Top 5 Tips for IELTS Reading

IELTS Reading test is a vocabulary test and several questions are designed to test your reading skills. So it becomes very important for you to familiarize yourself with each different question type. As we all know that IELTS Reading is an hour long and has 3 sections or passages of which each is allocated for 20 minutes. And trust me you are not the only one who is worried about this but actually, the struggle is real for all those who find it difficult to crack IELTS Reading Test. So this article consists of 10 interesting tips to crack the IELTS Reading Test with the help of IELTS Coaching in Ahmedabad. Read on for detailed information.  

Tips and Tricks to crack IELTS Reading 

So if you are searching for IELTS Reading tips, you are in right place. Some of the best tips to crack IELTS Reading are as below: 

Develop a daily reading routine

This reading section in IELTS Exam plays a vital role so you must inculcate the daily habit of reading for the examination. So this will help you to understand and will give you a brief insight into the vocabulary, sentence formations as well. It will also help you to understand phrases in a better way. 

Skimming and Scamming 

Skimming and Scamming play a vital role when it comes to IELTS Reading Test. It is a reading technique that will help you to read faster through text. The skimming technique is rapid to get a general overview of the material. Here’s an overview: 

  •  Firstly, read the first paragraph attentively and get an idea of what the paragraph is all about
  • Secondly, you need to pay attention to the first few sentences of every paragraph, so through this, you will get an idea about the main text
  •  And at last, always read the paragraph thoroughly as it usually contains the summary part. 

Now coming back to Scamming, this technique is used to find the facts and figures from the paragraph. All the questions in the IELTS tests always include names, numbers, new terms that are part of your answers. So when you are scamming keep these points in your mind: 

  • Don’t forget to underline the specific information containing facts, figures, names, etc. 
  • Identify the keyword from your question; this will help you find the answers quickly without hassle. 
  •  It teaches you to be focused, fast, and be alert while reading the text 

Focus on the ideas, not the words

Re-read and then rephrase it in your words (basically, you need to explain yourself what you just read). This mini-analysis helps you to focus on the ideas rather than the words. This is very important because the IELTS Reading Test is based on your understanding and because of this, you will also get the answers you are looking for. 

Test different exam strategies, and choose your own 

The entire Study abroad consultant in Ahmedabad and the tutors will guide you based on their experiences and the techniques that helped them to crack IELTS. So you need to learn those techniques and strategies but measure which one works best for you. 

Don’t leave any questions unanswered 

Don’t waste time if you don’t know the answer, just guess and write something but never leave any question unanswered. However, imagine a scenario in which you strike fortunate and figure out how to get it! You will have something like another point that could get you from band 6.5 to 7.0 in your understanding test. Yet, that is just when you should think about when out of time. 

Benefits of IELTS Reading Test 

As we all know that we need to get a certain score on the IELTS Reading Test to fulfill study abroad dreams and you may be working toward that goal by studying for the test. But, I have considered some of the additional benefits of the IELTS Reading test to improve your results. Here are my Top Five!

You will get to know about your English vocabulary and abilities 

You may get complimented by your friends and relatives for your good English reading skills and you may be getting good results also but the IELTS Reading Test is different and it makes you understand your standards. So when you appear for IELTS you will be measured against global ELTS standards to fetch competition. 

You will get a certification that is widely recognized by professionals

By taking an IELTS Reading test you will get a test report that is perceived and acknowledged by a huge number of organizations throughout the planet, including organizations, colleges, proficient bodies, and government offices. 

You will Improve your Fluency (Reading abilities) 

IELTS Reading Test helps you to improve your fluency. A few understudies will generally be inclined toward specific abilities over others. At the point when you take an IELTS test you are tried in each of the four abilities, that is, Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking, so you’ll need to rehearse them all assuming you need to progress admirably.

You will be able to understand the English language In a better way

With the help of the IELTS Reading test, you will turn out to be more acquainted with the sort of language needed for undergrad or postgraduate review in English. 

IELTS helps you to focus & study more effectively 

It’s extremely simple to put off reading up for one more day, on the off chance that you don’t have clear points and destinations. Taking an IELTS test inspires you to focus on and work on your English. 


Hence from the above article, I hope you will be able to improve your reading skills and fetch a good score on your IELTS Reading Test. We hope you found these tips helpful and wish you the best of luck with your Exams. Thanks! 

Author Bio 

Mr Siddharth Shah: 

siddharth-shah.jpgSiddharth Shah is the managing Director at Flamingo Educare and has done Masters in Business and Finance from University of Warwick, UK. He is actively involved in key decisions and itinerary staff management at Flamingo Educare. The main aim of Siddharth is to every student succeeds in their career and the life they wish to create abroad, in every way possible. Progress of Flamingo Educare is honored by his efforts and passion.