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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
You must understand all the words in a reading passage to do well on the IELTS.

What is skimming?

What is the best method for answering the questions on the IELTS Reading?

You should spend the most time on the first passage because it's the hardest.

For questions that ask you to answer in three words or less, which of the following would be considered a correct answer?

If you spell something wrong in the reading module, you will lose a mark.

If you make a grammar mistake on the reading module of the IELTS, you will lose a mark.

No matter how many times you have done the test, you should ALWAYS read the instructions.

The question type True/False/Not Given is the same as Yes/No/Not Given.

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166 Comments on “IELTS Reading: Top 10 Tips”

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Thanks. 100/100.

Thursday, September 18th 2014

    Since the IELTS reading module demands specific reading skill, it is advisable to put into practice these pieces of advice before the actual test.

    Tips for any test are always a big help.

    Many thanks Emma for sharing this info with us.


    Thursday, September 25th 2014

      . . . again!!! Making mistakes as usuall.


      ” . . . demands specific reading skillS, . . .”

      Thursday, September 25th 2014

frankly,It is so amazing site.

Thursday, September 18th 2014

Thanks , so good , we need more lessons

Thursday, September 18th 2014

89/90 I misse one

Thursday, September 18th 2014

I got 7 correct out of 9. Great tips. Thank you, Emma :)

Thursday, September 18th 2014

got 79% thnxx for tips

Friday, September 19th 2014


Friday, September 19th 2014


Friday, September 19th 2014


Friday, September 19th 2014

thank you. i have got more.

Friday, September 19th 2014

Thank you, Emma.
Very very useful tips for reading.
I prefer reading questions first to reading them later.

Friday, September 19th 2014

Thank you Emma for your excellent lesson but I have a question. I did mistake on the number nine, I chose true because I see it is the same but the correct answer was FALSE. Could you tell me why is is FALSE not True?

Friday, September 19th 2014

I got 7 correct out of 9

Friday, September 19th 2014

Very good lesson!

Friday, September 19th 2014

I have never taken a ielts it is useful TIA

Friday, September 19th 2014

Thanks a lot miss Emma Another a Fantastic lesson from you ,but I have a question for you ,I want to apply for IELTS Exam but I find it’s hard to understand the British accent ,what should I do to make it easy ,especially when I’m listening to you and another teachers speaking American Accent in lessons that make it harder .
So What’s the solution in your opinion for That, with my respect to your hardworking and your time .

Friday, September 19th 2014

    thanks emma

    Thursday, September 25th 2014

You guys are a w e s o m e !!

Friday, September 19th 2014

thenks emma

Friday, September 19th 2014

I´m going to improve my English.Thank you Emma

Friday, September 19th 2014

Useful lesson.

Friday, September 19th 2014

I got 8 correct out of 9.

Friday, September 19th 2014

Thanks a lot … But don`t agree with me that we can get the answer from the verb that comes in the questions that stand as a guide ….again Merci boucou mademe …

Saturday, September 20th 2014

Hi Emma I need improve my speaking. how could I improve it?

Saturday, September 20th 2014

:) Good lession.

Saturday, September 20th 2014

Ohh no

Saturday, September 20th 2014

Thank you

Saturday, September 20th 2014

great lesson

Saturday, September 20th 2014

9/9 IELTS three words or less, for answers, true, false, not given for reading, oh IELTS you make nervous.

Saturday, September 20th 2014

100 :D
Thanks for your tips!

Saturday, September 20th 2014

thank alot

Sunday, September 21st 2014

thank you
it was cognitivly

Sunday, September 21st 2014

Hi Dear respected Teacher Emma, I hope be fine and doing well. I have downloaded some of your previous videos it was excellent. I really like the way you teach, you are wonderful. I am really enthusiastic to teach English, may be you laugh but I know bit grammar and trying learn more from teaching. As you have mentioned we can learn a lot of things from teaching to students. If it is possible please make a video on how to teach English or explain the best method of teaching English. It would be your kindness. I really appreciate all the teachers who are offering amazing and useful lessons. Thanks a lot… Wish you best of luck..

your student,

Sifatullah Safi,


Monday, September 22nd 2014

you’re really helpful Emma…..

