Category IELTS reading

5 Academic sentences for IELTS writing and speaking

Learning academic sentences is a powerful way to make your language stronger. Like learning karate moves in the dojo, the more times you say or write them the more you will understand how they work. Also like karate moves, once you know how they work, you can use them in the real world! 5 Academic […]

I need reading practice- but I hate reading! IELTS / TOEFL / TOIEC

You need to practise reading…but you hate reading. You really hate it. It’s all boring. You hate reading in English. Stop. On the internet there are a million interesting things to read. Read Quora Quora http://www.quora.com – hundreds of interesting questions answered. I just visited this website to get a screen shot of it and […]

Hapland- IELTS and Video Games – Reading Instructions

Hapland is a very frustrating flash game. http://foon.uk/farcade/hapland/ Read the instructions below to complete it. If you like video games, walkthroughs are great way to practise reading. Following complex instructions to complete a task will give you some INTERESTING reading practice. Basically the idea of the game is to get the little man to safety byclicking […]

IELTS, TOEFL Academic reading: Read quicker! I need more time!

  There’s not enough time! If only I had more time…I could do better if I had more time. I need more time. Slow down! There are no short cuts! Academic reading tests are hard because they don’t give you much time. You need to be able to read faster! Here are three simple tips that will help […]

Synonyms – a common list for IELTS, TOEL and TOIEC

What are synonyms? IELTS exams are full of synonyms – two words that mean nearly the same thing. The IELTS reading paper made me feel sick. After I did the IELTS reading paper, I felt ill. Sick and ill are synonyms. How they are used on the IELTS, TOEFL and TOIEC exams In exams you’ll […]

Improve your IELTS, TOEFL and TOIEC reading speed. Skimming and scanning.

You don’t always get better at reading just by reading. To get the score you need in the IELTS, TOEFL or TOIC you need to read quickly and accurately. Change THE WAY you read to improve your speed Learn to SKIM – read quickly and superficially so you find out only the important or significant details. Learn to […]

Improve your IELTS and TOEFL reading: One article a day. No excuses.

The Olympics in Brazil made me think about training. Sorry if this sounds a bit angry! Your brian is a muscle. You need to train it. The reading section of the IELTS exam is the hardest section because you need to be well trained at reading and have a huge vocabulary. Here’s the training. Choose […]