Communication (Reading)
 Reading quickly is very important.
 In IELTS you are not reading for pleasure, you are reading for a purpose which
is, answering the questions. So reading quickly is essential without the need to
get the meaning of every word
 IELTS reading section contains 2750 words, it is given only 1 hour.
 Therefore, there are 2 procedures must be applied to achieve the required
reading speed, they are:
 Skimming: Reading the text quickly to get the general idea of what it is about,
without the need to understand every word.
 Scanning: After reading the questions we scan –reading quickly but less than
skimming- the text to find the answers (specific information).
Communication (Reading) 2
 The questions in IELTS are paraphrased, meaning that they say the same
thing in different words.
 Questions are always in the order in which the answers occur in the
reading passage. This will help you to see if an answer is NOT GIVEN.
 An answer must be based on what is in the text, not on one’s own
knowledge or what is likely to be true.
 Underline the line in the passage that contains the right answer.
 Do not leave a question not answered. You might get it right.
Communication (Speaking)
 It is preferable to answer with full utterances not just a single word.
 (Speaking about your family)
 My family consist of 5 people. √
 There are 5 of us in our family. √
I come from a large/small family. √
 I find it easy/difficult to remember the words.
5 X
large / small X
Remember words
Communication (Grammar)
 The writing section in IELTS is an academic one.
 Academic writing is a formal and impersonal writing.
 The Passive voice is often used in the academic writing to give it the sense of
formality and impersonality.
 The passive voice is used when the subject is unknown or not important.
 Grammatical Rule:
 The object of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive sentence.
 Verb to be + past participle of the main verb.
Ahmad broke the window.
The window is broken.
Communication (Listening)
 Make sure to read the task carefully to get a general idea of what kind of
information is required.
 Reading through the question before you listen is always a good idea. It helps
you guess what sort of information is missing.
 Make sure you don’t write more words than you are told.
 Part 1 in the listening section tests your understanding of specific information
such as (dates, places, phone numbers, a price, person, company, etc.). Also,
 If it is a name of a person, company, etc., it will be spelt for you.
 When a letter is repeated we say “double” {ee = double E}
Communication Listening (2)
 In phone numbers we can pronounce 0 as “oh”.
 Years between 2000 and 2010 we say, for example, ‘two thousand and one’.
 When a number is repeated we say 44 “double 4” .
 Writing a date could be like any of these “ 13th June, June 13th , 13 June, June
13” .
 These symbols (€ , £ and $) could be used to tell the currency.
 You can write an abbreviation of a measurement (e.g. 25m )