Monday, September 22nd 2014

The topic is “top 10” and you only told 8!!

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

i got 9 out of 9 :D

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

i get 4 :(

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

9 out of 9 I corrected

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

thanks i got 89%

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

100/100! Great class and quiz!!

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

very informative and beneficial videos.keep up the good work.lucky to be here

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

how i can downuled the video to my computer

Thursday, September 25th 2014

I pass 6/9

Thursday, September 25th 2014

got 7 correct thanks

Friday, September 26th 2014

it was an informative lesson , thank you Emma .

Saturday, September 27th 2014

Thank you Emma. I got 100

Monday, September 29th 2014

Thank you Emma for this lesson

I got 100%

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

i get only one ):

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Hi Emma
I have a confusion about two words: abstention and abstinence.According to word root, abs means off or away,both ten and tin mean hold or keep, -tion or -ence refer to a state. Thus, these words should be the same meaning. However, I find them different in definition when I look in dictionary. Can you explain why they are not the same .
Thank you.

Friday, October 3rd 2014

thanks miss for that tips!!!really helpful

Friday, October 3rd 2014

Thanks .Got all correct 9/9.

Saturday, October 4th 2014

    As far as I can see, you are good at taking quizes, aren’t you? Well, on second thought let me put it this way: You are an excellent student of English.

    The best of luck with your IELTS exam Divyadivyamohar.

    Take care, bye for now.

    Tuesday, October 7th 2014

      Thank you so much… But I don’t think so… I have to do lots of practice to achieve my goal.

      Wednesday, October 8th 2014

        No doubt about it.


        Wednesday, November 12th 2014

i got 100/100 thax a lot

Tuesday, October 7th 2014


Tuesday, October 7th 2014

100/100,i practice english everyday

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

I got 8. Thank you.

Thursday, October 9th 2014

Very Informative lesson

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

Thanks emosss

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Tnx a lot, the lesson is very usefull

Sunday, October 19th 2014

I got 100% , thank you for your productive lesson ♥

Saturday, October 25th 2014

hi dear Emma. could you explain what are the differences between in addition to and in addition?
in other words could you please make a video on transitions which are used to add ideas or points to our previous statements.
thanks a million.

Sunday, October 26th 2014

thanks a lot

Thursday, October 30th 2014

thank you Emma, you are very good teacher,

Friday, October 31st 2014

THANK YOU Emma for your valuable advises and directions

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

Greeting,Emma according to Adam`s lesson that talked about time management he advises that students to know instructions before the test day.On the other hand you confirm that students to read them in the test.Please, how can I match between two lessons .
best regards

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

thank u

Monday, November 3rd 2014

good test

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

Dear Emma
Thank you very much for your excellent course what you have upload on the internet, it is easy way for foreigner to learn and improve our English. I have one question that how can i contact you to help me to check my writing after i completed. I appreciate hearing from you soon, my email address is yuanjunheng@gmail.com. Thank you.

Friday, November 7th 2014

good lesson, your tips is very usefull, i hope i win my IELTS test

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

thanks a lot

Thursday, November 27th 2014

I got 89 :)

Saturday, November 29th 2014

i should tips reading

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014

i want to tips of ielts because iam doing ielts.pleas add me on your Skype, and tell me tips.plz

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014

Opset, I need full mark!
But not bad instructions they are useful. I got a benefit. Thank you a lot.

Monday, December 8th 2014

Thank you for a useful lesson! I think it is a good idea to write the words down with the spelling mistakes. The other instructions are very useful too.

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

Thanks 100/100

Monday, January 19th 2015

I really thank you Emma that you gave me a lot tips and help me useful of the lesson.

