discussion

92 Visiting A friend

93 A Writer

94 A Child

95 Own Item

96 A Task

97 A River

98 Influence

99 A Goal

100 Unusual Clothes

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