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This is taken from a Video CD I made way back in 2003 for my students in Yangon. For more information, see my Facebook page.

How to cope with a word you don’t recognise.

This video keeps going in and out of focus, but what the teacher says is basically OK. (Except that he says “continue on” right at the start – where “on” is of course redundant!)

How to read faster. Basic techniques, tips and strategies. Includes a test.

Pretty good talk – except for “continue on” at the start. What’s with this guy?

Some very good advice for those planning to take the IELTS test.

Dr. Diane Shubinsky explains three Academic Reading Skills: Main Ideas, Cause & Effect and Inference.

Although it’s not directly applicable to the IELTS test, this introduction to reading academic articles will get you off on the right foot.


How to read and analyze academic research. Very good for anyone reading outside their normal sphere of expertise.