Key information

  • Delivery

    Online, Self-Study

  • Estimated study time

    10 hours

  • Length of access

    6 months

Read with confidence

This course will give you an in depth overview of what you can expect when attempting the IELTS Reading paper. You will find out about the different reading tasks, how long you have to complete them, and tips and tricks on how to prepare for them.

What you'll learn

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the reading section of the IELTS exam.

  • Reading Test Structure (including sample papers; Reading skills and techniques)

  • Question Types and Strategies

  • Marking and Enhancing your Skills (including Reading Band Scores; Increasing your Band Scores)

How you'll learn

This course is fully online and self-paced, allowing you to study when it’s convenient for you. We expect this course to take a minimum of 10 hours to complete. Learning content includes comprehensive explanations, activities and short videos. There are no formal assignments required for this course, however, all participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    IELTS Explained: Reading

    • Introduction Video

    • Welcome

    • Course Contents

  • 2

    Module 1: Reading Test Structure

    • Module 1 Introduction

    • About IELTS

    • About IELTS Reading

    • Sample Papers

    • Reading Skills & Techniques

  • 3

    Module 2: Question Types and Strategies

    • Module 2 Introduction

    • Multiple Choice (more than one answer)

    • Multiple Choice (single answer)

    • True, False, Not Given

    • Yes, No, Not Given

    • Matching Information

    • Matching Headings

    • Matching Features

    • Matching Sentence Endings

    • Sentence Completion

    • Summary Completion

    • Note Completion

    • Table Completion

    • Flow-chart Completion

    • Diagram Label Completion

    • Short Answer Questions

  • 4

    Module 3: Marking & Enhancing Your Skills

    • Module 3 Introduction

    • Reading Band Scores

    • Increasing Your Band Score

    • Remarking

    • Resources and References

  • 5


    • Survey: Please Complete