BULATS Reading test

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The BULATS reading test is a good way to get an idea of your reading comprehension ability. The Internet based test is interactive just like the rest of the BULATS tests, giving you harder texts and questions based upon your previous answers. BULATS Reading test: part 1 Part One is  a long text, about 250 words about a factual subject.  There are lots of … Read More

CAE Reading Test

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The CAE reading test is a very important part of the CAE overall English assessment. The Reading part of the test is 75 minutes long. There are four parts of the test. CAE Reading comprehension The reading comprehension part of the test consistes of a long article with multiple choice questions. You are given the questions first, then you will … Read More

Preparing for the TOEFL iBT reading section

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What to expect in the TOEFL iBT reading The TOEFL iBT reading section tests your ability to read and understand academic texts in English.  The passages are taken directly from real university textbooks.  The purpose is to ensure that prospective students are capable of coping in the university environment. The skills that are tested are reading to find information, basic … Read More

How to improve English by reading

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Have you ever noticed that there is a difference between the words you recognize and the words that you use in a conversation?  Are there many words that you would recognize in a book but are not confident enough to try and use in conversation? That’s because there are two levels of “knowing”.  There are the words that you know … Read More

Mastering the reading section of IELTS

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Understanding the reading section will go a long way towards getting those extra marks that you need to increase your band. Here are some tips that can help you to do just that. Practice the skills of skimming and scanning The questions do not test your ability to comprehend large chunks of text. They focus on these two skills. Scanning: … Read More