Monday, January 19th 2015

Thanks Emma.. I got 100%

Monday, January 19th 2015

Why the ninth question is false I do not understand

Monday, January 19th 2015

WOW, it was amazing video i am waiting for more about ILETS exams. thank you very much

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Thank you !!!

Sunday, January 25th 2015

I have satisfied with this and it could be better if they have attached the related lectures of the same madam that who taught earlier.

Sunday, February 1st 2015

I got seven out of nine. It was a little difficult for me to understand today’s lesson. I will try to challenge once more.
I am fully satisfied this video. Thank you Emma!

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Got 7 out of 9 … i suppose i should use a laptop instead of my cellphone i clicked the wrong one but i meant the other…otherwise..your lessons are great! ;) Thanks Emma! :)

Friday, March 6th 2015

    i want to talk with u the purpose of developing english fluency

    Thursday, April 23rd 2015

Thank you Emma. It is helpfull to me to enhance my weak in reading section in ielts test.

Thursday, March 12th 2015

Thank you Emma very much! Your and Adam’s lessons helped me a lot to write the first part of the IELTS!(it was uneasy and I’m not really sure whether I will recieve a band score of 6.5) Now I have speaking left. For me personally, the hardest part of the writing exam was keeping calm especially in first 20-30 minutes.

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Got 89/9. Its good by this we can remember rules more. Thanks

Sunday, March 15th 2015

i am happy………………

Friday, March 27th 2015

Just a small comment Emma to thank you for all what you learned to me.
You love teaching … and make lesson pleasant to follow… with your famous ‘little smile’ and your speaking so clear !
This lesson was especially interesting … without listening it, I would have never get the grade I got at the listening test of IELTS.

Hopefully, my rank are sufficient to apply for the visa I need to emigrate in Australia.

Good continuation

For student listening to your lesson; I do recommand also Adam lesson (especially his lesson on ‘time managing for IELTS)

Thursday, April 9th 2015

i have got 100

Thursday, April 23rd 2015

Ihe video is not opened. I watched this video 5 months back. Now, I got 8/9.:) one mistake is due to keyboard error. I knew the answer.
dear Ma’am and guyz kindly help me how to access the videos..

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

Great, 100!!! I got 9 correct out of 9— Thanks a lot Emma!!

Monday, June 1st 2015

I got perfect score in the quiz. Thanks for the tips. Where can I access a sample of the actual academic reading test? I hope it’s free in this site. Thanks

Thursday, June 4th 2015

I have learn a lot thanks emma

Monday, June 8th 2015

I got 8/9 can u give us difficult paragraph of reading thank u for help me

Thursday, June 18th 2015

You are the best )))

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

i have known a lot thank u))6/9

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

thanking for wonderful tips

Saturday, July 11th 2015

Congrats Emma! I can get tired of watching your videos and tips. You’re a great teacher, great person. Marvelous job! Best of luck!
See ya.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Thank you very much for your excellent course

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

I got 9 out of 9

Friday, August 7th 2015

Thank you Emma. It is helpful to me to enhance my weak in speaking section in ielts test.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

thanks for teaching

Friday, September 11th 2015


Saturday, September 19th 2015

thanks, excelents tips

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

Your teaching style i.e using the board is fantastic.

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

I got 9 correct out of 9. Thank you Emma :)

Thursday, November 26th 2015

Thanks I got 9/9

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

Thanks. 8 out of 9

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

thanx… i got 9/9

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

67 i got 6 correct out of 9.

Saturday, February 13th 2016

8 from 9 Thanks Emma! i hope il get my mark that i need it for IELTS.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

89 percent Alhamdulilah

Sunday, February 28th 2016

thanks i got 89

Monday, May 9th 2016

Thank you emma , and hello from egypt =)

Monday, May 23rd 2016

Thanks for your helpful video. I got 8. unfortunately I lost 1.

Monday, June 13th 2016

Thanks, tips are extremely helpful..

