IELTS Reading Exam
This module covers the reading component of the IELTS reading exam.
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First of all we will examine the format of both the Academic and General IELTS reading tests. During this part we will also provide you with especially relevant tips and skills to help you in understanding how to successfully complete each question type. Furthermore there are real-time online sample practice tests for all question types that give guidelines as to where you are going wrong so you will be able to understand fully what the examiners are looking for.
Academic v General
The IELTS Reading component tests your ability to read and understand English from a variety of formats. Like the Writing component of the IELTS exam, the reading exam exists in either Academic or General versions. The main difference between the two versions is the type of material you will be tested on understanding.
The test lasts for 60minutes and comes in three different sections.
Whichever format you chose depends on why you need to sit this exam: If you are hoping to enroll in a university/course then it is very likely that you will need to do the Academic version. If you do not need the exam for university/course purposes then we advise you to sit the General version.
When deciding which version you will study for, always check with the person requiring you to have this exam, as some universities are okay with students just completing the General version whereas some universities state that you need the Academic version.