Delta Publishing Catalogue

IELTS Advantage Reading Skills

Step-by-step guidance for IELTS Reading


Authors: Jeremy Taylor, Jon Wright

ISBN: 9781905085637

Series:IELTS Advantage

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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1Contents.pdf25.96
2Sample Unit.pdf220.88

Jeremy Taylor

Hi, my name’s Jeremy Taylor and I was born near Bristol in England in 1962. I studied biology at University in London and then did a PGCE in Southampton before returning to London to work as a science and geography teacher.

While doing my finals in London I shared a house with 2 other students. The owners of the house (and our neighbours) were a couple called John and Britta Haycraft. As I wasn’t enjoying my job in London and was madly in love with a woman in Germany, I finally decided to retrain as a TEFL teacher – which I did in Hastings at the end of 1986. In January 1987 I set off for Germany and from there to Egypt for two years with VSO. While training scientists, pharmacists and dentists in a small town in the Nile Delta I met some Czech people who were looking for English lessons. I worked with them and was then invited to visit their beautiful country. I lived there for a while before moving to Dublin and from there to Pau in South West France and then in 2006 I decided to move back to the Czech Republic where I now live.

As for my writing, in 1984 I wrote my first short story and was so happy with it, I sent it to Roald Dahl and got a reply! But it wasn’t until 1989 that I got my first book published – The English German Joke Book.  That was the first of fifty books, published mainly in the UK, Germany, Spain and Denmark.

While studying German in the 1980s, I met Jon (Wright) and we have stayed in touch ever since. I’ve worked for him (a better boss you could not find) and we’ve both written and trained together many times.

I am now interested in eBooks and am curious to see how this new technology will develop. I am also a keen photographer and enjoy hiking, biking and taking photos. I have a website, www.jeremytaylor.eu if you’d like to see some of my books, my photos or some of my recipes.

Jon Wright