Scanning speed test: Gendered literacy

Scanning refers to the ability to look at (not read) a text and find certain words quickly.


Scanning is a critical skill you need to pass the IELTS reading test. Speed is essential so that you can find keywords in a reading text quickly and answer all the questions.


This first test will evaluate your scanning speed.

Please, only take the test once.

  • The average speed to complete this test is 7.17 minutes

  • The fastest time for completing this test is 2.54 minutes

After you enter your details below, you will see 10 keywords and a reading text.

Find the keywords and match them with the correct paragraph in the text.

Your time will be recorded when you click 'Confirm Finish'.


Enter your details below to begin the test.


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