IELTS Reading Assist

Practise your reading skills and receive a personalised action plan to improve your IELTS Reading band score.

Improve your IELTS Reading band score

With practice test feedback and expert coaching, IELTS Reading Assist will enhance your reading skills to improve your test performance.

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“Reading Assist does more than test your knowledge. It clearly explains your strong and weak points so you’ll know where you stand.”
Jehan (completed IELTS Reading Assist)

How IELTS Reading Assist works

1. Register for IELTS Reading Assist

Register for IELTS Academic or General Training Reading Assist and we’ll send you the reading tasks similar to the real test for you to complete at home.

2. Complete the tasks

Complete the tasks in a quiet place just as you would in an IELTS test, without using a dictionary and sticking to a 1-hour time limit.

3. Send in your completed tasks

Send in your completed tasks and a qualified IELTS expert will review your responses.

4. Receive a personalised report

Receive a detailed, personalised report on your reading skills indicating your strengths and weaknesses and strategies for improvement via a personalised action plan.

Frequently asked questions

What is the cost for IELTS Reading Assist?

The cost of IELTS Reading Assist is AUD $35.00 (including GST) which must be paid at the time of registration.

Find more information on the IELTS test fee here.

How do I pay for IELTS Reading Assist?

Payment is through Paypal, allowing you to make credit card payment with Visa or Mastercard, or payment via the payment methods you have established in your own Paypal account

How do I submit my IELTS Reading Assist tasks?

You can email them to ieltsreadingassist@idp.com upon completion (make sure you have used a clear, black pen or pencil to write your answers and your scan is high quality).

How many days do I have to submit my tasks once I have registered?

You will have 30 days to complete and submit your tasks following registration.

Who will assess my Reading Assist tasks?

Our IELTS experts are all fully trained and experienced teachers who have an extensive understanding of the IELTS test.

How long will it take for me to receive my personalised report on my performance?

Upon receiving your tasks, we will email you your personalised report within 10 days.

Can I do it more than once?

Yes, you can. Please note that every time you purchase the service, the task available online will be sent automatically to you by default. Hence, we advise you to write to the IELTS Reading Assist Team at ieltsreadingassist@idp.com after your next purchase, so we can arrange to send a new set of tasks.

Please contact IELTS Customer Support Team for any assistance.

What happens if I submit my tasks after the 30 day validity period?

The IELTS Reading Assist tasks are valid for 30 days after your registration. If you return your completed task after this 30 day period, they may be returned to you without being marked, so make sure you get your response back to us within 30 days! We’ll send you a reminder email from time to time to encourage you to meet the deadline.

Can I apply for a refund?

We’re confident that Reading Assist will be everything you hope it to be, but if you are unsatisfied with the service, let us know in writing by emailing ieltsreadingassist@idp.com within 60 days of registering. We’ll be happy to speak with you to hear your thoughts and will issue a refund to you if that is the remedy you are hoping for.

What is the difference between the IELTS Reading Assist tasks and the IELTS reading test?

The Reading Assist tasks have been created by our IELTS expert and are very similar to real IELTS tasks. The topics and level of difficulty are just like what you will find in an actual IELTS reading test.

Need to book a real IELTS test? Find a test centre here.

Can I get a band score awarded for my Reading Assist tasks?

IELTS guidelines forbid us awarding IELTS scores to IELTS Reading Assist participants. We will, however, point out where your strengths and weaknesses lie in terms of the public version of the official IELTS Assessment Criteria. Your coach will refer to these in the feedback you receive after your interview. IELTS Assist and the IELTS test is a measure of language proficiency on the day of your response. Individual test results may vary based on the individual’s performance on the day of the test.

If you were looking at getting a band score on a practice test you can have a look at IELTS Progress Check.

IELTS Progress Check is a computer-based practice test. You will be able to sit all four components of the test at home in your own time. Once submitted your results will be marked by one of our IELTS markers and then provided to you with personalised feedback as well as a band score, that will be made available to you after 5 days. Please do keep in mind this is not the same as sitting the test on the day.

If you are interested in this product, please refer to IELTS Progress Check