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.
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 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 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 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 has breaking science news and articles on global warming, extrasolar planets, stem cells, bird flu, autism, nanotechnology, dinosaurs, evolution and much more.
American Scientist is a bimonthly magazine of science and technology published by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.
Australian Geographic brings you images and stories about Australian science, wildlife, adventure and conservation.
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