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IELTS Writing: Boost your score by reading

  ‘Reading and writing cannot be separated from each other: the more in-depth reading you do, the more in-depth writing you will eventually do.’ The University of Washington points to a clear link between reading and writing. Reading exposes you … Continue reading

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IELTS Reading: True/ False/ Not Given

  Many candidates find the True/ False/ Not Given question one of the most challenging tasks in the Reading test. In fact, the biggest problem is the ‘Not Given’ option. Most candidates are not used to having this option and … Continue reading

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IELTS Reading: Six handy tips

Are you having an IELTS test soon and looking for some quick tips and insights? Read on for six handy tips that I have come up with through the years as an IELTS trainer.   You have 60 minutes to … Continue reading

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The ABCs of A B C: Reading Comprehension Strategies That Work

Reading. It’s a little word that encompasses so much. As one of the core skills in learning English as a second language, you know it’s important. But exactly what elements of reading should be the priority as you teach your … Continue reading

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Easy, Breezy Reading Comprehension: 6 Simple Solutions to Boost Student Performance

Comprehension. It is arguably the most important aspect of language learning. If you don’t understand what you hear and read, how can you act upon that information? But thankfully increasing student comprehension doesn’t have to be complic … BusyTeacher: Free … Continue reading

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How to guess answers in IELTS reading

Some practical ideas on how to guess answers in IELTS reading. It really helps to keep to basic reading strategies and to keep a clear head and understand a little about probability! The post How to guess answers in IELTS … Continue reading

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Good Day Bad Day, Penguin Active Reading

I have designed this PDF for the story book, Good Day Bad Day (Penguin active reading/ easy-starters). After ss read the whole book, divide them into pairs and have them ask and answer. Hope it works. BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets … Continue reading

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ESL Reading Comprehension – My Baby Brother

This short story can be used in any English language lesson. A girl is talking about her baby brother. Students are asked to read through the short passage and then answer the multiple choice questions. This worksheet was created by … Continue reading

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You can get Band 9 in Reading, but only 6.5 in Writing – here is why

Today we would like you to meed Mayank V, who lives in Punjab, India. He prepared for IELTS by himself, and learned an important lesson in the process, that may be valuable for you, too. Mayank found out (the hard … Continue reading

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Reading Comprehension

The worksheet is for beginners. It has two exercises: the first one is a text with questions, the second is to make sentences with given words. You can add words to the second exercise. The worksheet can be used to … Continue reading

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