What is IELTS Reading Test?

There are three different articles or essays on the reading paper and these are gonna be written at a college level. There are gonna be a range of topics possibly in a range of different kinds of materials, but all are going to reflect that kind of level. You don't need to be an expert in biology or social science or something like that. You should be able to do just fine on the aisles without this kind of specialized knowledge. What they're trying to do is test you on your language abilities. There's no need to go and steady extra, different kinds of academic topics for example in order to prepare for IELTS.


There are 40 questions on the reading paper, and you only have one hour to complete all 40. The questions are divided, basically, equally among the three different reading passages you have. There are gonna be somewhere around 12 to 14 questions per passage that you have to answer. Each reading passage has usually 2 or 3 different sets of questions. 


In general, the reading paper might get a little harder from beginning to end, but in general, all three passages you're going to read have about the same level of difficulty on their academic paper. But you may find that these sets of questions, certain types of them might feel more challenging than others.


Most students do not have enough time to answer all 40 questions and read each reading passage carefully from beginning to end. When you read at home for fun, you probably read slowly and carefully. When you read for school, where you have to remember information for class, you probably, again, read pretty slowly, pretty carefully, maybe you re-read certain things you read to make sure you understand it. Every single question on the IELTS reading paper has the same number of points. Each question is worth one point. Therefore, you don't want to lose easier points because you're spending too much time on a particular set of questions. 


In other sections, we will provide some tips and tricks to help you achieve a high score in IELTS ReadingTest.