IELTS Advantage: Reading Skills

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Key features

Authors Jeremy Taylor and Jon Wright were Specially Commended for this title in The British Council Award for ELT Writing at the Society of Authors’ Awards 2013.

IELTS Advantage: Reading Skills is a fully comprehensive resource for passing the IELTS Academic Reading Test with a grade of 6.5–7.0 or higher.  Students who are taking the General IELTS Test can also benefit from the book. This book teaches a range of key strategies for reading more effectively and for understanding texts more easily, such as skimming, scanning and speed-reading techniques , helping students to get a better result in the Reading paper.

Each of the ten units provides a variety of long and short texts that cover major topic areas likely to appear in the exam. Each unit is divided into different sections to help students:

  • get to know the many question types and how to approach them
  • develop skills to cope with the amount of reading in the test
  • learn strategies which help in making the most of the time in the exam
  • develop vocabulary and collocations, with particular attention paid to synonyms and paraphrases, essential for a good exam result

Key features:

  • Suitable for classroom study or self-study
  • Includes answer key
  • Includes additional sections to help students with core skills needed for IELTS:
    • Useful websites for hours of IELTS reading practice
    • Problems to avoid when filling in the answer sheet
    • Tips for effective vocabulary skills
    • How to get the most from your dictionary
    • A summary of IELTS tips
    • How this book helps prepare for the other IELTS papers

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Reviews

The ‘spotlight on exam techniques’ sections are very useful and provide a remarkably wide range of learning strategies and exam techniques, including tips for dealing with ‘yes, no, not given’ questions... Worth investigation.

Pete Sharma

EL Gazette, June 2013 PDF

Component ISBNs

Coursebook 9781905085637

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  4. Lewis Richards says:

    Hi there,

    This is Lewis Richards, co-author of IELTS Advantage Writing Skills. Just received a copy of your book – it looks fantastic. Will definitely be using it in my school. Good luck with it!

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