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Understanding IELTS: Reading

British Council via FutureLearn

Overview

Prepare for success in your IELTS Reading test

The British Council’s four Understanding IELTS courses 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 course is designed for anyone preparing for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. IELTS teachers will also find it useful.

This course is part of the program Understanding IELTS, you can sign up here

Taught by

David Lewis

Reviews

4.8 rating, based on 623 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 B.

    Rathin 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

    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

    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 R.

    Naeem 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...
  • 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

    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

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This is an incredible course designed to help you score the highest in the IELTS. With this said, do not confound this course as another English course, this course is designed to focus and direct the language abilities you already possess to get the best score you are capable of, understanding completely the text format and how to dive into the different kinds of questions you will face in the test. With amazing teachers, wonderful advice from all places of the world and a common feeling of comradery, this course leads you to lose your shame and dare to act.
  • 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.

    Understanding IELTS - FutureLearn is an amazing platform for learners who wants to accelerate in achieving their target for IELTS. It has a very method way of coaching which is not stressful but a fun & enjoyable journey. Interacting with other learners across the globe broadens our horizon of learning and new ideas, thought processes overall giving exposure to a new world altogether. Learners can be of any age, any background, any profession, together all of us make this journey interesting. Not to forget, the educators are so involved and guide us/comment us which is quite encouraging.
  • 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 is taking this course right now.

    At first , I was reluctant to join since it wasn't a webinar but on a second thought I remembered that I enjoyed the last future learn class I enrolled in, so I decided to join. It was an awesome experience. This course is knowledge packed. Thanks to all educators and my fellow online course mates. I always enjoyed when the educators give a task to do or ask for my opinion. Thanks to future Learn for making this class a success.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course is all encompassing and shows all that one need to know about the IELTS reading test. Though it seems to focus more on the academic reading but it still highlights all you need to know for the general test as the test are quite similar. Finally, I learnt more on the True, False and Not Given question type and hopefully that will go a long way in improving my test score as it seems to be my main weakness in reading component.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Before taking the course, I had a shallow idea of IELTS and thought it to be a very difficult test. But what I have achieved in the last two weeks have grown me the confidence that it is not so difficult as I thought only if some preconditions are met. You must read a lot and practice a lot. The course contents are also very brilliantly designed and you will feel at ease to complete it. I loved the course.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    this course is let me think in wider range to how use all the resources to help my self in every way to help me to get better in English and in any test, how ever it help me to get better in other ways in my thinking about dealing with new stuff i face in any course specially time management and how to do it so i am thankful for all instructor and all the guys working on this course

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