The relationship between the academic reading construct as measured by IELTS and the reading experiences of students in the first year of their courses at a British University

Cyril Weir, Roger Hawkey, Antony Green, Aylin Unaldi, Sarojani Devi

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This study investigates the academic reading activities and problems of students in their first-year of study at a British University, and compares the emerging model of academic reading with an analysis of the reading construct as tested in the IELTS Reading Module. The contextual parameters of the reading texts of target students are reviewed and a comparison made with those performance conditions obtaining for reading activities in the IELTS test. The extent to which any problems in reading might decrease the higher the IELTS reading band score obtained before entry is investigated.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBritish Council
Commissioning bodyBritish Council
Number of pages60
ISBN (Print)9781906438517
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIELTS Research Reports
PublisherBritish Council/IELTS

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