End of week video

Genny introduces her video summary by saying how delighted she is at the level of participation on the course this week.

She was amazed by the number and variety of articles shared on step 2.2 and step 2.5. Genny mentions a text on the history of the plastic toothbrush from Ekaette, an article about the sweating disease shared by Sergio and Miguel’s summary of the history of Wales. She recommends ways to save these articles so that you can come back and read them later.

Dealing with unfamiliar words during an exam is tricky and Genny suggests reading Dennis’s tips on vocabulary. She also likes Marie Therese’s comment about the usefulness of knowing the etymology of a word. You can find more help on how to deal with unfamiliar vocabulary here, here, and here.

Genny talks about making progress and encourages anyone who’s finding the tasks challanging to keep working and not to give up. You might like this article on how to break out of your reading comfort zone or this one on how to make reading a habit.

The video ends with Genny’s reminder to join us for next week’s Facebook live broadcast and she tells us a bit about her weekend plans (there’s a clue in the course title!).

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Coming up in Week 3
Next week, we’ll talk about getting ready for your Reading test. You’ll find out more about different task types and about how to manage your time during the test. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 3.

You can always use the To do icon at the top of the page to see what’s coming up or go back to previous weeks and catch up.

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Understanding IELTS: Reading

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