IELTS Reading preparation: 11 websites to help

If you want to improve your reading for IELTS, here are 11 websites worth visiting. All these websites contain articles which are very similar to the texts found in the IELTS reading test. In fact, IELTS use some of these publications when making their tests.

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Reading articles on these websites will also help you in the IELTS writing test. One of the most common mistakes made by students is using advanced vocabulary incorrectly. To get a high band score in writing, you need to sound natural. Reading a lot of English will help you develop a feeling for what is natural-sounding language.

If you know of any more websites with IELTS-style reading material, add them in the comments below.

BBC News Magazine

The BBC News Magazine has in-depth features on topical issues plus a round-up of UK newspapers, letters and a daily mini-quiz.

The Economist

The Economist covers international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.

The Economist Technology Quarterly

The Economist Technology Quarterly is the Economist’s tehcnology magazine.

The Economist Magazine

The Economist Magazine is The Economist’s ideas, culture and lifestyle magazine.

Popular Science

Popular Science is a monthly online magazine about current science and technology.

The New Scientist

The New Scientist has latest news and articles about science.

National Geographic

National Geographic describes itself as a world leader in geography, cartography and exploration.

BBC Focus Magazine

BBC Focus Magazine has science news, technology, nature pictures and answers to science questions.

Science Daily

Science Daily has breaking science news and articles on global warming, extrasolar planets, stem cells, bird flu, autism, nanotechnology, dinosaurs, evolution and much more.

American Scientist

American Scientist is a bimonthly magazine of science and technology published by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

Australian Geographic

Australian Geographic brings you images and stories about Australian science, wildlife, adventure and conservation.

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About the author

Charlie is a former IELTS Examiner with 25 years' teaching experience all over the world. His courses, for both English language learners and teachers, have been taken by over 100,000 students in over 160 countries around the world.

7 thoughts on “IELTS Reading preparation: 11 websites to help”

  1. I find The Conversation to be an excellent all round source of quality reading for my students ( and myself) and the podcasts are great too. Noteworthy is the fact that the articles are all written by academically informed people I hope this can be of use to someone.

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  7. Excellent compilation of useful websites


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