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

I got 9 correct out of 9…..is anyone here to help me in speaking english…?

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

Miss Eamma.I.ve been looking for a perfect teacher&NOW u’re only person who can help with IELTS THANK U

Saturday, October 15th 2016

hi Eamma ,

Your method of teaching is great , i am happy to see all of your videos.

Saeed from Pakistan

Friday, October 28th 2016

Thank you. I got 7 out out of 9

Sunday, December 25th 2016

Scored 100% Thanks Emma

Tuesday, December 27th 2016

Thanks Emma, Excellent lesson

Wednesday, December 28th 2016

Not bad.I got 7/9.Thank you teacher Emma.

Wednesday, December 28th 2016

Thanks alot dear Emma! To Learn English is a pleasure with your lessons. I am grateful to you and to all the teachers of this marvelous website.

Sunday, January 1st 2017

thank you Emma

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thank you Emma

Wednesday, February 8th 2017

NO 5)how about
tomb of pharaoh

Monday, February 27th 2017

I GOT 3 l9 :(

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Thanks Emma !

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Hey Emma you’re the best teacher thanks

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

many thanks emma for your precious tips

Monday, April 17th 2017

I scored 8/9

Wednesday, June 7th 2017

Hi Emma,

I’ve been watching your videos in Youtube for a long time. Would thank you for your lessons.

I’ve a query. Recently, I came across an IELTS reading test practice, which required to answer ONE NUMBER ONLY (year). One of the answer is 393 AD and I answered 393 AD, but the answer sheet given as 393 only. Is it right/wrong to write AD or BC when the answer is instructed as ONLY ONE NUMBER? Please advise.

Thanks & Regards,

Thursday, July 20th 2017

Hi Emma,
Thank you for the beautiful tips.

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

Thanks Emma for the valuable tips, I have tested my reading skills and couldn’t meet the given time i almost left the last passage unfilled “( it was during a demo test – my main concern is how do I manage my reading time efficiently

Saturday, August 26th 2017

most appreciated for the good lesson Emma,I really got 8 out of 9

Friday, September 8th 2017


Sunday, September 10th 2017

Excellent quiz. Thanks.

Saturday, September 16th 2017

Thanks, teacher Emma.

Monday, September 18th 2017

Thanks a lot

Friday, November 3rd 2017

You got 7 correct out of 9.


Friday, November 10th 2017

Thank a lot Emma.

Saturday, November 11th 2017

Thank you Emma

Sunday, December 17th 2017

hi Emma, I got 67 marks I am so confused how I can increase my band in reading

Thursday, January 18th 2018

I really need help in Reading.

Wednesday, March 14th 2018

I really enjoy the quiz test!Thank u #EMMA ma’am.

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

Thanks a lot Miss Emma.
Very helpfull

Tuesday, June 5th 2018

Thank You ma’am..

Wednesday, June 20th 2018

Thanks very much. This is the best website in the world

Friday, November 16th 2018

I just got 9 out 9. Love it.
Best teachers can make a best nation but alas in our country the education is not so develope.thanks for good tips

Thursday, November 22nd 2018

Thank you

Friday, January 25th 2019

I’m watching this video for a second time after two years. It refreshed me. You’ll always be my fav teacher Emma.

Sunday, February 17th 2019

thanks emma!

Monday, February 18th 2019

Thank you Emma

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

I have got 8/9 This Website is Very Helpful to Improve English and Preparing Yourself for IELTS Examination.

Sunday, April 7th 2019

I got 89😢

Tuesday, September 10th 2019

got 89 percent

Monday, November 25th 2019

Thanks a lot Ms. Emma.

Sunday, March 15th 2020

8/9! Good! Even I’ve graduated from University for 15 years, these tips also very useful for me to learn English. Thanks, Emma!

Tuesday, June 2nd 2020

9/9 Thanks a lot for your tips:)

Thursday, June 18th 2020

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