Anna from Sweden, Joan from Hong Kong and Rosselle from the Philippines share their secrets on how to succeed in the IELTS reading paper.

Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello majdoubi,

The best thing would be to take a class, but if that's not possible there are several things you can do. I actually just gave some advice on this to another user, so please read it and then feel free to ask any questions you have here.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

i don't have any advice to give everyone to improve his english. Personaly, i try to do differents things all the day: read, write ans speak. I think the most important is to practise regularly. Have a good practise

Every time i read, i will be getting bored. Please give some advice for me to overcome it.

i think you can find something interesting to read in english, short funny stories, i'm a big fan of star trek and i try to read fan fictions or comics about star trek. For me it's interesting and practies and the same time)) i agree that can be difficult at the first time, but you get used to..

Hello mark,

Everyone is motivated by different things, so it's difficult for me to give you specific advice, especially without knowing you. But many of my students focus on how much a good mark on the exam will help them. In this way, they focus their attention for the relatively short time that an exam requires. Doing practice exams will also help you, I expect. There are a couple of free practice exams, as well as lots of other information and advice at TakeIELTS -- I'd suggest you take a look.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

this task is very useful,

if there is more task , I think is become a better.

I need a piece of advice. what to do for IELTS academic reading?
Should i read whole essay or just scan and scam?

Hello Rind.aziz,

Have you seen TakeIELTS? It's a great free resource for IELTS preparation, so I'd recommend you take a look. If you have any other specific questions after that, please let us know.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi I am doing some research on reading comprehension and how to teach it. Can you recommend me some authors who have deal with this topic?

Hello dolorestorres,

I think the best place for you to ask this question would be our sister-site for teachers of English. It's called TeachingEnglish and you can find it here.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team