Reading

  • Using the First Paragraph to Make Predictions

    The first paragraphs of a passage can help you make predictions about the context of a passage. The first paragraph often contains – the topic sentence (a summary of the main idea of the passage) – a definition of the topic – the author’s opinion – clues to the organization of the passage If you understand the first paragraph, you will ...
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  • Reading Tips

    1. Beat the fear – read as much as possible Read as much as possible. Don’t do endless IELTS practice tests but focus on reading short articles on topics that interest you or on topics that are common in IELTS – newspapers and magazines are a great resource here. One reason why this is such a good ...
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