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Monday, April 15, 2019


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1. We should make sure that we have a very good reading habit, try to understand the actual meaning of each and every sentence, as well as each paragraph. Every day we have to practice a portion of reading with 20 minutes time limit and must to correct the unsolved questions with one or two-way discussion( with a partner) using related keywords.

2. First of all, I read a lot, which I think the best way to improve reading ability because every day I learn something new such as information, ideas, words( not all I can remember, but few I could), phrases. I used to note down fresh words and phrases. I basically read the news in terms of health, environment, economy, technology, lifestyle, arts. I do a reading part on a daily basis and discuss with my distance friend via internet in order to enhance my reading ability.

3. Repeating the techniques in which I am habitual. Lastly, following and practicing your provided lessons on this blog.


Hi simon

I always reckon having the right plan can help to magically turn around our IELTS weaknesses.

Surprisingly many IELTS tutors do not know a best way to satisfy it!

I like the way that Akter did, I think you work really hard.
1. Personally, we should focus on a right aim (Ielts) by doing reading in Cambridge Book by various ways, because it is different in comparison with online articles or magazines...
2. I work for a passage in Cambridge book (From 8 to 13), and combine with setting an alarm, try to reduce the time as long as I could, I haven't got my plan yet ( 20 minutes, at least 10 corrects for a passage).
3. I read all sorts of things, to begin with topics that I love ( football, Simon's daily articles, celebrities...) and then specific topics ( science, education, environment, architecture...) as a daily basis.
- I definitely like the table technique, I think I gradually improve from that.
Thanks Simon!

Sir, I have made a plan for improving my reading.
1.Do one passage daily within 20 min from official Cambridge book.
2.Prepare a table and match words in the question and words in the paragraph with similar meaning.
Look for answer and strict with spelling or any error.Calculate band if it is less than 6.5 then I have to work more.
3. Learn from mistakes and do not repeat again.
Learn vocabulary from reading and use them.If time is available , read articles based on IELTS topic in national geographic magazine, science focus magazine,Psychology today, science daily, economist and the scientist magazine.In addition,recognise the organisation of text pattern , categories IELTS passage based on different topics such as Space/Universe,Agriculture/farming, travel/tourism,Animals/wildlife, architecture/Building , Energy, natural resources,the environment, endanger species,Global warming, Health, technology,water management, education,languages,transport,research, science .Another way to increase reading comprehension is to recognise the text pattern how the author writes the text.This helps in prediction where the answer will be .Lets imagine if the topic of the text is environment the paragraph may be talking about problem and then its solution.Like wise,may be unemployment topic , the text will describe the cause of unemployment rate and then effect of unemployment rate. Similarly , if the topic is gender difference they might be talking about some research and then applications. Again, if the topic is about culture the they might be talking about situations where there is multiculturalism in specif country and analysis why it is relevant in world today.


Band 7 requires "good control ... over punctuation". There are many punctuation errors in your posting above.

There is no space before punctuation, but there must be a space after.

"applications. Again, if"
"Global warming, Health"
"water management, education"
"Animals/wildlife, architecture"
"unemployment rate. Similarly"

All (?) the rest of your punctuation seems incorrectly spaced.

Thank you so much for guiding me and correcting my error.

Nice blog on reading for students attending IELTS.
Good for us to improve.

General aim: improving reading comprehension and reading skills

Specific aims: reading 20 passages each month including the following tasks:
1. looking for synonymous for new and difficult vocabulary.
2. using reading skills: scanning, skimming, word analysis and context clues, transition word recognition, and inferences.
3. trying to recognize the meaning of the whole article and each passage.

Daily requirements: specify one hour for reading one article including the previous tasks.

Every next month it is necessary to increase the amount of reading from 20 to 30 then more and more.

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