These are the reading IELTS instructions I provide to all of my IELTS students.
1. Don't anticipate comprehending every word
2. Work on your reading abilities, NOT your IELTS abilities.
3. Pay VERY close attention to the directions.
4. Don’t panic
5. In actuality, it's a vocabulary exam
6. Timing is essential.
7. Disregard whatever prior knowledge you may have on the subject.
8. Exercise both fast and slow.
9. Exercise caution when transmitting your responses.