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  • Writer's pictureMaria Angelis

How can I increase my reading speed for the IELTS?

  1. Practice daily: The more you practice reading, the better you become. Make it a habit to read something every day, whether it's a book, article, or blog post. This will help you improve your reading speed over time.

  2. Skim the text first: Before reading the entire text, skim it quickly to get an idea of what it's about. Look for headings, subheadings, and keywords that give you an idea of the main idea of the text.

  3. Focus on important words: Focus on words that convey important information such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. This will help you quickly identify the key ideas in the text.

  4. Improve your vocabulary: The more vocabulary you have, the faster you will be able to read. Make it a point to learn new words every day and practice using them in context.

  5. Practice time management: Time management is crucial in the IELTS reading test. Make sure to time yourself when you practice and try to finish the test within the given time limit.

  6. Read actively: Actively engaging with the text while you read can help improve your comprehension and speed. Try to ask questions about the text, summarize it in your own words, and make connections to what you already know.

Remember, increasing your reading speed takes time and practice, so don't get discouraged if you don't see immediate results. With consistent practice and dedication, you can improve your reading speed and achieve your desired score on the IELTS.

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