about the articles

Who are the articles for?

The articles are mostly about psychology topics, and they’re for English language learners who are intermediate level and above.

They’re good if you are preparing for an IELTS exam or want to improve your reading skills and build your vocabulary.

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How to read

Choose one that looks interesting and read.

Look at the word count as shorter articles are generally easier.

If you want some help with vocabulary, click the blue vocabulary help button above the article, and definitions for some of the higher-level words will be shown on the right.

NB. Better on laptops as the vocabulary list will be next to the article.

Ielts questions

If you want to practise doing some IELTS-type questions, click the green IELTS Questions button under the article, and the questions will be shown on the right. The answers are at the bottom.

You can see the types of IELTS questions each article has under the picture. If you want to practise specific types of IELTS questions, go to the tags at the bottom of the Articles page; you can click on a question type to see all the articles with those questions.

NB. The articles and questions are designed to be slightly easier than the IELTS reading test. If you are preparing to take the IELTS test, this website will be a good place to practise, but as you get closer to the test date, it’s important to do real exam practice (e.g. from the Cambridge past papers books).

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Sources and links

After Reading

If you want to find out more about the topic, see Sources and Links under the article. There are links to the people, articles, books, podcasts and TED talks that I got information from.

Leave a comment if you want to say thanks, share some opinions, or ask about any of the IELTS questions. I will usually reply within one day, but you might need to refresh your browser to see my reply. 

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