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  • Writer's pictureMaria Angelis

How do I get a Band 9 on the IELTS reading test?

  1. Improve your reading speed: Time is limited in the IELTS reading test, so it is important to practice reading quickly and efficiently. Try to skim through the passage first to get a general idea, and then scan for specific information.

  2. Focus on the question type: The IELTS reading test includes various question types, including multiple choice, matching, and sentence completion. Make sure you understand the specific requirements for each type and practice strategies for answering them.

  3. Use context clues: If you encounter a word that you don't know, try to use the context to guess its meaning. This can save time and help you understand the passage better.

  4. Practice with authentic materials: Use real IELTS reading materials to practice, including past papers and sample tests. This can help you get familiar with the test format and types of questions.

  5. Pay attention to grammar and vocabulary: Use a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures to show your proficiency in English. Use words and phrases that are appropriate for the topic and context.

  6. Manage your time effectively: The IELTS reading test includes 40 questions, and you have only 60 minutes to complete them. Make sure you pace yourself well and don't spend too much time on any one question.

  7. Check your answers: Always check your answers before submitting your test. Make sure you have followed the instructions and answered all the questions.

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