IELTS reading covers a wide variety of topics of general interest. Indeed, passages range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. They may also contain nonverbal materials such as diagrams, graphs, or illustrations. If you develop your general knowledge in those common topic areas, it will be very helpful for you in dealing with your actual test.
The topics in the IELTS Reading test may include science and technology, shopping, sport, traffic, tourism, traveling, media, culture, crime and punishment, advertising, food and health, education, work, celebrities, the environment, urbanization, history, astronomy, etc.
Intensive reading is reading that requires intense concentration and the unraveling of difficult sentences and technical vocabulary. IELTS reading is intensive.
The importance of extensive reading cannot be stressed enough. Simply doing IELTS reading papers is not enough for most.
While studying, if you spend all your time ploughing through past papers (intensive), your score will increase. However, a solid study timetable containing extensive and intensive reading will give your English the extra lift it needs.
Find a reader, make sure it is the correct level and read for 30/40 minutes per day as well as doing past papers.
Give it a try and see if it works for you.
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