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British Council

Understanding IELTS: Reading

British Council via FutureLearn

Overview

Prepare for success in your IELTS Reading test

The four courses in the British Council’s Understanding IELTS ExpertTrack will give you a complete guide to everything you need to know as you prepare for the IELTS test.

This course focuses on the reading test. You’ll explore the format of the test and the kinds of text you need to read, and develop learning strategies to help you tackle the different task types, from multiple choice to true, false, and not given.

You’ll also look at general reading strategies that will help you cope with the kind of complex texts on unfamiliar topics that you’ll meet in your IELTS studies.

This IELTS preparation course is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their English reading skills in preparation for the IELTS Reading test. It might also be useful for IELTS teachers. There are no formal entry requirements.

Taught by

David Lewis

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Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course is very much to the point and it 's easy to understand. If I had found it before my last test I don't think I would have failed,anyhow , I am going to upgrade each subject in this course and get myself well prepared before taking Ielts exam...
  • Johry

    Johry is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    I must say that this course is the best IELTS preparation program, I have ever come across. Before, joining this course, I attended face to face classes in my own country from the best institutions offering IELTS preparation. However, as compared to this,...
  • Rathin Bhattacharjee

    Rathin Bhattacharjee completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it.

    Like I heard the Lead Course Educator, Mr. David say at the end, I'd also like to share his views by saying that it is indeed a shame that 'the Course has come to an end'. I feel sad that when I was a student, I didn't know of any such courses conducted...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I spent 100 usd for learning about IELTS test from a British Council approved coaching center Lexicon (Sajib Brother) in Khulna, Bangladesh. There I didn't learn any necessary thing. We just appeared at the practice test everyday and someday just talked...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Hello everyone! I do recommend to take this course, because I really enjoyed it. There are a lot of tips, strategies, advice, useful resources and helpful practice materials on it. They are all supplied by the well-experienced educators. Also I enjoyed...
  • Anonymous
    Interesting occasion not to miss. Previously l use some reading technics that are correct but don't have specific approche to attack a text. At the end of this course, l have learnt nécessary tips to deal with a différents text exam.1. Face à text, and with the tittle l Will bring all vocabulary and predict my Journey. 2. Read carefully the instructions. 3. Read and understand questions. 4.remember the dos and don't of a reading test. 5. Well manage my time. 5.remember what is said about unknown vocabulary. 6. Work out of stress. 7.l self confidence and so on... This course is quite important
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I have to say, I am really enjoying the course, it contains a lot of helpful tips and startegies that helps you to succeed the islets reading test. Scanning, skimming, dealing with vocabulary and practicing sample questions are very good teaching strategies....
  • Anonymous
    Iam vijayalakshmi working as an English Techer in government high school in visakhapatnam, India. I started my journey with Future Learn courses since may 25,2020.I did nearly eight free online courses here. All are excellent. Especially...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I want to talk a little bit about my learning experience before and after I had started this course till where I am now. Earlier this year, I had an initiative of sitting for the IELTS because I view it as an opportunity to apply for a postgraduate...
  • Naeem Akhtar

    Naeem Akhtar completed this course.

    I had learnt a lot, it was very nice and effective course. I had also learnt new words, new vocabulary and different new techniques for example scanning, skimming, heading matching , sentence completion, fill in the blanks , true false , yes no tag and...
  • Maria Rosa Godinez
    This course helped me to understand more about this language , gave me a lot of material to practice .Now I know how the IELTS test is going to be and what to do .

    By other hand, I really enjoyed this course , I have learnt a lot , I want to thank to all the Teachers for your help ,support and patience. Thanks for the videos , advices and links

    everything helps me a lot .

    Special thanks to Dolan Laurence, thanks for answering all my doubts and questions.
  • Anonymous
    This course is well - designed. I learnt a lot of important strategies. All the educators are excellent. Participants are also very friendly and helpful. I found this as a great privilege to be learn under this type of a valuable and friendly platform. Thank you so much Neil, Neeraj, Alister, Gene and all the other educators for teaching us. Much appreciate your hard work. You guys reduced my fear for a certain extent and made a positive impact on me about reading.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This is a very useful course for both teachers and test takers who are not feeling confident whether to teach or approach a test. It provides you with the necessary skills you need to apply in the test or how to teach it( if you are a teacher). The best...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I am taking the IELTS Reading course. Right now, I am finishing the second week, I still have one more. I have been learning interesting, useful and enriching information throughout the course. The videos where the mentors take part are a great learning...
  • Anonymous
    I have learnt Very helpful information resources for understanding and writing IELTS. In depth analysis of questions are made for you to understand why an answer is correct or wrong during a trial test session. Comments from other learners make the whole lecture reading a well to do one. I've benefited so much and I entreat all to make use of these free access courses.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I did learn alot about IELTS READING, got some tips about ielts reading, interacted with different participants on the coursre that helped me to develop some colaborative learning skills. The course also helped me know what ielts reading is all about,...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    All the necessary guides, hints, points, and practical strategies are covered in this comprehensive course in a practical way. I am quite confident that if a candidate follows the course and tries to put all the points into practice the result will be...
  • Anonymous
    i think this course make me to understand a text quickly and smart. i like tips which share in this course: focus on noun, verbs, try to paraphrase a text, always think about similar meaning of a noun and verbs, and try guess the main idea of the text although find several unfamiliar words
  • Anonymous
    I enjoy very much the course, thanks a lot for the opportunity. All the lead educators are brilliant and always the British Council providing mankind with knowledge, providing education as some students do not have money to pay preparation courses. You are really great. Thanks.
  • Anonymous
    I'm amazed with the course. I've known a lot of details which haven't known. And I appreciate the trainers that they motivate participants to read. I'm personally not pationate about reading, but now I think I'll start doing it. The course's been encouraging me. Wow!!!

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