IELTS Reading: Lessons, Information & Tips

Free IELTS reading tips, lessons and test information for success in your reading test. Develop your skills with these useful tips and practice lessons for a high score in reading. Everything you need to know about reading is here. You can find authentic IELTS reading test links at the bottom of this page.

IELTS Reading Information

IELTS reading test information, answers to common questions, tips and band scores.

IELTS Reading Test Information & Tips (FAQ)

IELTS General Training Reading Test Information

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Essential Tips for IELTS Reading

These IELTS reading tips below are to help you understand the techniques needed for the IELTS reading test. Click below to open the link:

Practice Lessons for Reading Skills

These are practice lessons, not IELTS tests. These reading exercises are to help you develop reading skills for IELTS. Some of the exercises are easy and some are more difficult so that students of all levels can practise.

  1. True False Not Given Practice Reading 
  2. Paraphrasing Practice 1
  3. Paraphrasing Practice 2
  4. Life on Earth: Sentence Completion
  5. Google Translate for Medical Purposes: Matching Paragraph Information
  6. Crime and Punishment: Matching Sentence Endings
  7. Beds in the Ancient World: Categorisation
  8. Pangolins: Matching Headings with Tips 
  9. Ebola: Matching Paragraph Information
  10. The History of Easter Eggs: Short Answer Questions
  11. Water Pollution: Sentence Completion
  12. GM Foods: Multiple Choice
  13. Antimicrobial Resistance: Matching Headings
  14. Choosing a Title
  15. The South Pole: Matching Paragraph Information and Tips
  16. NASA’s Mars Ship: Matching Sentence Endings
  17. Alzheimer’s: Multiple Choice
  18. Fermented Foods: Summary Completion
  19. An Ear for Music: Multiple Choice
  20. War on Smoking: Sentence Completion
  21. Importance of Sleep: Summary Completion
  22. Penguin Facts: Sentence Completion
  23. Hobbies for the Elderly: Matching Paragraph Information
  24. All about Rice: Multiple Choice
  25. Choosing a Title
  26. The Greenhouse Effect: Matching Headings

IELTS Reading Practice Tests: British Council

Full authentic IELTS Reading Tests published by the IELTS, British Council. Use the test to practice under exam conditions. Give yourself 1 hour to read the passage, answer the questions and complete the answer sheet. Each test, contains: Full Reading Test Questions, Answer Sheet and Answer Key.

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