How to teach IELTS Reading Course by Grade University

How to Teach IELTS Reading

You can buy this Course for $ 59 or try Demo first

About the course

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New to TEFL/TESOL, Experienced, Expert

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Your Students

Adults, Teenagers

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Required time

10 hours

This course will enable you to get a better understanding of how to teach your students IELTS reading. You will familiarise yourselves with techniques and strategies that will make IELTS reading preparation smooth and effective. 

In this course, we will focus on:

  • the format of reading section, task types and types of texts in both Academic and General Training Modules
  • The lesson plan of IELTS reading
  • Reading sub-skills and specific strategies for particular types of tasks
  • the system of teaching IELTS reading and how to incorporate the reading section in the IELTS preparation course
  • typical problems learners encounter while doing exam reading tasks and practical solutions to address them.

This is a practical course that will help you to upgrade teaching IELTS reading and make your learners more confident readers.

Course Program (in Ukrainian)

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  • Exams
  • Exam Preparation
  • Reading

Course authors and tutors

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Olena Bochkarova

Course Author

DELTA, CELTA certified teacher of General & Business English, IELTS Prep, International Speaking Examiner

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Yulia Chorna

Course Editor

DELTA Module 1, CELTA certified teacher of General & Business English

What's in the course?

Variety of inputs

Video and audio tutorials which will keep you engaged and interesting and useful comments and tips which are very practical and applicable 

Variety of tasks 

Tasks with closed (True/False, multiple choice, matching) and open questions (reflection tasks with suggested answers)

Knowledge bank

It is very well-structured and gives you an opportunity to revise the most important aspects of the unit. Also, it contains information about strategies, task types, practical advice and useful tips for learners. You can return to the knowledge bank any time you need it

Final test

It provides feedback on what material and how well you have mastered it. Moreover, it is a must if you would like to receive a certificate

Course Outline

Strict Order

This course consists of integral units that should be done in a strict order. Within each unit, the tasks follow a strict order and should be done one by one.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will:

be able to design well-structured lesson plans specifically tailored to IELTS reading, considering factors like content, task types, and time allocation to maximise student engagement and learning outcomes;

understand how to seamlessly integrate IELTS reading into a larger exam preparation course, ensuring a cohesive and holistic approach to language development and test readiness;

gain the ability to dissect IELTS reading instructions and tasks, allowing them to teach learners how to comprehend and execute tasks effectively, providing clear guidance on what is expected;

develop the capacity to select the most effective strategies depending on the IELTS reading task type, enabling them to guide students in tackling various question formats with confidence;

acquire the necessary skills to help learners manage their time under exam conditions, teaching them techniques to pace themselves and complete the reading section within the allocated timeframe;

learn how to organise timed practice sessions and mock IELTS reading tests, enabling students to become familiar with the exam format, develop their test-taking strategies, and build confidence in their abilities;

be equipped to anticipate and effectively address learners' challenges and difficulties with IELTS reading tasks, providing strategies and solutions to overcome common obstacles.

The skills you will learn:

  • planning a lesson to teach IELTS reading
  • incorporating the reading section in a bigger exam preparation course
  • analysing the instructions and the task and teaching learners how to do it
  • choosing an effective strategy depending on the task type
  • managing learners' time under exam conditions
  • organising timed practice and mock reading tests
  • anticipating and effectively solving learners’ problems with IELTS reading tasks


Based on the results of the final test you will get:

0–69% — Certificate of Attendance

70–89% — Certificate of Completion

90–100% — Certificate of Completion with Merit

Certificate will appear in your Profile.

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