This book provides essential practice for serious students who are determined to achieve a high IELTS band score in the IELTS Reading paper.Achieving a high IELTS band in Reading is not easy! Ignore books that tell you otherwise. It is a difficult job to read demanding texts in a short time span. You need to have already been exposed to different types of texts and have acquired a wide range of vocabulary.Books on reading techniques and tips will get you so far but that is no substitute for preparing hard by reading texts from a variety of fields and making a great effort to acquire as much vocabulary as you can before taking the exam.This book offers ten texts that accompany detailed Vocabulary Grids that prepare you for the words and phrases you need to fully understand each text. The questions that follow focus sharply on the vocabulary that each text contains. Answers are given and include detailed notes that further your understanding of the meaning and usage of the words. This information is vital in helping you remember words and exploring how they fit together. Your ability to build a wide vocabulary will come through this means, not through trying to commit word lists to memory.This book is specifically aimed at those who are serious about their IELTS exams and determined to reach their goal of going on to further academic studies or qualifying for entry to another country.