Collins Reading for IELTS
This book, Collins reading for IELTS, is divided into twelve 12 units.
Each unit focuses on a topic area that you are most probably will meet in the IELTS exam.
This helps you to build up a bank of vocabulary and ideas related to a variety of English common topics.
The reading passages in the book are taken from authentic sources as in the IELTS test.
These may contain narratives, logical arguments, descriptions or discussions. Some of texts contain visuals.
From unit 1 to 11, types of question that you will see in the IELTS test are covered.
Each unit focuses on a particular type of question, for example
- matching questions,
- short-answer questions,
- completion questions,
- multiple choice,
- questions asking you to identify information or identify writers’ views or claims.
The exercises in the unit are relevant to the test.
At the beginning of each unit, you will find a list of the aims specify the key skills, techniques and language covered in the unit.
You work towards Unit 12, which provides a final practice IELTS Reading test.
In addition, the book provides examination strategies telling you what to expect and how best to succeed in the test.
Exam information is presented in clear, easy-to-read chunks.
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About the Author – Els Van Geyte
This book is written by Els Van Geyte. She started her career in Birmingham University as a part-time teacher in 1999. She taught English for Academic purposes and co-ordinated courses and activities. She also served in the roles Insessional Coordinator, EAP Tutor and Assessment co-ordinator. She joined them full-time in 2018. Her PhD is in Applied Linguistics. She is a Senior Fellow of the HEA and is interested in inclusive ways of teaching and in teaching international students.
In 2008, she co-authored Dutch language audio courses. She then authored “Reading for IELTS” (Collins, 2011), “Get Ready for IELTS Reading” (2012), “Writing better Academic Essays” (2013) and the 2017 Letts Revision guide for the IGCSE English. She is also a facilitator and cohort lead on the PGCHE.
Also Practice: IELTS Practice Cambridge 12 Listening Test 1