Summary of this lesson

In this lesson, you should have learned… how to use speed reading skills to read faster that speed reading uses different techniques to normal reading for pleasure what your current WPM (words per minute) speed is   Return to the Unit Menu

400 words per minute – FEEDBACK

If you got 4 or 5 questions correct, then you already have a reading speed of 400 words per minute. If not, then you need to practice your speed reading skills.

400 words per minute

Watch the video below ONCE only, then click the link below and answer the questions that follow.

300 words per minute – FEEDBACK

If you got 4 or 5 questions correct, then you already have a reading speed of 300 words per minute. Now move on to the next text, which will be played at a speed of 400 words per minute.

300 words per minute

Watch the video below ONCE only, then click the link below and answer the questions that follow.

200 words per minute – FEEDBACK

If you got 4 or 5 questions correct, then you already have a reading speed of 200 words per minute. Now move on to the next text, which will be played at a speed of 300 words per minute.

200 words per minute

Watch the video below ONCE only, then click the link below and answer the questions that follow.

Video: Speed reading

Narration: Speed reading. In order to complete all three IELTS reading passages, you will need to manage your time well and use good techniques, as well as have a good level of English. One of the most common failures in IELTS reading is when candidates fail to complete their test because of a lack of … Read more

Aims for this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: the difference between speed reading and ‘normal’ reading the skills used in speed reading how to improve your speed reading what your current speed reading level is in WPM (words per minute)