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Video review of Week 5

Neeraj looks back at some interesting talking points from this week, which focused on reading.

He thanked everyone who took part in the Facebook Clinic on Tuesday. The educators managed to answer lots of your questions about the reading module so be sure to check it out if you didn’t manage to join us.

Neeraj mentioned Shabadeem S´s helpful comment on guessing meaning. He also talked about timing and transferring your answers to the answer sheet.

He refered to educator, Alister´s post about answer sheets and timing and how a teleprompter app can help you practise reading more quickly.

Neeraj liked Melaku Denbel´s explanation of answers on step 5.7 and recommends Abhinandand Bhattacharya´s advice on when to abandon the question and move on.

Finally, he recommended the British Council LearnEnglish Magazine as a great place to find reading practice in general. He also provided two links to practice tests:
Practice test - Academic
Practice test - General

Check your progress

Now that you’ve reached the end of Week 5, click the Progress icon at the top of the page to see your progress page. This will show what percentage of the course steps you have marked as complete.

Once you have completed at least 50% of the steps in the course, you will be eligible to purchase the FutureLearn Statement of Participation. This printed and digital certificate is a great way to show your interest in learning English and is evidence of your engagement in this course. It can also be used as evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and makes a great souvenir!

Booking a test

Now that you’ve completed the fifth week of this Understanding IELTS course, you may be thinking about registering for IELTS.

The British Council provides IELTS testing in more than 500 locations worldwide. To find your nearest test centre and book a test, visit this British Council IELTS booking site.

If you have any questions about booking the IELTS test or test locations, you can ask them in the comments below.

Coming up in Week 6

Next week we’ll be looking at the Academic Writing test. If you want to get started straight away, go to the To do list for Week 6.

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.

If you haven’t completed every step by the end of the final week, don’t worry! The course will remain open to you so that you can carry on at your own speed.

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Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests

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