Get some IELTS reading practice on a common IELTS topic this weekend
After posting some IELTS Writing Task 2 questions on the topic of old age last week, I thought I’d have a look for some related articles that would give you some IELTS reading practice for the weekend.
What I found was a slideshow and an article about how the population of the world is ageing (i.e. getting older).
If you read/watch the slideshow ‘Countries with aging populations‘, you’ll find out which countries have the oldest populations. The slideshow describes the situation in the ten countries with the highest percentages of people aged 65 and over.
To make the slideshow easier to understand, it would be a good idea to check you understand the following vocabulary first: Read the full post »
Get some reading practice on the common IELTS topic of climate change
If you want to get some reading practice on the topic of extreme weather and climate change before your IELTS test, then check out the articles at the links below.
The phrase ‘Climate change‘ refers to significant changes in weather patterns (e.g. rainfall, wind, temperature) that have happened in many countries in recent years.
The first article is about whether some extreme weather events in the UK, the USA and Thailand were caused by ‘man-made climate change‘ (i.e. changes to the climate caused by humans) or whether they were just variations in the weather that happen naturally. Read the full post »
Is the book Reading for IELTS suitable for you?
I often get asked if I can recommend any books that focus on reading for IELTS, and so I thought I’d review the book Reading for IELTS published by Collins.
If, like many IELTS candidates, you find the IELTS Academic Reading test difficult and need to improve your reading band score to a 6.0 or above, then read on to see if this book is suitable for you.
What I like about Reading for IELTS:
- I think the best feature of this book is that it includes a unit on each of the 11 types of IELTS Reading question, including matching headings and true, false or not given questions.
- The book includes exercises and suggestions to help you understand how to answer each type of IELTS Reading question. Read the full post »
IELTS reading practice on the common IELTS topic of science and technology
With all the news this week of the NASA rover Curiosity landing on Mars, I thought I’d have a look around for an article that would give you some useful IELTS reading practice.
I chose the article ‘Curiosity arrives on the Red Planet‘ because it provides a good summary of the scientific mission and includes a detailed description of the landing and the rover. Although you won’t get a text on a recent event like this in your IELTS Reading test, you may get a text that describes some previous scientific research in detail. Read the full post »
Some IELTS reading practice about the London Olympics
With the start of the London Olympics only two weeks away, I thought I’d have a look around for some articles that would give you some useful IELTS reading practice. Here are two that I thought were particularly interesting:
- ‘The psychology of dressing for Olympic success‘ is an article about how the colour a sportsperson or team wears may give them a better chance of winning. If you read the article, you’ll find out whether the design of the Team Great Britain kit (i.e. the clothes they are going to wear in the Olympic events) will help them win or not. Read the full post »