The Reading section is one hour in length. There are three sections which consist of 40 questions. There are roughly a dozen different question types that can be asked of you. Unlike the Listening module, there is no transfer time at the end of the Reading module. All answers must be written in the answer book at the end of one hour.

The Reading module is very vocabulary intensive, so it is recommended that students study the vocabulary from an IELTS book. Sincethe Cambridge publishing company is one of the writers of the IELTS exam, their texts are highly recommended while preparing for the exam. In addition to Cambridge, there are many other texts out there, so it is useful to consult a professional IELTS tutor for specific suggestions.